Following a nationwide search, the Landus Cooperative board of directors introduced Matt Carstens ('96 ag business) as Chief Executive Officer for the farmer-owned cooperative.
A recent research article by first-year Ph.D. student Anand Shankar (co-authored with Rekha Misra) was quoted in a Feb. 13 Live Mint article, "The dangers of India’s rising tariff walls." Live Mint is a major Indian business newspaper.
Students are encouraged to activate the cybersecurity feature known as multifactor authentication (MFA) for their ISU login.
There will be a scheduled building electrical service interruption on the Tuesday of Spring Break for:
Heady and East Hall
Tuesday, March 17
from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm
Dave Swenson, associate scientist, was quoted in several media outlets recently:
Interested faculty and administrators: Discover how you can make an impact abroad
Fulbright Scholar Program Workshop
Thursday, April 9, 2020
3226 Memorial Union
Space is limited; please RSVP by April 1
Gary Lyn, assistant professor, presented his paper "Grounded by Gravity: A Well-Behaved Model with Industry-Level Economies of Scale" at an invited session on Globalization and Productivity at the Southern Economic Association Conference on November 25, 2019.
Grad student Jun Yeong Lee and his wife, Sunhyung Cho, welcomed their first child into the world Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7:09 am.
Ebby Luvaga, associate teaching professor, has assumed the role of coordinator for the International Agriculture Secondary Major for all CALS majors.
We are pleased to welcome Karen Kovarik to the staff of the department's main office Monday, Feb. 17th. Karen moves to the administrative assistant position from her role as procurement specialist with the ISD, and as systems support specialist and assistant to the director of CARD prior to that.
Open Education Mini-Grant
Proposal deadline: April 15, 2020
A grant opportunity is available for all employees with teaching responsibilities at Iowa State University. The Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program is an initiative co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost (SVPP), the University Library, and the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT).
Peter Orazem, professor, is part of a new university committee established by President Wendy Wintersteen to improve sustainability at Iowa State.
Economics of Information Technology and Digitization
July 16 and 17, 2020
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Paper submission deadline: March 18, 2020
IPUMS is accepting applications for the IPUMS CPS Summer Data Workshop occurring May 18-20, 2020 at IPUMS HQ in Minneapolis, MN.
The NBER's Project on the Economics of AI, sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will hold its fourth annual meeting in Toronto on 24-25 September 2020. Papers and video from the 2019 conference are available at https://www.economicsofai.com/nber-conference-toronto-2019. The meeting will be co-organized by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, all of the University of Toronto and NBER, and Catherine Tucker of MIT and NBER.
Submission deadline: June 1, 2020
Dudley Luckett, Emeritus Professor, Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, passed away January 24, 2020.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:
Beatriz Navarro, La Vanguardia (Spain), on the economy and which parts of the state (and industries) were more dependent on immigrants than others.
The NBER and the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) seek to promote professional interactions among producers and users of government economic statistics. To that end, in summer 2020 the NBER's Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and the CRIW will jointly sponsor a workshop to be held Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The workshop organizers are Katharine Abraham, Susanto Basu, Nick Bloom and Carol Corrado.
Submission deadline: March 18, 2020