• Monday, February 27th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor an event, "Toward a legal definition of Islamophobia," at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 in UI College of Law Boyd Law Building, room 235. 

  • Friday, February 24th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover the Importance of Conceptual Framework and Broader Impacts In Depth.

  • Friday, February 17th, 2017

    This is the second lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will provide a quick introduction to quantitative analysis in social science with R. The workshop will cover three aspects of analytic techniques: descriptive statistics (calculating sum, mean, variance, etc.), OLS model and diagnoses, and advanced models (e.g., interaction model, nonlinear model, and basic MLE models). No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

  • Friday, February 17th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover NSF Structure and Internal Processing and Solicitations, Dear Colleague Letters, and Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). 

  • Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Python becomes increasingly popular in social science research. The Python workshop series will provide you a quick introduction to Python programming. In the first workshop, you will learn how to set up Python environment for your own laptop. No prior knowledge of Python is required but some programming experience is expected. Example codes will be provided. Please take your laptop with you.

    To register, click here.

  • Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center hosted "Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers.

  • Monday, February 13th, 2017

    Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founder of teh Wisconsin HOPE Lab, the nation's only translational research laboratory seeking ways to make college more affordable. A scholar-activist, she is committed to dissecting the intended and unintended consequences of the college-for-all movement in the US. She offers a critique of the current student loan debt situation and practical solutions.

  • Monday, February 13th, 2017

    The workshop will focus on the production of images and maps that can be used, for example, as publication material or in presentations. Participants will learn to change and improve visual characteristics of objects, organize elements within a map and export it. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcGIS or work with spatial data is required. Data will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Monday, February 13th, 2017

    Sarah Goldbrick-Rab will present "Making College Affordable: Adventures in Scholar-Activism" from 2-3:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Friday, February 10th, 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. This month's discussion takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10. The discussion topic is "Styles of Black activism." 

    Panelists include: