Sergio Lence, professor, has been named the winner of the 2017 James Huntington Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching by the university. This award is a reflection of his commitment to Iowa State University, his professional reputation, and the esteem of his peers.
Leigh Tesfatsion, "Modeling Coupled Natural and Human Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games,'' Discussion session position paper, Agent-Based Modeling Symposium (ABM 17), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA, April 20-22, 2017.
In the recent U.S. News & World Report Rankings of about 148 U.S. graduate programs in economics, Iowa State University ranked 53rd overall, and 34th among public universities. Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Berkeley, and Yale all tied for first.
Wallace Huffman, professor, has been awarded the prestigious Publication of Enduring Quality award by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association for his co-written book with Dr. Robert E. Evanson, entitled Science for Agriculture: A Long-Term Perspective.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by multiple media contacts this week:
The Iowa FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE) was held on the ISU campus on April 11th. There were 298 individuals and 83 teams participating in the competitive contest.
Agricultural business senior Trey Forsyth will be the senior speaker at the CALS graduating senior convocation on May 6, 2017.
Curtis Balmer, CARD systems analyst, has a new phone number: 4-7654.
Iowa State Athletic Director, Jamie Pollard, was a guest speaker in Econ 313, Economics of Sports, taught by Ronald Deiter. Mr. Pollard’s presentation focused on revenues and costs for ISU’s Athletic Department.
Ronald Deiter, professor, was invited to give a presentation before the Alpha Zeta Honorary on the Iowa State campus. He spoke on "Welcome to the Real World (i.e., Life After College)."
Members of the department, students, and friends gathered to recognize and celebrate Dr. John Schroeter's retirement at Heady Hall.
Zhuo (Adam) Chen, Ph.D. 2003, ISU Dept Economics, has recently left the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, for a tenure track Associated Professor position.
Alan Barkema ('86 economics) gave the 2017 Carl and Marjory Hertz Lecture on Emerging Issues in Agriculture April 11.
An open letter was released April 12, 2017, signed by 1,470 economists, affirming that immigration is good for the American economy. Signatories include six Nobel Laureates and members of the Reagan, GHW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush, and Obama Administrations, as well as leading economists from across the country. Several economists from Iowa State University also participated.
Iowa State University has named Dr. Dermot Hayes Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ag Bus juniors, Brandon Hanson, from Iowa Falls, and Michael Barr, Kellogg, are two of the 20 students selected for the 2017-2018 Vermeer International Leadership Program.
ISU’s Blackboard license will expire at the end of the year. It will be replaced by Canvas or Desire2Learn. A final decision will be made next month. This is a critically important matter for many faculty, including some in the department.
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Wallace Huffman, professor, gave an off-campus talk, “Wellbeing and Gross National Income Comparisons for OECD Countries,” to the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX, on April 7, 2017.