News

  • IPR: Is redistricting polarizing America?

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Iowa Public Radio host Ben Kieffer talks with David Daley, former editor-in-chief of Salon magazine who has written about redistricting, and Tracy Osborn, an associate professor of political science and director of the PPC's Politics and Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa. 

  • Redistricting and polarization in 2017

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Tracy Osborn, director of the Politics and Policy Research Program, and Jonathan Winburn from the University of Mississippi talk to KGAN's Iowa In Focus Host Kevin Barry about how redistricting has been around for centuries, but was used to an extreme never seen before around 2010.

  • Creating new knowledge through research

    Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Pete Damiano and the Public Policy Center were featured in a publication for the Iowa section of the American Association for Dental Research's 64th Annual Meeting. 

  • Event dissects America's political redistricting

    Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center hosted "Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" on Wednesday, Feb. 15. David Daley and John Winburn discussed the polarizing effects of redistricting. The discussion was moderated by Tracy Osborn, director of the PPC's Politics and Policy program and associate professor of political science. 
  • Student debt in crisis, says professor

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    For one expert, the issue of college affordability stretches to more than just student debt; it also goes back to the lack of financial support.

    Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab of Temple University discussed the “crisis” of student-loan debt in a Monday evening lecture at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St.

    Goldrick-Rab, who teaches higher education policy and sociology at Temple University, is the author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.

  • When socializing meets activism

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    The February RELAX: TALK: GROW (RTG) was featured in The Daily Iowan. RTG is a networking/policy planning event hosted by the University of Iowa African American Council and the Public Policy Center. 

  • "Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" Feb. 15

    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center, with support from the UI Department of Political Science, hosted “Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers as part of the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy.

  • The power of particles: Can smoke spark severe tornadoes?

    Thursday, February 9th, 2017

    PPC researcher Scott Spak's work was recently highlighted in Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features 2016. The article takes a look at the connection between smoke plumes and sever tornadoes.

  • Upcoming Inequality Seminar: "Making College Affordable," Feb. 13

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

    Sarah Goldbrick-Rab will present "Making College Affordable: Adventures in Scholar-Activism" from 2-3:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • ISRC Spring NSF Mini Workshop series

    Monday, February 6th, 2017

    Researchers (faculty, staff and graduate students) and research administrators are invited to participate in a series of National Science Foundation (NSF) Mini Workshops sponsored by the Iowa Social Science Research Center.

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