September-October 2010

September - October, 2010

Feeding the World Seminar Series Begins September 8
The international seminar series, “Feeding the World: Are We Making Progress?” will begin Sept. 8 at 12 p.m. in the Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall. The first seminar will feature Dr. Montserrat Torremorell, Allen D. Leman Chair in Swine Health and Productivity, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her seminar topic is “Climate Change and Animal Diseases:  How will this affect our food supply?” 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.

Updated Travel Warning for Mexico
Per the ISU Office of Risk Management:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Mexico.html

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Exchange Students Hosted by CALS
Four exchange students from Federal University of Vicosa in Brazil and one exchange student from University College Dublin in Ireland, are spending the fall semester studying at ISU. The Brazilian students are studying in Ag & BioSystems Engineering and the Irish student will take classes in Animal Science and Agronomy. CALS has exchange agreements with both institutions and ISU students have studied at both locations.

Ag Study Abroad Student Travel Consultants
Eight Student Travel Consultants (STCs) have been hired by the Ag Study Abroad office through the Culture Corps Grant. Two students, Sarah Hamilton and Caitlin Stewart, are College of Design majors working exclusively on the development of promotional materials while the remaining six are returning study abroad students who will help promote and recruit for CALS study abroad programs. Those six students are Ashlee Hespen (PSA), Briana McNeal (GRS), Michael Misra (GRS), Nolan Currie (GRS), Tiara Sandoval (An Sci and International Ag), and Wren Westin (Kinesiology and Health).

 

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
May 20 - August 18, 2010  Uganda (CSRL)

Catherine Ndagire

Sociology
Robert Mazur
May 27 - June 7, 2010  Egypt (Suez Canal University) Mohamed Abdel Samee Animal Science
James Reecy
June 2 - August 31, 2010  India (Central Inst of Ag Engineering) Dipika Agrahar Murugkar FSHN
Stephanie Jung
August 30 - October 30, 2010  Argentina (Universidad Nacional del Litoral) Maria Sofia Racca Agronomy
Antonio Mallarino
September 1 - 15, 2010  Honduras (Cochran Fellowship Program) Fernando Escobar Bustillo ABE
Ramesh Kanwar
September 10, 2010 - February 28, 2011  Italy (University of Bari) Hamada Abdelrahman Agronomy
Daniel Olk
September 10 - November 30, 2010  Argentina (Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria) Pablo Barbieri Agronomy
Antonio Mallarino
September 18 - October 17, 2010  Brazil (Pioneer) Jose Wilacildo de Matos Entomology
Matt O'Neal
October 9 - December 12, 2010  Cameroon (Borlaug Fellowship Program) Robert Njei

ABE
Carl Bern

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • Heidi Asbjornsen, NREM, Costa Rica, research
  • Tom Baas, Animal Science, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Carmen Bain, Sociology, Sweden, invited presentation at international conference
  • Alicia Carriquiry, Statistics, Mexico, teach short course
  • Sylvia Cianzio, Agronomy, Puerto Rico, invited presentation at international conference
  • Joe Cortes, Seed Science, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, project follow-up
  • Greg Courtney, Entomology, Australia, research
  • Jack Dekkers, Animal Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Philip Dixon, Statistics, England, invited presentation at international conference
  • Karin Dorman, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Amani Elobeid, CARD, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Dorian Garrick, Animal Science, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Ulrike Genschel, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • David Habier, Animal Science, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science, Paraguay, invited presentation at international conference
  • Heike Hofmann, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Yu-Yi Hsu, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jay-lin Jane, FSHN, Czech Republic, participate in international conference
  • Helen Jensen, Economics, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Jae-Kwang Kim, Statistics, South Korea, project collaboration
  • Peng Liu, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference
  • Elisabeth Lonergan, Animal Science, South Korea, participate in international conference
  • Steven Lonergan, Animal Science, South Korea, invited presentation at international conference
  • John Mabry, Animal Science, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Ranjan Maitra, Statistics, France, Canada, invited presentations at international conferences
  • Max Morris, Statistics, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Basil Nikolau, BBMB, Australia, participate in international conference
  • Sarah Nusser, Statistics, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Forrest Nutter, Plant Pathology, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, Germany, invited presentation at international conference
  • Anna Peterson, Statistics, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Michael Reinert, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, project collaboration
  • Patrick Schnable, Agronomy, China, France, discuss future collaboration, invited presentation at international conference
  • Yuh Yuan Shyy, Seed Science, Zambia, Kenya, project follow-up
  • Mike Stahr, Seed Science, Kenya, project collaboration
  • Shelley Taylor, GAP, Virgin Islands, student travel course site visit
  • Christopher Tuggle, Animal Science, England, Scotland, participate in international conferences
  • Maria Valenzuela-Castro, EEOB, England, project collaboration
  • Ann Marie VanderZanden, Horticulture, England, participate in international conference
  • Eve Wurtele, GDCB, Spain, professional development
  • Cindy Long Yu, Statistics, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Zhengyuan Zhu, Statistics, Canada, invited presentation at international conference

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