• Sanctuary City Proposal Gets Another Look

    Saturday, February 26th, 2011

    Kevin Leicht addressed Iowa City's sanctuary city proposal stating that, "It's partly a way to say this is a welcoming place for diverse groups of people..."

  • A Democratic Senate Perspective on Health Care Reform

    Friday, February 25th, 2011

    Iowa state Senators Jack Hatch and Joe Bolkcom discussed the implementation of health care reform activities on March 4th.

  • The Role of the Iowa Department of Health in Health Care Reform

    Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

    Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks discussed the role the Iowa Department of Public Health in the implementation of health care reform on February 25th.

  • Director of ISRC Comments on Sanctuary City Status

    Saturday, February 19th, 2011

    Kevin Leicht discussed immigration and the possibility that Iowa city may become a Sanctuary City on Iowa Public Radio.

  • Hawkeye Poll: Illegal Immigration Affected Vote Choices

    Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

    The Hawkeye Poll reported that that 61 percent of respondents believed that illegal immigration was "very important" in their voting choices during the 2010 election.

  • Michael Ettlinger to Discuss the Economic Mess We're In

    Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

    What happened to the economy, and what do we do to fix it? Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress in Washington, will discuss the origins and causes of the recession, the public policy failures that abetted (or failed to stop) it, and the way forward this Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30 PM in the Shambaugh auditorium. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of the 2011 Policy Matters series. Read more

  • ISRC to Host Open House

    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

    The Iowa Social Science Research Center will host an Open House on Wednesday, January 26th from 2:00 - 4:00pm on the 8th floor of the Jefferson Building.

  • NSF Grant Funds Study of Women and Violent Crime

    Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

    Karen Heimer and Janet Lauritsen were awarded a research grant that will help fund a project that will analyze how the exposure of minorities and women to violent criminal victimization has changed in the U.S.

  • Hawkeye Poll: Most Believe U.S. Won't Win Afghanistan War

    Monday, December 20th, 2010

    The Hawkeye Poll found that 52 percent of respondents did not believe the United States would win the war in Afghanistan while 57 percent support maintaining troop presence for at least another year.

  • ISRC Moves to Jefferson Building

    Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

    The Iowa Social Science Research Center has completed the move to the newly-renovated space on the 8th floor of the Jefferson Building located in downtown Iowa City.