• Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor this event as part of our Run Up to the Caucus series.

    Professor Tracy Osborn, UI Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will lead this Passport Project class. The event is free and open to the public, Wednesday, November 6 at 4:30pm.

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

    2:00pm - 3:15pm

    In this workshop you will learn how to use Sklearn Python package, which is a package for data mining using several machine learning algorithms. You will learn the mechanisms of how the algorithms work to predict the future events derived from given datasets, and how to integrate into Python codes to construct models and evaluate the predictions. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.

  • Monday, November 4th, 2019

    As part of the University of Iowa 100 year commemoration of the 19th Amendment, Stacey Abrams will visit the UI campus to discuss voting rights.

  • Monday, November 4th, 2019

    2:30pm - 3:20pm

    This workshop provides a brief introduction to the basics of SPSS. We will cover the following topics: (1) How to import data, (2) How to transform data and create new variables, and (3) How to do analyses such as descriptive statistics, correlations, and mean comparisons. No previous SPSS experience is necessary! Bringing a laptop to follow along is encouraged, but not necessary.  

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  • Friday, November 1st, 2019

    The PPC is pleased to co-sponsor this Witching Hour Festival event.

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

    This workshop aims to provide a quick introduction to ArcMap. Participants will learn to set workspace environments for projects, generate and manipulate spatial data, combine spatial datasets with data from different sources (i.e., *.txt or *.csv), visualize and publish maps. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcMap is required. Datasets will be provided. 

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

    Brenda Longfellow, associate professor and head of the Art History division at the University of Iowa, will present this week's topic.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

  • Friday, October 25th, 2019

    Summer Scholar team Sato Ashida (Community and Behavioral Health), Caitlin Ward (Biostatistics), Tessa Heeren (Public Policy Center), and Daniel Sewell (Biostatistics) will present a Lunch and Learn session on Accountable Communities of Health.

  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event as part of our Run Up to the Caucus series of events.

    Tracy Osborn, associate professor of Political Science and director of the PPC's Politics and Policy Research program, will talk about the current status of women in politics. This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County.

    The event begins at 7:30pm.