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  • The power of particles: Can smoke spark severe tornadoes?

    Thursday, February 9th, 2017

    PPC researcher Scott Spak's work was recently highlighted in Sensing Our Planet: NASA Earth Science Research Features 2016. The article takes a look at the connection between smoke plumes and sever tornadoes.

  • Upcoming Inequality Seminar: "Making College Affordable," Feb. 13

    Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

    Sarah Goldbrick-Rab will present "Making College Affordable: Adventures in Scholar-Activism" from 2-3:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • ISRC Spring NSF Mini Workshop series

    Monday, February 6th, 2017

    Researchers (faculty, staff and graduate students) and research administrators are invited to participate in a series of National Science Foundation (NSF) Mini Workshops sponsored by the Iowa Social Science Research Center.

  • Inequality Seminar: Keeping workers off the ballot, Feb. 6

    Friday, February 3rd, 2017

    Nick Carnes, associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, will present "Keeping workers off the ballot: Electoral gatekeepers and the shortage of candidates from the working class" at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in W113 Seashore Hall. Carnes presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar. 

  • League of Women Voters Legislative Forum on Education

    Thursday, January 26th, 2017

    The Social and Education Policy Research program will sponsor the first of three Legislative Forums that the League of Women Voters of Johnson County (LWVJC) is hosting in January, February and March. The forums provide an opportunity for dialogue between legislators and their constituents in Johnson County. The topic of the first forum is education and will be moderated by Syndy Conger, President of LWVJC.

  • Damiano Weighs in on Repeal of ACA on IPR's River to River

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

    As many as 230,000 Iowans could be left without health care if the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is carried through, as reported by Ben Kieffer in yesterday's (January 24) edition of Iowa Public Radio's River to River. PPC Director Pete Damiano joined the show to share his expertise on the subject. To listen to the full interview, click here.

  • A Relational Lens for the Study of Inequality, by Sarah Bruch

    Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

    Social and Education Policy Research Program director Sarah Bruch contributed a piece to the Social Science Research Council Series on Inequality.

  • Askelson Quoted in Article on Defunding Planned Parenthood

    Monday, January 23rd, 2017

    Natoshia Askelson, a researcher for the PPC's Health Policy Research Program and assistant professor at the UI College of Public Health, was quoted in a Quad-City Times article on defunding Planned Parenthood.

  • Heeren Presents Poster at AcademyHealth Conference

    Friday, January 20th, 2017

    Research Assistant Tessa Heeren presented a poster at the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, January 30-31 in Washington DC. 

  • Frisvold Featured on Ethical Perspectives on the News

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    David Frisvold, PPC Scholar in Residence and Associate Professor of Economics, appeared on Ethical Perspectives on the News last Sunday (January 15) to discuss Charter Schools, Vouchers, and the Common Good. 

    The topic was discussed among a panel made up of Frisvold, Todd Dorman (Cedar Rapids Gazette), and Sara Hale Keuseman (UI College of Education), moderated by the show's host, Scott Samuelson. 

    To view the discussion, click here.

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