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  • 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.

  • Former PPC Undergraduate Researcher Presents at SURF

    Monday, April 30th, 2018

    Brenda Herrera, a Fall 2017 undergraduate researcher for the PPC, presented at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) on April 18. Her poster, “Mechanisms Impacting Oral Health Equity in an Expanded Medicaid Program: Narratives from Program Members and Dentists,” reflects some of the work that she did while with the PPC. The project was led by Dr. Julie Reynolds, Jennifer Sukalski, and Dr. Susan McKernan.

  • Spak Featured in WalletHub Piece on Greenest States in US

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    Scott Spak was recently featured as an expert in a WalletHub piece on the greenest states in the US.

  • Pieper Presents at College of Public Health HEAL Summit

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    Health Policy Research Coordinator Felicia Pieper, and Student Researcher Grace Ryan presented a poster at the UI College of Public Health's HEAL Summit. The poster was about a needs assessment done for Dr. Natoshia Askelson’s (Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, UI College of Public Health and Researcher, Health Policy Research Program) Pregnancy Assistance Fund Project, which assists pregnant and parenting students at three Iowa community colleges.

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