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  • Run Up to the 2016 Election blog: Looking at local

    Thursday, October 20th, 2016

    This October and November, voters in Iowa City will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot measure to reduce the number of signatures required to qualify an initiative or referendum for the ballot. 

  • Inequality Seminar: The Global Prestige of Hierarchy and the Unequal Distribution of Cultural Wealth, Oct. 24

    Thursday, October 20th, 2016

    Shawn Dorius, assistant professor of sociology at Iowa State University, will present "The Global Prestige Hierarchy: A Culture Theory of Global Inequality" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 in W113 Seashore Hall. 

  • Run Up to the 2016 Election blog: Environmental Policy and National Security in the 2016 Election

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    In the 2016 election, when we think of “environmental issues,” we typically consider issues like global warming or fracking. However, environmental issues can tie into national security policy, too. 

  • Most powerful voters: Where does Florida rank?

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    WalletHub ranked the most and least powerful voters in the upcoming presidential election. Iowa was one of the top ten most powerful states. Tracy Osborn, Director of the Politics and Policy Research Program and associate professor of political science, commented on voting.

    Read the full Palm Beach Post article here

  • Trying to make headway in higher education

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies hosted a showing of the film Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities with a curated conversation that followed the viewing.

    The film is a part of a series that the Obermann Center and Public Policy Center are putting on throughout the entire year about the future of higher education. Read the full article in The Daily Iowan here

  • $96M grant aims to clean water, reduce flooding

    Monday, October 17th, 2016

    Larry Weber, Public Policy Center researcher and Director of the Iowa Flood Center, helped win a $96 million public-private grant to implement "a mosaic of practices" that will help cleanse water in eight Iowa watersheds. 

  • Lecture by Bear Braumoeller, "The Contributions of Social Science to Data Visualization"

    Friday, October 14th, 2016

    Bear Braumoeller, associate professor of political science at The Ohio State University, will present The Contributions of Social Science to Data Visualization, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in W307 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB). 

  • Labor Policy in Iowa public forum, Thursday, Oct. 13

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Join us for a public forum, Work and Wages: Labor Policy in Iowa, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 in N120 College of Public Health Building (CPHB).

  • Inequality Seminar: The Consequences of Color, Oct. 17

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Ellis Monk, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, will present "The Consequences of Color: Rethinking Ethnoracial Inequality in the U.S. and Brazil," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 in W113 Seashore Hall.

  • Grant to aid UI dental research

    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    Susan McKernan, an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, is leading a project on how best to integrate oral health and primary care.

    She and her team, which includes Visiting Assistant Professor of dentistry Julie Reynolds and Professor of dentistry Ray Kuthy, received the CDC-funded $175,000 grant on Oct. 1. They conduct their research in and with the UI Public Policy Center.

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