Events

  • Thursday, January 11th, 2018

    January 11, 2017 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm: Introduction to Stata - Dr. Frederick J. Boehmke

    This introductory course in Stata will cover the basics of data preparation and manipulation in Stata. Topics addressed will include importing data, merging and combining data sets, cleaning data, variables, variable manipulations, loops, and data visualization.

  • Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

    January 10, 2017 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Introduction to Tidyverse/R - Dr. Brandon Lebeau

    This hands on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed. No prior R knowledge is needed.

  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

    January 9, 2017 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm: Introduction to Python Data Analytics - Dr. Kang Pyo Lee

  • Sunday, December 17th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring a "Last Dash" Holiday Fundraiser for the Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank at The Mill (120 E. Burlington, Iowa City) from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17. 

    The event will feature the local band, HomeBrewed, along with Kevin "B.F." Burt. Admission is a donation of $5 for kids, $10 for adults or three non-perishable food items.

  • Thursday, December 14th, 2017

    Paul Greenough, emeritus professor of modern Indian history and community and behavioral health at the University of Iowa, will present "Chasing urban cows in India: A fool's errand to mend an environmental crisis?" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Thursday, Dec. 14. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

    Mariano Magalhaes, professor of political science at Augustana College, and Elisa Klewinski, in political science and environmental studies at Augustana College, will present "Operation car wash: The economic and political challenges confronting Brazil" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Thursday, November 30th, 2017

    These public panels are part of the undergraduate course, "Equality, Opportunity and Public Policy in America,"

  • Thursday, November 30th, 2017

    Sara Mitchell, F. Wendell Miller Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Political Science, will present "Maritime conflicts in the South China Sea" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Thursday, Nov. 30. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • 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

  • Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

    Join us for Wonk Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Iowa City Public Library.

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