• Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

    Join the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) as we present a new, community-focused series of events. Each month we will present a policy topic from our various research areas, in a variety of formats. These events are free and open to the public. 

  • Thursday, September 21st, 2017 to Friday, September 22nd, 2017

    This one-and-a-half day symposium will feature Iowa-based and nationally-recognized speakers and discussion panels on a variety of drinking water issues facing the Midwest and the nation.

  • Monday, October 9th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center will host a day-long conference that will examine gendered violence at local, state, national, and international levels.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

    Daniel McGehee, Director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator, Associate Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Direcotr of the PPC's Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa will discuss the history of automation in vehicles. While the Google car steals many headlines, automated systems have been in production for decades. How these technologies have matured over the years paints an interesting story - one today's drivers can learn from.

  • Friday, June 9th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Daniel Sewell. 

    Introduction to Social Network Analysis with R will introduce attendees to concepts of social network analysis by illustration. The course will walk through R code, learning what the code does and introducing network concepts along the way. Attendees will leave with knowledge of commonly used R packages useful for network analysis. At least a small amount of prior experience with R is recommended.

  • Thursday, June 8th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Kang Pyo Lee.

  • Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Caglar Koylu.

    The course covers the topics of Geographic Information Science, Geovisualization, and Visual Analytics. 

    More information about the Data Science Institute is available here.

    Register here

  • Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Ariel Aloe.

    This introductory course in R will begin by covering the basic data and programming structures of the R language. According to interest and time available, subsequent topics will include linear algebra routines, data visualization, enhancing computational performance, and fundamental statistical procedures. Data analysis will be a fundamental part of the course.

    More information about the Data Science Institute is available here

  • Monday, June 5th, 2017

    Taught by Dr. Kang Pyo Lee.

    This introductory course will cover the basic elements in Python data analytics. The topics to be covered in the morning sessions include a brief introduction to data science and data analytics framework/tools/libraries, data handling with Python, and data analysis and visualization with Python. In the afternoon hands-on sessions, the attendees will be able to experience what data scientists actually do with some interesting datasets using the Jupyter Notebook. No prior experience with Python is necessary for this course.

  • Friday, May 5th, 2017

    Addressing the experiences of Iowa City’s black folks both on and off campus, this month’s program on “The Military” runs from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation.

  • Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

    In case you missed it, Iowa Public Radio's condensed audio version is now available, as is the full video version here.

  • Friday, April 28th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Evaluating Broader Impacts and Evaluating Project Summaries. 

  • Monday, April 24th, 2017

    Hyunsik Chun and Mike Sauder from the UI Department of Sociology will present "The rise of the logic of quantification in Korean higher education," from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24 in W113 Seashore Hall.