Events

  • Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

    Join us for Wonk Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Iowa City Public Library.

    Rene Rocha, researcher in the PPC's Politics and Policy Research Program, and panelists will discuss how U.S. immigration policy has changed dramatically in the first year of Trump’s presidency, and the impact those changes have had on immigrants in Iowa. Rocha is also an associate professor in the Department of Political Science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

    The event is free and open to the public. 

  • Friday, October 20th, 2017

    This workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to graphics in Stata. Topics for this workshop primarily covers creating and editing presentation-quality graphics (e.g. bar graphs, box plots, scatter plots). This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Registration is available here

  • Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

    In the third workshop, we will finish the basics with: (i) functions; (ii) installing and using external libraries; (iii) file I/O. We will learn how to write functions in Python to build reusable code blocks. Then we introduce the usage of external libraries. Specifically, we will cover Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, and Pandas. Some examples will be shown. Finally, we will use these libraries to read/write files to local disk. Please bring your own laptop for hands-on exercise and practice.

  • Friday, October 27th, 2017

    The workshop introduces the basics of network analysis with R. We will learn how to upload network dat­­­­­a to R, construct and visualize a network, and evaluate nodal and network properties. Example R code and network data files will be provided. No prior knowledge of network analysis and R is required.

    Registration is available here

  • Friday, November 10th, 2017

    This is the third lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will provide an introduction to presenting statistics with R, especially how to plot various statistics and estimates with the basic graph engine and ggplot2-based packages. No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

    Registration is available here

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

    In this last workshop of the Fall semester, we will have a brief introduction to network analysis in Python using NetworkX. We will start by comparing different packages in Python for network stuff. We then use one or more real work datasets to familiarize ourselves with the functions in NetworkX, including network statistics, visualization, clustering, etc. Please bring your own laptop for hands-on exercise and practice.

    Registration is available here

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

    Join us for Wonk Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Iowa City Public Library.

    Pete Damiano, director of the PPC and the PPC’s Health Policy Research Program, will talk about the current state of health care policy at the state and federal level including the impact of the Affordable Care Act to date and the status of discussions to repeal, replace, or repair. 

  • Friday, November 17th, 2017

    This workshop provides users with ways to interpret and visualize results from estimated models. Specific focus is given to interpretation and visualization of linear predictions and marginal effects for OLS models and various extensions (e.g., interactions, log transformations, etc.). This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Registration is available here

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  • Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Caglar Koylu.

    The course covers the topics of Geographic Information Science, Geovisualization, and Visual Analytics. 

    More information about the Data Science Institute is available here.

    Register here

  • Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Ariel Aloe.

    This introductory course in R will begin by covering the basic data and programming structures of the R language. According to interest and time available, subsequent topics will include linear algebra routines, data visualization, enhancing computational performance, and fundamental statistical procedures. Data analysis will be a fundamental part of the course.

    More information about the Data Science Institute is available here

  • Monday, June 5th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Kang Pyo Lee.

    This introductory course will cover the basic elements in Python data analytics. The topics to be covered in the morning sessions include a brief introduction to data science and data analytics framework/tools/libraries, data handling with Python, and data analysis and visualization with Python. In the afternoon hands-on sessions, the attendees will be able to experience what data scientists actually do with some interesting datasets using the Jupyter Notebook. No prior experience with Python is necessary for this course.

  • Friday, May 5th, 2017

    Addressing the experiences of Iowa City’s black folks both on and off campus, this month’s program on “The Military” runs from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

    In case you missed it, Iowa Public Radio's condensed audio version is now available, as is the full video version here.

  • Friday, April 28th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Evaluating Broader Impacts and Evaluating Project Summaries. 

  • Monday, April 24th, 2017

    Hyunsik Chun and Mike Sauder from the UI Department of Sociology will present "The rise of the logic of quantification in Korean higher education," from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24 in W113 Seashore Hall.

  • Monday, April 24th, 2017

    This workshop provides users with ways to interpret and visualize results from estimated models. Specific focus is given to interpretation and visualization of linear predictions, predicted probabilities, and marginal effects for OLS, Logit, and Probit models. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

    Peter Frase will read from "Four Futures: Life After Capitalism" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at Prairie Lights, 15 S. Dubuque St. 

    Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring society as we know it tumbling down. In "Four Futures," Frase imagines how this post-capitalist world might look, deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction to explore what communism, rentism, socialism and exterminism might actually entail. 

  • Friday, April 21st, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Identifying the Responsibilities of PIs, Applying the Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), Recognizing when “Prior Approval” is Needed, Planing for Annual Reporting, and Exploring closeouts.

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