November-December 2010

Feeding the World Seminar November 3
The international seminar series, “Feeding the World: Are We Making Progress?” will continue November 3 at 12 p.m. in the Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall. The third installment of this seminar series will feature Dr. Grace Marquis, Associate Professor of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, Montreal and Collaborator and Associate Professor of Food Science/Human Nutrition at ISU. Her seminar topic is “Adding ENAM to the Intervention Pot to Improve Young Children's Diets in Rural Ghana.” The seminar series is sponsored by the M.E. Ensminger International Chair in Animal Science, Raymond and Mary Baker Chair in Global Agriculture, and the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods.

French Embassy Partner University Fund (PUF): Call for Proposals
The Embassy of France to the United States and the FACE Foundation are accepting project proposals for the Partner University Fund (PUF). PUF promotes innovative collaborations of excellence in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education and supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with the potential for continuation after the end of the grant. Project proposals must be submitted by December 15, 2010. Funding decisions will be announced in April, 2011 for the 2011-12 academic year.

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program
The Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is now accepting applications for 2011-2013. The mission of the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows program is to develop leaders committed to finding innovative and lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide. Applications can be submitted online from now through January 7, 2011.

Chateaubriand Fellowship Program
The Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology - OST) launches the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program which is intended for young American scientists at the doctorate level wishing to conduct their research in a French laboratory for a 4 -10 month period. The OST will provide a stipend (1,400 Euros a month) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance. Knowledge of French is not mandatory. The level of French required is at the host institution’s discretion. The deadline to apply is January 31st, 2011, and the fellowship can begin on any date from September 1, 2011, to April 1, 2012.

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
September 22, 2010 Argentina (SEMA)

8 agribusiness managers

Economics
Sergio Lence
September 22, 2010 China (China IPM Group) 6 researchers Entomology
Richard Hellmich
November 28 - December 4, 2010 China (Henan Academy of Sciences) 6 scientists Agronomy
Michael Lee
December 5 - 8, 2010

Brazil
South Korea
Japan

 

22 trainees GAP
Denise Bjelland

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • David Acker, CALS Admin, Uganda, participate in international conference
  • Lloyd Anderson, Animal Science, Georgia, invited presentation at international conference
  • Tom Baas, Animal Science, Ukraine, participate in international conference
  • Thomas Baum, Plant Pathology, Austria, participate in international conference
  • Eduarda Becerra, GAP, Panama, lead student travel course
  • Madan Bhattacharyya, Agronomy, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Adam Bogdanove, Plant Pathology, Korea, invited presentation at international conference
  • Volker Brendel, GDCB, Czech Republic, invited presentation at international conference
  • Alicia Carriquiry, Statistics, Uruguay, teach short course
  • Song Xi Chen, Statistics, China, participate in international conference
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science Center, Colombia, project collaboration
  • Mary Emery, Sociology, China, participate in international conference
  • Jacinto Fabiosa, CARD, Brazil, invited presentation at international conference
  • Cornelia Flora, Sociology, Canada, Peru, invited presentation/lectures; participate in international conference; research
  • Jan Flora, Sociology, Peru, participate in international conference; research
  • Steve Freeman, ABE, The Netherlands, participate in international conference
  • Ursula Frei, Agronomy, Chile, research
  • Mark Gleason, Plant Pathology, Germany, invited presentation/lectures
  • David Grewell, ABE, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science Center, Zambia, Italy, Colombia, project collaboration and follow-up
  • Susan Johnson, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Stephanie Jung, FSHN, France, project collaboration
  • Tae Hyun Kim, ABE, Korea, participate in international conference
  • Kevin Kimle, Economics, China, project collaboration
  • Jacek Adam Koziel, Animal Science, Italy, invited presentation at international conference
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, Philippines, Mexico, project collaboration and follow-up
  • Ruth MacDonald, FSHN, France, project collaboration
  • William Meeker, Statistics, Germany, Taiwan, invited presentation/lecture; research
  • Russ Mullen, Agronomy, Panama, lead student travel course
  • Gary Munkvold, Plant Pathology, Poland, Switzerland, invited presentation; project collaboration
  • Mike Owen, Agronomy, Honduras, invited presentation/lectures; collaborative research
  • Jill Pruetz, Anthropology, Senegal, research
  • Dave Raman, ABE, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Michael Reinert, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Nieves Rivera-Velez, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, research
  • Max Rothschild, Animal Science, Australia, Uganda, invited presentation at international conference; project collaboration
  • Patrick Schnable, Agronomy, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Richard Schultz, NREM, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Kenneth Stalder, Animal Science, Germany, project collaboration
  • Brian Steward, ABE, Brazil, student exchange program; project collaboration
  • Lie Tang, ABE, Brazil, student exchange program
  • Leo Timms, Animal Science, Australia, lead student travel course
  • Mark Westgate, Agronomy, Uganda, project collaboration
  • Lester Wilson, FSHN, Germany, project collaboration
  • Wendy Wintersteen, CALS Ag Admin, China, participate in international conference
  • Hongwei Xin, ABE, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • X.B. Yang, Plant Pathology, China, project collaboration
  • Bing Yang, GDCB, Korea, invited presentation at international conference
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