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February 08, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was interviewed for a Feb. 7, 2019 story on Radio Iowa on the effect of recent trade tariffs on the Iowa economy.

February 07, 2019

Faculty, if you have ever considered higher education administration (yes, you too could be a chair someday) this brown bag lunch may be of interest. Or perhaps you just want more evidence for why you don’t want to do one of these jobs.

Faculty Brown Bag Lunch: The Gritty Truth of Higher Education Administration: Discerning Your Path
Feb. 22, 2019

February 06, 2019

Adam TimmermanAdam Timmerman, former NFL offensive lineman, returned to the Iowa State campus to speak to Ron Deiter's Economics of Sports class, Monday, Feb. 4.

February 04, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was the subject of the story "Beef, corn survive rocky year in trade" in Ag|Update, Feb. 4, 2019.

February 04, 2019

David Swenson, Dr. Peter OrazemDavid Swenson, associate scientist, and Peter Orazem, professor were interviewed for a Feb. 3, 2019 Sioux City Journal story "Iowa among most at-risk for job automation."

February 01, 2019

Dr. Ron DeiterRon Deiter, professor, was interviewed by Mike Burvee (former student and ISU grad) for a story in the Jan. 30, 2019 Sigourney News-Review titled "Iowa could join progression against illegal sports betting."

January 31, 2019

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, professor, was interviewed for a Jan. 30th Ames Tribune story "City of Ames $143M investment in expansion - a sign of changing times."

January 29, 2019

At its January 22 meeting, the Faculty Senate passed three items, two of which are Faculty Handbook changes.

January 29, 2019

Faculty, graduate and postdoc students are invited to apply for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program.

The four-week program, which starts on Feb. 27, focuses on building entrepreneurship skills and bringing innovative ideas to the public. The Office of the Vice President for Research is sponsoring the program.

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January 29, 2019

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is accepting applications for its 2019 Fellowship Program. Cohort members will be together for three years as they continue through their graduate program.

Students can compete in either of two categories: Stipend plus Professional Development awards (deadline is Feb. 15) or Professional Development only awards (deadline is April 15).

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January 29, 2019

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University classes will be canceled and university offices closed all day Tuesday, Jan. 29, through noon Thursday, Jan. 31, due to predicted record wind chills. Only essential staff -- including police, food service, security, power plant, animal care, critical maintenance, and snow and ice removal -- should report to work. Supervisors should contact their employees regarding their individual schedules.

January 28, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a Public Radio International story "Rust Belt jobs are still going overseas. The impact could be felt for generations," Jan. 24, 2019.

January 24, 2019

Becky Johnson Becky Johnson, department secretary, celebrated 45 years with Iowa State University on May 23, 2018. She started working in the animal science department days after her graduation in 1973. A year later she moved to the economics department and has been here ever since.

January 22, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in several media outlets on a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. The European Commission today issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn't include talks on agriculture.

January 22, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed for a Jan. 18 story on Public News Service about how Democratic hopefuls are smart to reach out to voters in western Iowa, which is more rural and more Republican.

January 18, 2019

The New York Times' "Overlooked" obituary series, which profiles Americans who were not appropriately celebrated in the pages of the Times at the time of their passing, this week brought readers the incredible story of Isabelle Kelley (MS '40 econ), 1917-1997.

January 17, 2019

ISU recently introduced OKTA as the tool for logging into most university applications online. Starting March 1, 2019 you will be required to begin using multi-factor authentication to access these applications. This means doing more than simply providing your user name and password.

Please note that OKTA requires that you have installed the most recent version of MS Outlook.  If you have not updated Outlook on your computer/phone you should probably consult with Christopher of Mike before proceeding.

January 15, 2019

Dr. Chad HartChad Hart, associate professor, was quoted in a Markets Insider story on Jan. 14, 2019, on the outlook for American soybean farmers.

January 10, 2019

Lee Schulz, 2019 livestock forecastLee Schulz, associate professor, expects record U.S. production for beef, pork and poultry in his forecast for 2019.

January 10, 2019

Connor Theodore LismanJeff and Adriana Valcu-Lisman are the parents of son Connor Theodore Lisman, born Jan. 4, 2019, at 12:21 p.m. The newest Lisman weighs 6 lb. 10 oz. and measures 20 in. long. Congratulations to the proud parents!

January 10, 2019

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, spoke with several media outlets this week:

January 09, 2019

AAEA meeting comedy speakersPeter Orazem, professor, was one of five speakers who participated in the 11th Annual Economics Humor Session in Honor of Caroline Postelle Clotfelter at the American Economic Association meetings Jan. 5, 2019, in Atlanta.

January 08, 2019

Panama study abroad groupEbby Luvaga, senior lecturer, left Iowa Dec. 28, 2018 to lead a group of 17 CALS students on a study abroad trip to Panama, a trip she's been conducting since 1999. 

January 08, 2019

Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI) is offering an international volunteer opportunity for students next summer in Ghana.

January 03, 2019

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was quoted in a story in the Jan. 1, 2019 The Epoch Times titled "Agriculture Remains a Sticking Point to US–EU Trade Deal."

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