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  • Despite campaign promises, complete repeal of Affordable Care Act could be difficult

    Monday, November 14th, 2016

    President Barack Obama’s 2010 National Health Care Reform law extended medical insurance to 25 million people — including about 180,000 in Iowa — by expanding Medicaid in 31 states and creating subsidized coverage for individuals through exchanges. Republican President-elect Donald Trump vowed on the campaign trail to repeal the ACA — more commonly called Obamacare. However, making good on that promise may be easier said than done.

    Pete Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center and the PPC's Health Policy Research Program, weighed in. 

  • Ingleshwar participates in 2016 APHA poster session

    Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Aparna Ingleshwar participated in a poster session at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, Colo., Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Ingleshwar is a graduate research assistant with the Health Policy Research Program.

  • Cwiertny to Receive ES&T Super Reviewer Award

    Monday, November 14th, 2016

    David Cwiertny, director of the environmental policy research program at the UI Public Policy Center, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering has been selected to receive the 2016 ES&T Super Reviewer Award from Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T).
  • Lee Named Chair of 2017 MAIREINFRA Conference

    Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Hosin (David) Lee, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named chairman of The 2017 International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities (2017 MAIREINFRA), to be held July 19-21 in South Korea.

  • ISRC to host Data Science Institute Jan. 9-13

    Friday, November 11th, 2016

    The University of Iowa, a pioneer in informatics research will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of Jan. 9-13, 2017. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the ISRC and the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3).

  • McKernan participates in oral health and childhood obesity prevention national conference

    Friday, November 11th, 2016

    Dr. Susan McKernan recently participated in the Healthy Futures: Engaging the Oral Health Community in Childhood Obesity Prevention National Conference. The conference was by invitation only and took place Nov. 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

  • NPR science correspondent Joe Palca to speak at UI

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016

    Joe Palca hopes those who hear his presentation next week at the University of Iowa leave feeling science is something they can better wrap their arms around.

    Palca, National Public Radio’s science correspondent, presents a program titled, “Reporting on Remarkable Science and Remarkable Scientists” from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 100 Phillips Hall, 16 N. Clinton St., Iowa City.

    The event is free to the public.

  • Climate change on the forefront of many voters' minds

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016

    Climate change, while a major issue with huge ramifications, has been nearly lost in the clamor of this year's election campaigns. During all three presidential debates – a total of some four and a half hours of debating – less than six minutes was spent discussing the candidates’ policies related to climate change.

  • Inequality Seminar: The Organizational Production of Earnings Inequalities, Nov. 14

    Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

    Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present "The Organizational Production of Earnings Inequalities" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in W113 Seashore Hall. Tomaskovic-Devey's presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar.   

    More information is available here

  • Run Up to the 2016 Election blog: Power 2016: an American election

    Monday, November 7th, 2016

    The photographs in this portfolio are from more than 3,000 shots by Jon Winet and Allen Spore for “Power2016,” a hybrid art-journalism project that traveled in July to document and provide commentary at the Republican and Democratic parties’ national political conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

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