• Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this year's WorldCanvass event, Climate Science and the Environment. 

  • Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor Prompt for the Planet, a special edition of The Green Room. The first-ever Youth Poet Laureate of the United States of America, Amanda Gorman, has developed an initiative directed at 15-25 year-olds. With the hope of uniting the voices of young people far and wide, Amanda has created a prompt to activate her generation through poetry, art, photography, etc. 

    This is a two-part event:

  • Saturday, April 21st, 2018

    In celebration of Earth Week, the Public Policy Center hosted a World Climate Simulation.

  • Friday, April 20th, 2018

    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. Addressing the experiences of Iowa City’s black folks both on and off campus, the  runs from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at the Englert Theatre, and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation. The topic of this month's event is "Keeping Cultural Events Fresh." Panelists include: 

  • Thursday, April 19th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the 2018 Spring Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference: “Urgency for Equity: Focusing on Youth-Serving Institutions.”

  • Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) presented a community-focused series of events.

  • Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor this lecture by Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist for NASA.

    Ellen Stofan helped demolish barriers for women in science while working at the very frontiers of tech. In talks, she argues for greater diversity in the STEM fields, demonstrates why space exploration is crucial for innovation, and shows why studying our nearby planets is key to combating climate change here on Earth.

  • 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.

  • Saturday, April 7th, 2018

    The PPC is co-sponsoring this campus-community conference, hosted by the UI Labor Center. The sessions will include Iowa, US, and international case studies, as well as a panel discussion among Midwestern activists working to build workers' power in the midst of today's challenges. Free and open to the public. Lunch provided for participants who register by April 2. To register, email

  • 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.