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April 15, 2020

Dr. Amani Elobeid, Dr. Ebby Luvaga, Kevin KimleThe Iowa State University Provost's Office has announced the approval of advancements for Amani Elobeid, Ebby Luvaga, and Kevin Kimle.

April 15, 2020

Drs. David Hennessy, Hongli FengDavid Hennessy and Hongli Feng have accepted faculty positions with the department, beginning August 2021.

April 15, 2020

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.

April 15, 2020

Dr. Peter Orazem 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.

April 15, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed in an April 14 Hoard's Dairyman story, " Farm Management Resources Available during COVID-19."

April 15, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee 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."

April 15, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several recent media outlets about slaughterhouse closings:

April 14, 2020

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. 

April 14, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for an April 13 S&P Global story, "In a sea of red, an inviting patch of green."

April 13, 2020

Dr. Sunanda RoySunanda 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 .

April 13, 2020

Jose Borunda, Brady Read, Cody TjossemIowa State’s Cardinal Key Honor Society selects new student members each year who embody four virtues: scholarship, leadership, service and character.

April 13, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for an April 11 Gazette story, "Medical news key to recovery, economists say."

April 13, 2020

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."

April 13, 2020

Registration for #ARIS2020, our first-ever completely virtual summit, is open. Here is a schedule of events for the three-day event.  We have exceptional keynote speakers, timely panel discussions, interactive workshops, lightning talks, and more. 

April 08, 2020

Dr. Mark Edelman, Sandra BurkeMark 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.

April 08, 2020

Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniAn article, Firm internal network, environmental regulation, and plant death, authored by Dr. GianCarlo Moschini and Jingbo Cui, is now available online, in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

April 08, 2020

Amy BrandauAmy Brandau, an agricultural business academic adviser, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Learning Community Coordinator Award. 

April 08, 2020

Dr. Amani ElobeidAmani Elobeid, adjunct assistant professor, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award.

April 07, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for an April 6 Iowa Public Radio story, "Study: African Swine Fever Outbreak Could Cost US Up To $50 Billion."

April 07, 2020

Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniGianCarlo 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.

April 07, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed in the April 5 Sioux City Journal story, "Foreign markets eager for U.S. pork, beef despite COVID-19-related travel cutbacks."

April 06, 2020

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?"

April 06, 2020

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, authored an opinion article, "The maps you've seen are misleading. Here's why cellphones don't measure social distancing," in the April 3 Des Moines Register.

April 06, 2020

Dr. Elizabeth HoffmanElizabeth 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.

April 06, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, talked to Grant Gerlock, Iowa Public Radio; and Robert Connelly, Quad City Times, about April 2nd unemployment insurance filings at the national level and in Iowa, and which industries are likely to see further job losses in the coming weeks.

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