Events

  • Monday, February 27th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor an event, "Toward a legal definition of Islamophobia," at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 in UI College of Law Boyd Law Building, room 235. 

  • Monday, February 27th, 2017

    Ain Grooms, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, will present this week's Inequality Seminar.

    Grooms' research examines how school leaders in the rural US South allocate Title I dollars in their schools, and juxtaposes the allocation of Title I against academic achievement of black students enrolled in segregates schools in the rural South. More details can be found here.

  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Applying Proper NSF format and Preparing Proposal Components. 

  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017

    Anne Fausto-Sterling will present as part of Iowa City Darwin Day. Fausto-Sterling is well-known for her study of gender, and is frequently consulted for her expertise and commentary by media outlets such as “Week in Review,” the Washington Post, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. She also writes regularly for The Huffington Post, the Boston Review and Psychology Today

  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017

    Anne Fausto-Sterling will present as part of Iowa City Darwin Day. Fausto-Sterling is well-known for her study of gender, and is frequently consulted for her expertise and commentary by media outlets such as “Week in Review,” the Washington Post, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. She also writes regularly for The Huffington Post, the Boston Review and Psychology Today

  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017

    Dynamic systems theory highlights the importance of evolution in shaping our capacity for development and helps explain how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. This talk describes my current research program which applies dynamic systems theory to the study of the emergence of gender differences, gender identity, and human sexuality.

  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017

    The workshop will discuss research data resources that are available through the University of Iowa, specifically the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC). There will be an overview of each resource including what types of data are available followed by a demonstration of how to navigate and search for data.

    To register, click here.

  • Friday, March 3rd, 2017

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring a free screening of Newtown on Friday, March 3. The screening begins at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m.

    Newtown chronicles the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of school children in American history: a shooting that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

  • Saturday, March 4th, 2017

    In an era of alternative facts, fake news, and political leaders who reject evolutionary theory and climate change research, it seems imperative to defend science. But even in this historical moment feminists and anti-racists engage in a vigorous critique of mainstream science and the politics of knowledge production. How is it possible to defend science against know-nothing attacks from the right while still engaging the battle to improve the quality of scientific knowledge production via trenchant critique from the left?

  • Saturday, March 4th, 2017

    On Saturday, March 4, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center will sponsor a fundraiser to support the 1,500 UI student veterans and their families.

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  • Friday, February 24th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover the Importance of Conceptual Framework and Broader Impacts In Depth.

  • Friday, February 17th, 2017

    This is the second lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will provide a quick introduction to quantitative analysis in social science with R. The workshop will cover three aspects of analytic techniques: descriptive statistics (calculating sum, mean, variance, etc.), OLS model and diagnoses, and advanced models (e.g., interaction model, nonlinear model, and basic MLE models). No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

  • Friday, February 17th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover NSF Structure and Internal Processing and Solicitations, Dear Colleague Letters, and Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). 

  • Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Python becomes increasingly popular in social science research. The Python workshop series will provide you a quick introduction to Python programming. In the first workshop, you will learn how to set up Python environment for your own laptop. No prior knowledge of Python is required but some programming experience is expected. Example codes will be provided. Please take your laptop with you.

    To register, click here.

  • Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center hosted "Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers.

  • Monday, February 13th, 2017

    Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of teh Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation's only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable. A scholar-activist, she is committed to dissecting the intended and unintended consequences of the college-for-all movement in the US. She offers a critique of the current student loan debt situation and practical solutions.

  • Monday, February 13th, 2017

    The workshop will focus on the production of images and maps that can be used, for example, as publication material or in presentations. Participants will learn to change and improve visual characteristics of objects, organize elements within a map and export it. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcGIS or work with spatial data is required. Data will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Monday, February 13th, 2017

    Sarah Goldbrick-Rab will present "Making College Affordable: Adventures in Scholar-Activism" from 2-3:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Friday, February 10th, 2017

    RELAX: TALK: GROW (RTG) is a networking/policy planning event hosted by the University of Iowa African American Council and the Public Policy Center. RTG combines fellowship, local artists and policy discussions. This month's discussion takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10. The discussion topic is "Styles of Black activism." 

    Panelists include: 

  • Friday, February 10th, 2017

    This workshop aims to cover data entry and management in Stata. The workshop covers concepts such as labeling data, variables, and values; generating, replacing, and recoding variables; combining and reshaping data; and accessing saved results. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    To register, click here.

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