• 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.

  • Monday, April 17th, 2017

    Cassie Barnhardt will present "Educational Equity and Democratic Engagement: The Role of Academic Citizenship," from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17 as part of the Inequality Seminar. Barnhardt is an assistant professor of educational policy and leadership studies in the University of Iowa College of Education. 

  • Friday, April 14th, 2017

    This workshop will provide a tutorial on multilevel models (also known as hierarchical linear models). This workshop will cover how to conduct multilevel analyses using both Stata and R. Example code will be provided. We assume that participants have no prior knowledge of multilevel modeling and only basic familiarity with R and Stata. Example code will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Friday, April 14th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Reviewing Comments.

  • Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 to Friday, April 14th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor the Provost's Global Forum 2017, Women's Health and the Environment: Going Up in Smoke, April 12-14. 

    Cooking with firewood and other biofuels is by many accounts one of the most urgent problems in the world today. The 2017 Provost's Global Forum will focus on several major dimensions of the cookstove problem:

  • Monday, April 10th, 2017

    Julia Garlick from the UI Department of Economics will present this week's Inequality Seminar.

    The Inequality Seminar is a seminar and speaker series that provides a forum on campus for faculty and graduate students who are interested in inequality broadly defined. It is an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to present their research and to hear about other inequality-related work from researchers on and off-campus.

    The Inequality Seminar meets Mondays from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in W113 Seashore Hall. For the Spring 2017 schedule, click here.

  • Monday, April 10th, 2017

    The Iowa Public Health Association will host "Iowa's Water Quality: A Public Health Perspective" on Monday, April 10 at the Holiday Inn - Airport in Des Moines. The intent of the workshop is to insert a public health perspective into the ongoing consideration of Iowa's water quality. 

    Presentations and panels will include the following topics: 

  • Thursday, April 6th, 2017

    This workshop will focus on text mining and social network analysis using Python. You will learn some basic skills about package NLTK (for text mining) and NetworkX (for complex networks analysis). No prior knowledge of Python is required. Example codes will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

    "What’s the Matter With Kansas" author Thomas Frank will talk about his newest book, "Listen, Liberal."

    Hailed as “the most prescient book” of the year, "Listen, Liberal" accurately described what ailed the Democratic Party even before the election of 2016 made their weaknesses obvious. It is the story of how the “Party of the People” detached itself from its historic constituency among average Americans and chose instead to line up with the winners of our new economic order.