Events

 
  • Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

    The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council lecture series.

  • Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

    The Public Policy Center, with the Iowa Board of Regents and College of Law, are hosting a discussion series on issues facing our state and the nation.

  • Monday, September 27th, 2021

     

  • Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

    This workshop will discuss the basics of Python programming. You will be involved in installing and configuring Python environment, getting used to Python data structures, and creating simple Python scripts. The tutorials for the Python environment setting and example codes will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

    Register here:

    https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8iTd3Phht6cRibc

  • Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

    This workshop will provide a basic introduction to the R programming languages. Starting with introducing the RStudio interface, this workshop will cover syntax, script files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those who with limited or no familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

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  • Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

    This workshop will discuss the basic network analysis using a NetworkX library provided by Python. NetworkX is a package that provides various built-in functions for dealing with network-structured data. You will be involved in generating networks from external data sources, computing basic network statistics, and analyzing/interpreting the networks. The example codes will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

    Register here:

  • Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

    This workshop will offer a basic introduction to Stata. Participants will be introduced to the Stata interface, command syntax, do-files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). We will also discuss how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: 

    https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_etVHZK8NfI6pyOq

  • Thursday, October 28th, 2021

    This is an advanced workshop designed for those who are familiar with regression analysis, providing the basics of spatial analysis using spdep packages in R. This workshop highlights why spatial models are necessary and further provide step-by-step guidelines on how to analyze geospatial data. In particular, participants will learn to test and visualize spatial dependencies in spatial data and perform spatial regression analysis. Some familiarity with spatial data and GIS software is recommended but not necessary. Datasets and slides will be provided.

  • Tuesday, September 21st, 2021, Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event with DVIP and Humanities Iowa.

  • Thursday, August 12th, 2021

    Please join us for a Lunch & Learn Summer Scholar presentation by David Johnson and Christine Shea on their project, “Language Policies and Programs for Heritage Spanish Speakers in Iowa.”

    Their exploratory study will investigate programs and policies in place for Heritage Spanish speakers, examining the following questions:

  • Friday, May 14th, 2021

    David Gould, Visiting Associate Professor, will give the commencement message, and honor Dr. Ken Mobily, professor of Therapeutic Recreation.

  • Thursday, May 13th, 2021

    The PPC is proud to support this lecture series with the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council.

    Join us online for a program with David Burger, who will speak to us on "A Year in Kabul: My Assignment in Afghanistan and Reflections of a Career Diplomat".

  • Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

    This project will increase the accessibility of a unique and important publicly-available set of emails on the Flint Water Crisis released by Michigan’s then-governor Rick Snyder. In early 2016, Snyder published a large archive (around 455,000 PDF pages) of emails related to the crisis sent to and from staff from multiple state government agencies. 

  • Thursday, April 29th, 2021

    The PPC is proud to support this lecture hosted by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC). Join us online for a program with Christine Petersen, who will speak to us on "Why Viral Variants Form and What it Means for Global Trends of SARS-CoV2 Now and Moving Forward with Vaccination."

  • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

    In partnership with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, a team of criminology majors and minors are developing a plan to provide feedback on policing practices in Waterloo, Iowa with regard to best practices for working with citizens with mental health concerns. The project, guided by Dr. Karen Heimer, examines current policing policies and strategies that guide officers when they encounter citizens who are experiencing episodes of mental illness.

  • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

    You have a great project in mind, but you need funding to implement it. Maybe you’ve even identified an opportunity for grant funding, but how do you write a grant that will get funded? What do the grant reviewers look for in a proposal? How do you give yourself an edge in the application process? Mary Blackwood, Senior Sponsored Research Specialist at the UI Division of Sponsored Programs, will share her advice and take questions on the topic of grant writing.

  • Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

    The PPC is proud to support the Earth Month events hosted by UI Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 

    This Environmental Brunch Seminar features Judy Joyce from Impact7G. Her talk will focus on the Field of Dreams and the Bear Creek Restoration.

    Join Zoom Meeting https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99943856574?pwd=NlVQMzJ3bVdSQ1VjdEZ3dDlvSDg3UT09 (Links to an external site.)

    Meeting ID: 999 4385 6574 Passcode: Iowa_ENVS

  • Saturday, April 24th, 2021

    The PPC is proud to support the Earth Month events hosted by Johnson County. The Johnson County Food Policy Council invites you to the 7th annual public forum featuring stories from food business entrepreneurs and community leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in small group topic discussions about food justice related issues and provide input on equitable solutions to injustices in the food system.

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