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Growing up in bad neighborhoods has a 'devastating' impact

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Growing up in a poor neighborhood significantly reduces the chances that a child will graduate from high school, according to a study published in the current (October) issue of the American Sociological Review. And the longer a child lives in that kind of neighborhood, the more harmful the impact.

The study by sociologists Geoffrey Wodtke and David Harding of the University of Michigan and Felix Elwert of the University of Wisconsin is the first to capture the cumulative impact of growing up in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods on a key educational outcome: high school graduation.

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Brian Jacob receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Monday, October 3, 2011

Faculty Recognition Awards are intended for faculty early in their careers who have demonstrated substantive contributions to the university through achievements in scholarly research and/or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, adviser and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities of the university. Eligible candidates include full professors with no more than four years at that rank, associate professors and assistant professors. Up to five awards of $1,000 each are made each year.

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David J. Harding profiled in Institute for Social Research magazine

Thursday, September 29, 2011

David J. Harding and his research were profiled in a recent edition of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) magazine, Sampler. Harding is an associate professor of public policy and sociology, and is a research associate professor at the ISR. His research on inner-city violence was published in the 2010 book, Living the Drama: Community, Conflict, and Culture Among Inner-City Boys.

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Alan V. Deardorff quoted in Fortune about Greece, Europe debt crisis

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alan V. Deardorff was quoted in a Fortune article titled, "Wanted: A radical idea to fix the Eurozone." The article discusses a bold solution proposed by Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff that would provide aid to Greece and other struggling EU countries in exchange for bigger loan repayments to lenders in the long-term.

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Richard Hall quoted in Texas Tribune, KUT about Rick Perry's chance for success in Michigan

Monday, September 26, 2011

Richard Hall was quoted in the Texas Tribune and on KUT, an Austin-based NPR station, about Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry's chance for success in Michigan.

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Peace Corps monograph, "Charting the Future of International Service," published

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Peace Corps, the University of Michigan, the Brookings Institution Initiative on International Volunteering and Service, and the National Peace Corps Association sponsored the National Symposium on the Future of International Service. This symposium was held fifty years after the campaign speech John F. Kennedy delivered from the steps of the Michigan Union building—the speech that called on America's youth to serve their nation, by serving those with pressing needs around the globe. At the University of Michigan, Kennedy's speech ignited a movement to link America's men and women to opportunities to serve those in developing nations. With the help of student activists, supportive faculty and staff members, and a recept

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Ford School introduces redesigned 2011-12 graduate brochure

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Ford School is pleased to share its newly redesigned graduate brochure with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

The 2011 brochure, housed in a smartly designed 8" x 10" folder, highlights key features of the Ford School master's programs including the updated MPP/MPA curriculum; the school's applied and interdisciplinary approach to education; and the high-level support offered by the graduate careers services office. Vibrant photos and new alumni and faculty interviews round out this recruiting and development tool.

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Washington Post publishes David K. Cohen editorial, "Why education reform keeps failing"

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Washington Post published an editorial by David K. Cohen. The piece, which had previously appeared on the blog of the Albert Shanker Institute, addressed the issue of systemic education reform in the United States, with emphasis on building what Cohen termed "infrastructure."

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Detroit Free Press publishes community service retrospective by Ben Falik

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Detroit Free Press published an article by Ben Falik looking back on the first decade in the life of Summer in the City, the community service volunteer organization he co-founded as a college sophomore.

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Regents approve reappointment of Dean Susan M. Collins

Thursday, September 15, 2011

This afternoon, the University Board of Regents approved the reappointment of Susan M. Collins as Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy for a five year term, effective September 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017.

In his announcement to the Ford School community, University of Michigan Provost Phil Hanlon wrote, "Dean Collins has done an excellent job of assessing the Ford School's strengths and building on them."

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Sheldon Danziger quoted in NPR, New York Times, and others about U.S. Census Bureau poverty report

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sheldon Danziger spoke to a number of news outlets following the release of the U.S. Census Bureau's annual poverty report. The report, detailing figures from 2010, showed an increase in the poverty rate to 15.1 percent (up from 14.3 percent in 2009)--the highest level in 17 years.

Joblessness, low wages, increased cost of living, and the sagging U.S. economy are all reasons why many groups of Americans are struggling. Specifically hard-hit are children, Hispanics, and working males.

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Sheldon Danziger quoted in New York Times article, "Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on 'Lost Decade'"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sheldon Danziger was quoted in a New York Times article about the release of the U.S. Census Bureau's annual poverty report.

According to the new report, the 2010 U.S. poverty rate was 15.1 percent—an increase from 14.3 percent in 2009. The number of Americans living in poverty—46.2 million—was the highest number recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau since it began tracking 52 years ago.

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Paul Courant quoted in several news sources about digitized books lawsuit

Monday, September 12, 2011

Paul Courant was quoted in several news sources about the opposition to the University of Michigan's and other universities' efforts to digitized their physical library collections, including The Associated Press, Inside Higher Ed, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Ann Lin comments on post-9/11 immigration reform prospects in Detroit News article

Friday, September 9, 2011

Ann Chih Lin was quoted in a Detroit News article on the progress and setbacks immigration reform has experienced since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The articled detailed how immigration advocates believed reform was beginning to move forward before the terrorist attacks and recent economic recession dramatically altered how Americans view immigrants. The federal government has failed to approve several attempts at immigration reform in the past ten years, and has instead directed efforts towards border security and deportations.

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Susan M. Collins interviewed by Bloomberg about President's jobs speech, fiscal policies

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Susan M. Collins was interviewed by Bloomberg's Bottom Line news show prior to President Barack Obama's September 8th speech before Congress. Asked how the President should address the current 9.1 percent unemployment rate, Collins recommended that he develop comprehensive fiscal policy focused on hiring. Those policies could include short-term unemployment intervention, assistance to states and localities, longer-term structural reforms, and job creation tax incentives.

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John Chamberlin interviewed for The Hill article, "Conyers wants Obama's backing"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Hill interviewed John Chamberlin in an article about Michigan Rep. John Conyers, Jr.'s 2012 reelection bid, and his desire for President Obama's endorsement.

As the second-longest-serving current member of the House of Representatives, Conyers may face his toughest reelection campaign since 1994. "Conyers has been around a long time, but hasn't had to fight very hard. He might get a run for his money," Chamberlin told The Hill.

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September edition of 'the Ford School feed:' Collins reflects on Jackson Hole summit, Axelrod earns 2011 Merriam Award, PPIA celebrates 30 years, and more

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in inboxes today.

In this issue, readers will learn about Dean Susan Collins' participation in the Federal Reserve Bank's annual Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., the upcoming 2011 Rosenthal lecture by Sultan Al-Qassemi, and exciting programs in place for this academic year.

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Alums: please help us on the MPP/MPA recruiting trail

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Ford School admissions team will attend a number of MPP/MPA recruiting fairs throughout the fall, from New York to Los Angeles, New Orleans to Seattle-and nearly a dozen other cities in between.

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Leadership transitions mark start of the new school year

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Alan Deardorff has agreed to continue in his role of Associate Dean of the Ford School, but a number of other key leadership roles opened this fall as faculty concluded their terms in office.

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Ford School celebrates 30 years of PPIA

Thursday, September 8, 2011

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) program-a program designed to build diversity in public service.

The University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has proudly supported PPIA since its inception in 1981 and has been one of just a handful of policy schools to host the educational initiative every summer. To celebrate this milestone and recognize the many people who have contributed to the program at the University of Michigan over the years, the Ford School hosted an anniversary celebration on Friday, July 22.

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