• PPC-Affiliated Faculty Weigh In on "Pandemic Insights"

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

    Several of the Public Policy Center's (PPC) research fellows and affiliates were interviewed for "Pandemic Insights," a series of YouTube videos presented by the Obermann Center.

  • Tully to Teach Graduate Seminar on Media and Activism in the Fall

    Monday, April 20th, 2020

    Melissa Tully, senior research fellow in the Media, Policy, and Public Opinion Research Program and associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will be teaching a graduate seminar on media and activism in the Fall 2020 semester.

  • Cwiertny's Student Pivots to Help Provide PPE

    Monday, April 13th, 2020

    One of David Cwiertny's students has shifted her focus from creating water filtration devices to creating air filters for personal protective equipment (PPE) masks. Madeline Jensen, a UI graduate student in sustainable water development is unable to work on her research other than reading and writing on it, is putting her extra time toward making the air filters.

  • National Advanced Driving Simulator Featured in Ars Technica

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

    Ars Technica, a publication devoted to technology, featured the UI National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) in a recent publication. The mission of Ars Technica is to be "technically savvy, up-to-date, and more fun" than other tech publications. Automotive editor Jonathan M. Gitlin visited NADS and wrote about his experience. You can read his article here.

  • Rogers, Sukalski, and Berg Track COVID-19 and Iowa’s Correctional Population

    Monday, April 6th, 2020

    Ethan Rogers, Alex Sukalski, and Mark Berg have developed a webpage to track the statistics, news, and policy decisions relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on Iowa’s state prisons and county jails.

  • Disrupting Links: A Webinar on Criminal Justice and Health Equity

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020

    As part of the annual Science of Health Equity Summit, this webinar is a discussion about the intersection of the criminal justice system and health disparities. Hear from panelists working to disrupt these links.


  • Anthony Inducted to AICP College of Fellows

    Friday, March 20th, 2020

    Jerry Anthony, Senior Research Fellow, Social and Education Policy Research Program, was selected to be inducted to the American Institute of Certified Planner's (AICP) College of Fellows. 

  • Survey Participants Sought for Uncertainty in Relationships Study

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020

    Researchers in the Communication Studies Department and Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Iowa invite you to participate in an online survey that examines emerging adult's uncertainty management and relationships. The purpose of the study is to compare emerging adults who have experienced infidelity in a relationship to emerging adults who have not. Of those who have not experienced an affair, we want to understand how experiences shape perceptions of relationships.

  • Peek-Asa Gives Presidential Lecture

    Monday, February 24th, 2020

    Corinne Peek-Asa, distinguished research fellow in the Transportation and Vehicle Safety and Crime and Justice Policy Research Programs, associate dean for research in the College of Public Health, and professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, delivered the 37th Annual Presidential Lecture on Sunday, February 16.

  • Student Essay Competition: Hard Won Not Done

    Friday, February 21st, 2020

    The University of Iowa planning committee for the Commemoration of Women's Suffrage Centennial is hosting a student essay competition: