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April 11, 2018

Dr. Perry WarjiyoPerry Warjiyo ('91 Ph.D. econ), a Bank Indonesia deputy governor since 2013, was endorsed March 28, 2018, by the Indonesian parliament's financial commission to be central bank governor, succeeding Agus Martowardojo. Warjiyo was President Joko Widodo’s sole nominee for the role. Warjiyo's more than three decade career at Bank Indonesia began in 1984.

April 11, 2018

Dr. Sonya Huffman Sonya Huffman, adjunct associate professor, will give a talk "Gender Differences in Educational Attainment in the US" Friday, April 13, from 1-2 pm at the Margaret Sloss Women's Center. The talk is part of Feminist Friday - Facilitated Conversations Featured on Gender Equality.

April 09, 2018

Iowa State University has recently partnered with the Wall Street Journal to provide free memberships for all of their students, faculty and staff.
Anyone at Iowa State can visit wsj.com/IowaState to activate their membership.

April 09, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for an April 6 Des Moines Register story "Trump's tariffs sow worries among Iowa farmers, manufacturers" by Donnelle Eller.

April 09, 2018

Dr. Alberto DavilaDr. Alberto Dávila ('82 PhD econ) of Edinburg, Texas, professor of economics and lead associate dean for administration, graduate studies and research with the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been named dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business at Southeast Missouri State University.

April 09, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 5 Business Record story "Tariff tiff: Midwest braces; who blinks first?"

April 09, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Scott Horsley for All Things Considered on National Public Radio on April 6 on "What Impact The Escalating Tariffs Threats Have Had So Far."

April 05, 2018

Dr. Edward BalistreriEdward Balistreri, associate professor has two recent publications:

April 05, 2018

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a story "'We Have Always Survived': China Tariffs Target Top Exports — And The Farmers Who Grow Them" on KCUR radio on April 5, 2018.

April 05, 2018

Dr. Herman QuirmbachHerman Quirmbach, associate professor, was quoted in a story by Ryan Matheny of KMAland.com on legislation approved April 4, 2018, by the Iowa Senate legalizing the growing and cultivation of industrial hemp in the state.

April 04, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a story about the strain for farmers due to China's pork and ethanol tariffs in the Ottumwa Courier April 3, 2018.

April 04, 2018

Dr. Lee SchulzThe farm loss projections of Lee Schulz, assistant professor, were cited in an April 3, 2018 story "Iowa's Hog Farmers are Facing Losses Thanks to Trump's Trade War"  in Bloomberg.

April 04, 2018

2018 Dean's High Impact Award for Undergraduate Research
Application deadlines:
Summer 2018: April 16
Fall 2018: April 23

This information (and links to other opportunities, awards and scholarships) can be found at: https://las.iastate.edu/students/scholarships/

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April 03, 2018

Celeste SwansonCeleste Swanson, ag bus senior, was recently selected as Senior Class President. She will be in charge of the Senior Class Council, which is part of the Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC).

April 03, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 ANR Programming Innovation Award for developing a collaborative partnership with the Iowa Farm Business Association and using their farm-level data to evaluate the financial situation of Iowa farms, publish several extension articles (including an article in Choices Magazine and FMR 1892), and serve as the basis for most of his extension presentations. He received the award April 3, 2018.

April 02, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed by China Daily March 30, 2018, for the story "China's ethanol demand remains strong."

"As China's gasoline-vehicle fleet has grown, gasoline and ethanol demand has risen sharply, and the government has announced a target to utilize a 10 percent ethanol blend by 2020," said Hart.

April 02, 2018

Jeff RoweJeff Rowe ('95 ag business), president, global seeds, North America and China, for Syngenta, spoke to a small audience at the Princeton (IL) Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Appreciation Breakfast in March, 2018.

April 02, 2018

E. Kwan Choi, professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, were the guests at the grad students' Coffee Hour: Know Your Faculty on March 30.

March 29, 2018

Instructors will want to download the grade center, grade history and course files from their courses prior to June 1 when access to Blackboard ends. These files are considered part of university records retention, according to the Records Retention website.

March 29, 2018

Gordon Cain Endowed Chair in Agriculture
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Application deadline: May 31, 2018

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March 29, 2018

David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Jason Margolis, The World (Public Radio International), about research on the practice and prevalence of state educations systems training workers for specific employers (like John Deere or Caterpillar in the Midwest and Mercedes Benz in Alabama).

March 28, 2018

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, was interviewed for a March 27th story in Wallaces Farmer about the results from the 2018 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey.

March 27, 2018

2018 Cardinal Key inducteesTen students from the Department of Economics were inducted into the Cardinal Key Honor Society at the induction ceremony held Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Iowa State University Alumni Center. Of the inductees, seven were ag business majors, two economics, and one business economics.

March 27, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in two March 23, 2018 news stories:

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