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Dear Students,

ERS’ Summer Intern vacancy announcement for economists and social scientists is now posted on USAJOBS and will be held open until Friday, February 6th, 2015. Given the short timeframe to submit an application, we are seeking your help in publicizing the intern program. Two flyers are attached- one describes the economics internship and another describes the social scientist internship. We are inviting applicants for summer internships at the GS-5, GS-7 and GS-9 levels. A link to our vacancy announcement is included in the attached flyers.

Please do not hesitate to send these flyers to any interested intern applicants, to graduate program coordinators or other networking sites frequented by undergraduate or graduate students. Thanks for helping to spread the word (and sorry about any duplication from using the NIFA and AAEA listservs).

ERS Summer Intern – Student Trainee (Social Science)

ERS Summer Intern – Student Trainee (Economics)


Gopi Munisamy

Market and Trade Economics Division
Economic Research Service, USDA
Ph: 202-694-5201


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This year’s student program offers exciting meet-and-greets with Festival speakers and top-level sponsors, exclusive student-only events (including a live TribCast recording), countless networking opportunities and, of course, free food! Each student who registers for the Festival at the special student rate of $50 will receive a Festival badge granting them full access to the Trib Fest programming, including noteworthy panels on energy and the environment, as well as access to the student lounge and events. If a $50 ticket is out of reach, students can volunteer for a 4-hour shift at the Festival and attend for free!


See the attached flyer below for more details!


Texas Tribune Festival



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Dean Jessica Berg of Case Western Reserve University will give a presentation entitled “Can We Legislate, Regulate or Litigate Ourselves Thinner?” on Wednesday, February 19, 7 p.m. in 302 Rudder Tower. Dean Berg holds joint appointments at both the law school and the medical school. The presentation should be of interest to not only prelaw and premed students, but also those interested in other health careers or nutrition or public policy.

Food will be served! Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to show a big Aggie welcome to Dean Berg. After the presentation, she will be available to speak with prelaw and premed students, as well as discuss joint programs in JD/MD, JD/MPH, JD/Master of Bioethics! Please pass on the information to your student.

Special Law-Med Presentation, February 19

Karen W. Severn, ‘83

Coordinator, Prelaw and PrePharmacy Advising

Corps Academic Mentor, Squadron 20

Professional School Advising

Texas A&M University


4256 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843

Tel. 979.847.8938 | Fax. 979.458.0873


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TAMU AGEC Open House 2014 Flyer

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Would you like want to change the way the world thinks about food marketing, public policy, consulting, or consumer research? If so, the new Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Behavioral Economics and Individual Choice at Cornell University might be just what you are looking for!

This unique, two-semester MPS program offered through the Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University brings together useful new solutions from the social sciences that help consumers without hurting the bottom line. Students have the opportunity to stylize their program in one of three areas of potential concentration: Behavioral Marketing, Sustainability and Behavior, and Behavioral Finance.

Check out and/or share with your friends the program’s website: http://behavioralecon.dyson.cornell.edu/

Download the brochure at: http://behavioralecon.dyson.cornell.edu/image/mps_about.pdf

If you have questions please contact Sandra Cuellar-Healey, Deputy Director, ABEIC MPS Program at foodandbrandlab@cornell.edu

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Please join the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Thursday, Nov. 14, for the next installment of the 2013 Borlaug Seminar Series.

In his seminar lecture from 7-8p.m., Pierre Ferrari, CEO of philanthropic and international development organization Heifer International, will discuss Heifer’s initiatives and the collaborations that allow the organization to continue its fight against global hunger and poverty.

Ferrari also serves on the board of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream, where he has previously served as chairman and was instrumental in the company’s global commitment to fair trade with vanilla, cocoa and coffee farmers. The former marketer for Coca-Cola USA is also a board member of the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund and an investor and director of Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products.

He holds a master’s degree in economics from The University of Cambridge and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The seminar is free and open to the public and will take place at Texas A&M University’s AgriLife Center, 600 John Kimbrough Blvd., West Campus. Refreshments will be served.

Pierre Ferrari Seminar Flyer

Visit borlaug.tamu.edu/heifer for information.

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In Washington DC today, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the launch of the 2014 Agricultural Innovation Prize in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture.

The competition is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students across all academic disciplines and runs through spring 2014, when teams will compete for the chance to win $215,000 in prize money, with a grand prize of $100,000; making this the largest agriculture-focused student competition in the world.

The contest encourages student teams to develop innovative plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems, improving the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s population.

To download the press release, please visit this page:

Additional information is available on our website, http://agprize.com

We are very happy to answer any questions, or follow-up with you about this new and exciting opportunity for students.

Many Thanks,
David LeZaks, Chris Meyer and the Agricultural Innovation Prize team @ the University of Wisconsin – Madison

David LeZaks, PhD
Managing Scientist
Knowledge Systems for Sustainability (KSS)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
248-444-3040 (cell)

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