• Friday, October 6th, 2017

    This is the third lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will provide an 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.

  • Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

    In the second workshop, we will cover the basics of Python language: (i) variables, (ii) data structures, and (iii) control logics. Specifically, we will talk about the definition and naming convention of variables. We then introduce common types of data structures, including list, tuple, and dictionary. For control logics, we touch on if-else clauses and for/while loops, along with some important keywords. Please bring your own laptop for hands-on exercise and practice.

  • Thursday, September 28th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring a visiting lecture by distinguished energy analyst, Robert McNally, founder and President of the The Rapidan Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28 in Room 1505 of the Seamans Center, 103 S. Capitol Street. McNally's lecture will place the current volatility in global oil markets in historical perspective and offer advice on what to expect from oil markets in the future.

  • Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    This is a joint lecture of using R and Stata in social science. The workshop will introduce how to manage single or multiple datasets with both Stata and R. The audience will see how to achieve the same data projects in different platforms and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each software. No prior knowledge of any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

    Registration is available here

  • Thursday, September 21st, 2017 to Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    This one-and-a-half day symposium will feature Iowa-based and nationally-recognized speakers and discussion panels on a variety of drinking water issues facing the Midwest and the nation.

  • Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

    Join the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) as we present a new, community-focused series of events. Each month we will present a policy topic from our various research areas, in a variety of formats. These events are free and open to the public. 

  • Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

    IT Training Room (2523); UCC Conference Center (on second floor of Old Capitol Town Center)

    This session is intended for anyone who will be running jobs on Neon. The training session covers the following aspects: how to make the most effective use of HPC resources, connecting to the Neon cluster, launching HPC jobs, getting your data to and from Neon, and getting access to the software you need.

    More information is available here

  • Monday, September 18th, 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.

    Registration is available here

  • Friday, September 15th, 2017

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to Stata. Participants will be introduced to the Stata interface, command syntax, do-files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.) This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Registration is available here

  • Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    Python becomes increasingly popular in research in different areas. The Python workshop series will provide you a quick introduction to Python programming. 

    In the first workshop, you will learn how to install and set up Python environment for your own laptop. We will be using Jupyter Notebook throughout the Python workshops. No prior knowledge of Python is required. Example codes will be provided. Please take your laptop with you.