Joe Palca will discuss creativity, innovation and the translation of science as part of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center's Forkenbrock Series and the Office of Research and Economic Development's Creative Matters series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 100 Phillips Hall, 16 North Clinton Street, Iowa City. Palca’s visit is also sponsored by Iowa Public Radio.
From vehicle safety and environmental policy to housing needs assessments, the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) seeks to make academic research widely accessible to policy makers and the general public. The center hosts symposiums, brings in speakers, and supports interdisciplinary research and education across campus.
“We do applied research—research that’s happening in the real world on real questions—and try to share that with publicpolicy makers so they can make better decisions,” said Director Peter Damiano.
A national safety campaign to help drivers navigate new, lifesaving technologies was unveiled in Washington D.C. Wednesday, Oct. 7, by the nation’s leading transportation authorities amid concerns that Americans are uncertain about how important vehicle safety features work—even those that have been standard for years.