Events

  • Friday, January 26th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction and Data Management using Stata
    Desmond Wallace
    January 26, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to Stata. Participants will be introduced to the Stata interface, command syntax, do-files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will also learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

  • Monday, January 29th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS
    Federico Antolini
    January 29, 2018 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    243 Jessup Hall (JH)

    The workshop aims to provide a practical introduction to ArcGIS to make the user more familiar with the software and its main functionalities. Participants will learn to efficiently organize the workspace, work with shapefiles, add data from different sources and generate new information. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research.

    No prior knowledge of ArcGIS is required. Data will be provided.

  • Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Visualization with Matplotlib in Python
    Zhiya Zuo
    January 30, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will be using Matplotlib, in combined with Seaborn, to visualize data in various types of plots. Seaborn is built on top of Matplotlib and provides higher level interface to journal quality graphics. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.

  • Friday, February 2nd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to R 
    Yue Hu
    February 02, 2018 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
    15 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    This is the first lecture of the R workshop series. The workshop will cover a quick introduction to R, including conducting basic mathematic and logical functions and inputting (outputting) data. No prior knowledge of R or any other statistical software is required. Example code will be provided.

    Register here.

  • Friday, February 9th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Model Interpretation and Visualization using Stata and R (Part II) 
    Desmond Wallace
    February 9, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    131 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Scraping in Python I: Using APIs
    Zhiya Zuo
    Feb 13, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    151 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

    In this workshop, we will retrieve data from Twitter (and Scopus, if time permits) using provided APIs. We will go through the common procedure of applying for API keys, finding well-written related packages, and parse JSON/XML outputs. We will be using Jupyter notebook. Some Python experience is expected but not required. Code will be provided on Github.

  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Introduction to Unix Bash Commands
    Zhiya Zuo
    Feb 15, 2018 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
    177 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

  • Thursday, February 15th, 2018

    In a special event sponsored by the Public Policy Center, Carey Gillam will talk about her new book, Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.

  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the 2018 Iowa City Darwin Day. More information is available at http://iowacitydarwinday.org/

  • Friday, February 23rd, 2018

    ISRC Workshop: Geographic Data Visualization with R
    Yue Hu, Federico Antolini
    February 23, 2018 1:30-2:20 p.m.
    15 Schaeffer Hall (SH)

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  • Friday, January 12th, 2018

    January 12, 2018 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm:  - Data visualization in JavaScript - Dr. Daniel Lathrop

    Visualizing data is an effective technique for both data exploration and presentation. JavaScript, as the lingua franca of web programming, is especially well suited on both fronts. Learn the basics of visualization decisions and implementing them with your data.

  • Thursday, January 11th, 2018

    January 11, 2017 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm: Introduction to Stata - Dr. Frederick J. Boehmke

    This introductory course in Stata will cover the basics of data preparation and manipulation in Stata. Topics addressed will include importing data, merging and combining data sets, cleaning data, variables, variable manipulations, loops, and data visualization.

  • Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

    January 10, 2017 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm:  Introduction to Tidyverse/R - Dr. Brandon Lebeau

    This hands on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed. No prior R knowledge is needed.

  • Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

    January 9, 2017 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm: Introduction to Python Data Analytics - Dr. Kang Pyo Lee

  • Sunday, December 17th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring a "Last Dash" Holiday Fundraiser for the Crisis Center of Johnson County Food Bank at The Mill (120 E. Burlington, Iowa City) from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17. 

    The event will feature the local band, HomeBrewed, along with Kevin "B.F." Burt. Admission is a donation of $5 for kids, $10 for adults or three non-perishable food items.

  • Thursday, December 14th, 2017

    Paul Greenough, emeritus professor of modern Indian history and community and behavioral health at the University of Iowa, will present "Chasing urban cows in India: A fool's errand to mend an environmental crisis?" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Thursday, Dec. 14. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

    Mariano Magalhaes, professor of political science at Augustana College, and Elisa Klewinski, in political science and environmental studies at Augustana College, will present "Operation car wash: The economic and political challenges confronting Brazil" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Thursday, November 30th, 2017

    These public panels are part of the undergraduate course, "Equality, Opportunity and Public Policy in America,"

  • Thursday, November 30th, 2017

    Sara Mitchell, F. Wendell Miller Professor in the University of Iowa Department of Political Science, will present "Maritime conflicts in the South China Sea" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Thursday, Nov. 30. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Friday, November 17th, 2017

    This workshop provides users with ways to interpret and visualize results from estimated models. Specific focus is given to interpretation and visualization of linear predictions and marginal effects for OLS models and various extensions (e.g., interactions, log transformations, etc.). This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Registration is available here

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