Events

 
  • Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

    This introductory class will cover the basic elements in Python data analytics and provide hands-on practice. The topics to be covered include an introduction to data analytics and Python, Python basics for data analysis, and data preparation/exploration/visualization using widely used data analytics libraries in Python. Participants will also be able to learn how to take advantage of an interactive web-based data analytics environment called Jupyter Notebook. No prior experience in Python is necessary for this class.

  • Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

    This hands on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed.

  • Monday, January 6th, 2020

    This introductory course in Stata will cover the basics of data preparation and manipulation in Stata. Topics addressed will include importing data, merging and combining data sets, cleaning data, variables, variable manipulations, loops, and data visualization.

  • Sunday, December 15th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is pleased to once again support this event! 

    Come out to the Mill and support feeding a  holiday meal to 1500+ families in need by the CommUnity Food Bank. International Blues Champion Kevin Burt will headline the evening after having recently toured Europe. HomeBrewed will play their mix of old and new bluesy Rock'n Roll as well as some new original music.

  • Thursday, December 12th, 2019

    Students of PPC's scholar-in-residence, Carrie Schuettpelz, will present their policy recommendations to their client, the city of Keokuk, IA, as part of the course she teaches, Public Policy and Persuasion (RHET:3560 / POLI:3560). Their presentations on "Abandoned Housing and Squatters" and "Housing Inspections and Tenant Rights" will take place from 11:00am - 12:15pm on December 10, in 14 Schaeffer Hall.

  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to support this luncheon series.

  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

    Students of PPC's scholar-in-residence, Carrie Schuettpelz, will present their policy recommendations to their client, the city of Keokuk, IA, as part of the course she teaches, Public Policy and Persuasion (RHET:3560 / POLI:3560). Their presentations on "Abandoned Housing and Squatters" and "Housing Inspections and Tenant Rights" will take place from 11:00am - 12:15pm on December 10, in 14 Schaeffer Hall.

  • Thursday, December 5th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to support this luncheon series.

    Dr. James J. Zogby co-founded the Arab American Institute in 1985 and continues to serve as its president. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee and was appointed by President Obama to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom in 2013. 

  • Monday, December 2nd, 2019

    The PPC is proud to collaborate with Kirkwood Community College on this event as part of our Run Up to the Caucus series.

  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to support this luncheon series. 

    As a great power on both the regional and global levels, China’s foreign policy has unique impact on Northeast Asian affairs. What is Beijing seeking through its policy toward Northeast Asian states? What does it mean for the Sino-U.S. relationship? This presentation will provide an overview of these issues and shed light on the interests and challenges of China’s foreign policy in East Asia Area.   

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