Events

  • Saturday, March 25th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center is a co-sponser of this event. This one-day campus-community conference will draw on Iowa's rich history of intertwined struggles for workplace and civil rights into dialogue with present-day movements for racial and economic justice.

    Featured speakers and workshop sessions:

  • Friday, March 24th, 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. Addressing the experiences of Iowa City's black folks both on and off campus, each program runs from 5:30-7 p.m. and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation. 

    Panelists include:

  • Friday, March 24th, 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.

    To register, click here.

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Budgets and Justifications. 

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017

    This multidisciplinary conference is organized by the Johnson County Disproportionate Minory Contact Committee. 

    The keynote speaker is former Iowa educator and renowned anti-racism activist, Jane Elliott. Ms. Elliott will explore the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and ethnocentrism and the responsibility shared by all of us for illuminating them in and eliminating them from our environment and ourselves.

  • Monday, March 20th, 2017

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

    To register, click here.

  • Friday, March 10th, 2017

    This workshop aims to cover data entry and management in Stata. The workshop covers concepts such as labeling data, variables, amd 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 familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Thursday, March 9th, 2017

    This workshop will focus on web crawling using Python. You will learn how to retrieve and clean online data using the package Scrapy. The instructor will walk you through a real-life example step by step. No prior knowledge of Python is required. Example codes will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Thursday, March 9th, 2017

    Join us at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 for a public forum about how we can collectively support the intellectual infrastructure of our region and ensure a robust national research enterprise to strengthen Iowa’s future in the global economy. 

  • Monday, March 6th, 2017

    Xavier Escandell from Grinnell College will present "Anti-immigrant and -refugee sentiments and institutional responses in the post-9/11 European Union" from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

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