News

  • Midwest Energy Symposium

    Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

    The fifth event in the PPC's Forkenbrock Series, a symposium titled Energy and Climate Change in the Midwest: Creating Opportunities in the New Economy, took place October 16-17. The symposium gathered together state and federal policymakers with industry representatives, climate change scientists and engineers, economists, and entrepreneurs in the field of renewable energy, among others.

  • Recession Is Linked to Spike in Minority Victims of Crime

    Monday, September 28th, 2009

    PPC researcher Karen Heimer found that the victimization of black and Latinos increases during periods of economic recession.

  • HF Program Director To Take Part In Driver Distraction Summit

    Thursday, September 24th, 2009

    PPC Director of the Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Research Program, Dan McGehee, has been invited by US Secretary of Transportation to participate in the first ever Driver Distraction Summit.
  • Human Factors Program to Lead Transit Bus Drug Study

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

    The PPC received a $414,000 grant to develop and test new protocols for evaluating certain classes of prescription drugs for transit drivers, which will be led by Daniel McGehee.
  • Effects of Foreclosure Counseling

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

    Drs. Jerry Anthony and Thomas Verghese (CCCS of Atlanta) will present a paper on the effects of foreclosure prevention counseling at this year's annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning in Crystal City, Virginia
  • PPC Researcher Participates in Obermann Summer Symposium

    Sunday, July 19th, 2009

    Professor Jerry Anthony, Director of the PPC Housing Policy Research Program, has been chosen to participate in the Obermann Symposium which will look at trends in consumer debt in families.
  • PPC Part of New University Sustainability

    Friday, July 10th, 2009

    The PPC will collaborate with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning to hire a resource economist as part of the new university sustainability cluster hire.
  • Multiple Awards for PPC Research Assistant

    Friday, July 10th, 2009

    Nikhil Sikka, a graduate research assistant at the PPC, has received multiple awards for her excellence in the area of traffic and/or transportation engineering.

  • Special Appointment to Scientific Advisory Committee

    Friday, July 10th, 2009

    PPC Associate Raymond Kuthy has been invited to serve on the External Scientific Advisory Committee for the Collaborative Centers for Research to Reduce Oral Health Disparities.
  • PPC Director Discusses Health Care Reform on "The Exchange"

    Friday, February 20th, 2009

    Dr. Pete Damiano discussed health care reform on Iowa Public Radio on October 16th along with Jordan Cohen, former president of the American Association of Medical Colleges.

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