Colleen Kay Drackley Jolly, wife of emeritus professor Robert Jolly, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
A memorial service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 10 at First Methodist Church in Ames. A visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 pm on Friday, March 9 at the same location.
Dermot Hayes, professor, spoke at the annual meeting of Keystone Agricultural Producers in Manitoba last week about the advantages Manitoba producers will now have after Canada's inclusion in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Catherine Kling, professor and director of CARD, and Matthew Helmers, professor of agricultural & biosystems engineering, became the latest scientists to be dismissed from an Environmental Protection Agency committee, months after the federal agency announced new rules for those serving on its advisory panels.
The department is saddened by the news that Emeritus Professor Marvin Julius, 95, passed away Mon., Jan. 22, 2018. Julius started work as a county extension director in 1963 and joined the economics department faculty in 1963. He retired from Iowa State in August, 1980.
Visitation will be on Wed., Jan.31, 12:00 to 1:00 pm with services to follow at 1:00 pm at Northcrest in Ames.
Our sincere condolences go out to the Julius family.
Economics Faculty Note: Changes the Dean of Students Office implemented in the fall 2017. This information relates to when they are communicating for students in emergency situations and/or when they’ve experienced a temporary injury that may impact participation in their coursework.
Dermot Hayes has seen his share of change during 31 years of studying trade and exports at Iowa State University. During that time, the U.S. transitioned from a net pork importer to a world-class exporter, and Hayes participated in that evolution. He helped pave the way for the U.S. pork industry’s leadership in exports by identifying emerging markets and serving as ambassador on countless trade missions.
Now that the spring semester is underway, we wanted to remind you that Iowa State University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and the Institutional Membership provides all grad students, post-docs, and faculty with access to NCFDD’s member resources.
As an Institutional Member, you have access to the following resources at no cost to you:
The Honors Program seeks proposals for Honors Seminars to be offered in Fall 2018. These are 1- or 2-credit courses, graded Satisfactory/Fail, that explore various topics of current or special interest. Enrollment usually limited to 17, and a grant of $500 per seminar supports the professional development of the instructor(s).
David Swenson, associate scientist, had multiple recent media interviews:
The National Bureau of Economic Research's Summer Institute is a three-week gathering of applied economists that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during July each year. All NBER research programs sponsor meetings during the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute typically includes a number of relatively informal meetings that bring together researchers working on a narrowly-focused topic. Each December, the NBER issues a call for papers in connection with the upcoming Summer Institute.
Abstract deadline: March 19, 2018
Iowa State classes will not meet and the economics department offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, to observe the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Please note that the deadline for the next round of Foreign Travel Grants (covering primarily travel from May 16, 2018 through January 16, 2019) to reach the CALS office is March 19. To ensure adequate time for chair approval please be sure to submit your applications to Joshua no later than March 5.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media interviews:
Erin Murphy, Lee Enteprises, about his research on whether Iowa has critical skills shortages.
A reminder that the process for adding your working papers to the departments working paper series and having it deposited in the ISU Libraries online repository is very simple. From this page in the department web site https://www.econ.iastate.edu/working-papers
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor presented at the Women in Ag Leadership conference Nov. 27-28, 2017 at the Scheman Building.
Livestock producers who purchase feeder cattle or weaned pigs plus the feed, and then sell finished animals at a specific point in time, take on a significant amount of both input and output price risk.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Clay Masters, Iowa Public Radio, about the influence of farming on overall state total income and on state tax revenues.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was quoted in a story in Agrimoney about the results from the 2018 ISU Land Value Survey, released in November.