May-June 2012

New Insurance Carrier for International Travel
Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) is the new contracted carrier for international health and emergency services for ISU faculty, staff and students. CISI replaces SOS International. CISI is strongly recommended to ISU international business travelers (faculty, staff, graduate students, post docs, etc.). The cost of CISI is an allowable travel expense for faculty and staff on official ISU business. CISI coverage should be purchased in advance of each international trip . . .annual coverage is not currently available. For complete enrollment information on graduate student, graduate assistant or post doc, and faculty/staff travel, visit ISU Study Abroad

Rockefeller Foundation Seeks Entrants for 2012 Innovation Challenges
To mark their centennial, the Rockefeller Foundation is seeking the knowledge and innovative ideas that will solve problems for the next 100 years. As many as 9 out of 15 finalists will be selected by the Foundation to apply for up to $100,000 in grant support to further develop or implement their ideas. Enter by May 25, 2012. For further information: Rockefeller Foundation 2012 Innovation Challenges

Colleges of Ag & Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Host Nanjing Agriculture University Delegation
CALS and Vet Medicine will host a group of administrators and professors from Nanjing Agriculture University (NAU), China, on May 23. The visit is a follow up to President Geoffrey’s visit to NAU last May. During that visit, an MOU was signed between ISU and NAU. During NAU’s visit this May, CALS will hold a roundtable discussion with the NAU delegation to explore research collaboration opportunities in animal science, food science, crop genetics, agricultural resource utilization and environmental science, as well as, student exchange opportunities.

The NAU delegation includes:

  • Dr. Qirong Shen, Vice-president for international cooperation; Professor of plant nutrition
  • Dr. Hongsheng Zhang, Director of Office of International Relations; Professor of crop genetics and breeding
  • Dr. Yingheng Zhou, Dean of College of Economics and Management. Professor of Industrial economics
  • Dr. Hongjie Fan, Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine, Professor of animal microbiology and immunology
  • Dr. Yousheng Li, Director of Human Resource Management; Professor of education management
  • Prof. GUO Zhongxing, Deputy director of Office for Faculty Recruitment and Service, professor of land resource management.
  • Ms. Rong Feng, staff of Office of International Relations.

CALS Summer Travel Courses
144 students are studying abroad through CALS programs this summer. Of those 144 students, 112 students will study abroad in 10 countries via 10 travel courses. Thirty-two students will participate in internships in 17 countries.

Country Course Title Department(s) Group Leader(s)
Brazil Argentina - Agricultural Technology and Automation Adoption in Brazil ABE Brian Steward
Lloyd Snell
England Horticulture Study Abroad Program to England Horticulture Jeff Iles
Ann Marie Vanderzanden
England
Scotland
European Perspectives on Farm Animal Welfare in England and Scotland Animal Science
Vet Medicine
Lee Kilmer
Suzanne Millman
Ghana Ecological Zones and Natural Resource Management Agronomy Andrew Manu
India Food, Nutrition and Health: Service Learning in India FSHN Manu Reddy
Sarah Francis
Italy Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program: Rome GRS Joe Colletti
Steve Lonergan
Shelley Taylor
Norway Voyage of A Lifetime Global Programs
NREM
Denise Bjelland
Richard Schultz
Difei Shen
Poland Animal Production Systems in Poland ABE Jacek Koziel
Taiwan International Industrial Academic Leadership Experience ABE David Grewell
Uganda Service Learning in Uganda ABE
Horticulture
NREM
Tom Brumm
Gail Nonnecke
Richard Schultz

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
April 18 - 20

 Greece (American Farm School)
 

Dr. Panos Kanellis
Dr. Eva Kanellis

Global Programs
Shelley Taylor

April 23

 Yemen (U.S. Department of State)
 

6 visitors

CALS Extension
Christine Mondak

May 4  Belarus (U.S. Department of State)

5 visitors

CALS Extension
Christine Mondak

June 1 - September 1  Turkey (Kastamonu University) Dr. Mirac Aydin

NREM
Richard Schultz

 

Where Are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling???

  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Thailand, Greece, keynote speaker at international conference; project collaboration
  • Rajeev Arora, Horticulture, Austria, Belgium, participate in international conference; project collaboration
  • Raymond Arritt, Agronomy, Austria, Italy, invited presentations at international conferences
  • Heidi Asbjornsen, NREM, Mexico, research
  • Lance Baumgard, Animal Science, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Denise Bjelland, Global Programs, Norway, co-lead student travel course
  • Bryony Bonning, Entomology, England, project collaboration
  • Jennifer Bousselot, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, co-lead student travel course
  • Alicia Carriquiry, Statistics, Chile, Italy, invited presentation and participate in international conference
  • Miguel Carriquiry, CARD, Argentina, project collaboration
  • Nick Christians, Horticulture, Norway, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joel Coats, Entomology, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science, Kenya, Colombia, project follow-up and collaboration
  • Aurelio Curbelo-Ruiz, Ag Admin, Puerto Rico, student recruitment
  • Jack Dekker, Agronomy, Italy, research
  • Awoke Dollisso, Ag Ed & Studies, Ethiopia, student travel course site visit
  • John Downing, EEOB, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Canada, China, project collaboration, invited presentation at international conference, research
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, China, project collaboration, invited presentation at international conference, research
  • Brian Gelder, ABE, Italy, invited presentation at international conference
  • Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology, Serbia, training
  • David Hannapel, Horticulture, Saudi Arabia, invited presentation at international conference
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science, Kenya, Zambia, Colombia, project follow-up and collaboration
  • Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, co-lead student travel course
  • Jay-lin Jane-Topel, FSHN, Taiwan, invited presentation/lectures
  • Lee Kilmer, Animal Science, Scotland, co-lead student travel course
  • Monlin Kuo, NREM, China, research
  • Steve Lonergan, Animal Science, Italy, co-lead student travel course
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, Thailand, research
  • Andrew Manu, Agronomy, Ghana, lead student travel course
  • William Meeker, Statistics, The Netherlands, France, Thailand, invited presentations at international conferences
  • Jarad Niemi, Statistics, Japan, invited presentation at international conference
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Canada, Honduras, invited presentation at international conference, project follow-up
  • James Reecy, Animal Science, Spain, invited presentation at international conference
  • Ann Russell, NREM, Costa Rica, project collaboration
  • Donald Sakaguchi, GDCB, Honduras, lead student travel course
  • Patrick Schnable, Agronomy, France, participate in international conference
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, Norway, co-lead student travel course
  • Difei Shen, Global Programs-CALS, Norway, co-lead student travel course
  • Yuh Yuan Shyy, Seed Science, China, Zambia, Kenya, invited presentation at international conference, project follow-up, training
  • Brad Skaar, Animal Science, New Zealand, student travel course site visit
  • Martin Spalding, GDCB, Spain, lead student travel course
  • Brian Steward, ABE, Brazil, lead student travel course
  • Shelley Taylor, Global Programs-CALS, South Korea, Italy, student travel course site visit; co-lead student travel course
  • Roy Vivekananda, Statistics, Japan, participate in international conference
  • Suza Walter, Agronomy, Tanzania, project collaboration
  • Jeffrey Wolt, Seed Science, Vietnam, participate in international conference
  • Curtis Youngs, Animal Science, Kosovo, project follow-up

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