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  • When it comes to the ACA in Iowa, there's "money left on the table"

    Monday, November 7th, 2016

    Tuesday, Nov. 1 marked the first day of open enrollment for Obamacare health insurance. It came just a week after the Department of Health and Human Services announced the prices of policies sold on the exchanges would rise an average of 22 percent for 2017. Pete Damiano, Director of the Public Policy Center and of the Health Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa, says that number may be scarier in theory than it is in reality.

  • Run Up to the 2016 Election blog: Who will take and hold Raqqa?

    Friday, November 4th, 2016

    Politics and Policy researcher Nicholas Grossman shares information about a vital foreign policy issue, the fight against ISIS. Why do we include this in a blog about the election? This issue is likely to be one of the first problems our next president deals with in the Oval Office. With the election in the news, the new offensive against ISIS isn’t getting much attention, but this blog will fill in knowledge gaps.

  • NPR science correspondent Palca to discuss creativity, innovation, translation of science Nov. 16

    Friday, November 4th, 2016

    Joe Palca will discuss creativity, innovation and the translation of science as part of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center's Forkenbrock Series and the Office of Research and Economic Development's Creative Matters series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 100 Phillips Hall, 16 North Clinton Street, Iowa City. Palca’s visit is also sponsored by Iowa Public Radio. 

  • Inequality Seminar: Governance is Not a Thing, Nov. 7

    Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

    Chad McPherson, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa, will present "Governance is not a thing: Boundaries and everyday boundary work in the governing of U.S. colleges and universities," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Lecture delves into women's effect on politics

    Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

    Women and men turned out one week before Election Day to discuss the role of women in politics, from legislative seats to the executive suite.

    As part of its “Run Up to the 2016 Election series,” the University of Iowa Public Policy Center hosted a lecture titled “The Effect of Women in Politics” Tuesday night in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber featuring Time political correspondent Jay Newton-Small. 

  • Run Up to the 2016 Election blog: Why should we elect more women in the U.S.?

    Friday, October 28th, 2016

    During the 2016 election, the buzz about sexism, gender stereotyping, discrimination and sexual assault has been electric. Can a woman win the U.S. presidency, the last remaining vestige of male-only American national politics, despite these obstacles? Perhaps this question is only half of what we as the American public should be asking, however. Also of import is understanding the importance of electing women to office in general. Does it make a difference whether women are elected to, or excluded from, American political office?

  • Inequality Seminar: Poverty in American Higher Education, Oct. 31

    Friday, October 28th, 2016

    Katharine Broton, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Poverty in American Higher Education: How Material Hardship Affects College Success and Degree Attainment," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Run Up to the 2016 Election blog: A critical election

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

    When Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off against Republican Donald Trump in the election for 45th President of the United States, the debate broke viewership records as the most watched in U.S. history. 2016 is by any definition a critical election.

  • MyCarDoesWhat honored with Platinum PR Award for Public Service Announcement

    Monday, October 24th, 2016

    MyCarDoesWhat, a vehicle education safety initiative from the 
    National Safety Council and the University of Iowa, received a 
    Platinum PR Award for PSA at the 2016 PR News Platinum 
    Awards ceremony held in New York City. The Platinum PR Awards 
    recognize the year's most outstanding communicators, initiatives 
    and organizations in the competitive PR arena.  

  • UI study finds significant shifts occurring in distracted teen driving

    Thursday, October 20th, 2016

    While October 16-22 is National Teen Driver Safety Week, the UI studies teen driving year-round. Read our media brief to learn more about the largest naturalistic study of teen driver crashes to date and the significant shifts occurring in distracted teen driving.

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