March-April 2014

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) Graduate Short Course Scholarship

Iowa State University graduate students with a major professor with their tenure home in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are eligible. Recipients must be planning to enroll in Iowa State University in the semester following the OTS graduate course. OTS offers courses in English and Spanish.

Applications will be accepted at any time. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Shelley Taylor, CALS Global Programs - Study Abroad Office, 18 Curtiss Hall.

For more information: OTS Graduate Short Course Scholarship
 

For more information on OTS: Organization for Tropical Studies

 

Professional Fellows Program

The Professional Fellows Division in the Office of Citizen Exchanges at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational Affairs (ECA) invites proposal submissions for the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in the regions of Africa (AF), East Asia and the Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Middle East and North Africa (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA), and the Western Hemisphere (WHA). The Professional Fellows Program is a 2-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership and professional skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. The defining element of the program for foreign participants is a substantive 5-6 week fellowship placement in a U.S. workplace complemented by a collaborative project in their home country. Application Deadline: April 8, 2014

For more information: Full Announcement Mandatory Application Forms

 

FAO Email Conference: Impact Assessment of Agricultural Research

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is one of 9 partners participating in a project on the Impact of Research on EU Agriculture (IMPRESA), funded by the European Union (EU) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). In this recently-launched project, FAO is leading work package 1 (on Concept Development and Learning), which has as one of its main aims the establishment of a common framework to update concepts and methodologies for impact assessment of agricultural research. As part of the work package's activities, FAO will host a moderated e-mail conference about impact assessment of agricultural research from May 5-June 1, 2014.

The conference is open to everyone, is free and will be moderated. To subscribe to the conference, send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.fao.org with the following one line in the body of the message (leave the subject line blank): subscribe impact-L firstname lastname

A background document is being prepared and will be sent to subscribers before the conference begins. After the conference, a summary document will be published, providing an easily readable synthesis of the main discussion points and conclusions.

For more information, please contact: AIS@fao.org

 

Short Course Collaboration

Dr. Jack Dekkers (Animal Science, ISU) and Professor Julius van der Werf (University of New England, Australia) collaborated to teach a short course entitled "Breeding Program Design with Genomic Selection" February 3-7, 2014 at the University of New England in Australia. Plans are to repeat this course offering in the summer of 2015 in Ames.

For more information:
Armidale Animal Breeding Summer Course 2014

 

CALS Spring Travel Courses
 

  Country Course Title Department(s) Group Leader(s) Number of Students
Australia Agricultural Products, Business and Trade in Australia Agronomy
Economics
Sergio Lence
Thomas Loynachan
Ebby Luvaga
27
Costa Rica Natural History of Costa Rica NREM Steve Dinsmore
Jim Pease
14
Costa Rica Soils, Crops, Water of Costa Rica Agronomy
Env Sciences
Lee Burras
Catherine Delong
Ethan Dahlhauser
23
Ecuador Helping Local Farmers Develop a Tree Nursery in the Land of the Incas NREM Richard Schultz
Julie Blanchong
11
Honduras International Field Trips in Biology: Caribbean Marine Biology GDCB
EEOB
Don Sakaguchi
Jeanne Serb
12
New Zealand Aquatic Ecology of Marine, Estuary, and Freshwater Ecosystems in New Zealand NREM Michael Weber 9
Tanzania Business Development Trip to Tanzania: Creating a Market Analysis of the Soy Processing and Foods Market Economics Kevin Kimle
Stacy Noe
Carly Cummings
12

 

Where are Faculty and Staff Traveling??

  • Sotirios Archontoulis, Agronomy, Australia, participate in international conference
  • Raymond Arritt, Agronomy, Austria, invited presentation at international conference
  • John Beghin, Economics, Ghana, project collaboration
  • Madan Bhattacharyya, Agronomy, India, invited presentation at international conference
  • Julie Blanchong, NREM, Ecuador, co-lead student travel course
  • Denise Bjelland, Global Programs-CALS, Ghana, project collaboration
  • Lee Burras, Agronomy, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Nick Christians, Horticulture, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joe Colletti, CALS Admin, Ghana, project collaboration
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science, Argentina, project collaboration
  • Carly Cummings, Economics, Tanzania, co-lead student travel course
  • Ethan Dahlhauser, Agronomy, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Catherine Delong, Agronomy, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Steve Dinsmore, NREM, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Philip Dixon, Statistics, Scotland, sabbatical
  • Steven Freeman, ABE, Scotland, student travel course site visit
  • Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, intern program at EARTH
  • Susan Johnson, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Ramesh Kanwar, ABE, India, project collaboration
  • Randy Killorn, Agronomy, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Jae-Kwang Kim, Statistics, South Korea, invited presentation/lectures
  • Kevin Kimle, Economics, Tanzania, co-lead student travel course
  • Susan Lamont, Animal Science, Israel, research
  • Sergio Lence, Economics, Australia, co-lead student travel course
  • Tom Loynachan, Agronomy, Australia, co-lead student travel course
  • Thomas Lubberstedt, Agronomy, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Ebby Luvaga, Economics, Australia, co-lead student travel course
  • John MacDonald, Horticulture, Ecuador, student exchange/internship program
  • Dorothy Masinde, Horticulture, Tanzania, Uganda, student travel course site visit
  • William Meeker, Statistics, China, invited presentation/lectures
  • Michael Muszynski, GDCB, China, participate in international conference
  • Stacy Noe, Economics, Tanzania, co-lead student travel course
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, Ecuador, student exchange/internship program
  • Jim Pease, NREM, Costa Rica, co-lead student travel course
  • Aragula Rao, BBMB, Germany, present seminar
  • Alison Robertson, Plant Pathology, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, Peru, site visit for future conference
  • Ann Russell, NREM, Costa Rica, research
  • Don Sakaguchi, GDCB, Honduras, co-lead student travel course
  • Patrick Schnable, Agronomy, China, participate in international conference
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, Ecuador, co-lead student travel course
  • Jeanne Serb, EEOB, Honduras, co-lead student travel course
  • Maximillian Viatori, Anthropology, Peru, research
  • Tong Wang, FSHN, China, student travel course site visit
  • Michael Weber, NREM, New Zealand, lead student travel course
  • Hongwei Xin, ABE, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • X.B. Yang, Plant Pathology, China, research

 

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