Peter Orazem, professor, was one of five speakers who participated in the 11th Annual Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter at the American Economic Association meetings Jan. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.
Keri Jacobs, associate professor, presented at a series of educational workshops in Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska for boards of directors and management of cooperatives. The topics included governance and financial analysis of cooperatives and strategic financial management.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will host a bootcamp for entrepreneurship research on May 19 - 23, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Application deadline: Feb. 25, 2019
The program is designed to encourage and connect research with practical problems related to entrepreneurship. Ph.D students and untenured researchers (e.g. pre-tenure, postdocs, and non-university researchers) based at U.S. institutions are eligible to apply.
Faculty, if you have ever considered higher education administration (yes, you too could be a chair someday) this brown bag lunch may be of interest. Or perhaps you just want more evidence for why you don’t want to do one of these jobs.
Faculty Brown Bag Lunch: The Gritty Truth of Higher Education Administration: Discerning Your Path
Feb. 22, 2019
Summer 2019 Employment Opportunities: Economics Instructors and Teaching Assistants
The third annual NBER Economics of AI conference will be held in Toronto Sept. 26-27, 2019.
Submission deadline: May 31, 2019 http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=AIf19
Papers and video of presentations at the two previous conferences are available at
At its January 22 meeting, the Faculty Senate passed three items, two of which are Faculty Handbook changes.
Featuring TEDx speaker Dr. David Buss's talk about human mating behavior. Participate in talks, posters, exhibitions, 3MT and more. Learn how student researchers are solving grand challenges.
- Get feedback on your presentations
- Join professional development workshops
- Engage in a social and networking event
- Sing, dance or play your thesis
- Win cash awards, certificates and raffle prizes
April 10, 2019
Submission deadline: last week in Feb. 2019
Faculty, graduate and postdoc students are invited to apply for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program.
The four-week program, which starts on Feb. 27, focuses on building entrepreneurship skills and bringing innovative ideas to the public. The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the program.
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is accepting applications for its 2019 Fellowship Program. Cohort members will be together for three years as they continue through their graduate program.
Students can compete in either of two categories: Stipend plus Professional Development awards (deadline is Feb. 15) or Professional Development only awards (deadline is April 15).
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University classes will be canceled and university offices closed all day Tuesday, Jan. 29, through noon Thursday, Jan. 31, due to predicted record wind chills. Only essential staff -- including police, food service, security, power plant, animal care, critical maintenance, and snow and ice removal -- should report to work. Supervisors should contact their employees regarding their individual schedules.
Becky Johnson, department secretary, celebrated 45 years with Iowa State University on May 23, 2018. She started working in the animal science department days after her graduation in 1973. A year later she moved to the economics department and has been here ever since.
Assistant Extension Professor
Business and Communities Extension Program
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several media outlets on a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. The European Commission today issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn't include talks on agriculture.
The New York Times' "Overlooked" obituary series, which profiles Americans who were not appropriately celebrated in the pages of the Times at the time of their passing, this week brought readers the incredible story of Isabelle Kelley (MS '40 econ), 1917-1997.
ISU recently introduced OKTA as the tool for logging into most university applications online. Starting March 1, 2019 you will be required to begin using multi-factor authentication to access these applications. This means doing more than simply providing your user name and password.
Please note that OKTA requires that you have installed the most recent version of MS Outlook. If you have not updated Outlook on your computer/phone you should probably consult with Christopher of Mike before proceeding.