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August 27, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, had several recent media contacts:

Tom Cullen, Storm Lake Times, about the likelihood that the pandemic will result in some resettlement of rural areas.

August 27, 2020

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is excited to announce its first ever virtual Fall Convocation and Awards!

The virtual event will be aired at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8 as a YouTube premiere video. Faculty, staff and friends of the college can access the event by going to https://las.iastate.edu/faculty-convocation/

August 26, 2020

Chad Hart, Alejandro Plastina, Wendong Zhang

A panel consisting of Chad Hart, professor, Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented a webinar Aug. 25 on farm leasing.

The presentation was reported in an Aug. 26 Successful Farming article, "Iowa's 2021 farm profits to hinge on trade and gov't payments, economists say."

August 25, 2020

The ISU Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee is seeking feedback on the new Title IX changes that went into effect Aug. 14 (new Title IX Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking policy). We encourage you to send this information through your channels to faculty and staff, requesting responses by Sept. 18.

August 25, 2020

To: Members of the American Economic Association
From: Peter L. Rousseau, Secretary-Treasurer

August 25, 2020

UPDATE: Test Iowa clinic site to open in Story County (corrected start date)

A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Story County on Monday, August 31, 2020

The Story County Drive-thru Test Clinic will be located at the Iowa State University Research Center, 2503 South Loop Drive in Ames, and operated by Mary Greeley Medical Center. The site will be open for testing weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

August 24, 2020

Student Activities staff knows that student organizations are a major contributor to the student experience at Iowa State, and we are here to support you as your organization starts to think critically and creatively about how to achieve your goals in the midst of COVID-19.

August 21, 2020

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed by Charity Nebbe for an Aug. 20 Talk of Iowa show, "Iowa Agriculture Facing A Number Of Economic Consequences From 2020 Derecho" on Iowa Public Radio.

August 20, 2020

Full-time tenured associate professors and professors are eligible to apply. Faculty split between two colleges should submit to the college in which they are tenured.

FY 2021 Bailey Research Career Development Award, Due Oct. 2, 2020

https://www.grantshub.iastate.edu/finding-funding/internal-funding-opportunities/#bailey

August 20, 2020

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Wendong Zhang, Dr. Chad Hart, Dr. Lee SchulzAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, professor, will present a webinar Aug. 25 to offer timely insight for the difficult issues facing Iowa farmland owners and tenants.

August 19, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, participated on a panel, "Rebuilding for Resillience: How Will Iowa Thrive After the Pandemic?" sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on Aug. 18.

August 18, 2020

Earth Energy Renewables (EER) has been approved for a $4 million Department of Energy project collaboration with NREL, World Energy, Southwest Airlines, and Boeing to produce net zero biobased jet fuel for a first ever demonstration flight using the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  

August 18, 2020

Want to buy something, but don’t know how?
Check out the Procurement and Payment Methods Webpage to find out how to make purchases based on the item and the situation as well as the documentation that is required.  If your question isn’t answered there, please contact Procurement Services at procurement@iastate.edu.
 

August 18, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 18 Des Moines Register story, "Iowa estimates that derecho damage to homes, farms will be close to $4 billion. Will it go higher?"

August 18, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed for an Aug. 18 Des Moines Register article, "Iowa estimates that derecho damage to homes, farms will be close to $4 billion. Will it go higher?"

August 18, 2020

Hannah Wich, Miracle-Rose Toppar, Kyunghoon Ban, Seung Jin ChoCongratulations to the four department graduate students who have been awarded the Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award for the 2019-2020 academic year!

August 17, 2020

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, aassociate professor, provided expert review of USDA’s Climate Indicators for Agriculture.

August 14, 2020

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, has published a new paper, “Research Priorities for Agricultural Cooperatives and Their Farmer Members” is published on AEPP’s Early View site: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/aepp.13068

August 14, 2020

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 14 Gizmodo story, "This Week’s Derecho Screwed U.S. Farmers."

August 14, 2020

Dr. Joydeep BattacharyaA paper written by Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, Priyama Majumda, and former MS (Econ) Iowa State student Ritwik Banerjee, is the subject of an August 12 BBC article, "Exponential growth bias: The numerical error behind Covid-19."

August 13, 2020

Kevin Kimle, Dillon BurnsKevin Kimle, associate teaching professor, received the Pappajohn Center mentor award in memory of Ted Blair.

August 13, 2020

Dr. Mark EdelmanPlease mark your calendars for Mark Edelman's virtual retirement reception:

Monday, August 31, 2020
2:00-3:00 pm

(Zoom meeting link to come.)

August 13, 2020

The COVID-19 response team that launched this week will give faculty and staff an easy way to quickly get assistance with common issues and, when the unanticipated comes up, connect with university leaders to seek answers.

Employees can reach the response team 24 hours a day by calling the Iowa Concern hotline at 800-447-1985. Operators will have information, provided by the response teams, for addressing common concerns such as needing more Cyclones Care signs or enforcing the face coverings policy.

August 13, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, presented to an event organized by the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and partners, Contrarian Agriculture Series  on August 5. The title of his presentation was China’s Shifting Food Consumption: Lessons from African Swine Fever and Chilean Cherries.

August 13, 2020

Help welcome students to campus! As part of keeping our ISU Campus community healthy, sign up to help distribute cloth face coverings to students as they start the new semester. All shifts are outdoors. We have created shorter shifts to create balance with other back-to-school responsibilities. For the safety of all, best practices will be in place. Demonstrate Cyclones Care and be a part of this! 

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