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March 05, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, has had his article "The current farm downturn vs the 1920s and 1980s farm crises: An economic and regulatory comparison," coauthored with Kristine Tidgren, published by Ag Finance Review

March 02, 2018

Bill NortheyAfter months of delay, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey ('81 agricultural business) was confirmed to a top U.S. Department of Agriculture post Tuesday.

The 58-year-old Spirit Lake farmer becomes USDA's undersecretary for farm production and conservation, following a U.S. Senate voice vote.

March 01, 2018

Lucy DouoghertyLucy Dougherty, economics sophomore, is one of the 13 candidates running for three seats in the LAS Student Government Senate. She participated in a debate with four of the candidates Feb. 27, 2018.

February 28, 2018

Curtiss HallCALS Career Services is reporting an undergraduate placement rate of 99.2 percent for 2016-2017. This is the highest placement rate in 20 years; an increase from the 97.9 percent for the previous year. Placement includes students that are employed (82.9 %), furthering their education (15.4%) or fulfilling military obligations.

February 28, 2018

Perry WarjiyoJakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo confirmed on Feb. 27, 2018, his nomination of current Bank Indonesia deputy governor Perry Warjiyo to fill the role of the bank's governor for the 2018-2023 period. Born in Sukoharjo, Central Java, in 1959, Perry graduated from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta in 1982.

February 28, 2018

Dr. John LawrenceJohn Lawrence, interim vice president of Extension and Outreach, has been announced as the second finalist for vice president of ISU Extension and Outreach.

February 28, 2018

All faculty and staff are required to complete the course most appropriate to their role. If you are a supervisor (including supervision of students), you are required to complete the Title IX Training – Supervisor training. Only one course is required.  The Supervisor course is approximately 2 hours and the Non-Supervisor course is approximately 1 hour, and both can be completed in multiple sessions. You can access these trainings in Learn@ISU beginning Thursday, March 1.

February 28, 2018

CELT offers:

Open Labs in Parks Library's Rotunda area. Walk-ins are welcome on Tue, Wed and Fri from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and from 1:00 om to 4:00 pm. CELT’s knowledgeable graduate students will walk you through calculating and submitting midterm grades in Canvas.

Additionally, individual appointments with the CELT instructional specialists can be made via the online scheduling tool on MyCanvas Teacher.

February 27, 2018

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February 26, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, was cited in a Feb. 22, 2018 Successful Farming story "A Bad Year for Grain Farmers? All it Takes is Average Yields."

February 26, 2018

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, accepted an invitation to make a presentation February 22, 2018 at the 94th Annual USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum - The Roots of Prosperity, in Arlington, Virginia.

February 22, 2018

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, has had his article "Regression Discontinuity and Heteroskedasticity Robust Standard Errors: Evidence from a Fixed-Bandwidth Approximation" published in the Journal of Econometric Methods. 2018; 20160007.

February 22, 2018

ISCORE conference posterISCORE Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity

March 2, 2018
8:15 am - 5 pm
Memorial Union
Iowa State University

Registration deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

February 22, 2018

The time has now come to recruit mentors for the 2018 GWC Summer Research Internship Program. The applications are in and there are many excellent candidates in this year’s pool. We need mentors! Please consider mentoring an intern in the 2018 class.

Submit project information here: http://www.diversity.cals.iastate.edu/george-washington-carver-mentor-form

College Students – 8 week program; program: June 10, 2017 – August 5, 2017

February 22, 2018

The search for the next CELT Director is underway. Jackie Rees Ulmer, Associate Dean in the College of Business, has agreed to chair the search committee. 

February 22, 2018

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a story on KTIC about the possible sale of commodity trader Bunge to Archer-Daniels-Midland.

February 22, 2018

map of farmers in Chinese provincesWendong Zhang, assistant professor, and Minghao Li, postdoctoral researcher, published a new article "Navigating the Chinese agricultural economy through the lens of Iowa" in Ag Decision Maker this week. 

February 22, 2018

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, and his recent study of Iowa Select Farm's growth were quoted in a recent article in cbc online "ISU Study Shows ISF On Track To Generate $1.5 Billion In Economic Output By End Of 2019."

February 22, 2018

ISU’s new policy on Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Involving Students and corresponding edits to the Student Disciplinary Regulations became effective Feb. 15, 2018.

In addition to the above hyperlinks, the new policies can be found in the ISU Policy Library. 

February 22, 2018

Dr. Gabriel LadeGabriel Lade, assistant professor, has had his article "Policy Shocks and Market-Based Regulations: Evidence from the Renewable Fuel Standard" published by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, aax097, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aax097 Published: 14 February 2018.

February 20, 2018

Dr. Peter Orazem Peter Orazem, University Professor, is spending spring semester 2018 working on research projects at the University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia, as part of the Fulbright Scholar program, which operates in more than 125 countries throughout the world.

February 20, 2018

Dr. Alejandro Plastina, Dr. Chad HartAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, and Chad Hart, associate professor, had the article "Is ARC-CO Acting as a Safety Net Program? Evidence from Iowa" published in Choices.

February 16, 2018

Gabriel Lade at the 2018 NECGabriel Lade, assistant professor, was a panelist at the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference Feb. 13, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. NEC is the largest annual conference of U.S. ethanol producers, with nearly 1000 attendees.

February 16, 2018

Kevin Kimle testifying before congressKevin Kimle, Rastetter Chair of Agricultural Entrepreneurship, senior lecturer in economics and the director of the ISU Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, testified Feb. 15, 2018, before the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade.

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