• Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

    Joe Palca discussed creativity, innovation and the translation of science as part of the Public Policy Center's Forkenbrock Series and the Office of Research and Economic Development's Creative Matters series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 100 Phillips Hall.

  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

    Presented by Ellen Hazelkorn, policy adviser to the Higher Education Authority, Ireland. 

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    Hazelkorn's presentation is part of the Public Policy Center's series of events "The Future of Public Higher Education." There will be a number of events taking place in the Spring semester, for check back frequently for updates. 

  • Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present "The Organizational Production of Earnings Inequalities" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in W113 Seashore Hall. Tomaskovic-Devey's presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar.   

  • Friday, November 11th, 2016

    RELAX: TALK: GROW is a monthly networking/policy planning event that combines food and drink, visiting, entertainment and policy discussions to enhance black lives in our community. This month's discussion takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11.

  • Friday, November 11th, 2016

    Scott Carrell from the University of California, Davis, will present "Estimating the productivity of community colleges in paving the road to four-year college success" from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in 3321 Seamans Center. Carrell's lecture is part of the Department of Economics Tow Seminar and the Public Policy Center's The Future of Higher Education series

    Copies of Carrell's paper are available for pick-up in the Economics Department, S252 Pappajohn Business Building. 

  • Monday, November 7th, 2016

    Chad McPherson, Ph.D. candidate in the University of Iowa Department of Sociology, will present "Governance is Not a Thing: Boundaries and Everyday Boundary Work in the Governing of U.S. Colleges and Universities" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 in W113 Seashore Hall. McPherson's presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar. 

  • Friday, November 4th, 2016

    This workshop will focus on web crawling using Python. You will learn how to retrieve and clean online data using the package Scrapy. The instructor will walk you through a real-life example step by step. No prior knowledge of Python is required. Example codes will be provided.

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  • Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

    This Nov. 3 presentation has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. We will update when it has been rescheduled. 


    Bear Braumoeller, associate professor of political science at The Ohio State University, will present The Contributions of Social Science to Data Visualization, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 in 140 Seashore Hall. 

  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

    This workshop will provide a tutorial on multilevel models (also known as hierarchical linear models). This workshop will cover how to conduct multilevel analyses using both Stata and R. Example code will be provided. We assume that participants have no prior knowledge of multilevel modeling and only basic familiarity with R and Stata. Example code will be provided.

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  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

    On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Public Policy Center hosted Jay Newton-Small for a lecture, “The Effect of Women in Politics: Do They Make a Difference?” at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers. Newton-Small’s lecture was followed by a panel discussion and book signing.

    Newton-Small is Washington correspondent for TIME and the author of Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works. Her lecture was a part of the Run Up to the 2016 Election series.