News

  • Carney Cited as Expert on Teen Driving Safety in WalletHub Blog

    Monday, June 18th, 2018

    Cher Carney, Senior Research Associate in the PPC's Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research program, was interviewed for WalletHub's "2018's Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers," in the Ask the Experts section of the blog. WalletHub analyzed the teen-driving environment in each of the 50 states using data set ranges from number of teen driver fatalities to average cost of car repairs to presence of impaired-driving laws.

  • ISRC awards seven CPRDC seed grants

    Friday, May 25th, 2018

    The Iowa Social Science Research Center awarded seven seed grants that provide funding for researchers to develop a full research protocol that provides access to restricted-use microdata available through CPRDC.

  • ISRC Supports Active Ottumwa Study

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    The ISRC conducted telephone interviews with 1000 Ottumwa residents in support of the Active Ottumwa study.

  • Anthony Presents on Affordable Housing in Muscatine

    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

    Jerry Anthony, Associate Professor in the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning and Researcher in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, gave a presentation on affordable housing in Muscatine, IA earlier this month. 

  • 2018 ICCSD School Climate Report Released

    Monday, May 21st, 2018

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) and the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) released a report on Tuesday, May 8 that describes student experiences of school climate in the District’s schools. The report, presented at the ICCSD Board of Education meeting, details results from a survey administered to all 5th through 12th grade students in the ICCSD in February and March 2018. 

  • PPC Welcomes Summer Scholars

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center is welcoming four 2018 Summer Scholars-in-Residence: Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner, Armeda Wojciak, Megan Gilster, Jessica Welburn, and returning 2017 scholar, Rebecca Kreitzer.

  • Nguyen-Hoang wins Curriculum Innovation Award

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

    Phuong Nguyen-Hoang was selected as one of three winners of the Curriculum Innovation Award, sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

  • Nguyen-Hoang published in Journal of Planning Education & Research

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

    Phuong Nguyen-Hoang recently had an article, "Is Tax Increment Financing a Fiscal Bane or Boon?" published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

  • ISRC to host Data Science Institute, June 4-8

    Monday, May 7th, 2018

    The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of June 4-8, 2018.

  • PPC Poster is "Best Fit to Theme" at Governor's Conference

    Monday, April 30th, 2018

    A PPC poster presented at the 2018 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health was given the "Best Fit to Theme" award.

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