Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Kevin Leicht discussed how trends in household debt and the rising costs of college and health care are "squeezing" the middle class in an article discussed on NPR.org.
Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Polls say Americans want it all: rewarding, well-paying jobs, healthy, stable and secure lives, modest material comforts, and adequate time for friends, family and community. But for many, the reality is quite different. Balanced Lives: Best Policies for the New Economy, October 20-22, 2010, at the University of Iowa, brought together experts from government, academia, business, and the community to explore ways to make our lives more rewarding in a sustainable way. Click here to read more about the symposium
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Human Factors and Vehicle Safety Program Director Dan McGehee participated in Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's 2nd Annual Distracted Driving Summit.
Monday, August 30th, 2010
The expansion of the Iowa Social Science Research Center was recently featured in the Daily Iowan. Center Director and UI Professor Kevin Leicht explained that the expansion "came about from the desire to create more interdisciplinary research across campus." Associate Director Kristi Fitzpatrick notes that "increasing external funds for UI social-science research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the ultimate goal."
Thursday, August 26th, 2010
The Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of the National Science Foundation is seeking to frame innovative research that enhances fundamental knowledge and benefits society for the year 2020 and beyond.
Monday, August 9th, 2010
The Iowa Social Science Research Center has been reformulated as a campus-wide resource for social scientists seeking external grant funding.
Friday, August 6th, 2010
The ISRC will move from Trowbridge Hall to the Jefferson Building in October 2010 and will continue to be fully operational during the transition period.
Monday, July 19th, 2010
The PPC has released online its Annual Report for Activities During Academic Year 2009-2010. The year was a productive one for the Center as it became home to the newly revamped Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC), collaborated with Urban and Regional Planning on a successful search for an environmental economist as part of the university's sustainability cluster hiring, and completed the second year of field study for the National Evaluation of a Mileage-Based Road User Charge project.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Now that the health care bill has become law, it is important that we understand its implications for our communities and states. On July 20, 2010, the University of Iowa hosted a symposium in Coralville to review and discuss how the recently enacted federal health reforms may affect health policy in Iowa, including the need to address immediate possible impacts in financing and infrastructure. Click here to learn more about the symposium.
Monday, June 28th, 2010
Dr. Peter Damiano discussed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at a panel discussion at the Iowa Public Library on June 23rd.