• 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. 

  • Summer Scholars Rice and Lewis-Beck to Work on "Iowa Small Towns Project"

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020

    The Public Policy center welcomes the first of its summer scholars-in-residence teams, Colin Lewis-Beck (visiting assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science), and Tom Rice (professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Political Science).

  • Roof Receives Outstanding Community Contribution Award

    Monday, May 18th, 2020

    Jocelyn Roof, a student employee of the Public Policy Center (PPC), received the Outstanding Community Contribution by a Student Leader award. Roof was recognized for her efforts through "Hawk the Vote" to promote voter registration, education, awareness, and turnout, both among the student population and the broader community. Through large-scale events such as the mock caucus, meet the candidate events, and a post caucus event, Roof helped increase voter turnout among the 18 to 25 age group by nine percent, compared to 2016.