• PPC Summer Scholars

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center welcomed four 2018 Summer Scholars-in-Residence: Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner, Armeda Wojciak, Megan Gilster, Jessica Welburn, and returning 2017 scholar, Rebecca Kreitzer.

  • Nguyen-Hoang wins Curriculum Innovation Award

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

    Phuong Nguyen-Hoang was selected as one of three winners of the Curriculum Innovation Award, sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

  • Nguyen-Hoang published in Journal of Planning Education & Research

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

    Phuong Nguyen-Hoang recently had an article, "Is Tax Increment Financing a Fiscal Bane or Boon?" published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

  • ISRC to host Data Science Institute, June 4-8

    Monday, May 7th, 2018

    The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring a number of mini-classes the week of June 4-8, 2018.

  • PPC Poster is "Best Fit to Theme" at Governor's Conference

    Monday, April 30th, 2018

    A PPC poster presented at the 2018 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health was given the "Best Fit to Theme" award.

  • Former PPC Undergraduate Researcher Presents at SURF

    Monday, April 30th, 2018

    Brenda Herrera, a Fall 2017 undergraduate researcher for the PPC, presented at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF) on April 18. Her poster, “Mechanisms Impacting Oral Health Equity in an Expanded Medicaid Program: Narratives from Program Members and Dentists,” reflects some of the work that she did while with the PPC. The project was led by Dr. Julie Reynolds, Jennifer Sukalski, and Dr. Susan McKernan.

  • Spak Featured in WalletHub Piece on Greenest States in US

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    Scott Spak was recently featured as an expert in a WalletHub piece on the greenest states in the US.

  • Pieper Presents at College of Public Health HEAL Summit

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    Health Policy Research Coordinator Felicia Pieper, and Student Researcher Grace Ryan presented a poster at the UI College of Public Health's HEAL Summit. The poster was about a needs assessment done for Dr. Natoshia Askelson’s (Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, UI College of Public Health and Researcher, Health Policy Research Program) Pregnancy Assistance Fund Project, which assists pregnant and parenting students at three Iowa community colleges.

  • Students Heiberg and Maller Present at Research in the Capitol

    Friday, April 27th, 2018

    PPC students Kaelynn Heiberg and Rachel Maller presented at the annual Research in the Capitol event. Their poster, "Evaluation of Educational Equity Interventions," highlighted the importance of the Equity Implemented Partnership between the Iowa City Community School District and the Public Policy Center Social & Education Policy Research Program.

    The research event showcases the work of outstanding student researchers from the Iowa Regents Universities.

  • PPC Faculty and Staff Make Impact on Students

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    PPC faculty and staff recognized by graduating seniors for having positive impact on their UI experience.