Events

 
  • Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

    Keith Sahm, Program Director and Co-Founder of Force Blue in the Cayman Islands, will present this week's topic.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

  • Thursday, February 14th, 2019

    T. Bram Elias and Stella Elias, Professors at the University of Iowa College of Law, will present this week's topic.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

    The events take place at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 30 N Clinton Street, Iowa City, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website.

  • Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

    Geographic Data Visualization Using ArcMap
    Seungwon Kim
    February 13, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    243 Jessup Hall

    This workshop focuses on geographic data visualization using ArcMap. Participants will learn to manipulate and visualize spatial data, which allows us to examine geographic patterns in our datasets. Further, basic spatial analysis methods for identifying clusters and spatial dependency will be discussed. Lastly, tips for making beautiful maps will be provided.

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

    Blake Rupe, Sustainable Water Development Program Coordinator, IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering, UI College of Engineering, will present this week's topic.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

  • Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

    Introduction to ArcMap 
    Seungwon Kim
    February 5, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
    243 Jessup Hall

    This workshop aims to provide a quick introduction to ArcMap. Participants will learn to set workspace environments for projects, generate and manipulate spatial data, combine spatial datasets with data from different sources (i.e., *.txt or *.csv), visualize and publish maps. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcMap is required. Datasets will be provided. 

  • Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

    Introduction and Data Management Using R
    Desmond D. Wallace
    January 30, 1:30pm - 2:45pm
    61 Schaeffer Hall 

  • Monday, January 28th, 2019

    Founded in 1963, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program offers rigorous, hands-on training in statistics, quantitative methods, and data analysis for students and researchers of all skill levels and backgrounds. Participants in the ICPSR Summer Program learn how to understand data and gain valuable research skills that help them to advance their education and careers. The ICPSR Summer Program is world-renowned for its premier quality of instruction, fun learning environment, and unparalleled networking opportunities. 

  • Saturday, January 26th, 2019

    The Social and Education Policy Research program will sponsor the first of three Legislative Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County (LWVJC) in January, February and March. The forums provide an opportunity for dialogue between legislators and their constituents in Johnson County. The forum will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m., and will focus on education. Senators Joe Bolkcom, Zach Wahls and Kevin Kinney, and Representatives David Jacoby, Bob Kaufmann, Vicki Lensing, Amy Nielsen and Mary Mascher have been invited.

  • Friday, January 25th, 2019

    Accessing Data through ICPSR and CPRDC
    Giang Rudderham
    January 25, 2:30pm -3:20pm
    150 Schaeffer Hall

    The workshop will discuss research data resources that are available through the University of Iowa, specifically the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC). There will be an overview of each resource including what types of data are available followed by a demonstration of how to navigate and search for data.

  • Thursday, January 24th, 2019

    Introduction to Data Management using Stata
    Scott LaCombe
    January 24, 1:30pm-2:45pm

    143 Schaeffer Hall

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