Social & Education Policy News

  • Monday, November 21st, 2011

    Does older always mean wiser? Not when it comes to the foreclosure crisis. Jerry Anthony, Director of the PPC Housing and Land Use program has found that the chance of being "housebroke" was higher if the oldest adult in a household was 65 or more.

  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

    Professor Karen Heimer hosted the first Social Science Interdisciplinary Group (SSIG) colloquium featuring the activities of the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Hawkeye Poll. ISRC Staff provided an overview of the center’s services and of the Hawkeye Poll.
  • Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

    Kevin Leicht was featured as one of University of Iowa’s election experts in the November 15th edition of FYI.
  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

    The PPC Social Science program is launching a Social Science Interdisciplanry Group (SSIG) to stimulate conversation and collaboration among social scientists on campus. A colloquium each month will feature a speaker from one of the social disciplines.

  • Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

    The University of Iowa hosted the International Sociological Association – RC28 Summer Meeting on August 9-12th. The meeting, Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Changing Patterns of Social Inequality, brought 110 scholars from 30 different countries to campus.
  • Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

    Data released by the US Census indicates that higher numbers of young adults in America are "doubling up"—that is, moving back in with their families or with other households.
  • Monday, April 18th, 2011

    The CIC Center for Advanced Study in International Competitiveness developed twenty multi-disciplinary working groups that will develop research proposals on international competitiveness.
  • Monday, March 28th, 2011

    Phuong Nguyen presented a study examining whether municipalities respond symmetrically to increase and reductions in state education aid at the Association of Education Finance and Policy.
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

    The School of Urban and Regional Planning and the Public Policy Center are pleased to announce that Jay Chatterjee, Dean Emeritus of the School of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati, will present "University of Cincinnati: Transformation of a Campus 1985-2005."
  • Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

    Karen Heimer and Janet Lauritsen were awarded a research grant that will help fund a project that will analyze how the exposure of minorities and women to violent criminal victimization has changed in the U.S.