Events

  • Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    Bear Braumoeller, associate professor of political science from The Ohio State University, will provide a broad overview of data visualization from 4-5 p.m., Thursday, March 30 in W307 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB). 

  • Friday, March 31st, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Recognizing who will be reading proposals, explaining Ad Hoc panels and their roles, and identifying your "community" at NSF.

  • Friday, March 31st, 2017

    Join us for a presentation and discussion of the results from the 2016 Parental Leave Survey, administered to faculty and staff at the University of Iowa.

  • Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    Hansini Munasinghe and Sarah Bruch from the UI Department of Sociology will present this week's Inequality Seminar.

    The Inequality Seminar is a seminar and speaker series that provides a forum on campus for faculty and graduate students who are interested in inequality broadly defined. It is an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to present their research and to hear about other inequality-related work from researchers on and off-campus.

  • Thursday, April 6th, 2017

    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.

    To register, click here.

  • Monday, April 10th, 2017

    The Iowa Public Health Association will host "Iowa's Water Quality: A Public Health Perspective" on Monday, April 10 at the Holiday Inn - Airport in Des Moines. The intent of the workshop is to insert a public health perspective into the ongoing consideration of Iowa's water quality. 

    Presentations and panels will include the following topics: 

  • Monday, April 10th, 2017

    Julia Garlick from the UI Department of Economics will present this week's Inequality Seminar.

    The Inequality Seminar is a seminar and speaker series that provides a forum on campus for faculty and graduate students who are interested in inequality broadly defined. It is an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to present their research and to hear about other inequality-related work from researchers on and off-campus.

    The Inequality Seminar meets Mondays from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in W113 Seashore Hall. For the Spring 2017 schedule, click here.

  • Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 to Friday, April 14th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor the Provost's Global Forum 2017, Women's Health and the Environment: Going Up in Smoke, April 12-14. 

    Cooking with firewood and other biofuels is by many accounts one of the most urgent problems in the world today. The 2017 Provost's Global Forum will focus on several major dimensions of the cookstove problem:

  • Friday, April 14th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Reviewing Comments.

  • Friday, April 14th, 2017

    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.

    To register, click here.

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  • Monday, March 27th, 2017

    Brian An from the University of Iowa College of Education will present "Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions: Evidence from Scotland and the U.S." from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 in W113 Seashore as part of the Inequality Seminar. 

  • Saturday, March 25th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center is a co-sponser of this event. This one-day campus-community conference will draw on Iowa's rich history of intertwined struggles for workplace and civil rights into dialogue with present-day movements for racial and economic justice.

    Featured speakers and workshop sessions:

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017

    RELAX: TALK: GROW (RTG) is a networking/policy planning event hosted by the University of Iowa African American Council and the Public Policy Center. RTG combines fellowship, local artists and policy discussions. Addressing the experiences of Iowa City's black folks both on and off campus, each program runs from 5:30-7 p.m. and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation. 

    Panelists include:

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017

    This is the third lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will provide an introduction to presenting statistics with R, especially how to plot various statistics and estimates with the basic graph engine and ggplot2-based packages. No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017

    This mini workshop will cover Budgets and Justifications. 

  • Friday, March 24th, 2017

    This multidisciplinary conference is organized by the Johnson County Disproportionate Minory Contact Committee. 

    The keynote speaker is former Iowa educator and renowned anti-racism activist, Jane Elliott. Ms. Elliott will explore the problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, and ethnocentrism and the responsibility shared by all of us for illuminating them in and eliminating them from our environment and ourselves.

  • Monday, March 20th, 2017

    This workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to graphics in Stata. Topics for this workshop primarily covers creating and editing descriptive graphs (e.g. bar graphs, box plots, scatterplots). This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided. 

    To register, click here.

  • Friday, March 10th, 2017

    This workshop aims to cover data entry and management in Stata. The workshop covers concepts such as labeling data, variables, amd values; generating, replacing, and recoding variables; combining and reshaping data; and accessing saved results. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    To register, click here.

  • Thursday, March 9th, 2017

    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.

    To register, click here.

  • Thursday, March 9th, 2017

    Join us at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 for a public forum about how we can collectively support the intellectual infrastructure of our region and ensure a robust national research enterprise to strengthen Iowa’s future in the global economy. 

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