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September 03, 2021

Matt ClancyMatt Clancy, assistant teaching professor, was interviewed for a Sept. 3 New York Times story, "When Chance Encounters at the Water Cooler Are Most Useful."

“Within a field, it’s not going to be as hard to meet people,” said Matt Clancy, who studies the economics of innovation at Iowa State University and has written about this research. “The harder part is when you don’t know they’re there, you don’t know they’re valuable to meet, you don’t know their work exists and is important.”

September 02, 2021

COVID-19: By the numbers

Iowa State University now provides weekly updates on campus COVID-19 testing results as well as county- and state-level data provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updates are published on Wednesdays.

August 31, 2021

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, has a new report, "Egg Processing, Cartoning and Transportation Costs: 2020 Update," in collaboration with the Egg Industry Center at ISU.

August 30, 2021

Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, associate professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 30 Quad-City Times story, "What's going up? Davenport's rental prices. And if you are a low-wage earner, you might not be able to keep up."

August 30, 2021

David SwensonDavid Swenson, research scientist, has had recent media contacts:

Cara Smith, The Dispatch-Argus, "Quad-Cities job growth is slow. The new Amazon fulfillment center might not help," Aug. 29.

August 26, 2021

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 25 Radio Iowa story, "Iowa cash rents for farmland up from last year."

August 23, 2021

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 23 Times-Republican story, "Iowa unemployment rate and labor go up in July."

August 23, 2021

The Center for Rural Development (CARD) has published a new policy brief, "Iowa Farmland Owners could see Large Tax Increase from American Families Plan," about the tax impacts of a potentially consequential federal legislation currently being written and known as the American Families Plan.

August 23, 2021

Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, associate professor, has been invited to serve as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. J. Arbuckle has been serving as an Associate Editor for this journal for many years. The Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (JSWC) is a multidisciplinary journal of natural resource conservation research, practice, policy, and perspectives. It is published by the Soil and Water Conservation Society.

August 19, 2021

Minghao Li, Wendong ZhangMinghao Li, former CARD postdoc, and Wendong Zhang, associate professor, have an invited article just published by Nature Food in the News and Views Section.

August 18, 2021

Ron DeiterRon Deiter, emeritus professor, gave an invited presentation to the Ames Rotary Club entitled “Sports Betting: Gambling or Investing?” Aug. 18.

August 18, 2021

Hongli FengIowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen and Daniel J. Robison, holder of the Endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, invite you to a special event honoring Hongli Feng as the inaugural recipient of the Professorship for Excellence in Agricultural Economics.

August 18, 2021

Liesl EathingtonLiesl Eathington, research scientist, was interviewed for an Aug. 18 Oskaloosa News story, "How a handful of Iowa towns thrive, rise above rural decline."

August 18, 2021

John WintersJohn Winters, professor, was interviewed for an Aug. 16 Sioux Falls Argus Leader story, "How to rent in a packed Sioux Falls apartment and townhome market."


August 11, 2021

David SwensonRecent media contacts for David Swenson, research scientist.

August 10, 2021

With the rampant spread of the delta variant of COVID-19, vaccination against the virus has become more urgent than ever.

Iowa State University will hold a series of COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the coming weeks for all students, faculty and staff. The clinics will be held on various dates and at various locations on the main ISU campus between August 17 and September 29.

August 10, 2021

Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, was interviewed for an Aug. 8 Quad-City Times story, "Help wanted: Quad-Cities businesses struggling to hire employees."

August 09, 2021

David Hennessy, Bobby Martens, Irene Jacqz, Chad CottiFour new faculty members will join the Department of Economics beginning Aug. 16, 2021.

August 05, 2021

The Division of Student Affairs plans to provide five Welcome and Information Stations across campus the first two days of classes again this year. The goal of the stations is to welcome students to Iowa State University and answer students’ questions. It is important to engage with our students as they navigate campus the start of the fall semester.  We are requesting your assistance in recruiting volunteers to staff these stations.  Below is information that may be helpful to share in your messaging:

August 04, 2021

Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, associate professor, was interviewed in an Aug. 4 Wallaces Farmer story, "Economist compares carbon credit, ecosystem service programs."

August 04, 2021

Please plan to attend to help welcome our department newcomers and to kick off the 2021-2022 academic year!

Friday, August 20
2:00-3:00 pm
Food Science Courtyard

In case of rain: 368A Heady Hall

Short presentation begins: 2:15
Light refreshments available

Food Science Courtyard

August 04, 2021

Hello CCMs:
We would like to pass along a couple of Learn@ISU online training opportunities related to travel policies and a new option for purchasing gift cards directly through Procurement. These trainings are each one hour and open to campus. You can enroll for trainings by visiting Learn@ISU through the Okta tile. If you could please share this information with your departments that would be greatly appreciated!

Travel Policy Refresher – Post COVID
3 one hour sessions being offered:

August 03, 2021

Nick Paulson, Jonathan McFaddenAlumni Nick Paulson ('07 PhD ag econ) and Jonathan McFadden ('15 PhD economics) won awards at this year's AAEA meetings Aug. 1-3 in Austin, Texas.


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