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July 11, 2016

Dr. Peter OrazemPeter Orazem, university professor, answered questions about Tyson Foods' motivations concerning their recently closed plant in Cherokee, IA in an article in the Des Moines Register

July 11, 2016

Dr. Dermot HayesDermot Hayes, professor, was interviewed by Jennifer Carrico of the High Plains Journal on the impact of the Trans-Pacific agreement on U.S. pork exports.

July 11, 2016

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, and Jonathan McFadden.

July 07, 2016

Another enrollment record has been set this summer, with 11,942 students attending the summer sessions. That's an increase of 306 students over last summer's previous record. The growth is in students learning online. The subset of students enrolled only in online or other distance options increased 431, up to 3,388 students this summer.

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July 07, 2016

Dr. Otavio BartalottiOtavio Bartalotti, assistant professor, presented the paper "Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs with the Uniform Kernel," Otavio Bartalotti, Gray Calhoun, and Yang He, at two recent conferences.

July 07, 2016

The Undergraduate Programs Office completed freshman 2-day summer orientation sessions in June. Ninety-four ag business and six economics freshmen attended.

July 05, 2016

Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, assistant professor, worked with Iowa Institute for Cooperatives this spring to develop and host the first annual Iowa Cooperative Intern Day at the Monsanto Learning Center on Thursday, June 23.

July 05, 2016

Dr. Wendong ZhangWendong Zhang, assistant professor, had his Ag Policy Review article on an unlikely repeat of the 1980s farm crisis included in a University of Illinois Farm Policy News update on July 5, 2017.

July 05, 2016

Dr. Georgeanne Artz, Dr. Alejandro PlastinaGeorgeanne Artz, and Alejandro Plastina, assistant professors, conducted two workshops last week in Heady Hall for 4-H’ers under the title “Farming for Fun and Profit,” with a total attendance of about 50 kids.

June 30, 2016

New interactive teaching, learning platform debuts this fall
Top Hat, a new cloud-based teaching and learning platform, promises to give instructors more options in creating interactive lectures.
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June 30, 2016

Dr. Ron DeiterRon Deiter, professor, presented two invited workshops (June 29 and June 30) entitled “Dive Into Some Fun Pricing Games” for the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference held on the ISU campus.

June 30, 2016

2016 Department of Economics weekly newsletters

June 29, 2016

David SwensonDavid Swenson, associate scientist, had three interviews this week pertaining to the effects of Brexit on the Iowa and U.S. economies.

June 27, 2016

Natalina SentsNatalina Sents, '16 ag bus, has begun a year-long road trip to all 50 states documenting farmers' stories for her blog, Why I Farm Roadtrip http://www.beckshyb

June 27, 2016

Dr. Wallace HuffmanWallace Huffman, professor, had an article published in the most recent issue of Choices, a publication of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

June 27, 2016

Summer research assistantsFour undergraduate students are working as economics research assistants for Peter Orazem and Georgeanne Artz this summer.

June 27, 2016

Elizabeth Burns-ThompsonElizabeth Burns-Thompson, 2011 ag bus, international ag, was named the CALS Young Alum of the Month for June 2016.

June 27, 2016

Dr. John MiranowskiThe AAEA Fellows Selection Committee has selected John A. Miranowski to be honored as a 2016 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Fellow.

June 27, 2016

Dr. Neil HarlNeil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Doug Cooper on June 24 on the WHO Radio "Big Show" at noon on "Expected Consequences of the Brexit Vote."

June 27, 2016

Dr. Joshua RosenbloomJoshua Rosenbloom, professor and department chair, had an article about his economic history research published on Vox EU. org.

June 27, 2016

Dr, Ron DeiterRon Deiter, professor, served as a discussion leader for the Iowa Institute of Cooperative’s Iowa Cooperative Intern Day held at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, IA on June 23, 2016.

June 21, 2016

Dr. Alejandro PlastinaAlejandro Plastina, assistant professor, made two presentations June 12-14, 2016 at the National Farm Business Management Conference, Sioux Falls, SD:

June 21, 2016

Neil E. Harl, emeritus professor, was interviewed by Thoman Philpott, Mother Jones magazine on "Implications of Concentration in a World of Big Data."
 

June 21, 2016

Student Counseling Service will again be offering the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings at ISU this summer!  All 2016 trainings are in July:

July 12 & 19 (Tuesdays), 2016  12pm-4:15pm*

July 14 & 21 (Thursdays), 2016  8am-12:15pm*

July 26 & 28 (Tuesday & Thursday), 2016  12pm-4:15pm*

June 20, 2016

Kenny Liao, Xiaohong Zhu, Zhixia MaCongrats to three recent PhD grads in their new jobs: Kenny Liao: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Oberlin College; Xiaohong Zhu: Capital Markets Analyst II, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines; and Zhixia Ma: Agriculture Bank of China!

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