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July 08, 2020

On-site and virtual counseling services for fall 2020

July 07, 2020

P-Cardholders and/or T&H Cardholders:

When you signed the form acknowledging the receipt of your P-Card and/or T&H Card you agreed to comply with the terms and conditions of the Iowa State University Card Programs. Those terms and conditions have changed, effective July 1, and now include the following terms and conditions in bold here

July 07, 2020

Starting this fall, all students at Iowa State University are required to have a laptop computer that can connect to the Internet and are expected to abide by the ISU Acceptable Use Policy.

Financial aid
Students who qualify for financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss funding options for technology. See ISU’s Office of Financial Aid for more information.

July 07, 2020

David Swenson David Swenson, research scientist, was interviewed by Robert Connelly, Quad City Times, about the regional effects of Arconic (formerly ALCOA) laying off 184 workers due to pandemic related business concerns.

July 02, 2020

Domestic travel restrictions have been lifted, but supervisor approval is required.

July 02, 2020

Clean up after yourself.Due to a custodial reduction around campus, this fall, and possibly beyond, all faculty and staff (including those in Heady Hall) will be responsible for cleaning and removing trash from their own office space.

July 02, 2020

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, wrote an article for Ag Decision Maker on the impact of the coronavirus on Iowa crops.

July 02, 2020

Check out this helpful workflow chart for instructions on what to do when an ISU student, faculty, or staff tests positive (within the past 10 days) for COVID-19. If you learn of a case in your unit – encourage that person to self-report. Remember the three “selfs”:

July 02, 2020

Resources for instructors to prepare for fall. The Brenton Center will be leading a series of workshops on Canvas, Gradebook, and SpeedGrader. Each workshop is being offered two different days and times July 20-31 and registration is required.

June 29, 2020

John LathamCALS alumnus John Latham (’92 ag business) has been elected to the American Seed Trade Association officer team.

June 29, 2020

Fichter familyThe Fichter family of Shenandoah has been selected this year to receive the Iowa State University Family of the Year award.

June 29, 2020

2020 Berkeley Virtual Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics
August 17-27, 2020

Applications due: July 10, 2020

June 29, 2020

Because of the cancellation of the Chinese Economists Society in-person conferences this year, a virtual conference will be held via Zoom on August 13-15, 2020. A preliminary conference program is available here: https://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=2050.

June 26, 2020

Dr. Lee SchulzLee Schulz, associate professor, had several recent media contacts:

Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network story, "Record U.S. hog inventory up 5 percent from last year," June 26.

June 26, 2020

On Monday, June 29th, the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) are releasing a new paper, Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Food and Agricultural Markets. Lee Schulz, associate professor, was a contributing author to this paper.

June 26, 2020

Dr. Edward Balistreri, Dr. Wendong ZhangEdward Balistreri, associate professor, and Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, had their paper, "The U.S.–China trade war: Tariff data and general equilibrium analysis," published on Journal of Asian Economics https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asieco.2020.101216.

June 25, 2020

Dr. GianCarlo MoschiniGianCarlo Moschini, professor, led a new economic analysis that showed field trials led by Iowa State University scientists saved farmers and seed companies millions of dollars by helping them select soybean varieties resistant to a major pest.

June 24, 2020

Face coverings and/or face shields will be required in classrooms, offices, and other areas where physical distancing is not possible. The requirement will take effect Wednesday, July 1.

The university is providing two cloth face coverings to all students, faculty, and staff who request them, free of charge. Face shields can also be requested. Campus units should reserve face coverings for their employees through central stores.

June 24, 2020

ResearchGate recently released a new set of features to help researchers find funding. All members of Iowa State have immediate access to the advanced features of Funding+Plus, including:

June 23, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangLand values would decline by an additional 1% by November 2021, according to a survey conducted annually for Iowa State's Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference.

June 23, 2020

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, is part of an Iowa State University Sustainable Agricultural Systems project which has been awarded $10 million by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

June 23, 2020

Dr. William MurrayA program concept and farm that were developed by Dr. William Murray, a professor of agricultural economics at ISU, in 1938 was mentioned in a June 23 The Monitor Online story, "On-the-farm training: Gaining the knowledge, and confidence, to enter agriculture."

June 23, 2020

Dr. Wallace HuffmanCharles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences Wallace Huffman was laid to rest at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at ISU Cemetery in Ames.

June 23, 2020

Dr. Wendong ZhangThe 2020 Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference has been cancelled for the year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

June 23, 2020

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed for a June 23 Des Moines Register story, "Farmers hoping for more COVID-19 aid from Congress."

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