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November 07, 2017

Spring 2018 math class for econ grad students:

Math 645: Advanced Stochastic Processes

Mon., Wed. and Fri.
2:10-3.00 pm
414 Carver

November 07, 2017

What to do after you've received an award.

Come learn the basics of post-award actions and the most frequently asked questions. We’ll talk about how to request a PI change, who can submit a no-cost extension request, who really needs to sign a revised GoldSheet, and other useful information about budgeting and managing award changes. This training is designed to help grant coordinators and research administration staff, as well as faculty and PIs who manage their own award administration, learn how to save time and navigate these processes quickly and efficiently.

November 07, 2017

Economics Faculty:

The link below provides a convenient list of resources to help you transfer your course(s) from Blackboard to Canvas.

https://canvas.iastate.edu/courses/75

It provides information about how to ``Download Gradebooks and Files before Blackboard Disappears’’. This is important for when faculty members need to deal with grade appeals, want to write letters of recommendation, provide information for external reviews and so on.

November 07, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, will be leading the workshop “Becoming a Cooperative Board Influencer” at the ISU Women in Ag Leadership Conference, Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.

November 07, 2017

Economics, Environment, and Sustainable Development
Jan. 17-18, 2018
Irvine, California
More information

November 06, 2017

The Econ Club hosted speaker Ron Hansen, Superintendent of Banking at the Iowa Division of Banking, at their Nov. 1 meeting. Hansen spoke on "Economics and the Banking Sector" to the attendees.

November 06, 2017

Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, was an invited speaker and session moderator at the 2017 Farmer Cooperatives Conference in St. Paul, MN, Nov. 3-4.

November 06, 2017

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, conducted a two-day seminar for attorneys and CPAs from seven states on Oct. 30 and 31 on Farm Estate and Business Planning (the first day) and and Farm Income Tax (the second day) in Ames at the Quality Inn and Suites Starlite Conference Center.

November 03, 2017

Sher Afghan AsadSher Afghan Asad, graduate student, is among the 43 competitors in the Graduate College’s Three-minute Thesis Event Monday, Nov. 6. The preliminary heat session #3, will take place in 2115 Pearson Hall, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

November 02, 2017

The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) had a meeting recently in Washington, DC that was held in association with the roll out of the new U.S. Government's Global Food Security Research Strategy.

October 31, 2017

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, is scheduled to speak at the 2018 Farm Futures Business Summit Jan. 18-19, 2018 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel, near Iowa City. Zhang will talk about what’s really going on in the Chinese ag economy and the implications for U.S. agriculture.

October 31, 2017

Mark EdelmanMark Edelman, professor, was contacted by Cheryl Tevis, freelance writer and contributor to Successful Farming, regarding the recent Stover Ventures announcement for a pilot plant in Osage, Iowa and other ventures in the Ag Ventures Alliance portfolio.

October 26, 2017

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, assistant scientist, served on the panel for the Business Record’s “Power Breakfast,” providing some demographic perspectives for today’s theme of “March to 1 Million: How will Greater Des Moines handle its growth?”

October 25, 2017

Mark Edelman, professor and Community Vitality Center Director, was a  co-presenter of  "Policy Outlook for Leaders: Future Prospects for Agriculture and the Farm Bill Debate" to the Masters in Agribusiness Management mid-career students at Kansas State University, Kansas City Campus in Olathe, Oct.

October 25, 2017

To faculty: You are invited to this networking opportunity:

Connecting Faculty to Translate Research
Tues. Nov. 7
4:30-6:00 pm
0198 Parks Library

Vice President for Research Sarah M. Nusser and Interim Vice President for Extension and Outreach John D. Lawrence will provide brief comments and introduce the program at 5:00 pm. Complementary appetizers and beverages will be served.

October 24, 2017

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Brian Gongol on his Oct. 21st WHO Radio program. The focus of the interview was on the proposals from  states and cities for the new Amazon HQ2.

October 24, 2017

On January 5, 2018, Iowa State University will be turning off all access to Blackboard for instructors and students. All Spring 2018 courses that use ISU's centrally supported academic LMS will be taught in Canvas. Now is the time for you to learn Canvas using ISU’s extensive training opportunities, resources; as well as, prepare to close out your Blackboard courses.

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October 24, 2017

Interim President Allen recently sent out a reminder to complete the campus climate survey that is being conducted with Rankin and Associates. Please take the time to share your thoughts on and experiences with campus climate at Iowa State so that we can continue to work toward more safety, equity, and inclusion for you and others in the campus community. 

The survey is anonymous and your responses are confidential. Participants who complete the survey can enter to win one of 10 gift cards valued at $50 each.

October 24, 2017

Wendy WintersteenThe Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today named Wendy Wintersteen the 16th president of Iowa State University.

Wintersteen’s appointment concludes a nearly six-month national search. She will take office on Nov. 20, 2017. Wintersteen, endowed dean of Iowa State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, will succeed Benjamin Allen, who has served as interim president since May 8. Steven Leath, Iowa State’s 15th president, assumed the presidency at Auburn University last spring.

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October 20, 2017

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for an article by George Silva in the MSU Extension newsletter about how cash rates should not be the sole factor in cropland rental decisions.

October 20, 2017

Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Radio Station WHO in Des Moines On Oct. 9, on a recent legal case.

October 20, 2017

Ronald DeiterRon Deiter, professor, gave an invited presentation entitled “Some Numbers From Collegiate Sports That Economists & Accountants Should Find Interesting & Maybe Entertaining” to the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), Ankeny, IA, Oct. 18, 2017.

October 17, 2017

A $1.685 million gift by the Charles Koch Foundation was given to Iowa State's department of economics October 16, 2017.

October 12, 2017

Dean Wendy WintersteenWendy Wintersteen, the dean of Iowa State University’s agriculture college for the past 11 years, is the fourth finalist for the top job at the Ames institution.

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