• Article on Health Care Reform Implications for Dentists

    Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

    Dr. Peter Damiano's article published in the Iowa Dental Journal considers several questions about health care reform in relation to dentistry.

  • Leicht Talks to AMERICORP Volunteers About Poverty in America

    Thursday, October 14th, 2010

    Kevin Leicht spoke with AMERICORP volunteers about the problems associated with tracking, studying and eliminating poverty in the United States on September 14th.

  • ISRC Director Quoted in NPR Article

    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

  • Balancing Life the Focus of New Symposium October 20-22

    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

  • McGehee Testifies at Driver Distraction Summit

    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.

  • ISRC in the News

    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."

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  • NSF Looks to the Future

    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.

  • ISRC Joins PPC

    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.

  • ISRC Relocating to Jefferson Building

    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.

  • PPC Annual Report for Year 2009-2010

    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.