Brianna Gorham, graduating senior in ag business, international ag, economics, received the Spring 2021 CALS Council Outstanding Ambassador of Agriculture and Life Sciences award.
Hans Riensche, agricultural business senior, received the award for Leadership Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Student Council. This award is given to a graduating senior based on involvement within clubs and organizations while at Iowa State.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 27 Singapore's Channel News Asia's Asia First program on the Biden administration's trade policy for its first 100 days, especially the US-China trade and relations in general.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor emerita, has two new working papers. They are:
Leigh Tesfatsion (2021), Agent-Based Computational Economics: Overview and Brief History, WP #21004, Economics Working Paper Series, ISU Digital Repository, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
A paper, "Extension-Led Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods and Capital Access for Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs" (MS #1327), by Mark Edelman, emeritus professor, has been published to Journal of Extension.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed in an April 26 Gazette story, "Most Iowans favor fertilizer tax to improve water quality, but farmers prefer recreation fees, new survey shows."
Below is the official call for volunteers for the Spring 2021 commencement celebrations. If it works in your schedule, please consider volunteering for one of the celebrations, or forward to other Iowa State University faculty and staff who may be interested in the opportunity. A few items to note:
Five Department of Economics students have accepted their invitations for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary society for top-achieving juniors and seniors in Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Members of the Economics Club elected four new club officers on March 14, at the club's last meeting of the year. The new officers are:
Kevin Kimle, teaching professor, gave a presentation, "Hypotheses About Innovation in Agriculture," at the AgDialogue Webinar on Innovation & Agriculture
April 15, 2021.
Wendiam Sawadgo ('20 PhD ag econ) and Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, have published an article as open access in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems on Cambridge Core.
Ag bus junior James Chism has been named a 2021 Young Leader Scholarship Program recipient by the Mid America CropLife Association.
All students and employees can now schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at State Gym. Appointments are available April 21-22 (second doses on May 12-13) and April 27-29 (second doses on May 18-20). Do not schedule a vaccine appointment at Iowa State if you are unable to receive both doses on campus.
Economics senior Pedro Vieira Marasciulo was one of sixty ISU students who shared their research and scholarship with their peers from across the nation at the 34th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April 12-14.
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Agribusiness
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Although Iowa’s three public universities are planning a return to mostly in-person learning next fall — and touting COVID-19 vaccine availability as making it happen — Board of Regents President Mike Richards on Wednesday promised the institutions won’t require students, faculty, and staff to get vaccinated.
Each year, U.S News and World Report, the global authority in education rankings, ranks graduate programs in business, education, engineering, law, medicine and nursing. The latest 2022 rankings included graduate programs in the humanities.
The Iowa State University Department of Economics graduate programs were ranked 53rd in its 2022 best graduate programs rankings.
CALS has two new Collaborative Learning Labs in the Student Innovation Center (SIC) sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America ready to use – whether as spaces for project-based learning, student teams to meet, or for recruiting future students – if it involves student engagement and collaboration.
On April 14, 2021, Provost Wickert confirmed that the Board of Regents has approved the following P&T actions: Otavio Bartalotti and Wendong Zhang have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure and John Winters has been promoted to the rank of Professor, at the start of the 2021-2022 Academic Year.