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  • Meyer Chosen as CLAS Commencement Speaker

    Monday, May 10th, 2021

    Allison Meyer, an undergraduate research fellow in the Politics and Policy Research Program, was selected to be the speaker for the virtual commencement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

  • Student Group Presents Work on Policing and Mental Health

    Monday, May 10th, 2021

    In partnership with the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, a team of criminology majors and minors are developing a plan to provide feedback on policing practices in Waterloo, Iowa with regard to best practices for working with citizens with mental health concerns. The project, guided by Dr. Karen Heimer, examines current policing policies and strategies that guide officers when they encounter citizens who are experiencing episodes of mental illness.

  • Results from the March/April 2021 Hawkeye Poll Released

    Monday, May 10th, 2021

    The results of the March/April 2021 Hawkeye poll show Iowans' opinions on governor's approval, social media biases, gun rights, and QAnon.

  • Arndt Presents at National Oral Health Conference

    Monday, May 10th, 2021

    Charlie Arndt, a graduate research fellow in the Health Policy Research Program, presented her poster, "Factors Affecting Access to Dental Care for Seniors in Rural Iowa" at the National Oral Health Conference® (NOHC) on Saturday, April 24.

  • Roof Awarded the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    Jocelyn Roof, an undergraduate research fellow in the Politics and Policy Research Program, was awarded the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion this Spring 2021 semester. Her work at the Public Policy Center has focused on building and sustaining community partnerships and civic engagement.

  • Reynolds Receives Grant for Maternal and Child Healthcare Study

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    Dr. Julie Reynolds was awarded a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to study access to Medicaid dental care among pregnant women and young children.

  • Boehmke Receives Diversity & Inclusion Research Advancement Award

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    Fred Boehmke was among the inaugural winners of the American Political Science Association's Diversity and Inclusion Research Advancement Awards.

  • Momany Co-Authors Article in Journal of Pediatrics

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

    A ten-state project funded by the CDC examined utilization of emergency and inpatient care for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and was published in the Journal of Pediatrics.

  • Policy Brief Examines Tax Increment Financing in Iowa

    Monday, May 3rd, 2021

    A policy brief by Phuong Nguyen-Hoang summarizes three of his studies on tax increment financing in Iowa.

  • Peek-Asa and Berg Publish Chapter on Firearm Research Data Sources

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

    Corinne Peek-Asa, distinguished research fellow, and Mark Berg, director and senior research fellow, both in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, had their chapter "Data Sources for Firearm Research and Information" published in Gun Violence Prevention: A Public Health Approach. In it, they summarize sources of data that can be used to describe the incidence and characteristics of fatal and nonfatal firearm violence, including medical and law enforcement sources.

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