• Research Highlight: Geography of Opioid Overdoses

    Friday, June 21st, 2019

    As part of a research partnership with Iowa State University and Syracuse University, Professor Mark Berg and co-authors were published in the American Journal of Public Health.

  • Research Highlight: Trends in the Lethality of American Violence

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019

    Professor Mark Berg was recently published in a special issue of Homicide Studies, which focuses on the recent homicide rise in the United States. 

  • Carter Completes Honors Thesis Using PPC Study Data

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    Travis Carter, a student of Professor Mark Berg, completed his honors thesis in early May using data from the current study, “Situational Factors and the Victim-Offender overlap.” In his thesis “Words Matter: A Situational Analysis of Alcohol, Conflicts, and Violence,” Travis examines the association between alcohol consumption and the likelihood of violence during conflicts.

  • Spencer Foundation Awards No-Cost Extension to Bruch

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Dr. Sarah K Bruch continues her work partnering with the Iowa City and Waterloo School Districts with funding from the Spencer Foundation. This research-practice model leverages research and teacher knowledge to more effectively address persistent problems of policy and practice and improve students’ educational opportunities and outcomes. This project continues through May 2020. More information about the Equity Implemented partnership can be found here.

  • Berg Presents on Gun Violence at Dubuque Community Forum

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Mark Berg, Associate Professor in the UI Department of Sociology and Director of the PPC's Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, presented at a community forum on gun violence in Dubuque last week.

  • Summer Scholars Seek to Build Media and Policy Program

    Monday, June 3rd, 2019

    Kajsa Dalrymple and Melissa Tully, Associate Professors in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, join the PPC in June as Summer Scholars-in-residence.

  • Anthony Awarded 2019 Michael Brody Award for Service

    Friday, May 31st, 2019

    Jerry Anthony, associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, UI Graduate College, and researcher in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, was awarded the 2019 Michael Brody Award for Service. He was nominated by Rangaswamy Rajagopal, professor of Geography. Dr. Anthony was recognized for his commitment to improving the quality of life for Iowans by expanding housing opportunities and eliminating disparities in urban and rural communities.

  • Scholars-in-Residence to Study Care Coordination Networks

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center (PPC) welcomed the first PPC Summer Scholars-in-Residence team in mid-May.

  • UI3/ISRC Data Science Institute Returns in June

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    The UI Iowa Social Science Research Center and the Iowa Informatics Initiative will host a data science institute featuring five mini-classes the week of June 10, 2019.

  • Anthony Chosen as Delegate for First UN Habitat Assembly

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

    Jerry Anthony, Researcher in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, was chosen as a delegate to the first United Nations Habitat Congress (UN-Habitat) in Nairobi, Kenya.