May-June 2015

Recent Agreements

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

  Country Institution
Azerbaijan Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden, Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences
Poland University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Romania Dunarea de Jos University of Galati

Around the World with CALS Study Abroad: Spring Break 2015!

Agricultural Production, Business and Trade in Argentina
(Agronomy/Economics, led by Sergio Lence, Thomas Loynachan, Ebby Luvaga)

Business Study Abroad Trip in Brazil: Creating a Market Analysis of the Egg Products Market
(Ag Entrepreneurship Initiative/Economics, led by Kevin Kimle, Stacey Noe, Carly Cummings)

Soils, Crops and Water of Costa Rica
(Agronomy, led by Lee Burras, Ziying Wang, Ethan Dahlhauser)

 Costa Rica: Integrated Management of Tropical Crops
(Plant Pathology, Entomology, Horticulture, led by Barb Clawson, Mark Gleason, Erin Hodgson, Donald Lewis)

International Visitors to CALS

Dates of Visit   Country Visitor(s) Department/Contact
June 1 -
November 21, 2015
Kenya (AWARD) Phyllis Muturi Agronomy
Maria Salas-Fernandez
June 10 - 21, 2015 Ghana (ATT Project) 4 participants Seed Science Center
Manjit Misra

Summer Travel Courses

97 ISU students will travel to 8 different countries this summer. The following programs represent 6 departments in CALS and leadership from over 20 faculty and staff that make these programs possible.
 

Belize: Summer Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Experience, EEOB/NREM, 12 students
China: Food Production and Processing, ABE/FSHN, 9 students
France/Italy: Livestock Production in France and Italy, Animal Science, 15 students
Italy: Dean's Global Agriculture & Food Leadership Program, GRS, 12 students
Peru: Multidisciplinary Experiential Study of International Nutrition, FSHN, 15 students
Poland: Animal Production Systems, ABE, 14 students
Spain: Spanish Cuisine - From the Old World to the New Cuisine, FSHN, 12 students
Uganda: Creating a School Garden, GRS, 8 students

ISU Students Learning Over Summer Break

20 Global Resource Systems students will be conducting international internships this summer in the following countries:

International Students Visiting ISU

Facundo Curin, National Northeastern University of Argentina, March, 2015-February, 2016, working with Maria Salas-Fernandez, Agronomy
Michael Hess, Hohenheim University, Germany, March-August, 2015, working with John Miranowski, Economics
Victor Oliveria, Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil, Summer, 2015, working with Sivakumar Swaminathan, Agronomy
Juan Panelo, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, March, 2015-February, 2016, working with Maria Salas-Fernandez, Agronomy
Rodrigo Repke, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil, April-December, 2015, working with Antonio Mallarion, Agronomy

Reaseheath College, United Kingdom, 29 students, 3 professors, May 31-June 5, 2015

 
 Where Are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling???

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  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Netherlands, participate in international conferences, research, AFS Board Meeting
  • Bruce Babcock, Economics, Italy, France, keynote presentation at international conference, discuss future collaboration
  • Carmen Bain, Sociology, Uganda, research
  • John Beghin, Economics, Australia, participate in international conference, project collaboration
  • Julie Blanchong, NREM, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Thomas Brumm, ABE, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Alicia Carriquiry, Statistics, Argentina, invited presentation/lectures
  • Michael Castellano, Agronomy, China, invited presentation/lectures; research
  • Song Xi Chen, Statistics, South Korea, participate in international conference; research
  • Joe Colletti, CALS Admin, Italy, lead student travel course
  • Christopher Currey, Horticulture, Panama, invited presentation at international conference
  • Kathleen Delate, Agronomy, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • Philip Gassman, CARD, Italy, presentation; session moderator at international conference
  • Kathrine Gilbert, FSHN, Italy, lead student travel course
  • Mary Harris, NREM, Belize, lead student travel course
  • Cynthia Haynes, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, participate in international conference
  • Brian Hornbuckle, Agronomy, Spain, invited presentation at international conference
  • Sonya Huffman, Economics, Croatia, invited presentation at international conference
  • Lee Kilmer, Animal Science, France, Italy, lead student travel course
  • Jae-Kwang Kim, Statistics, South Korea, Canada, invited presentations at international conferences
  • Jacek Koziel, ABE, Poland, Lithuania, lead student travel course
  • Julie Kuhlman, GDCB, Netherlands, participate in international conference
  • Susan Lamont, Animal Science, Finland, participate in international conference
  • Sergio Lence, Economics, Ghana, Italy, grant project; lead student travel course
  • John MacDonald, Horticulture, Italy, lead student travel course
  • Ruth MacDonald, FSHN, Italy, lead student travel course
  • William Meeker, Statistics, Japan, China, keynote presentation at international conference
  • Gary Munkvold, Plant Pathology, Italy, invited presentation at international conference; project collaboration
  • John Nason, EEOB, Belize, lead student travel course
  • Sharanappa Navi, Plant Pathology, India, project collaboration
  • Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Honduras, student recruitment; review research
  • Jill Pruetz, Anthropology, Costa Rica, research; teaching; grad student mentoring
  • Steve Rodermel, GDCB, Spain, lead student travel course
  • Ann Russell, NREM, Costa Rica, research
  • Patrick Schnable, Agronomy, France, invited presentation at international conference
  • Lisa Schulte-Moore, NREM, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Beatriz Spalding, EEOB, Spain, lead student travel course
  • Diane Spurlock, Animal Science, France, Italy, lead student travel course
  • Elizabeth Sukup, Horticulture, Uganda, lead student travel course
  • Yalem Teshome, Anthropology, Ethiopia, research; project collaboration
  • Robert Turnbill, Agronomy, France, invited presentation at international conference; research
  • Kan Wang, FSHN, Kenya, workshop participation
  • Tong Wang, Agronomy, China, lead student travel course
  • Curtis Youngs, Animal Science, Algeria, Kosovo, follow up visit with Borlaug Fellow; teach
  • Chenxu Yu, ABE, China, lead student travel course

 

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