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Scholarship funds awarded annually by the Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have topped $3 million.
Neil Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Jacob Bunge of the Wall Street Journal on September 13, 2016 with commentary on terms of the merger of Monsanto and Bayer.
David Swenson, associate scientist, talked with Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, on the short-term job and income impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Iowa State University is a member of the Iowa Campus Compact which offers professional development and networking opportunities for faculty, staff and students involved in community engagement.
Consider attending the Compact's fall network retreat on community engagement in higher education. Admission is free to ISU faculty, staff and students.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, spoke with Yoko Noge from Nikkei American Inc. (Japanese Economic News) on the declines in commodity prices and farmland values in the Midwest.
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, has recently been awarded two grants from the Department of Energy and Iowa Energy Center totaling $557,633 to undertake a careful study of a new “swing” contract design.
David Swenson, associate scientist, participated in interviews recently with: Kevin Hardy, Des Moines Register, about the history of manufacturing and regional economic change...
Christian Boessen joined the economics department this fall as senior lecturer. He will divide his time equally between advising and teaching both sections of Econ 230 and one section of Econ 102.
Chad Hart, associate professor, spoke with Christopher Doering and Donnelle Eller, Des Moines Register, about how changes in the downturn in agriculture won't happen unless adverse weather cuts supplies.
Iowa State University is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) network and, as such, all faculty, academic staff, postdocs, professional and graduate students may access at no cost the virtual mentoring and professional development resources available through NCFDD.
Joey Musser, sophomore in software engineering, will be joining the Heady and East IT tech folks this year. He studied Business Information Systems at DMACC in Ankeny, IA, and transferred to Iowa State this year. Joey will be working primarily in the mornings and afternoons during the school year. Welcome to the department, Joey!
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor has recently given the following presentations:
The annual Economics Graduate Student Association will host their annual fall picnic on Friday, Sep. 9th at the Maple Shelter in Brookside Park.
All are welcome to attend.
Otavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented “Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs,” an updated version of the one presented at the beginning of the summer and co-authored with Gray Calhoun and Yang He.
Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, recently published a new article at Journal of Great Lakes Research.
David Swenson, associate scientist, spoke to Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register, on information on how to find business growth statistics in Iowa and the pattern of change over time.
Swenson also talked with:
Mengyu Wang, a senior in economics and aerospace engineering has been selected as a NASA $5,000 scholarship winner from the NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC).
The Department of Economics has hired a new student technician, Philip Sciranko. He earned his Associate Degree in Management Information Systems at Southwestern CC in Creston, IA
CALS faculty, staff, and guests are invited to join the college at the annual barbecue on Sep. 3, 3-6 pm at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center prior to the ISU vs. UNI football game at 7 pm. Attendees will enjoy complimentary Hickory Park barbeque, networking with CALS alums and friends, and hands-on family friendly activities from CALS student organizations. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the stadium.
Register to attend by Aug. 26.
David Swenson, associate scientist, gave three interviews last week with:
Matthew Piper, Salt Lake City Tribune, about the regional economic benefits of data centers.
As a result of a resolution from the Student Government, black and white student printing charges have been set at $.05 per page on all printers on campus.
Student fees cover 100 pages of black and white per semester, with some colleges offering additional subsidies to students for additional pages. After a student has reached his/her limit of printed pages, students are charged a minimum of $1.00 per month for additional printing. Setting a consistent printing price across campus helps students better budget their printing each semester.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, wrote an article:
Jacobs, Keri L. “Co-ops Managing Through Low Margins,” Feedstuffs, August 8, 2016, 44.
CALS Career Services office will host a USDA Pathways for Recent Graduates event on Aug 24-25 in the Memorial Union Cardinal Room. More than 35 recruiters from Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services will be on campus for the event. The federal initiative targets recent graduates (less than two years out; six years for those with military experience) and Dec. 2016 graduates for training programs within the designated agencies.