• 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

  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018

    In a special event sponsored by the Public Policy Center, Carey Gillam will talk about her new book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.

  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to Unix Bash Commands
    Zhiya Zuo
    Feb 15, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    177 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Scraping in Python I: Using APIs
    Zhiya Zuo
    Feb 13, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will retrieve data from Twitter (and Scopus, if time permits) using provided APIs. We will go through the common procedure of applying for API keys, finding well-written related packages, and parse JSON/XML outputs. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.