• Berg Receives Award from Rural Sociology Journal

    Thursday, July 15th, 2021

    An article co-authored by Mark Berg was awarded the 2021 Fred Buttel Outstanding Scholarly Achievement Award from the Rural Sociological Society.

  • Summer Scholars to Study Links Between Mental Health Burden and Violence

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

    A team of summer scholars in residence will study mental health burden and the links between firearm and non-firearm violence.

  • Survey Shows COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Among Adolescents

    Monday, July 12th, 2021

    A survey conducted by a team that includes Natoshia Askelson, senior research fellow in the Health Policy Research Program, shows that only half of parents were in favor of having their adolescents vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Education and Teaching in Brief with David Gould

    Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

    As part of the Research in Brief semi-monthly video series that highlights the policy research work of the Public Policy Center, we present "Teaching in Brief" to highlight some of the Public Policy Center's efforts in student success. In this episode, visiting associate professor David Gould talks about his Life Design course, and the path that led him to education.

  • Summer Scholars to Study COVID-19 Racial Disparities in Iowa

    Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

    A team of summer scholars in residence will study the impact of political representation on COVID-19 racial and ethnic disparities in Iowa.

  • SPRP Project to Focus on Dynamics of Cooperation in Civil War

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

    A group of undergraduate students will assist with Elizabeth Menninga's (Political Science) research under the Summer Policy Research Program.

  • Summer Scholars to Assess Community Disaster Preparedness

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

    A team of Summer Scholars are working on the project, "Preparing for the Unknown: Assessing Factors that Impact Community Disaster Preparedness."

  • Schuettpelz Will Lead Project on Native American Membership

    Thursday, June 17th, 2021

    Carrie Schuettpelz, associate professor in the School of Planning and Public Affairs, will lead the project, "Defining and Cataloging Native American Membership Criteria," this summer. Acacia Roberts, a first-generation, Native law student, will assist with the research. 

  • Summer Scholars Team to Study Language Policies for Heritage Spanish Speakers in Iowa

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021

    David Cassels Johnson, from the College of Education, and Christine Shea, from the Departments of Linguistics and Spanish and Portuguese, will work on their project on language policies for Spanish speakers in Iowa.

  • In the News: Askelson Urges Americans to Get HPV Vaccine

    Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

    The UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center joined other National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers across the country in issuing a statement urging Americans to get human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations of adolescents back on schedule. In an interview with KGAN TV, Natoshia Askelson, research fellow in the Health Policy Research, and Community Outreach and Engagement co-leader at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, urged parents to get their kids back on track for the vaccine, after vaccination rates waned during the COVID-19 pandemic.