July-August 2013

CALS Seeks Comments on Guidelines for Work in Developing Countries

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is seeking comments and input on a draft set of guidelines for the work of faculty, staff and students in agricultural development activities in developing countries. The draft is posted at a link highlighted on the CALS homepage, http://www.cals.iastate.edu/. Deadline for submitting comments is September 1, 2013. All comments should be emailed to cals@iastate.edu

For more information:

https://www.cals.iastate.edu/content/comment-draft-guidelines-engagement-developing-countries.

 

Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Grants

The Fulbright program is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics, offering opportunities in a range of countries and fields. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, postdoctoral and early career scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community. Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the 5 previous years. The number of such Fulbright Scholar awards has grown, particularly for research activities. A few awards include teaching opportunities as well. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/catalog/2014-2015/POSTDOC/

 

New Opportunities for Study Abroad for CALS Students

There are many exciting new programs being developed for students in CALS. Faculty have proposed new programs for the 2013-14 academic year to Thailand, Brazil, Italy/France and Peru. Please watch our web site for more information as these programs develop. http://www.agstudyabroad.iastate.edu/travel_courses.htm

 

International Student Interns Coming to ISU

There are a number of student interns coming to Ames in the next few months. If you are interested in hosting a student intern and would like help with the paperwork, please contact Shelley Taylor, Jodi Cornell, or Difei Shen at CALS Study Abroad.

  • Letecia Moreno, Brazil, working with Antonio Mallarino, Agronomy, early July to mid-November
  • Jasper Depotter, Belgium, working with Nick Howell at the Horticulture farm, early July to mid-August
  • Mauricio Tejera, Uruguay, working with Maria Salas-Fernandez, Agronomy, mid-June to mid-October
  • Michael Hess, Germany, working at Table Top Farm in Nevada, early August to mid-October
  • Maureen Mbeiza, Uganda, interning through the Global Programs office, September and October
  • George Kiwanuka, Uganda, interning through the Global Programs office, September and October

International Exchange Students - Fall Semester 2013
The following students will be at ISU for exchanges during fall semester:

  • Bernd Lummer, Agricultural Sciences/Agricultural Engineering, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Cathal McCabe, Agricultural Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Susanne Trittinger, Agricultural Sciences/Plant Sciences, University of Natural Resources & Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Malcom Smith, a CALS student in Global Resource Systems will participate in a fall semester exchange at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany

ISU Courses Abroad: Faculty-Led Travel Courses

The CALS Study Abroad office provides administrative help to CALS faculty interested in developing and implementing an ISU course with an international field trip. We can help faculty with the nearly endless list of administrative tasks associated with faculty-led travel courses. We can take care of the administrative details so you can focus on the class! Services include, but are not limited to, accounting, logistical travel support, meeting university requirements, communicating with international partners, liaison with students, and liaison with other university offices. If you are interested in leading a travel course, please stop by and see us in 0018 Curtiss or contact Shelley Taylor; 515-294-5393.

 

International Visitors to CALS

  Country Dates of Visit Visitor(s) Department/Contact
China
(National Seed Association)
July 1 - September 7 23 visiting scholars Seed Science Center
Yuh Shyy
Ethiopia
(Borlaug Fellowship Program)
August 1 - October 14 Adey Melesse FSHN
Angela Shaw
Brazil
(Federal Center for Tech Education)
August 1, 2013 - August 3, 2014 Olga Moraes Toledo ABE
Brian Steward

 

 

Where are CALS Faculty and Staff Traveling??

  • Saul Abarca-Orozco, Sociology, Mexico, research
  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Uganda, attend international meeting
  • Bruce Babcock, Economics, Canada, research
  • Lyric Bartholomay, Entomology, United Kingdom, participate in international conference
  • Diane Bassham, GDCB, China, participate in international conference
  • Guillermo Basulto-Elias, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Nick Christians, Horticulture, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joe Colletti, Ag Admin, Ghana, project collaboration
  • Matthew Darr, ABE, Brazil, research
  • Karin Dorman, Statistics, Italy, invited presentation at international conference
  • Steven Fales, Agronomy, Georgia, project collaboration
  • Amy Froelich, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Paul Gallagher, Economics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Phillip Gassman, CARD, United Kingdom, Greece, invited presentation at international conference; research
  • Arka Ghosh, Statistics, Costa Rica, participate in international conference
  • Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology, Thailand, invited presentation at international conference; teach short course
  • A. Susana Goggi, Seed Science, Thailand, Ph.D. POS committee; project collaboration
  • William Graves, Horticulture, Puerto Rico, participate in international conference
  • David Grewell, ABE, Germany, Taiwan, attend international meetings; lead student travel course
  • David Hannapel, Horticulture, China, Finland, project collaboration; participate in international conference
  • Dermot Hayes, Economics, Ireland, participate in international conference
  • Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Wallace Huffman, Economics, Italy, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jay-lin Jane-Topel, FSHN, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Stephanie Jung, FSHN, France, project collaboration
  • John Paul Just, ABE, Brazil, research
  • Ramesh Kanwar, ABE, India, administrative
  • Jae-Kwang Kim, Statistics, Slovenia, invited presentation at international conference
  • Kevin Kimle, Economics, Tanzania, Canada, project collaboration
  • Catherine Kling, Economics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Kenneth Koehler, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Kendall Lamkey, Agronomy, Uganda, CSRL
  • Cory Lanker, Statistics, Germany, Canada, invited presentations at international conferences
  • Xianran Li, Agronomy, China, invited presentations/lectures
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, Thailand, research
  • Ranjan Maitra, Statistics, Italy, invited presentation at international conference; project collaboration
  • Andrew Manu, Agronomy, Ghana, research
  • William Meeker, Statistics, Canada, Hong Kong, invited presentations at international conferences
  • Daniel Nettleton, Statistics, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Argentina, participate in international conference
  • Ioannis Panagopoulos, CARD, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • Margaret Pruitt, GDCB, Mexico, participate in international conference
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, Kenya, research
  • Wilmina Siegfried, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Bryan Stanfill, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Daniel Strey, Horticulture, China, participate in international conference
  • Susan Vanderplas, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Quinn Weninger, Economics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Mark Westgate, Agronomy, Uganda, project follow-up
  • Wendy Wintersteen, Ag Admin, Uganda, CSRL
  • Shan Yang, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Curtis Youngs, Animal Science, Ethiopia, Kosovo, project follow-up; teach
  • Jianming Yu, Agronomy, China, project collaboration
  • Wei Zhang, Statistics, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Stephanie Zimmer, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference

 

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