The Iowa State University Provost's Office has announced the approval of advancements for Amani Elobeid, Ebby Luvaga, and Kevin Kimle.
David Hennessy and Hongli Feng have accepted faculty positions with the department, beginning August 2021.
East Hall Renovation Project
There will be some work done on the exterior of East Hall this spring and summer, beginning April 15. The work should not directly impact people entering or exiting Heady Hall, but please note that the work is scheduled to continue until July 8, 2020. Attached is the renovation project timeline.
Peter Orazem, university professor, talked with Robbie Sequeira, Ames Tribune; Trent Rice, WHO Radio; Zach Tecklenburg, KCCI; and Sony Heitshusen, WHO TV, about his analysis of shelter-in-place policies and commuter rates on the COVID outbreak. All are the result of a News Service pitch.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for an April 14 Star Tribune story, "Sioux Falls plant closing is risk to pork supply, but plenty of others are open."
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several recent media outlets about slaughterhouse closings:
Attention Graduating Seniors: It is not too late to apply for the M.S. Agricultural Economics (MSAE) program for Fall 2020. Given many of you likely face new uncertainties in securing full-time employment in your areas, an advanced degree in applied economics may be a great option.
Two updates to consider: 1) we are waiving the GRE exam requirements for MSAE and MS Econ applicants this year, and 2) part time enrollment is permitted.
Sunanda Roy, lecturer, has had her textbook on undergraduate mathematical economics, "A First Course in Mathematical Economics," accepted for publication by Cambridge Scholars and is currently in press. The URL of the book is https://www.cambridgescholars.com/a-first-course-in-mathematical-economics .
Iowa State’s Cardinal Key Honor Society selects new student members each year who embody four virtues: scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Among the trillions federal lawmakers have approved to speed relief from the novel coronavirus is billions meant for educational institutions, including colleges and universities, according to an April 9 Gazette story, "Iowa universities, colleges due millions in federal coronavirus aid."
Mark Edelman, professor and ISU Community Vitality Center director, and Sandra Burke, senior researcher, facilitated Iowa Community Capital (ICC)'s collaboration with an emerging coalition of seven nonprofits that are developing an Iowa COVID Small Business Relief Fund Coalition to uplift the small business community throughout the state that has been harmed by the disaster.
Amy Brandau, an agricultural business academic adviser, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Learning Community Coordinator Award.
Amani Elobeid, adjunct assistant professor, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award.
GianCarlo Moschini, professor and Pioneer Chair in Science and Technology Policy, has been named Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Iowa State students have transitioned to all online classes and meetings. From sketchy internet connections to developing self-motivation habits, several peer mentors responded when asked, "What are your thoughts on your new learning situation?"
Elizabeth Hoffman, professor, has had her article, "Patently Risky," written with Matt Spitzer, Dave Schwartz, and Eric Tally, accepted for publication in the fall Issue of Volume 34 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.