Deb McKay, cost center manager for Econ, Soc, and CARD, is resigning from Iowa State effective Friday, August 2, 2019. She has been an ISD cost center manager since July 1, and prior to that worked as an administrative specialist for Sociology in East Hall for a total of 40 years. Be sure to stop in and wish her well in her well-deserved retirement!
Michaela Eden, incoming master student of ag economics at Kansas State University, is one of the students working this summer at Iowa State as a George Washington Carver Research Intern.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had the following media contacts this week:
Lydia Richards, a recent UNI graduate, started today as the new student services specialist in the undergrad office.
SCHEDULED Parking Lot Closure Notice - Lot 48B - east side of Heady & East Hall
START DATE: Monday, 07/15/2019
END DATE: Saturday, 07/27/2019 5:00 PM
WHY: install new, underground electrical service for Heady Hall
COORDINATOR: Mike Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 290-6025
From Arne Hallam:
The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for small business research. The Office of Advocacy regularly funds economic research on small business issues, and is currently seeking research proposals in six areas: bank formation, cyber security, entrepreneur demographics, population dynamics, veteran entrepreneurship, and miscellaneous small business topics.
Iowa State University attracted $469 million of total external funding for the fiscal year ending June 30. That’s a 7.9 percent decrease from fiscal year 2018’s record total of $509.2 million.
Researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University have created a new online tool to help Corn Belt farmers predict corn crop yields, harvested acreage, and total production, as reported in the High Plains Journal, July 13, 2019.
Joshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, will collaborate with Donna Ginther, University of Kansas professor of economics and interim director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research, who was awarded a $236,790 National Science Foundation grant to study the effects of research funding on research outputs.
Wallace Huffman, professor, with Ying Huang, has had the article, “Life cycle models of women’s body mass index and probability of being obese: Evidence from panel data,” accepted for publication in the journal Agricultural Economics.
Donna Otto, secretary to the chair, has a new phone number and address effective Friday, July 12: 294-8835 and 266A Heady Hall. Her email remains the same: email@example.com.
Water is one of our most valued resources–without it, there would be no life. Degradation of water quality and increased flooding in some areas in the state are often sourced from cities and farms that are managed without watershed management in mind. Water touches all disciplines, requiring many perspectives to solve complex water resource management problems, making it a top priority for many interdisciplinary research opportunities.
Anni Isojaervi, PhD student, presented a paper titled "Accounting for Gender and Racial Differences in Labor Market Outcomes" at the Society of Economic Dynamics 2019 meeting in St. Louis June 29-30, 2019.