News

  • Upcoming Inequality Seminar: Educational Equity and Democratic Engagement

    Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Cassie Barnhardt will present "Educational Equity and Democratic Engagement: The Role of Academic Citizenship," from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17 as part of the Inequality Seminar. Barnhardt is an assistant professor of educational policy and leadership studies in the University of Iowa College of Education. 

  • China, Iowa, and diplomacy in the Trump administration

    Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    As Iowa Governor Terry Branstad prepares to take his post as U.S. ambassador to China, join us for “China, Iowa, and diplomacy in the Trump administration,” a panel and Q&A, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, in Shambaugh Auditorium in the University of Iowa Main Library, 125 West Washington Street. 

  • Only two of four health insurers left in the Iowa ACA exchange

    Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Two of the four health insurers in Iowa that sell individual health insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act state health exchange, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna, have announced they will no longer offer those individual plans. PPC Director Pete Damiano spoke with Iowa Public Radio's River to River host Ben Kieffer. 

  • PPC researchers featured in 2017 Dare to Discover campaign

    Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Several Public Policy Center researchers have been featured by the Office of Research and Economic Development in the 2017 Dare to Discover campaign. 

  • Bruch showcases statistics on parental leave

    Monday, April 3rd, 2017

    The results of a University of Iowa Parental Leave Survey Report released March 31 revealed several key findings that could help the community understand first-time parents at the UI.

  • Frisvold to present at FSRDC workshop

    Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    David Frisvold, PPC Scholar-in-Residence and associate professor in the Department of Economics, will participate in a work shop at Iowa State University, "Federal Statistical Research Data Centers: Opportunities for Researchers to Use Restricted Access Data," on Thursday, March 30. Frisvold will present "Health Economics Research in the RDC."

  • What it means to defund Planned Parenthood

    Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

    Iowa Republicans are pushing to cut the state's family-planning program and redraft it to exclude Planned Parenthood from the list of eligible providers. Natoshia Askelson talked about the situation in Iowa.

  • Upcoming Inequality Seminar March 27

    Friday, March 24th, 2017

    Brian An from the University of Iowa College of Education will present "Social origins, academic strength of school curriculum and access to selective higher education institutions: Evidence from Scotland and the U.S." from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 in W113 Seashore as part of the Inequality Seminar. 

  • How is Parental Leave Experienced at the University of Iowa?

    Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

    Join in on a presentation and discussion of the results from the 2016 Parental Leave Survey, administered to faculty and staff at the University of Iowa.
  • What the AHCA Could Mean For Iowans

    Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

    PPC Director Dr. Peter Damiano spoke with Iowa Public Radio host Ben Kieffer on River to River about the American Health Care Act (ACHA), which is currently being debated by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

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