• Friday, March 23rd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Multilevel Models using Stata and R (Part I)
    Desmond Wallace
    March 23, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    This is the first workshop in a two-part series. 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 with continuous dependent variables. We assume that participants have no prior knowledge of multilevel modeling and only basic familiarity with R and Stata. Example code will be provided.

  • Friday, March 9th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Model Interpretation and Visualization using Stata and R (Part III)
    Desmond Wallace
    March 9, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Scraping in Python II: Build Your Own Parser
    Zhiya Zuo
    Mar 06, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will parse webpages manually and write re-usable code blocks. While APIs are convenient, they are not always available. Specifically, we will go through a simple example of scraping data from Wikipedia. If time permits, we will introduce how to scrape from webpages built from javascript. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.

  • Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

    The ISRC will host an information session to answer questions about the available data and the Census RDC application process at 8AM, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in room 2390 University Capitol Centre (Executive Boardroom).

  • Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center will sponsor a fundraising dinner and concert to support the 1,500 UI student veterans and their families.

    Date: Saturday, March 3
    Dinner: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    Concert: 7:00 p.m. Music by HomeBrewed, a local Rockabilly, Rock & Blues band
    Place: Iowa City VFW, 609 Hollywood Blvd # 2
    Cost: $15 for dinner and music ($10 for UI student vets with a student ID)
    Purpose: Proceeds will support a new student veteran job placement intiative.

  • Friday, March 2nd, 2018 to Sunday, March 18th, 2018

    The PPC's Crime and Justice Policy Research Program is co-sponsoring the production of Apples in Winter at Riverside Theatre, March 2-18 (show times vary - see website).

  • Thursday, March 1st, 2018

    The UI Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and College of Engineering are co-sponsoring a special lecture on US sustainable energy policy Thursday, March 1, from 3:30-4:20 in W151 Pappajohn Business Building. Martin Moskovits, Distinguished Professor at University of California Santa Barbara, will present "What drives and impedes the development of a sustainable energy policy for the USA? Separating the hope from the hype."

  • Saturday, February 24th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the 2018 Iowa City Darwin Day. More information is available at

  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Geographic Data Visualization with R
    Yue Hu, Federico Antolini
    February 23, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    15 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the 2018 Iowa City Darwin Day. More information is available at