• Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

    11:00am - 12:15pm

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

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  • Friday, October 11th, 2019

    PPC summer scholars-in-residence, Leslie Locke, Gerta Bardoshi, and Jeremy Swanston will display the work that came out of their project, "PhotoVoices: Amplifying the Perspectives of Latinx Students Identified as Academically At-Risk in a Rural Iowa High School." To read the policy brief that came out of the same project, click here.

  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

    12:30pm - 1:20pm

    In this workshop you will learn the basics for conducting qualitative research analysis using Nvivo. You will gain hands-on experience in developing a codebook, coding audio-transcriptions, and analyzing data using Nvivo. This is an introductory workshop appropriate to those with little to no familiarity with Nvivo.  

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  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is proud to support the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council luncheons.

    Nick Yu, joins us this fall from the People’s Republic of China. His professional titles include: Artistic Director of the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, Artistic Director of the Shanghai International Comedy Festival, and Co-director of the Shanghai Performing Arts Group.

  • Saturday, October 5th, 2019

    Spend the morning learning about what it means to caucus in Iowa, hearing from local leaders in the Democratic and Republican parties, and finding out how you can get involved. All students are welcome - come to learn or share your own experience! E-mail to sign up.

  • Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 to Saturday, October 5th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this year's Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition annual summit.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    1:30pm - 2:45pm

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to the R programming language. Participants will be introduced to the RStudio interface, syntax, script files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will also learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    The PPC is proud to sponsor this luncheon series.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    10:00am - 11:15am

    In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Python that are required to manage data. You will be involved in installing and configuring Python environment, assigning variables, and using the data structures.  Then, you will also learn formatting datasets using Pandas Python package. Several useful Python packages will be introduced with the example codes. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    This symposium focused on extreme weather events in Iowa and how communities might provide equitable responses, recovery and resilience.