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June 26, 2020

Dr. Edward Balistreri, Dr. Wendong ZhangEdward Balistreri, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, had their paper, The U.S.–China trade war: Tariff data and general equilibrium analysis," published on Journal of Asian Economics https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asieco.2020.101216.

June 25, 2020

Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniGianCarlo Moschini, professor, led a new economic analysis that showed field trials led by Iowa State University scientists saved farmers and seed companies millions of dollars by helping them select soybean varieties resistant to a major pest.

June 24, 2020

Face coverings and/or face shields will be required in classrooms, offices, and other areas where physical distancing is not possible. The requirement will take effect Wednesday, July 1.

The university is providing two cloth face coverings to all students, faculty, and staff who request them, free of charge. Face shields can also be requested. Campus units should reserve face coverings for their employees through central stores.

June 24, 2020

ResearchGate recently released a new set of features to help researchers find funding. All members of Iowa State have immediate access to the advanced features of Funding+Plus, including:

June 23, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangLand values would decline by an additional 1% by November 2021, according to a survey conducted annually for Iowa State's Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference.

June 23, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, is part of an Iowa State University Sustainable Agricultural Systems project which has been awarded $10 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

June 23, 2020

Dr. William MurrayA program concept and farm that were developed by Dr. William Murray, a professor of agricultural economics at ISU, in 1938 was mentioned in a June 23 The Monitor Online story, "On-the-farm training: Gaining the knowledge, and confidence, to enter agriculture."

June 23, 2020

Dr. Wallace HuffmanCharles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences Wallace Huffman was laid to rest at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at ISU Cemetery in Ames.

June 23, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe 2020 Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference has been cancelled for the year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a June 23 Des Moines Register story, "Farmers hoping for more COVID-19 aid from Congress."

June 22, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed in a June 22 Des Moines Register story, "8 charts that explain Iowa's economy right now."

June 22, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a June 19 Des Moines Register story, "8 charts that explain Iowa's economy right now."

June 22, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a June 19 DNYUZ story, "Trump’s Trade Appeals to China Still Left Farmers Reeling."

June 17, 2020

Dr. Amani ElobeidAmani Elobeid, adjunct assistant professor, has accepted the role of Principles of Economics Coordinator. This new position was proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee to Review Principles of Economics Instruction in order to review the principles of economics instruction (ECON 101 and 102), identify ways to document performance, and recommend improvements in content, structure and organization of the courses.

June 17, 2020

Dr. John Winters, Seung Jin Cho, Jun Yeong LeeThe COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge numbers of employees of restaurants, grocery stores, and food manufacturers to seek employment in other industries or leave the workforce altogether according to research by John Winters, associate professor.

June 15, 2020

Lisa Stephany, ECON pre-award coordinator, will be out of the office from June 18 through June 26.  If you are planning to apply for funding or are in need of any pre-award services while she is out, please contact cares-team@iastate.edu and one of the CARES Team members will be able to assist you.

June 15, 2020

Dr. Wallace Huffman Wallace “Wally” Edgar Huffman, of Ames, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

June 11, 2020

LAS Connect logoThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has announced the official launch of LAS Connect, an online student/alumni mentoring platform for the college.

June 11, 2020

In an effort to complete classes on campus, Iowa State University’s fall semester will start a week early and wrap up the day before Thanksgiving.

“We are making every effort to maximize in-person learning and the student learning experiences that are a defining characteristic of an Iowa State education,” said President Wendy Wintersteen. “Adjusting the calendar will allow us to complete the semester before Thanksgiving and minimize the potential spread of COVID-19 due to holiday travel.”

June 11, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzA study by Lee Schulz, associate professor, was cited in a June 3 Beef story, "Beef industry outlook in post-COVID-19 world."

June 09, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for a June 9 Marketplace story, " It's official: We're in a Recession."

June 09, 2020

Dr. John WintersA report written by John Winters, associate professor, "What You Make Depends on Where You Live: College Earnings Across States and Metropolitan Areas," was cited in a June 8  Wall Street Journal op ed piece, "The Unequal American City."

June 08, 2020

Mason ChoGrad student Seung Jin Cho and his wife, Mihye Jang, welcomed a baby son, Mason Suho Cho, to their family on June 5th at 4:08 p.m. He weighed 7 lb 14.5 oz and measured 19.5 in. long. Baby Mason joins his big sister Leah Cho. Congratulations!

June 08, 2020

Dr. Georgeanne ArtzThe Georgeanne Artz Memorial Travel fund is now posted and open for donations. Here is the link that summarizes the award, which is located under the "Special Purpose Funds" on the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association website. 

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