Among the trillions federal lawmakers have approved to speed relief from the novel coronavirus is billions meant for educational institutions, including colleges and universities, according to an April 9 Gazette story, "Iowa universities, colleges due millions in federal coronavirus aid."
Mark Edelman, professor and ISU Community Vitality Center director, and Sandra Burke, senior researcher, facilitated Iowa Community Capital (ICC)'s collaboration with an emerging coalition of seven nonprofits that are developing an Iowa COVID Small Business Relief Fund Coalition to uplift the small business community throughout the state that has been harmed by the disaster.
Amy Brandau, an agricultural business academic adviser, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Learning Community Coordinator Award.
Amani Elobeid, adjunct assistant professor, received the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Excellence in Teaching by Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Award.
GianCarlo Moschini, professor and Pioneer Chair in Science and Technology Policy, has been named Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Iowa State students have transitioned to all online classes and meetings. From sketchy internet connections to developing self-motivation habits, several peer mentors responded when asked, "What are your thoughts on your new learning situation?"
Elizabeth Hoffman, professor, has had her article, "Patently Risky," written with Matt Spitzer, Dave Schwartz, and Eric Tally, accepted for publication in the fall Issue of Volume 34 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.
Mark Edelman, professor, is this year's recipient of the North Central Region's Excellence in Extension Award.
For NCRA members:
This FAQ covers the most commonly asked questions about impacts of the COVID-19 emergency on USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants. NIFA continues to evaluate options and flexibilities related to coronavirus impacts and will announce updates to this FAQ in the NIFA Update.
Facilities Planning and Management has announced a temporary building service interruption:
START DATE: Monday, 04/06/2020 7:00 AM
END DATE: Wednesday, 04/08/2020 4:30 PM
AFFECTED BUILDING/S: Heady Hall
WHAT: No Chilled water
WHY: Install Bypass and new meter
Congratulations to two faculty members who have been promoted effective the 2020-21 academic year!
Iowa State University has promoted Chad Hart from associate to full professor.
For those with interest in the Fulbright program, a virtual zoom meeting is being offered to replace the canceled in-person Fulbright seminar:
Wednesday, April 8
12 – 1 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/406984011
Meeting ID: 406 984 011
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Setting up online courses comes with a lot of questions and setbacks, but know that you are not in this alone. Todd Vans, program coordinator in the Brenton Center, gathered thoughts from CALS faculty members regarding setting up and delivering online courses, but the advice works for any types of courses.
Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen addressed payments for campus services and what refunds can be given during the time of online instruction in an email sent March 30.
Partial refunds are available for course fees, residence hall contracts, dining contracts and student parking.
Refunds will also be given for spring study abroad program fees. For spring break trips, those refunds are already being processed, and emergency flights are being reimbursed for those who had to be brought home early from semester's abroad, according to the email.
Iowa Nutrient Research Center at Iowa State University is requesting proposals from faculty and staff at Iowa State University, University of Iowa, and University of Northern Iowa to address nitrogen and phosphorus nutrient losses to surface waters.
Agricultural Entrepreneur B.J. Brugman (’12 agricultural business) shared the story of his startup agtech business, Sentinel, with the fifty-five students in ECON 334, and did so from Lyon, France.