• 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.

  • A Symposium on Health Care Reform

    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.

  • Making Sense of Health Reform

    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.

  • Lee Named President of Association

    Thursday, May 20th, 2010

    Transportation Program researcher Hosin 'David' Lee has been elected the 40th President of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA). The KSEA represents Korean-Americans working in all areas of science and engineering and has over 3,000 members and 67 local chapters across the United States. Dr. Lee has joint appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the PPC.

  • Students Lend a Hand to Help Women

    Thursday, May 13th, 2010

    A gender and violence class taught by Karen Heimer has evolved into a project called, "Provisions for Progress," to help survivors of domestic violence resettle into new homes.

  • Seniors and Health Care Reform

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

    The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported on Dr. Peter Damiano's presentation about the implications of health care reform for senior citizens.

  • PPC Student Wins Video Contest

    Monday, May 10th, 2010

    PPC student researcher Allison Reiter is the winner of a contest sponsored by the TRB committee for the Fourth International Conference on Financing Surface Transportation in the U.S.—Forging a Sustainable Future - NOW! Students were challenged to produce videos showcasing the knowledge, opinions, and attitudes of the public on the topic of transportation finance. The prize includes and all-expense-paid trip to the conference in New Orleans.

    Watch the winning video.