• Monday, October 31st, 2016

    Katharine Broton, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Poverty in American Higher Education: How Material Hardship Affects College Success and Degree Attainment," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Friday, October 28th, 2016

    This workshop will focus on text mining and social network analysis using Python. You will learn some basic skills about package NLTK (for text mining) and NetworkX (for complex networks analysis). No prior knowledge of Python is required. Example codes will be provided.

    Register here

  • Thursday, October 27th, 2016

    The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor a lecture by Marc Edwards, environmental engineer and water activist. Edwards will present the Richard L. Valentine Distinguished Lecture, "The Flint Michigan Water Crisis: Miracle or Disaster?" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27.

  • Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

    Who will be America’s next president? Are elections always like this?

    It has been tumultuous and crazy year with the drama of a soap opera and viral headline news. More has been written about the 2016 candidates than any election in history.

  • Monday, October 24th, 2016

    Shawn Dorius, assistant professor of sociology at Iowa State University, will present "The Global Prestige Hierarchy: A Culture Theory of Global Inequality" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Friday, October 21st, 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 6 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21.

  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

    The Public Policy Center co-sponsored a lecture by Jay Hakes as part of the Run Up to the 2016 Election series. Hakes presented "Energy Challenges for the Next American President" from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in LR 2 Van Allen Hall. 

  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

    This workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to graphics in Stata. Topics for the class include descriptive graphs, as well as interpreting OLS and logit models using predicted probabilities and first differences. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata.  

    Register here

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    The Department of Communication Studies will present a seminar from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in room 203 of the Becker Communication Studies Building. The seminar features Teresa Mangum, Director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and Public Policy Center researcher, and Aaron Kline, associate director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center. 

    View the event poster here

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    Frances Flannery and Rodney A. Werline presented, "Marshaling Political Authority" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Gilmore Hall.