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  • Survey finds many non-binary students feel unsafe in Iowa City schools

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Nearly three-fourths of students in Iowa City schools who took a recent survey and identify their gender as non-binary feel that their school is not safe.

    The school climate survey, given to students in grades 5-12 in February and March, found 70 percent of survey takers with a non-binary gender identity reported "feeling unsafe in their classes." 

  • ICCSD report shows some students feel 'unsafe and unwelcome' in the classroom

    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

    Some Iowa City students say they don't feel safe at school. 

    That's according to the results of a survey students in fifth grade through seniors in high school took earlier this year. The district was slightly surprised but mainly disappointed that some students feel unsafe. A link to an interactive graph displaying the results from the survey is below. The survey was conducted by Sarah Bruch, Director of the PPC's Social and Education Policy Research Program, and her research team. 

  • Damiano emcees 2017 White Coat Ceremony

    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

    Dr. Pete Damiano served as the Master of Ceremonies for the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics 2017 White Coat Ceremony on Friday, May 19.

  • In self-steering race, GM maps new path with Super Cruise

    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

    Dan McGehee provided perspective on autonomous driving in relation to Super Cruise, a new General Motors feature that aims to enable hands-free driving on the highway through eye-tracking sensors.

  • UI Public Policy Center, Iowa City Community School District release 2017 school climate survey report

    Monday, May 22nd, 2017

    The PPC and ICCSD released a report about school climate and students’ own perceptions of and experiences in the District’s schools. The report details results from a survey administered to all 5th through 12th grade students in the ICCSD in February and March 2017.

  • Cwiertny gets a firsthand look at the business of lawmaking

    Friday, May 19th, 2017

    David Cwiertny, Director of the PPC's Environmental Policy Research Program, has spent the past year on sabbatical in Washington, D.C. working in the U.S. Congress as part of a fellowship program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

  • Reynolds participates in Dental Quality Alliance Conference

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017

    Dr. Julie Reynolds, researcher in the PPC’s Health Policy Research Program, participated in the 2017 Dental Quality Alliance Conference May 12-13. The conference was hosted by the American Dental Association at its headquarters in Chicago.

  • Peek-Asa recognized at University of Iowa Celebrating Excellence awards

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Corinne Peek-Asa, PPC researcher in the Transportation and Vehicle Safety Policy Research Program, was recognized at the 2017 University of Iowa Celebrating Excellence: Discovery and Innovation Awards Ceremony. 

  • Damiano participates in HealthAffairs forum

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Dr. Peter Damiano recently participated in a HealthAffairs forum: Oral Health in California.

  • Korns receives Fulbright to teach English in Russia

    Friday, May 12th, 2017

    Samantha Korns, who worked at the ISRC as a student employee for three years and is currently an acting supervisor for the call center, has been selected to receive a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award for an English teaching assistantship to Russia.

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