• Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another (severe storms, floods and drought). These extreme fluctuations are expensive and are negatively affecting Iowa agriculture, businesses, government and people.

  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center will present a free screening of "Inequality for All", a 2013 documentary that examines the widening income inequality in the United States, presented by Robert Reich.

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Public Policy Center will sponsor a South Asian Studies Program seminar with John Harriss, Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.  

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

    Please plan to attend the next SSIG colloquium on Wednesday, October 30th. Professor Charles Connerly of the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning will speak on "Bringing the University to the Community; the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities."

  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

    In preparation for the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster, the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) - North America, is collaborating with the UI Public Policy Center and Association for India’s Development (AID) Iowa chapter, to organize a North American Screening Tour of the critically acclaimed documentary, Bhopali.

  • Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

    The University of Iowa is pleased to announce the sixth in a series of forums that support Iowa’s policymakers in their efforts to improve the health care of all Iowans. Join your colleagues at the Embassy Suites, Des Moines, for this non-partisan discussion on October 15, 2013 focused on the significant health-related changes, challenges and opportunities in the State of Iowa.

  • Sunday, October 13th, 2013

    The next major implementation steps from the Affordable Care Act will begin on October 1, 2013 through the beginning of the open enrollment period for insurance coverage through the Health Benefits Marketplaces. Dentistry and dental public health could be affected in a variety of ways including through expansions in insurance coverage, implications for care for vulnerable populations through the public and private safety net, and potential financing and delivery system changes.

  • Friday, October 11th, 2013

    The Public Policy Center, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebration, will sponsor in part:

    Life After: Activist Memorials and Digital Collaboration

    A Symposium of Public Discussions and Performances

    October 11, 2013: 9:30am-6pm

    Locations: Old Capitol Museum, Iowa Theatre (formerly Bijou) in IMU, the Englert Theatre

    See for detailed schedule, sponsors, and up-to-the-minute-updates.

    Free and open to the public

  • Friday, October 4th, 2013

    A survey conducted by the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa shows that while most children in Iowa have a medical home base, some are being left behind, including those with special needs, public insurance or who are African‑American.

  • Friday, October 4th, 2013

    Bayesian statistics has long been overlooked in the quantitative methods training for social and behavioral scientists.  Typically, the only introduction that a student might have to Bayesian ideas is a brief overview of Bayes' theorem while studying probability in an introductory statistics class.  This is not surprising.  First, until recently, it was not feasible to conduct statistical modeling from a Bayesian perspective because of its complexity and lack of available software.  Second, Bayesian statistics represents a powerful alternative to frequentist (classical)