• Bowman Appointed Endowed Chair in College of Education

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020

    Nicholas Bowman, senior research fellow in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, has been selected as the new Mary Louise Petersen Chair in Higher Education in the UI College of Education. He will begin the position Aug. 19.

  • Boehmke Receives National Science Foundation RAPID Grant

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

    Fred Boehmke, director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center, and senior research fellow in residence in the Politics and Policy Research Program, received a RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his project entitled, “The Diffusion of State Policy Responses to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.” The $37,528 grant will provide support through April 2021 to study the topic.

  • Boehmke Receives Excellence in Mentoring Award

    Friday, July 10th, 2020

    Fred Boehmke was named a co-recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Mentoring Award by the Society for Political Methodology.

  • Berg Awarded RAPID grant from National Science Foundation

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

    Mark Berg was awarded an NSF grant for his project,  “Resiliency and Vulnerability to COVID-19 in Rural Communities: Health and Socioeconomic Well-Being in the Context of Ethnic Diversity.” 

  • Ronnenberg to Study Prevalence of Childcare Hardship in Iowa

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

    Megan Ronnenberg, a doctoral student in Social Work, will work on her project, Childcare Hardship in Iowa, as a summer scholar. Childcare hardship occurs when a caregiver's choice of childcare is constrained by cost or availability in their community. The goal of Ronnenberg's project is to describe the prevalence of childcare hardship in Iowa, identify groups at higher risk, and to create and disseminate a policy brief and journal article on her results.

  • Call for Submissions: Special Issue of Journal of Family Communications

    Friday, June 12th, 2020

    A special issue of the Journal of Family Communication will highlight the impact of COVID-19 on family communication, teaching, research, and practice.

  • Dannenberg to Study Anthropogenic Warming as Summer Scholar

    Monday, June 8th, 2020

    Matthew Dannenberg, assistant professor of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences, joins the PPC as a summer scholar-in-residence, to work on his project, "Contributions of Anthropogenic Warming to Drought-Induced Loss of Vegetation Health." 

  • Summer Scholar Tschantret to Examine Honor and Homicide

    Friday, June 5th, 2020

    Joshua Tschantret, a PhD student in the UI Department of Political Science (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), will work on his project, "Honor and Homicide: A Computational Approach" as a summer scholar-in-residence with the Public Policy Center.

  • Cwiertny on NSF RAPID Grant to Develop Pathogen-Killing PPE

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020

    David Cwiertny, with faculty at the College of Public Health and the University of Notre Dame, were awarded an NSF RAPID grant to develop safer PPE.

  • Summer Scholars Ekdale and Nithyanand Examine Online Radicalization

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

    The Public Policy center welcomes another of its summer scholars-in-residence teams, Brian Ekdale (associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication), and Rishab Nithyanand (assistant professor in Computer Science) to work on their “Measuring and Mitigating the Impact of Platform Algorithms and Policies on Online Radicalization” study, June 1 through June 26.