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Dean Wendy Wintersteen appointed the CALS Sustainability Task Force last year to begin a college-wide dialog on sustainability and to consider how the college can focus and more fully engage in sustainability across its teaching, research and extension missions
The Office for Responsible Research (ORR) is launching a training program this spring for faculty, staff, and students who may conduct research involving human subjects. There will be two types of training offered. The ORR will provide a standing, monthly training on the basics of navigating the approval process for research with human subjects. Additionally, the ORR will offer a 4-part series (one seminar held each quarter) that addresses different components of such research.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about the proposed border tax and the impact on consumer wellbeing and on the Iowa economy and about President Trump pulling out of the TPP agreement and its impact on Iowa.
Peter Orazem, university professor, will be a panelist at the Business Record Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel, West Des Moines, on Jan. 26th.
Dear Colleague Letter: Public Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Research: Capacity-building, community-building, and direction-setting.
Alejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made a presentation Jan. 19th on “Managing Margins in 2017” at the 12th Farming for the Future Conference, organized by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. The meeting was held at the Quality Inn hotel in Ames with about 100 people attending.
David Swenson, associate scientist, did several interviews this week including:
Daniel Phaneuf ('97 Ph.D. economics), Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with Till Requate, has published a graduate textbook, A Course in Environmental Economics - Theory, Policy, and Practice, by Cambridge University Press.
Waste Management has asked that plastic garbage bags NOT be placed in the big blue recycling bins in Heady Hall. When these bins contain plastic bags, the bin contents are considered trash and will not be accepted for recycling.
Currently Waste Management drivers have to do their best to dig through the loads and remove the plastic bags. So, with everyone's help, keeping bags out of the bins in the first place will help the entire process stay efficient and timely.
Jan. 18th marked the grand opening of a new residence hall. Geoffroy Hall is named for President Emeritus Gregory L. Geoffroy, who led the university from 2001-2012.
Gary Macnoll (BS Ag Bus) was recently featured in the Jan. 8th Abilene Reporter-News as one of the most progressive beef cattle producers in Taylor County, Texas.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, with Chris R. Rehmann, Diego S. Cardoso, Yu Jie, and William J.
Three students in Keri Jacobs' Econ 332 Cooperatives class were recently honored with a $500 scholarship from Heartland Cooperative.
Gamma Sigma Delta Award Applications and Membership Nominations are due March 24, 2017. Updated forms are now available on the Gamma Sigma Delta website.
Awards to Don Beitz, 313 Kildee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership to Barb Clawson, 107 Hort Hall, email@example.com
Gamma Sigma Delta Initiation is set for April 20, 2017 in 0127 Curtiss Hall.
The three Regent universities are participating in a study of faculty activity. All faculty members at the three universities will be asked to complete an online reporting form describing how they spend their work time during a randomly assigned one-week period during the semester. This information (which will be reported in the aggregate only to the Board of Regents, State of Iowa) will help the universities educate external constituencies about the wide range of important activities that comprise faculty responsibilities.
On Jan. 10, 2017, Jeri Prescott presented the James R. Prescott Scholarship in Economics to graduate students Gaurav Arora and Yang He at a reception in Heady Hall.
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Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was interviewed for a cover story in the January 2017 Iowa Banking magazine about the 2016 Iowa Land Values Survey.
Helen Jensen, professor, was one of two Iowa State University professors who were involved in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee,
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, was featured in the first issue of the ISU Extension and Outreach Ag & Natural Resources Staff Spotlight this January. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/ag/wendong-zhang
For travel expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2017, the default rate will be 26.75 cents/mile, a decrease from 27 cents/mile. The default mileage reimbursement rate is calculated at 50% of the full IRS rate and is applicable for trips of more than 100 miles if the traveler chooses to use a personal vehicle when a vehicle is available from Transportation Services.
The 2017 full IRS rate is decreasing to 53.5 cents/mile, from the current 2016 rate of 54 cents/mile.