• Social Science Funding Opportunity

    Monday, December 6th, 2010

    The Office for the Vice President for Research announced the opening of the Social Science Funding Program which will provide seed funding to collect pilot data or other preliminary work.

  • Legal Issues in Driver Distraction

    Thursday, November 18th, 2010

    According to an article in Highway to Justice, law enforcement personnel are facing difficulties in determining if mobile phone usage is a contributing factor in car crashes.

  • McGehee Panelist at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting

    Thursday, November 11th, 2010

    Dr. Dan McGehee served on a panel titled "Safe Driving in the Multi-Tasking Generation," that considered teen driver distraction from the 'drive life-style' point of view.

  • UI Hawkeye Polling Begins November 3

    Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

    Hawkeye Poll callers will poll Americans on post-election political attitudes towards current issues such as immigration, special-interest groups and same-sex marriage.

  • 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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