July-August 2015

Avian Influenza:  International Visitors and ISU Farm Tours

From an updated animal disease advisory . . ."Those who have recently come to the U.S. or returned from a trip abroad should contact the CALS Global Programs Office, (515-294-8454), to participate in a 5-day waiting period prior to visiting ISU farms."  Read the full revised advisory here Animal disease advisory-AI revised 5 28 15.pdf

Foreign Travel Grants Deadline Approaches

Applications for Foreign Travel Grants for the travel period August 16, 2015- May 13, 2016 are due in the Dean's office September 21, 2015.  No late applications will be recieved without the approval of the CALS Professional Development Committee Chair.  For complete information, application and future deadlines, visit http://www.facsen.iastate.edu/foreigntravel

2015 Feeding the World Seminar Series

The Feeding the World Seminar Series, now in its 9th year,  kicks off September 3 with Tapping Philanthropy for Development, an author's forum featuring Drs. David Acker, Dorothy Masinde, Rob Mazur, Gail Nonnecke, Max Rothschild, and Mark Westgate.   See the full seminar schedule here.

International Travel and Information Technology

Tips for before, during and after international travel courtesy of the ISU Office for Responsible Research
http://www.compliance.iastate.edu/docs/InternationalTravelandInformationTechnology2014-03-11.pdf

CALS International Visitors

 

Dates of Visit   Country Visitors Department
Contact
May 18, 2015  Azerbaijan 5 visiting scholars Global Programs
Denise Bjelland
June 11-12, 2015  France (ISARA) Christophe David
Alexander Wezel
Global Programs
Jodi Cornell
August 10, 2015
August 9, 2016
 South Korea
 (Chonnan Natl Univ)
1 professor NREM
Richard Schultz
 

UK Delegation Visits ISU

A group of 26 students and 3 professors from Reaseheath College, Cheshire, United Kingdom visited ISU, May 31 - June 5, 2015.  During their stay, the group toured the Fareway Distribution Center in Boone, Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, and the ISU's BioCentury Research Farm.

Reaseheath College students learn about the banana ripening process at the Fareway Distribution Center in Boone. Andy Suby and Reaseheath College students at ISU's BioCentury Research Farm

 

Reaseheath College students and professors tour the Couser Cattle Farm in Nevada

 

 

 

 

 Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

 

 

  • Gretchen Anderson, Agronomy, Uganda, project annual meeting
  • Donald Beerman, Animal Science, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Philip Dixon, Statistics, Uruguay, teach
  • Shui-Zhang Fei, Horticulture, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Timothy Gallaher, EEOB, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Philip Gassman, CARD, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Arka Ghosh, Statistics, Turkey, invited presentation at international conference
  • David Grewell, ABE, Finland, participate in international conference
  • Robert Horton, Agronomy, China, research
  • Jay-lin Jane-Topel, FSHN, China, Thailand, invited presentation, lectures, future collaboration
  • Jae-Kwang Kim, Statistics, Brazil, participate in international conference
  • Sergio Lence, Economics, Argentina, invited presentation at international conference
  • Deborah Lewis, EEOB, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Stacy Lindshield, Anthropology, Costa Rica, Senegal, research
  • Sijum Liu, Entomology, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Elisabeth Lonergan, Animal Science, France, participate in international conference
  • Steven Lonergan, Animal Science, France, participate in international conference
  • Ebby Luvaga, Economics, Uganda, research
  • Anthony Mahama, Agronomy, Uganda, project annual meeting
  • William Meeker, Statistics, Brazil, invited presentation at international conference
  • Wyatt Miller, Plant Pathology, Great Britain, invited presentation at international conference
  • Manjit Misra, Seed Science, Africa (multiple locations), project follow-up
  • Michael Retallick, Ag Ed & Studies, Uganda, workshop participation
  • Kurt Rosentrater, ABE, South Africa, research
  • Jason Ross, Animal Science, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Max  Rothschild, Animal Science, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Yuh Yuan Shyy, Seed Science, China, Kenya, project collaboration
  • Walter Suza, Agronomy, Uganda, project annual meeting
  • Zhiyou Wen, FSHN, China, present workshop, seminars, collaborative research
  • Jonathan Wendel, EEOB, Great Britain, invited presentation at international conference
  • Roger Wise, Plant Pathology, Netherlands, professional development, conference, project collaboration
  • Curtis Youngs, Animal Science, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Cindy Long Yu, Statistics, Brazil, participate in international conference

 

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