• Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

    The documentary film, "The Waiting Room," was screened at the University of Iowa's HNI Auditorium (Room C20) in the Pomerantz Center, on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Following, IPR's Ben Kieffer hosted a Q&A discussion w/ director Peter Nicks.
  • Monday, April 8th, 2013

    On four Tuesdays in April, PPC, University and local experts examined hypothetical questions and the unintended consequences of these scenarios in a casual, conversational setting with the 70-100 local citizens and “universitizens” who attended the weekly discussions.  The topics drew thoughtful, animated discussion among the audience – which was the ultimate goal of the series.

  • Monday, April 8th, 2013

    Mental health and disability services redesign is another important issue facing the legislature this session. Issues surrounding mental health and the financing and delivery of services were discussed.
  • Sunday, April 7th, 2013

    PPC Director, Peter Damiano, appeared on the television program "Ethical Perspectives on the News" on April 7 to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
  • Thursday, April 4th, 2013 to Saturday, April 6th, 2013

    Refugees in the Heartland was a multiple day event exploring the experiences of refugees in the Midwest historically and currently and providing information to the public about the definition of a refugee, the process of becoming a refugee and policies and practices informing refugee resettlement.
  • Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

    Michael J. Gerson spoke on "The Role of U.S. Foreign Aid in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention" at the University of Iowa's Old Capitol Museum on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

    "Meme in America" was a presentation by School of the Art Institute of Chicago MA candidate, Sarah Hamilton, about how memes came to be and their impact the images of the 2012 U.S. general election.
  • Monday, April 1st, 2013

    Jeffrey Weld and Rebecca Whitaker of the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council spoke with Iowa legislators about STEM education policy at noon on April 1st at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2013

    Dr. Mark L. Hatzenbuehler spoke on Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. in the College of Public Health about "Structural Stigma and the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Populations."
  • Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

    UI Department of Geography professor Margaret Carrel joined the March 27th SSIG colloquium to present her lecture on the emergence of drug resistance in pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteria and it's concern to the public health.