Events

  • Friday, February 10th, 2017

    This workshop aims to cover data entry and management in Stata. The workshop covers concepts such as labeling data, variables, and values; generating, replacing, and recoding variables; combining and reshaping data; and accessing saved results. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

    The workshop aims to provide a practical introduction to ArcGIS to make the user more familiar with the software and its main functionalities. Participants will learn to efficiently organize the workspace, work with shapefiles, add data from different sources and generate new information. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcGIS is required. Data will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Monday, February 6th, 2017

    Nick Carnes, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University will present this week's Inequality Seminar.

  • Monday, January 30th, 2017

    The workshop aims to provide a practical introduction to ArcGIS to make the user more familiar with the software and its main functionalities. Participants will learn to efficiently organize the workspace, work with shapefiles, add data from different sources and generate new information. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcGIS is required. Data will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Monday, January 30th, 2017

    Matt Noellert of the UI History Department will present this week's Inequality Seminar.

  • Saturday, January 28th, 2017

    The Social and Education Policy Research program will sponsor the first of three Legislative Forums that the League of Women Voters of Johnson County (LWVJC) is hosting in January, February and March. The forums provide an opportunity for dialogue between legislators and their constituents in Johnson County. The topic of the first forum is education and will be moderated by Syndy Conger, President of LWVJC.

  • Friday, January 27th, 2017

    This is the first lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will cover a quick introduction to data management with R, including data input/output, data set building, and variable creation and modification. No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

    Click here to register.

  • Monday, January 23rd, 2017

    The first meeting of the Spring Inequality Seminar, January 23rd, will be devoted to a panel discussion focused on policy solutions to economic inequality in the United States.   We will draw on both recent scholarly work on our growing inequality (Piketty, Stiglitz, Atkinson, etc) and on recent policy work from advocates and think tanks.  For the purposes of this session, we define inequality narrowly as the distribution of wages, income, and wealth in the United States.  The discussion will be kicked off by Collin Gordon (History) and David Bills (Education), but

  • Friday, January 13th, 2017

    This course will give students the tools necessary to analyze a variety of documents, both spoken and written, with some basic routines in R and Python. 

  • Thursday, January 12th, 2017

    Description: Over the past decade, there has been increasing emphasis on evidence-based public health, and many state and national funders call for evidence-based health interventions. However, there are barriers to wider implementation, such as lack of familiarity with the concept and under-developed tools to apply it. This webinar seeks to improve the ability of the public health workforce to conduct evidence-based public health programs.

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