September-October 2011

Upcoming Global Seminars/Featured Speakers

Monday, October 10, 2011

2011 Norman Borlaug Lecture
8:00 p.m.
Great Hall - ISU Memorial Union

Dr. Pedro Sanchez

Pedro Sanchez was awarded the World Food Prize in 2002 for his pioneering use of agroforestry to restore fertility to some of the world's poorest and most degraded soils. He is Director of Tropical Agriculture at Columbia University's Earth Institute and an international leader in the fight against hunger, having co-led the United Nation's Millennium Project's Task Force on Hunger.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Feeding the World: Are We Making Progress
Fall 2011 Seminar Series

12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Ensminger Room, 1204 Kildee Hall

"New Worlds of Water"
Dr. Margaret Catley-Carlson

Ms. Margaret Catley-Carlson has worked in numerous positions throughout her career including: Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF in New York; President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); President of the Population Council in New York; and Deputy Minister of the Department of Health and Welfare of Canada.  She is currently Chair of the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on Water, the Board of the Crop Diversity Trust, and the Foresight Advisory Committee for Group Suez Environment.  She is a patron of the Global Water Partnership, a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board, a member of the Rosenberg Forum, and serves on the boards of the International Center for Water Resource Management, the IFDC (Fertilizer Management) and the International Institute for Environment and Development.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Feeding the World: Are We Making Progress
Fall 2011 Seminar Series
(in conjunction with the World Food Prize)
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Gallery - ISU Memorial Union

"Urgent and Emerging Food Policy Challenges and Opportunities"
Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, the 2001 World Food Prize Laureate, is currently the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy at Cornell University.  He served 10 years as the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Director General and seven years as department head; seven years as an economist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Colombia; and six years as a distinguished professor at Wageningen University.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Feeding the World: Are We Making Progress
Fall 2011 Seminar Series

10:00-11:00 a.m.
Gallery - ISU Memorial Union

"Development Work in Rural Uganda: A Journey through Student Learning"
ISU student presentation facilitated by:
Dr. Gail Nonnecke, University Professor of Horticulture, ISU
Dr. Richard Schultz, Professor of Natural Resources Ecology and Management, ISU
Dr. Thomas Brumm, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, ISU

Travel Course Deadlines
Proposals for travel courses with the travel during summer 2012 are due to the Education Abroad Committee October 1. Assistance with the development of courses and proposal writing is available from the CALS Study Abroad office, contact Shelley Taylor or 294-5393 or Jodi Cornell or 294-1851. Additional resources including links to the proposal and instructions are available on our faculty link on the CALS Study Abroad Website https://www.agstudyabroad.iastate.edu/faculty-led-travel-courses

CALS Hosts Interns from Uganda     
Rebecca Wokibula and Martha Ibore are on the ISU campus until November 1 as part of the ISU/Makerere University internship program. Both Rebecca and Martha are former participants of the ISU Service Learning in Uganda: Creating a School Garden program and have been selected to complete a 2-month internship at ISU. While at ISU, Rebecca will work with Mark Westgate, Lee Burras and Ken Moore in Agronomy and Martha's internship is supervised by Maria Salas-Fernandez in Agronomy.

Global Resource Systems Majors Conduct Internship Work Over the Summer
13 students in the Global Resource Systems major traveled to 7 different countries during summer 2011 to complete the international portion of their GRS internships. Students traveled to China, Denmark, Italy, Nicaragua, Thailand, Uganda, and Uruguay. Each of the 13 students had an individualized program organized with their host organizations. The Global Resource Systems major requires a minimum 5-week internship in another country. There are currently about 70 students enrolled in the GRS major.

International Visitors to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dates of Visit

Country

Visitor(s) Department/Contact
August 12

 Kosovo
 

7 government officials

GAP
Denise Bjelland
August 17 - 19

 Russia

 Ukraine

 Kazakhstan

11 animal health participants GAP
Denise Bjelland
August 22 - 24  Argentina (Duhau Administrators SA)

13 managers; 2 technical advisors

Animal Science
Daniel Loy

August 22, 2011 - July 31, 2012  Brazil (EMBRAPA) Mauro C. Celaro T

Agronomy
Mark Westgate

August 24 - 25  Argentina (INTA, University of Buenos Aires) 100 ag researcher, agronomists, farmers Agronomy
Antonio Mallarino
August 24, 2011 - July 31, 2012  Mexico (INIFAP) Sergio Uribe Agronomy
Douglas Karlen
September 2, 2011 - February 10, 2012  Bulgaria (Fulbright Fellowship) Stoycho Metodiev

Animal Science
Max Rothschild

September 3 - 5 Japan (Meiji University) Kosuke Noborio Agronomy
Robert Horton
September 9 - October 15  Belize (Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College) Luciano Chi Serrano Agronomy
Jerry Hatfield
September 12 - November 19  Kosovo (Borlaug Fellow) Behlul Behluli

Animal Science
Curt Youngs

September 14 - December 16  Kazakhstan (Eurasian National  University) Nurgul Ramazanova

NREM
Richard Schultz

September 19 - December 15  India (Global Research Fellow) Madhu Madegowda Agronomy
Jerry Hatfield
October 1 - December 17  Zambia (Borlaug Fellow) Richard Chanda Agronomy
Thomas Lubberstedt
October 10 - 17  Panama (MIDA) Jose Pacheco Agronomy
Russell Mullen
November 15, 2011 - January 31, 2012  India (Borlaug Fellow) Gouri Sankar Laha Plant Pathology
Adam Bogdanove

Where are CALS Faculty/Staff Traveling?

  • Usha Arora, Seed Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Lance Baumgard, Animal Science, China, participate in international conference
  • Jessica Blake, Seed Science, Canada, participate in international conference
  • Bryony Bonning, Entomology, The Netherlands, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jennifer Bousselot, Horticulture, Virgin Islands, intern program at USVI - EARTH
  • Petruta Caragea, Statistics, Ireland, invited presentation at international conference
  • Alicia Carriquiry, Statistics, Ireland, participate in international meetings
  • Dianne Cook, Statistics, Iceland, present workshop
  • Jack Dekkers, Animal Science, Scotland, research
  • Stephen Dinsmore, NREM, Scotland, participate in international conference
  • Aaron Gassmann, Entomology, The Netherlands, invited presentation at international conference
  • Richard Hall, NREM, Canada, participate in international conference
  • David Hannapel, Horticulture, The Netherlands, project collaboration
  • Stephanie Hansen, Animal Science, China, participate in international conference
  • Adela Ida Harries, Seed Science, Zambia, Chile, workshop, participate in international meetings
  • Dermot Hayes, Economics, Ireland, travel at request of Irish government
  • Ramesh Kanwar, ABE, Thailand, invited presentation at international conference
  • James Koltes, Animal Science, Ireland, participate in international conference
  • Susan Lamont, Animal Science, England, Scotland, research, project collaboration
  • Angela Laury, FSHN, Slovenia, project collaboration
  • Elizabeth Lonergan, Animal Science, China, invited presentations/lectures
  • Wyatt Miller, Plant Pathology, Japan, participate in international conference
  • Russ Mullen, Agronomy, Panama, attend board meeting
  • Gary Munkvold, Plant Pathology, Italy, professional development
  • Michael Owen, Agronomy, England, invited presentation at international conference
  • Michael Persia, Animal Science, China, participate in international conference
  • Michael Retallick, Ag Ed & Studies, Virgin Islands, present workshops
  • Jason Ross, Animal Science, China, participate in international conference
  • Patrick Schnable, Agronomy, China, project collaboration
  • Joshua Selsby, Animal Science, China, participate in international conference
  • Yuh Yuan Shyy, Seed Science, Nigeria, software training
  • Mike Stahr, Seed Science, Kenya, teach short course
  • Brian Steward, ABE, China, invited presentation at international conference
  • Christopher Tuggle, Animal Science, Ireland, invited presentation at international conference
  • Jonathan Wendel, EEOB, Germany, participate in international conference
  • Lester Wilson, FSHN, Slovenia, project collaboration
  • Hongwei Xin, ABE, China, participate in international conference

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