Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
The University of Iowa hosted the International Sociological Association – RC28 Summer Meeting on August 9-12th. The meeting, Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Changing Patterns of Social Inequality, brought 110 scholars from 30 different countries to campus.
Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Professor Karen Heimer hosted the first Social Science Interdisciplinary Group (SSIG) colloquium and featured activities of the Iowa Social Science Research Center and the Hawkeye Poll. ISRC Staff provided an overview of the center’s services and discussed highlights of the past year’s activities and the funding landscape for the social sciences. Frederick Boehmke, Associate Professor in Political Science and Faculty Advisor for the Hawkeye Poll, discussed how the Hawkeye Poll contributes to the teaching mission of the university.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
A new brief from the PPC's Health Policy Program looks at the behavioral and emotional health of children in Iowa. The brief represents the first analysis of data from the 2010 Iowa Child and Family Household Health Survey. Results show that 68,000 children in the State of Iowa needed behavioral and emotional health care in the past year. About one in six had trouble accessing needed care.
Read the brief.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Data released by the US Census indicates that higher numbers of young adults in America are "doubling up"—that is, moving back in with their families or with other households.
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
The ISRC has released its annual report for FY 2010-11. Highlights of the year include the reformulation of the center as a part of the Public Policy Center, and a move to a newly-renovated facility. This year the ISRC worked with 20 departments/units across campus, completing ten surveys, and providing assistance for 34 grant proposals.
Monday, August 15th, 2011
PPC Associate Research Scientist Natoshia Askelson is currently featured on the the UI College of Public Health home page for her work assessing parents' and physicians' attitudes and intentions regarding the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can protect young people from a common, sexually transmitted infection.
Friday, August 12th, 2011
PPC Transportation Reseacher Hosin Lee is testing a new, greener way to pave our roads. The Iowa City project will be the first warm-mix asphalt (WMA) application in the United States to use a new additive called LEADCAP (Low Energy and Low Carbon-Dioxide Asphalt Pavement). WMA takes less energy to produce and makes the environment safer for road workers.
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
The U.S. Census Bureau's short-form data for Iowa in 2010 is now accessible which offers demographic information at the block level.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich kicked off the Forkenbrock Series and gave the University of Iowa Lecture Committee's Distinguished Lecture for 2010-2011.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
The University of Iowa hosted a ISA meeting that brought 110 scholars from 30 different countries to campus to discuss various topics related to social stratification and mobility from August 9-12th.