Events

  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the 2018 Iowa City Darwin Day. More information is available at http://iowacitydarwinday.org/

  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Geographic Data Visualization with R
    Yue Hu, Federico Antolini
    February 23, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    15 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the 2018 Iowa City Darwin Day. More information is available at http://iowacitydarwinday.org/

  • Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center will sponsor a fundraising dinner and concert to support the 1,500 UI student veterans and their families.


    Date: Saturday, March 3
    Dinner: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Concert: 7:00 p.m. Music by HomeBrewed, a local Rockabilly, Rock & Blues band
    Place: Iowa City VFW, 609 Hollywood Blvd # 2
    Cost: $15 for dinner and music ($10 for UI student vets with a student ID)
    Purpose: Proceeds will support a new student veteran job placement intiative.

  • Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Scraping in Python II: Build Your Own Parser
    Zhiya Zuo
    Mar 06, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will parse webpages manually and write re-usable code blocks. While APIs are convenient, they are not always available. Specifically, we will go through a simple example of scraping data from Wikipedia. If time permits, we will introduce how to scrape from webpages built from javascript. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.

  • Friday, March 9th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Model Interpretation and Visualization using Stata and R (Part III)
    Desmond Wallace
    March 9, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Friday, March 23rd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Multilevel Models using Stata and R (Part I)
    Desmond Wallace
    March 23, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    This is the first workshop in a two-part series. This workshop will provide a tutorial on multilevel models (also known as hierarchical linear models). This workshop will cover how to conduct multilevel analyses using both Stata and R with continuous dependent variables. We assume that participants have no prior knowledge of multilevel modeling and only basic familiarity with R and Stata. Example code will be provided.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Text Analytics in Python
    Zhiya Zuo
    Apr 03, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will introduce basics of text analytics using Python. Specifically, we will talk through an example of document clustering step by step. Packages including NLTK and gensim will be used. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.

    Register here.

  • Friday, April 13th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Multilevel Models using Stata and R (Part II)
    Desmond Wallace
    April 13, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    This is the second workshop in a two-part series. This workshop will provide a tutorial on multilevel models (also known as hierarchical linear models). This workshop will cover how to conduct multilevel analyses using both Stata and R with binary dependent variables. We assume that participants have no prior knowledge of multilevel modeling and only basic familiarity with R and Stata. Example code will be provided.

  • Friday, April 27th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to Dynamic Documents in R and Stata
    Desmond Wallace
    April 27, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

    Join the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) as we present a community-focused series of events.

  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018

    In a special event sponsored by the Public Policy Center, Carey Gillam will talk about her new book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.

  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to Unix Bash Commands
    Zhiya Zuo
    Feb 15, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    177 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Scraping in Python I: Using APIs
    Zhiya Zuo
    Feb 13, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will retrieve data from Twitter (and Scopus, if time permits) using provided APIs. We will go through the common procedure of applying for API keys, finding well-written related packages, and parse JSON/XML outputs. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.

  • Friday, February 9th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Model Interpretation and Visualization using Stata and R (Part II) 
    Desmond Wallace
    February 9, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Friday, February 2nd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to R 
    Yue Hu
    February 02, 2018 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
    15 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    This is the first lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will cover a quick introduction to R, including conducting basic mathematic and logical functions and inputting (outputting) data. No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

    Register here.

  • Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Visualization with Matplotlib in Python
    Zhiya Zuo
    January 30, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will be using Matplotlib, in combined with Seaborn, to visualize data in various types of plots. Seaborn is built on top of Matplotlib and provides higher level interface to journal quality graphics. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.

  • Monday, January 29th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS
    Federico Antolini
    January 29, 2018 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    243 Jessup Hall (JH)

    The workshop aims to provide a practical introduction to ArcGIS to make the user more familiar with the software and its main functionalities. Participants will learn to efficiently organize the workspace, work with shapefiles, add data from different sources and generate new information. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research.

    No prior knowledge of ArcGIS is required. Data will be provided.

  • Friday, January 26th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction and Data Management using Stata
    Desmond Wallace
    January 26, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to Stata. Participants will be introduced to the Stata interface, command syntax, do-files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will also learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

  • Friday, January 12th, 2018

    January 12, 2018 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm:  - Data visualization in JavaScript - Dr. Daniel Lathrop

    Visualizing data is an effective technique for both data exploration and presentation. JavaScript, as the lingua franca of web programming, is especially well suited on both fronts. Learn the basics of visualization decisions and implementing them with your data.

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