May-June 2011

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

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

Country Institution
China Dalian Polytechnic University

 CALS Summer Study Abroad Programs

115 students are studying abroad through CALS programs this summer. Of the 115 students, 99 students will study abroad in 15 countries through 12 CALS travel courses, and 16 students will participate in internships in 10 countries.

Country Course Title Department Group Leader(s) Number of Participants
China The Other China: Understanding the Challenges of Rural China

NREM
GRS
GAP

Denise Bjelland
Richard Schultz
Difei Shen
6
China Preparing Current and Future Food and Agricultural Professionals for the U.S. and Chinese-led Global Economy Economics
GAP
Kevin Kimle
Difei Shen
9
Cuba Urban History, Contemporary Housing, and Local Food Systems Agronomy Steve Fales
Mary Weidenhoeft
5
Europe Study Abroad Program to Denmark, Germany, and Poland ABE Jacek Koziel 8
Ghana Ecological Zones and Natural Resource Management Agronomy Andrew Manu
Al Hasselman
7
Greece/Turkey Exploring Turkey and Greece on the Roads Less Traveled NREM
GRS
Richard Schultz
Denise Bjelland
9
Ireland Horticulture Study Abroad Program to Ireland Horticulture Cynthia Haines
Ann Marie VanDerZanden
17
Italy Dean's Global Agriculture and Food Leadership Program GRS
Agronomy
Sociology
Animal Science
Joe Colletti
Carmen Bain
Gretchen Zdorkowski
10
South Korea Natural Resources, Agriculture, Culture, and Development in South Korea GRS
NREM
Agronomy
Thomas Schultz
Erin Pederson
3
Taiwan International Industrial Academic Leadership Experience ABE David Grewell 4
Uganda Service Learning in Uganda

Horticulture
ABE
NREM

Gail Nonnecke
Richard Schultz
Tom Brumm
9
Ukraine/Bulgaria Study Abroad Program to Ukraine and Bulgaria Animal Science
Horticulture
Agronomy
Doug Kenealy
Richard Gladon
Jodi Cornell
Natalia Rogovska
19

Interns from Thailand Hosted by Global Ag Programs
Phu Vijaranakorn (Entomology) and Kitiya Supasri (Animal Science) are student interns from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand. They are hosted by the Global Agriculture Programs office while completing a 2-month internship at ISU. Phu works with the Plant Pathology Department and Kitiya works at the ISU Dairy Farm and ISU Beef Farm.

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
June 10 - December 10

 China (Jiangxi Ag University)

Muhua Liu

ABE
Chenxu Yu
June 12 - 17  Romania (University Dunarea de Jos) 5 professors FSHN
Lester Wilson
June 12 - 17

Slovenia (University of Ljubljana)

2 professors

FSHN
Lester Wilson

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • Carmen Bain, Sociology, Italy, co-lead student travel course
  • Denise Bjelland, GAP, China; Turkey; Greece, co-lead student travel courses
  • Jennifer Bousselot, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, EARTH project collaboration
  • Thomas Brumm, ABE, Uganda, co-lead student travel course
  • Melody Carroll, ABE, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Joel Coats, Entomology, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jodi Cornell, GAP, Ukraine, co-lead student travel course
  • Joseph Cortes, Seed Science Center, Uganda; Zambia, project follow-up
  • Mary Emery, Sociology, Iceland, invited presentation at international conference
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Philip Gassman, CARD, Spain; China, invited presentation at international conference; research
  • Alan Gaul, Seed Science Center, India; Thailand, present workshop
  • Richard Gladon, Horticulture, Ukraine, lead student travel course
  • David Grewell, ABE, Morocco, invited presentation at international conference
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science Center, Uganda; Zambia, project follow-up
  • Elvin Hasselman, Agronomy, Ghana, co-lead ag student travel course
  • Dermot Hayes, Economics, Italy, invited presentation at international conference
  • Russell Jurenka, Entomology, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Jacek Koziel, ABE, Kazakhstan; Czech Republic, invited presentations/lectures
  • Andrew Manu, Agronomy, Ghana, lead student travel course
  • William Meeker, Statistics, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Wyatt Miller, Plant Pathology, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • Barb Osborn, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • David Peters, Sociology, Colombia, training; seminars
  • Jill Pruetz, Anthropology, Senegal, research
  • Glen Rippke, ABE, South Africa, invited presentation at international conference
  • Natalia Rogovska, Agronomy, Ukraine, co-lead student travel course
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, Uganda; Israel, project collaboration; participate in international conference
  • Patrick Schnable, Agronomy, China, project collaboration; invited lectures
  • Tom Schultz, Agronomy, South Korea, lead student travel course
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, China; Turkey; Greece; Uganda, co-lead student travel courses
  • Difei Shen, GAP, China, co-lead student travel course
  • Yuh Yuan Shyy, Seed Science Center, Kenya, project collaboration
  • Martin Spalding, GDCB, Switzerland, participate in international conference
  • Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Horticulture, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Matthew Wenger, Animal Science, The Netherlands, project collaboration
  • Mark Westgate, Agronomy, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Hongwei Xin, ABE, China, research
  • Chenxu Yu, ABE, China, research; invited presentation at international conference
  • Gretchen Zdorkowski, Agronomy, Italy, co-lead student travel course

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