• 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.

  • New Iowa Criminal Justice Policy and Reform Course Offered

    Thursday, April 15th, 2021

    A new course in Criminology, "Iowa Criminal Justice Policy & Reform" (CSI:2210:0001; CRIM:2210:0001) will be offered in the Fall of 2021, instructed by Ethan Rogers, assistant research scientist in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program.

  • Criminology Mentoring Program

    Thursday, April 15th, 2021

    A Criminology Mentoring Program (CSI:3400) will be offered in Fall of 2021, for students pursuing a career in Criminology who are interested in guidance and career options in the field. The course is taught by John Zielke, fellow of practice in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program.

  • Teaching in Brief: Education and Teaching

    Monday, April 12th, 2021

    As part of the Research in Brief semi-monthly 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, Chris Kromphardt, educational support services manager, talks about the Summer Policy Research Institute, and his efforts in the university's new initiative, IowaRISE, teaching modules.

  • Summer Policy Research Institute Offers Research Experience for Students

    Friday, March 26th, 2021

    The Summer Policy Research Institute exposes students to academic research through a mentored, team-based experience.

  • Berg's Childhood Trauma Study Featured in IowaNow

    Friday, March 19th, 2021

    A study, co-authored by Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, finding that fading memories make trauma research challenging in adults, was recently featured in IowaNow.

  • Active Ottumwa Podcast Series Released

    Friday, March 12th, 2021

    The Active Ottumwa Podcast series, through the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health, was released this week. Natoshia Askelson, research fellow in the Health Policy Research Program, is the deputy director and center PI for the organization.

  • IowaRISE Initiative Selected for Allocation of P3 Funds

    Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

    The IowaRISE Initiative was selected to receive $350,000 for AY 2022.

  • Life Design Course Inspires Alumni to Live Enriched Life

    Friday, February 5th, 2021

    David Gould, visiting associate professor at the Public Policy Center led an alumni and public version of his popular Life Design course, aimed to help participants discover what they are innately drawn to do. The course was hosted by the UI Center for Advancement and supported by the Public Policy Center.

  • Seed Grants Available for Faculty to Hire Student Researchers

    Thursday, February 4th, 2021

    The PPC, in collaboration with the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduate, is offering funding for UI faculty who would like to hire undergraduate students to assist with their policy relevant research.