July-August 2012

Name Change and Office Relocation
Global Programs in the College of Ag and Life Sciences (formerly known as Global Agriculture Programs) has relocated their offices to the ground floor of Curtiss Hall in the new Monsanto Student Services wing. Please stop in and visit us at our new location in Room 0018 Curtiss Hall.

Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities for 2013-14
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers award opportunities in agriculture and related fields in many areas of the world. Following is just a sample of what is available for 2013-14:

Russia - Distinguished Chair in Agricultural Technology and Education
Ukraine: Teaching/Research in Environmental Sciences
Uruguay: Teaching/Research Sustainable Agriculture
Brazil: 25 Fulbright Science Without Borders Core Grants and 5 Fulbright Science Without Borders Distinguished Chair Grants

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is August 1, 2013. For aid in preparing a successful application, guidance is online at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/ Further resources for potential applicants can be found thru upcoming and archived webinars at http://www.cies.org/Webinar/

CALS Hosts South Korean Delegation
CALS Study Abroad is currently hosting 50 students and 4 professors from Yeungnam University in South Korea. During their 2-week stay in Iowa, the group will participate in educational and cultural activities in various agricultural-related disciplines. The group's visit is a result of a long-standing exchange agreement between ISU and Yeungnam.   CALS has hosted a group every other summer since 2003. 

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
May 22 - December 1, 2012  Pakistan (Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University) Dr. Feroza H. Wattoo Animal Science
Donald Beitz
June 13, 2012  Kosovo Presidential delegation Global Programs
Denise Bjelland
June 15, 2012

Various
 

25 John Deere employees

ABE
Stuart Birrell

July 5, 1012

 Azerbaijan

8 visitors

Agronomy Extension
Christine Mondak

July 10, 2012 - June 30, 2013  Thailand (Khon Kaen University)

Danupol Ketthaisong

FSHN
Jay-lin Jane

July 27, 2012  China (Northwest A & F University) 5 professors Global Programs
Denise Bjelland
August 14 - December 15, 2012  Iraq (USDA-FAS Faculty Exchange Program) 4 veterinarians

Vet Medicine
Jessie Trujillo

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Raymond Arritt, Agronomy, Australia, Brazil, Germany, invited presentations at international conferences
  • Tom Baas, Animal Science, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Carmen Bain, Sociology, France, participate in international conference
  • Diane Bassham, GDCB, Austria, participate in international conference
  • Donald Beitz, Animal Science, China, France, invited lectures, attend international symposium
  • Denise Bjelland, Global Programs-CALS, Japan, participate in international conference
  • Julie Blanchong, NREM, Thailand, student travel course site visit
  • Charles Burras, Agronomy, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jodi Cornell, Global Programs-CALS, Thailand, student travel course site visit
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science, Honduras project collaboration
  • Jack Dekkers, Animal Science, United Kingdom, participate in international conference
  • Jane Dusselier, Anthropology, Sri Lanka, student travel course site visit
  • Shui-Zhang Fei, Horticulture, China, project collaboration
  • Kaila Folinsbee, Anthropology, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Philip Gassman, CARD, India, invited presentation at international conference
  • Aaron Gassmann, Entomology, Argentina, invited presentation at international conference
  • Richard Hall, NREM, Russia, participate in international conference
  • Brian Hornbuckle, Agronomy, Germany, participate in international conference; research
  • Robert Horton, Agronomy, China, project collaboration
  • Zhiliang Hu, Animal Science, Australia, participate in international conference
  • Jay-lin Jane-Topel, FSHN, China, participate in international conference, collaborative projects
  • Russell Jurenka, Entomology, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Susan Lamont, Animal Science, Australia, Scotland, participate in international conferences
  • Peter Lawlor, Horticulture, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Ling Li, GDCB, Austria, participate in international conference
  • Elizabeth Lonergan, Animal Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Steven Lonergan, Animal Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Ebby Luvaga, Economics, Belize, student travel course site visit
  • Matthew O'Neal, Entomology, China, research; future project collaboration
  • Russ Mullen, Agronomy, Belize, student travel course site visit
  • Gary Munkvold, Plant Pathology, The Netherlands, Canada, participate in international conferences
  • Jill Pruetz, Anthropology, Senegal, research
  • Manju Reddy, FSHN, India, lead student travel course
  • James Reecy, Animal Science, South Korea, Australia, project collaboration; participate in international conference
  • Michael Retallick, Ag Ed & Studies, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Vivekananda Roy, Statistics, Japan, participate in international conference
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, Uganda, Japan, lead student travel course, participate in international conference
  • Joseph Sebranek, Animal Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Angela Shaw, FSHN, Hungary, project collaboration
  • Difei Shen, Global Programs-CALS, Thailand, student travel course site visit
  • Peter Sherman, Statistics, Australia, research
  • Yalem Teshome, Anthropology, Ethiopia, student travel course site visit
  • Tong Wang, FSHN, China, Japan, research
  • Mark Westgate, Agronomy, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Lester Wilson, FSHN, Hungary, project collaboration
  • Curtis Youngs, Animal Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Cindy Long Yu, Statistics, China, invited presentation at international conference

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