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March 27, 2019

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering two professional development programs specifically designed to enhance teaching effectiveness and improve student learning. The newly created Teaching and Learning Academy and the Teaching Partners Program are open to newer faculty with teaching responsibilities (tenured, tenure-eligible, term, staff with teaching appointment). 

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

March 27, 2019

Dr. Mark EdelmanISU Extension and Outreach has launched a new website for the Iowa Rural Equity Project featuring a series of video interviews with equity managers and experts from a dozen Iowa-based venture capital funds and angel investor networks interested in rural ventures.  

March 27, 2019

Call for Papers
Cities, Labor Markets, and the Global Economy
October 25-26, 2019 

Papers are welcomed on all aspects of cities as centers of comparative advantage. Both theoretical and empirical research, and combinations, are welcome. To be considered for inclusion on the program, papers must be uploaded by Sunday, August 25, 2019, to the following site: http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=CLMf19

March 26, 2019

Donna OttoCongratulations to Donna Otto, secretary to the department chair, who will complete 40 years of service at Iowa State University on April 9!

Donna says, "I've seen a lot of changes in the last 40 years, but nothing like what's coming with Workday."

March 25, 2019

Holly CookHolly Cook, ag bus senior, was one of 10 college students nationwide to receive a $2,500 scholarship from the National Pork Producers Council at their annual meeting in Orlando March 7.

March 25, 2019

Dr. Gabriel LadeGabriel Lade, assistant professor, recently had his Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists publication "Fuel Subsidy Pass-Through and Market Structure: Evidence from the Renewable Fuel Standard" posted online at  https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/702878?journalCode=jaere

March 21, 2019

Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a March 20, 2019, Ohio's Country Journal story, "Farms on the Margins."

March 21, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangDr. John LawrenceWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and John Lawrence, vice president for Extension and Outreach, spoke about ag trade with China to about 300 people at the Mason City Ag Breakfast, as reported by the Globe Gazette, March 20, 2019.

March 20, 2019

David Swenson David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Lexie Troutman, Ames Tribune, for a March 15 story, "Turning malls into main streets."

March 19, 2019

Several department alums met for a get-together in a restaurant near Tsinghua University while all were in Beijing recently. Jing came from Zhejiang province to Beijing to give a talk and Jingbo came from Hubei province to Beijing to attend a conference.

March 14, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story in the March 14, 2019 Ames Tribune, "Land Trends and Values Survey shows decrease in cropland prices in Iowa."

March 14, 2019

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

March 14, 2019

Dr. David KeiserThe paper, "Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality," by David Keiser, assistant professor, and Joseph Shapiro, University of California Berkeley, was cited in the Plains Gazette March 13, 2019.

March 13, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for the story "No breakthroughs, but Iowa farmers hear end to tariffs is near," in the March 13 Lake Mills Graphic.

March 13, 2019

Dr. Leigh TesfatsionLeigh Tesfatsion, research professor, had a paper published in a recent issue of the journal Applied Energy.

March 07, 2019

Dr. Sergio LenceSergio Lence, professor, has been honored for having 25 continuous years of service to Iowa State University and is now a member of ISU's 25 Year Club. The club was informally founded in 1915 when members of the staff who had served for at least 25 years were honored at a convocation. 

March 07, 2019

Ag Bus Club scholarship winnersTen members of the Iowa State Ag Business Club were awarded club scholarships at the 2019 Ag Bus Club awards banquet March 2, 2019.

March 07, 2019

ABC Outstanding membersThe Agricultural Business Club presented members with Outstanding Club Member Awards at their annual awards banquet March 2, 2019.

March 05, 2019

Ebb LuvagaEbby Luvaga, senior lecturer, was a featured speaker at the Foreign Agricultural Service Junior Professional Advisory Committee (FAS JPAC) & Women in Agriculture Event at the USDA in Washington D.C. March 1, 2019.

March 05, 2019

THE “PUBLIC CLASSROOM” (for all faculty)
March 12, 2019
2:00-3:30 pm
Campanile Room, Memorial Union

Seemingly every week, university faculty comes under fire for statements or material presented in the classroom. Join University Counsel, Michael Norton, for a review of the current environment, and its implications for freedom of speech, and academic freedom.

Light refreshments will be provided.

March 04, 2019

Brandon HansonAg Bus senior Brandon Hanson has been named a recipient of the 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award by the ISU Alumni Association. The Iowa Falls native is majoring in agricultural business, economics and international agriculture.

March 04, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had several media contacts this week with:

March 04, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 28 story in Iowa Farmer Today for the story, "Farmers look for good news on new trade destinations."

March 04, 2019

Econ club meetingThe Iowa State Econ Club held its monthly meeting in 368A Heady Hall Feb. 27. The banking round table discussion included guest speakers, Jim Plagge, president and CEO of Bank Iowa, and Mary Howell, president and CEO of Maxwell State Bank. John Russell, market president at Bankers Trust Company was slated to speak, but was unable to attend.

March 04, 2019

Dr. Wendong ZhangA report by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a March 2, 2019, editorial in the Omaha World-Herald called "Understand these long-term factors shaping China's demand for ag imports."

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