March-April 2011

Recent Agreements
The ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has recently signed or renewed agreements with the following institutions:

Country Institution
China Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Ukraine National University of Life & Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
Ukraine Lviv National University, Ukraine

2011 CIP Malone Award
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' Commission on International Programs is currently seeking the nomination of individuals who have made a significant impact in the area of international education and exchange for the 2011 Michael P. Malone International Leadership Awards. Nomination deadline is April 11. For more information . . .www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1868

NSF International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)
NSF’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) has an ongoing program supporting “groups of U.S. undergraduate or graduate students conducting research abroad in collaboration with foreign investigators” called Developing Global Scientists and Engineers (International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) and Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP). Full Proposals may be submitted at any time as no deadlines apply to this DDEP opportunity. For more information . . .www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831&org=OISE&from=home

CALS Spring Break Travel Courses

Country Course Title Department Group Leader(s) Number of
Participants
Australia Agricultural Production, Business, and Trade in Australia Economics
Agronomy
Sergio Lence
Ebby Luvaga
Tom Loynachan
22
Costa Rica Soils, Crops, and Water in Costa Rica Agronomy Randy Killorn
Lee Burras
16
Costa Rica Integrated Management of Tropical Crops Plant Pathology
Entomology
Horticulture
Mark Gleason
Donald Lewis
Barb Osborn
17

 

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
March 21 - June 22

Spain (University of Lleida)

 

Antonio Michelena

Agronomy
Kathleen Delate
March 21 - June 22 Spain (University of Lleida) Carme Sala Global Ag
Eduarda Becerra
April 4 - 30 Kazakhstan (Eurasian National University) Aizhan Mustafina

NREM
Richard Schultz

April 20 - May 20 China (China Ag University) Minli Yang

ABE
Brian Steward

April 23 - June 28 Serbia (University of Belgrade)

Jovanka Lalicic-Petronijevic

FSHN
Lester Wilson

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Uganda, project follow-up
  • Raymond Arritt, Agronomy, Australia, Italy, Austria, participate in international conferences
  • Diane Bassham, GDCB, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Lee Burras, Agronomy, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science Center, Colombia, South Africa, discuss future collaboration; project follow-up, workshops
  • Brian DeVries, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Christopher Filstrup, EEOB, Puerto Rico, invited presentation at international conference
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Guatemala, Uruguay, project collaboration; research; teach
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, Guatemala, Uruguay, project collaboration; research; teach
  • Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science Center, Colombia, South Africa, discuss future collaboration; project follow-up, workshops
  • Virginia Hernandez, NREM, Guatemala, research
  • Susan Johnson, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Randy Killorn, Agronomy, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • Kevin Kimle, Economics, Tanzania, project collaboration
  • Sergio Lence, Economics, Australia, lead student travel course
  • Donald Lewis, Entomology, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • Matt Liebman, Agronomy, Canada, invited presentation/lectures
  • Tom Loynachan, Agronomy, Australia, lead student travel course
  • Ebby Luvaga, Economics, Australia, lead student travel course
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, Thailand, project collaboration
  • David Minner, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Barb Osborn, Horticulture, Costa Rica, lead student travel course
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Honduras, research; present invited seminars, student recruitment
  • Michael Retallick, Ag Ed & Studies, Virgin Islands, student travel course site visit
  • Mark Westgate, Agronomy, Uganda, project collaboration

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