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The Skills You Need to Move the World (and Your Career) Forward: New Online Certificate in Transportation Planning

Today’s transportation problems transcend disciplinary boundaries. The new Online Certificate in Transportation Planning at the UI School of Planning and Public Affairs prepares professionals to face this challenge.
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New Beginnings: A UI Professor’s Journey to Help Grow a New MPA Program

Professor Samantha Zuhlke feels that she is starting a new adventure at the same time as the University of Iowa School of Planning and Public Affairs’ (SPPA) first master’s in public affairs cohort.
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Two Alums Receive AICP's Highest Honor

Two SPPA alums have received induction into the AICP College of Fellows, the American Institute of Certified Planners’ highest honor given to a member. Richard Gertson and James G. LaRue were inducted on May 1st at an awards ceremony during the American Planning Association (APA) conference in San Diego.
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UI MPA Degree Reconnects Professor Nguyen with his Academic Roots

Professor Phuong Nguyen is enthusiastic about teaching courses to MPA students in the UI School of Planning and Public Affairs, as he happily shares an academic background with the students.
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First Cohort of Master's of Public Affairs Students to Graduate May 13

The first group of students in the School of Planning and Public Affairs' master's program will celebrate their commencement this Friday, May 13th. Read more about their experience and hear firsthand
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Two Students from University of Belgrade, Serbia, Visit SPPA

After several years of hard work, interrupted by COVID, an exchange program with the University of Belgrade, Serbia, has finally come about.

One Day for Iowa 24-hour Online Giving Day is March 30th

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, is One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa's 24-hour online giving day. You can make a difference this year!
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Bio of Professor Carrie Schuettpelz

Professor Carrie Schuettpelz’s journey into teaching was recently featured in a profile on the University of Iowa’s website. Schuettpelz discusses her experiences studying abroad, studying public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School, and working as a homelessness policy advisor for the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama Administration.
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Zuhlke Article on Nonprofit Outcomes Published

Assistant Professor Sam Zuhlke’s research article, “Acres for the Affluent: An Interactive Model of Nonprofit Resources and Demand Heterogeneity” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
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Liz Heron