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Congratulations to Beatriz and Otavio Bartalotti on the birth of their daughter!
Of the more than 100 undergraduate majors available at Iowa State, Agricultural Business ranks in the top twenty, number 16, with 486 students currently enrolled.
David Swenson, associate scientist, and Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist conducted a study with Mack Shelley for the Iowa Association of School Boards. They analyzed how school districts used Secure an Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) funds.
The Provost office has asked for recommendations for individuals whom we can recognize with honorary degrees at commencement. If you have nominations, please forward them to Dean Wintersteen.
Peter Orazem, university professor, has had his article, "Expanding College Access in Taiwan, 1978–2014: Effects on Graduate Quality and Income Inequality," published in the Journal of Human Capital, Volume 11, Issue 1.
Keri Jacobs, assistant professor, has recently made several presentations:
Leigh Tesfatsion, professor, has reported that she has received final contract forms signed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and ISU's OSPA confirming PNNL support (in the amount of $210,252) for her ongoing electric power market design project work.
Wallace Huffman, professor, has been cited multiple times in the new OECD Report: OECD (2016), “Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the United States.” OECD Food and Agricultural Reviews. OECD Publishing, Paris.
David Swenson, associate scientist, was interviewed by Brian Mann, NPR, for a piece called "Rural America Supported Trump But Will His Policies Support Them?” on Feb. 6, 2017
Wanning Li and Leigh Tesfatsion, "An 8-Zone ISO-NE Test System with Physically-Based Wind Power," Economics Working Paper No. 17017, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, January 2017.
David Keiser, assistant professor, recently published the working paper, "Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality." This paper is part of the National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series.
Philip Gassman, associate scientist, was interviewed by Pam Porter for a story in Blades, a perennial grass bioenergy newsletter.
Wallace Huffman, professor, and Jonathan McFadden have had their paper "Consumer Demand for Low-Acrylamide-Forming Potato Products: Evidence from Lab Auctions" accepted for publication by the American Journal of Potato Research.
Ziran Li, Ph.D. student, is the winner of the Barbara and Thomas Lyon Scholarship for the Study of Agricultural Cooperatives for the second time.
Hyunseok Kim, Ph.D. student, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Cathryn Jacobson Ahrenholz Scholarship.
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.