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  • On June 10, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rescinded the Order titled “Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for All Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving in the United States from any Foreign Country.”

    This rescission takes effect for flights departing to the United States from a foreign country at or after 12:01am ET (4:01am GMT) on June 12, 2022, and will be published in the Federal Register.

    To view the Rescission, click here.

  • Joint virtual Vietnam-ISU research seminar will be Monday, June 6th 7am CT/8am EST/7pm Vietnam.

    The research seminar will be presented by Tra Vinh University, "Nanotechnology and its applications in Agriculture" by Dr. Nguyen Nhat Nam

    Please feel free to invite your colleagues and graduate students to attend.

     

    Zoom Meeting Information: 

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity - FY 2022 Scientific Cooperation Research Program

    The Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP) supports joint research, extension, and education projects – lasting up to two years – between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies. The projects address issues including but not limited to agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, and sustainable natural resource management. Since 1980, the program has supported hundreds of projects, enhancing the technical skills of agricultural professionals and helping beneficiary countries be more competitive consumers of U.S. agricultural products.

    Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

  • The Scientific Cooperation Research Program (SCRP) supports joint research, extension, and education projects – lasting up to two years – between U.S. researchers and researchers from selected emerging market economies. The projects address issues including but not limited to agricultural trade and market access, animal and plant health, biotechnology, food safety and security, and sustainable natural resource management. Since 1980, the program has supported hundreds of projects, enhancing the technical skills of agricultural professionals, and helping beneficiary countries to be more competitive consumers of U.S. agricultural products.

    Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

  • Dr. David Acker, Associate Dean, Global Engagement; and Shelley Taylor, Director, CALS Global Programs, will be hosting a networking event on Thursday, April 14, 2022, geared toward connecting faculty, staff, and graduate students that interested in or currently are conducting research in sub-Saharan Africa. The event will feature presentations from CALS faculty and a graduate student currently conducting research and work in sub-Saharan Africa. Following the presentations, attendees will have time for discussion, mingling, and exchanging of contacts.

  • Archana Lamdande ISU Campus

    Dr. Archana Gopalrao Lamdande, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Processing and Technology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India, visits Iowa State University for a 3-month training program. At Iowa State, Dr. Archana Lamdande is hosted by Dr. Greg Curtzwiler, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Dr. Archana Lamdande received her Bachelor of Technology in Food Sciences from College of Food Technology, MKV Parbhani, Maharashtra; Master’s in Food Technology from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, and her Ph.D.in Biological Sciences from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), Mysore, Karnataka, India.

  • Dr. Chandrakant D. Soregaon Agronomy Hall

    Dr. Chandrakant D. Soregaon, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad, Karnataka, India, visits Iowa State University as part of a 3-month training program. At Iowa State, Dr. Soregaon is hosted by Dr. Arti Singh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agronomy. Dr. Chandrakant Soregaon received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India.

  • Dr. Nguyen Khoi Nghia, Soil and Environmental Microbiology, Soil Science Department from Can Tho University, Vietnam, will present “Roles of soil microbes in climate change impacts in Vietnam.”

    In this seminar, Dr. Nguyen will talk about the role of soil microorganisms in agriculture, the impact of climate change on microbes, and microbial role in managing climate change. Please feel free to invite your colleagues and graduate students to attend.

  • Hale Tufan, research professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University, shared some of her research into gender equality within plant breeding programs during a lecture March 24 at Iowa State University.

    Titled, “Shifting Gender Equality from Afterthought to Guiding Goal of Agricultural Innovation,” the lecture tied in with March being Women's History Month and the World Food Prize Foundation's "She Who Provides" Digital Dialogue held earlier in the day. Barbara Stinson, president of the World Food Prize Foundation, was on hand to introduce Tufan.

  • Bhattacharyya Research Lab

    Dr. Ravikumar Hosamani, assistant professor in the Department of Biotechnology at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Dharwad, India, visits Iowa State University as part of a 3-month training program. At Iowa State, Dr. Hosamani worked on two different projects in Professor Madan Bhattacharyya’s lab. First, Dr. Hosamani is learning gene-editing technology in soybean. Gene editing technique is a universal method, and after his return, he expects to apply the knowledge and research experience he gained in Bhattacharyya’s lab in editing putative genes that may be involved in hypergravity-induced phenotypes at his home institution. Dr.

  • Jonas and Cris Arnemann

    The CALS Global Programs office welcomes Drs. Jonas and Cristiane Arnemann, visiting scholars from the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil both working on sabbatical. Dr. Matt O’Neal, professor of entomology at Iowa State University, is hosting Jonas, a professor of entomology at the Federal University of Santa Maria. Since his arrival, Jonas has been working with Dr. O’Neal and Dr. Erin Hodgson, professor of entomology at Iowa State University, to become more familiar with the research, teaching, and extension activities that address insect pest management in soybean and corn production.

  • Scholarship created in the memory of Maktoum Al Seiari, a 2019 chemical engineering graduate

     

    AMES, Iowa – With a charitable gift from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, D.C., Iowa State University has established a study abroad scholarship in the memory of Maktoum Al Seiari, a 2019 chemical engineering graduate.

    The endowed Maktoum Al Seiari Scholarship for Excellence in Cultural Understanding and Global Citizenship will enable students who otherwise would not have the financial means, to travel to the UAE through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ study abroad program. The program provides students the opportunity to experience another culture and develop as global citizens.

  • Anticipating Spring Study Abroad Programs

    The CALS Study Abroad office is eagerly anticipating four faculty-led travel courses over spring break that will send a total of 50 students abroad. The college will also be sending five students to the Mississippi Delta through the first Study USA program.

    Soils, Crops, and Natural Resources of Costa Rica

    March 9 - 19, 2022

    Program Directors: Amber Anderson and Lee Burras

  • In January 2022, the Global Programs office welcomed seven visiting scholars from our partner institution, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India. The World Bank-Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) awarded funds to the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad (UAS-D) under National Higher Education Project (NAHEP) an Institutional Development Plan (IDP) titled “Augmenting Quality and Relevance of Higher Agricultural Education through Enhanced Learning Outcome and Entrepreneurship Development.” One of the major objectives of this project is to improve the academic ambiance and technology competence of faculty through the international training program.

  • Dr Hale Tufan

    Celebrate International Women’s Day by attending Dr. Hale Tufan’s keynote presentation: “Shifting Gender Equality from Afterthought to Guiding Goal of Agricultural Innovation.”

  • 2021 CSRL Annual Report Cover Photo

    2021 Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Annual Donor Impact Report - Now Available

    The Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods has released the 2021 annual donor impact report "Spirit of Innovation." In the opening message Director, Dr. David Acker reflects on the tremendous spirit of innovation. Also included are updates on current ISU graduate students from Uganda, stories on the work of each program area, and measurable impacts made possible through generous donor support.

  • As mentioned by the Biden administration in an October announcement, the Department of Homeland Security now requires ALL non-immigrants and non-US citizens to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when entering the US via land ports of entry at the Mexican and Canadian borders and through ferry terminals.  This new requirement took effect January 22.  Prior to that date, only non-essential travelers were subject to this requirement.

  • University members on ISU-sponsored travel must register their international trips. Learn about trip registration, health and safety insurance, and other travel policies.

  • The Global Programs office in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences supports departments in their global engagement initiatives across the globe. Our office provides support and assistance to faculty and staff interested in building relationships and collaborative efforts worldwide. We also provide global opportunities for students through CALS Study Abroad programs.

  • CSRL Early Childhood Development Campaign Closes

    CSRL Uganda Early Childhood Development FundISU Campaign Exceeds Goal

    We did it! Thank you very much for helping us exceed our goal!

    We at the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and our Iowa State University–Uganda Program team in Kamuli are truly grateful to you for supporting our new Early Childhood Development program. Your contributions helped exceed our $30,000 goal by raising a total of $36,520!

    Thanks to you, pre-school-age children in the Kamuli district will have a more substantial opportunity for a brighter future. Your contributions will be directed toward improved nutrition, age-appropriate learning materials, more teachers’ aides/assistants, and appropriate school infrastructure, including classrooms, latrines, kitchens, and playgrounds that support safety, sanitation, and engaged learning.  

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