NBER/CRIW Conference on Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth
March 17-18, 2022
Abstract submission deadlline: May 15, 2021 at https://conference.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=CRIWs22
Ag bus sophomore Beatrice Maule tied for third place in the Undergraduate Research Talks on Tuesday, March 23.
From Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost, March 18
On March 11, 2021, the Board of Regents lifted its moratorium on international travel for Iowa State University students, faculty, and staff. I am writing with information related to travel requirements, visiting scholars, and study abroad programs.
Faculty and Staff Travel
International travel for faculty and staff may be permitted, subject to the following requirements:
President Wendy Wintersteen sent a March 12 letter to the Iowa State Community:
I’m pleased to announce that we are looking forward to a “new normal” for the upcoming academic year. We are planning to return in-person classes, labs, studios, residence, dining, student activities, and campus events to pre-pandemic levels. As we move forward, the foundation of our “new normal” will be based on appropriate health practices, an assumption that vaccinations will be widely available, and our deep commitment to academic quality and supporting an excellent student experience.
Erin Cumings ('02 ag business) was honored at the Iowa State University Agricultural Business Club's annual awards banquet Saturday, March 6, 2021. She received the club's Outstanding Alumni Award for 2020. Cumings is currently the Senior Consultant of Business Program Management at Nationwide.
The Agricultural Business Club honored Dr. Ron Deiter at its annual banquet on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Dr. Deiter has served as advisor to the club since 1978. The program included alumni speakers Izak Christiansen ('18 ag business) and Elizabeth Burns-Thompson ('11 ag business) and current student speakers Cale Pellet and Brooke Beinhart providing remarks on behalf of their respective groups.
Yongjie Ji, research scientist in economics with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, is the recipient of the Professional and Scientific Outstanding New Professional Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor in economics and extension land value economist, is the recipient of the Early Achievement in Extension and Outreach Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Dermot Hayes, Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences in the Department of Economics and professor and Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Agribusiness in the Ivy School of Business, is the recipient of the Dean Lee R. Kolmer Award for Excellence in Applied Research from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
Faculty and staff:
On Tuesday, March 23 at 3 p.m., LAS will be hosting the LAS Week Undergraduate Research Lightning Talks. This virtual event is a great opportunity for LAS undergraduate students to practice sharing their research with an audience and judges.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, made three zoom presentations last week on US-China Agricultural Trade at the Cooperative Farmers Network Core Conference, the Michigan Corn Growers Association "Coffee with Corn" Weekly Webinar, and the Iowa Corn Growers Association EGT Committee Meeting.
Please join APS on March 9 from 3-5 p.m. Eastern for a discussion with leaders from industry, academia, and non-profits for a discussion on building a diverse and inclusive agricultural workforce.
David Swenson, research scientist, was recently interviewed by:
Graduate Student Invited Sessions
The Southern Economic Association® (SEA) recognizes the importance of opportunities for young scholars to establish a habit of attending professional meetings and subjecting their work to the criticism of other professional researchers working in their fields.
E. Kwan Choi, professor, was honored by Iowa State's 25 Year Club for his 35 years with the university.
From, Nina Banks, President, National Economic Association:
We are delighted to celebrate Women's History Month and 100 Years of African American Economists by highlighting the journey of Dr. Margaret Simms. The conversation, led by her longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Willene Johnson, will touch on her career; perspectives on the discipline circa now; and expectations for the future of economics.
The event will take place on March 5th from 12-1 pm EST.
For tenure-eligible faculty:
March 17, 2021