Santiago Acerenza, third year Ph.D. student, has had his paper, "Testing identifying assumptions in bivariate probit models," jointly written with Otavio Bartalotti and Desire Kedagni, accepted for presentation at the Econometric Society’s World Congress 2020, August 17-21, 2020.
The ISU Office of Strategic Relations and Communications shared that recent media coverage featuring CALS experts is “massive” compared to past reports.
Chad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed on April 24 on Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus, on a panel of experts who participated in a live discussion of the pandemic’s impact on mental health, food insecurity and the agriculture economy. Viewer questions were submitted via email, phone and social media.
David Swenson, associate scientist, had several recent media contacts:
Ben Kiefer, Iowa Public Radio, for River to River. They discussed the new unemployment numbers and which sectors were affected; how has the payroll protection program (PPP) worked out for small businesses.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff,
We invite you to help celebrate the LAS Spring and Summer 2020 graduates by visiting the LAS convocation website and leaving congratulatory messages to graduates. The submitted content will appear on the convocation website and/or in the convocation video premiering at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8.
The ISU Division of Operations and Finance this week posted new FAQ guidance on home office and remote work costs. It’s emphasized that supervisors should strive for flexibility and accommodation with employees whenever practical.
The recent CARD analysis, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Iowa’s Corn, Soybean, Ethanol, Pork, and Beef Sectors,” was the subject of an April 22 Ethanol Producer Magazine story, "ISU study projects dramatic losses for ethanol industry."
NIFA recently added a program area to its main Agricultural and Food Research Initiative RFA: Rapid Response to Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Impacts Across Food and Agricultural Systems.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is facilitating a virtual networking event to explore collaborative interdisciplinary research opportunities addressing the COVID-19 pandemic via Zoom at 2 p.m. on April 28. Faculty need to register by noon on April 23.
The Iowa Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, has announced the winners of annual awards presented to Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty, students and alumni.
Economists at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University have issued a new policy brief that measures the revenue impacts the COVID-19 outbreak is having on some of Iowa's largest agricultural industries.
The Iowa State University Provost's Office has announced the approval of advancements for Amani Elobeid, Ebby Luvaga, and Kevin Kimle.
David Hennessy and Hongli Feng have accepted faculty positions with the department, beginning August 2021.
East Hall Renovation Project
There will be some work done on the exterior of East Hall this spring and summer, beginning April 15. The work should not directly impact people entering or exiting Heady Hall, but please note that the work is scheduled to continue until July 8, 2020. Attached is the renovation project timeline.
Peter Orazem, university professor, talked with Robbie Sequeira, Ames Tribune; Trent Rice, WHO Radio; Zach Tecklenburg, KCCI; and Sony Heitshusen, WHO TV, about his analysis of shelter-in-place policies and commuter rates on the COVID outbreak. All are the result of a News Service pitch.
Lee Schulz, associate professor, was interviewed for an April 14 Star Tribune story, "Sioux Falls plant closing is risk to pork supply, but plenty of others are open."
Dermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several recent media outlets about slaughterhouse closings:
Attention Graduating Seniors: It is not too late to apply for the M.S. Agricultural Economics (MSAE) program for Fall 2020. Given many of you likely face new uncertainties in securing full-time employment in your areas, an advanced degree in applied economics may be a great option.
Two updates to consider: 1) we are waiving the GRE exam requirements for MSAE and MS Econ applicants this year, and 2) part time enrollment is permitted.
Sunanda Roy, lecturer, has had her textbook on undergraduate mathematical economics, "A First Course in Mathematical Economics," accepted for publication by Cambridge Scholars and is currently in press. The URL of the book is https://www.cambridgescholars.com/a-first-course-in-mathematical-economics .
Iowa State’s Cardinal Key Honor Society selects new student members each year who embody four virtues: scholarship, leadership, service and character.