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April 27, 2017

The 2017 legislative session came to a close Saturday morning. In a particularly difficult year from a budget perspective, several pieces of legislation will significantly impact Iowa State University.

April 27, 2017

To increase IT support coverage, and to improve response times, IT will be emphasizing our ticketing database for support. Emailing econ-tech@iastate.edu will route your request to the appropriate person. This will be the most efficient method for seeking assistance. You can continue to get assistance as you have in the past by contacting people directly, but you are encouraged to utilize the ticketing system.

April 27, 2017

International Collegiate Business Strategy CompetitionFive Iowa State economics, ag bus, and business economics students won second place in their group on written reports at the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition in Anaheim, California on April 20-22.

April 27, 2017

2017 Teaching Excellence awardeesFour graduate student teaching assistants have been awarded the Iowa State Teaching Excellence Award.

April 25, 2017

Dr. Sergio LenceSergio Lence, professor, has been named the winner of the 2017 James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching by the university. This award is a reflection of his commitment to Iowa State University, his professional reputation, and the esteem of his peers.

April 25, 2017

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, "Modeling Coupled Natural and Human Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games,'' Discussion session position paper, Agent-Based Modeling Symposium (ABM 17), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, April 20-22, 2017.

April 24, 2017

Iowa State UniversityIn the recent U.S. News & World Report Rankings of about 148 U.S. graduate programs in economics, Iowa State University ranked 53rd overall, and 34th among public universities. Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, and Yale all tied for first.

April 24, 2017

Wallace Huffman, AAEA awardWallace Huffman, professor, has been awarded the prestigious Publication of Enduring Quality award by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association for his co-written book with Dr. Robert E. Evanson, entitled Science for Agriculture: A Long-Term Perspective.

April 24, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by multiple media contacts this week:

April 20, 2017

FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event The Iowa FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE) was held on the ISU campus on April 11th. There were 298 individuals and 83 teams participating in the competitive contest.

April 20, 2017

Trey ForsythAgricultural business senior Trey Forsyth will be the senior speaker at the CALS graduating senior convocation on May 6, 2017.

April 20, 2017

Curtis Balmer, CARD systems analyst, has a new phone number: 4-7654.

April 20, 2017

Jamie PollardIowa State Athletic Director, Jamie Pollard, was a guest speaker in Econ 313, Economics of Sports, taught by Ronald Deiter. Mr. Pollard’s presentation focused on revenues and costs for ISU’s Athletic Department.

April 20, 2017

Dr. Ronald DeiterRonald Deiter, professor, was invited to give a presentation before the Alpha Zeta Honorary on the Iowa State campus. He spoke on "Welcome to the Real World (i.e., Life After College)."

April 19, 2017

Dr. John Schroeter, Dr. Joshua RosenbloomMembers of the department, students, and friends gathered to recognize and celebrate Dr. John Schroeter's retirement at Heady Hall.

April 17, 2017

Cathering WotekiThe Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) hosted the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Sustainability Symposium on Thursday, April 13.

April 17, 2017

Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program
FY 2017
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April 17, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Matthew Patane, The Gazette, for a story on the drop in Iowa's February unemployment rate.

April 17, 2017

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed by Erin Jordan, The Gazette, about grants to the Economics department from the Koch Foundation.

April 17, 2017

Zhuo (Adam) Chen, Ph.D. 2003, ISU Dept Economics, has recently left the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, for a tenure track Associated Professor position.

April 17, 2017

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed by Mara Hvistendahl, Science magazine about the Chem China-Syngenta deal and possible effects on GM approvals in China.

April 13, 2017

Johua Rosenbloom, Alan BarkemaAlan Barkema ('86 economics) gave the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11.

April 13, 2017

Deepak Premkumar, Joe SweeneyTwo department alumni, Deepak Premkumar ('14 economics, global resource systems, mathematics) and Joe Sweeney ('13 ag business), have been named 2017 STATEment Makers by the ISU Alumni Association.

April 13, 2017

An open letter was released April 12, 2017, signed by 1,470 economists, affirming that immigration is good for the American economy. Signatories include six Nobel Laureates and members of the Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama Administrations, as well as leading economists from across the country. Several economists from Iowa State University also participated. 

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