NBER Summer Institute Workshop: Development Economics July 26-27, 2021
David Atkin, Fred Finan, Andrew Foster, Rema Hanna, Seema Jayachandran, Mushfiq Mobarak, and Shing-Yi Wang, Co-organizers
The Development Economics program will meet virtually as part of the NBER's Summer Institute on Monday July 26 and Tuesday July 27, 2021. The program will likely be about 4.5 hours each day starting late morning ET.
Fulbright Virtual Campus Visit
Tuesday, April 13
This live presentation will discuss the Fulbright Scholars Program opportunities and application process. Participants will be able to ask general questions.
The inaugural meeting of the NBER Working Group on Race and Stratification will be held next Friday, April 9. The program, which has been arranged by Isaiah Andrews, Rodney Andrews, Renee Bowen, Ebonya Washington, and working group director Trevon Logan, may be found here:
Ag business junior Cheyenne Harle is a recipient of MaxYield Cooperative’s $1000 Ag Scholarship.
The longest-running conference offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offered May 19 via Zoom.
Ag business senior Julia Campbell and her running mate Megan Decker, ag and society sophomore, were elected as Student Government president and vice president Thursday, March 25.
Dhamu Thamodaran ('83 PhD ag economics), will present the Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 12 at 7 p.m. Thamodaran will be virtual (link TBA) - guests may watch online or in the Sun Room of the ISU Memorial Union.
The Winter 2021 CARD Ag Policy Review is now available online.
NBER/CRIW Conference on Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth
March 17-18, 2022
Abstract submission deadlline: May 15, 2021 at https://conference.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=CRIWs22
Ag bus sophomore Beatrice Maule tied for third place in the Undergraduate Research Talks on Tuesday, March 23.
From Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost, March 18
On March 11, 2021, the Board of Regents lifted its moratorium on international travel for Iowa State University students, faculty, and staff. I am writing with information related to travel requirements, visiting scholars, and study abroad programs.
Faculty and Staff Travel
International travel for faculty and staff may be permitted, subject to the following requirements:
President Wendy Wintersteen sent a March 12 letter to the Iowa State Community:
I’m pleased to announce that we are looking forward to a “new normal” for the upcoming academic year. We are planning to return in-person classes, labs, studios, residence, dining, student activities, and campus events to pre-pandemic levels. As we move forward, the foundation of our “new normal” will be based on appropriate health practices, an assumption that vaccinations will be widely available, and our deep commitment to academic quality and supporting an excellent student experience.
Erin Cumings ('02 ag business) was honored at the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club's annual awards banquet Saturday, March 6, 2021. She received the club's Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020. Cumings is currently the Senior Consultant of Business Program Management at Nationwide.
The Agricultural Business Club honored Dr. Ron Deiter at its annual banquet on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Dr. Deiter has served as advisor to the club since 1978. The program included alumni speakers Izak Christiansen ('18 ag business) and Elizabeth Burns-Thompson ('11 ag business) and current student speakers Cale Pellet and Brooke Beinhart providing remarks on behalf of their respective groups.