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Ford School mourns the loss of Michael D. Cohen teaser image
Feb 04, 2013
*Information about Michael's memorial service* Michael D. Cohen, a professor emeritus of public policy and of[...]
NRC appoints Barry Rabe to steering committee on shale gas development teaser image
Feb 04, 2013
The National Research Council (NRC) has appointed Ford School Professor Barry Rabe to a steering committee that will[...]
Policy Talks @ the Ford School lecture by Ken Lieberthal: Feb. 13 teaser image
Feb 02, 2013
Join us as Ken Lieberthal returns to the University of Michigan on Wednesday, February 13 at 4 p.m. for a lecture on[...]
New York Times quotes Justin Wolfers on Fed's performance teaser image
Feb 01, 2013
Justin Wolfers was quoted in a New York Times article about efforts by the Federal Reserve Board to reduce unemployment[...]
Rabe speaks with Bloomberg Businessweek on climate change perceptions teaser image
Jan 31, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek interviewed Barry Rabe in an article about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on oceanfront home[...]
Ann Lin discusses latest bipartisan immigration reform for "Policy Points" teaser image
Jan 31, 2013
The latest installment of " Policy Points ," Ann C. Lin discusses new immigration reform legislation unveiled last week[...]
Justin Wolfers discusses liability insurance for gun owners on NPR's Morning Edition teaser image
Jan 31, 2013
Justin Wolfers spoke with National Public Radio's Morning Edition about requiring gun owners to hold liability[...]
Jan 30, 2013
Dear Alumni and Friends: The holiday season has passed, taking with it the first half of the school year. Last semester[...]
'Ford School feed' – how to RSVP for the DC trip, Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke's visit, southeast Michigan's RTA, and more teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
The storm after the superstorm: alumna lobbies for forward-thinking relief teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
When Superstorm Sandy struck the northeast coast last October, it struck with a vengeance. It cascaded over seawalls;[...]
Ford School students to visit Cape Verde in March for 2013 IEDP teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
In March, twenty-five graduate students from the Ford School and other programs at the University of Michigan will[...]
Local leaders: Funding reforms needed to avoid service cuts teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
Local government leaders in Michigan report that the way their jurisdictions are funded requires significant reform to[...]
Los Angeles Times interviews Justin Wolfers on fourth-quarter economic slowdown teaser image
Jan 30, 2013
In a recent Los Angeles Times article Justin Wolfers commented on fears of a new recession following news that the U.S[...]
New paper from Jacob, McCall, and Stange analyses the "College as Country Club" teaser image
Jan 29, 2013
A new paper by Brian A. Jacob , Brian P. McCall , and Kevin M. Stange , published by the National Bureau of Economic[...]
Elisabeth Gerber to represent Washtenaw County on Regional Transit Authority teaser image
Jan 28, 2013
Elisabeth R. Gerber , the Jack Walker Jr. Professor of Public Policy, is one of two representatives for Washtenaw[...]
Terrorist networks and deadly force teaser image
Jan 25, 2013
When violent non-state organizations form alliances with each other, do they become more lethal? Ford School Assistant[...]
Global repercussions: The impact of today's U.S. economy teaser image
Jan 23, 2013
A conversation with Ted Truman, Marina Whitman, and Susan Collins as part of the Ford School's annual DC event/[...]
"Black and Blue" documentary kicks off celebrations of President Ford's centennial year teaser image
Jan 23, 2013
On January 23, the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) , the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and[...]
Jan 22, 2013
The Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Public[...]
Wolfers quoted in Marketplace segment on Fed transcripts teaser image
Jan 21, 2013
Justin Wolfers was quoted in a segment on American Public Media's Marketplace about Federal Reserve Board deliberations[...]
Michigan Chronicle interviews Rabe on fracking in Michigan teaser image
Jan 21, 2013
The Michigan Chronicle interviewed Barry Rabe for its story on hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Fracking is a[...]
Kristin Seefeldt speaks with New York Times, NPR on debt in America teaser image
Jan 18, 2013
Kristin Seefeldt spoke with The New York Times and National Public Radio's On Point about her research following the[...]
Chairman Bernanke's Policy Talks @ the Ford School remarks widely covered by local, national media teaser image
Jan 17, 2013
Monday's Policy Talks @ the Ford School conversation with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was widely covered by[...]
Ford School alum Manny Teodoro to receive 2013 ASPA Book Award teaser image
Jan 17, 2013
Ford School alum Manny Teodoro (PhD '07) has been named the recipient of the 2013 Book Award presented by the Section[...]
Three Ford School master's students named among first Dow Sustainability Fellows teaser image
Jan 17, 2013
Cassarah Brown (MPP '14), Adrianna McIntyre (MPP/MPH '15), and Betsy Riley (MPP/MS '14) are part of forty master's and[...]
Michigan Today article on Policy Talks @ the Ford School guests Ornstein and Mann teaser image
Jan 16, 2013
A new article in Michigan Today recounts the career paths of Norman Ornstein (PhD '74) and Thomas Mann (MA '68/PhD '77[...]
Today.com quotes Justin Wolfers on public concern over debt, government teaser image
Jan 16, 2013
Justin Wolfers was quoted in a Today.com article looking at growing public concern surrounding national debt and[...]
Students flex policy muscles in Integrated Policy Exercise teaser image
Jan 15, 2013
Now in its 13th consecutive year, the Integrated Policy Exercise (IPE) has become a signature activity of the Ford[...]
MPP/MPA applications due today, January 15 teaser image
Jan 11, 2013
All application materials for the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration program are due January[...]
Cohen, Dynarski, and Jacob ranked among most influential academics in education debates teaser image
Jan 10, 2013
Rick Hess of Education Week included David K. Cohen , Susan M. Dynarski , and Brian A. Jacob in a list of university-[...]
An alum to watch: Naomi Goldberg (MPP '08) teaser image
Jan 07, 2013
Naomi Goldberg can hardly believe her luck. Newly married in May of this year, she and her wife Libby will welcome[...]
Time cites Kevin Stange study on outcomes of differential tuition teaser image
Jan 03, 2013
As college tuition prices skyrocket and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors[...]
Helen Levy co-authors Detroit News op-ed on Medicaid expansion in Michigan teaser image
Jan 02, 2013
As lawmakers develop Michigan's budget for 2013, they would do well to consider expanding Medicaid coverage to those at[...]
Setting priorities: Kim Stone (MS '94, MPP '93) teaser image
Jan 02, 2013
Kim Stone wants to make life in her community better. That's why she's chosen to run for public office. "Over the last[...]
94 years of progress for women at work, but... teaser image
Jan 01, 2013
In her capacity as a member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, Betsey Stevenson took over the White[...]
Housing market car production could be a big part of the recovery, says Wolfers teaser image
Dec 29, 2012
The so-called fiscal cliff has dominated economic news lately, but economist Justin Wolfers spoke with Jacki Lyden of[...]
Washington Post quotes Betsey Stevenson on fiscal cliff deal teaser image
Dec 25, 2012
The Washington Post reports that it is unlikely that Democrats and Republicans will reach a deal an agreement on the[...]
New York Times cites education study by Dynarski, Bailey teaser image
Dec 22, 2012
In an article on the difficulty low-income students have making it to college and graduating, the New York Times cited[...]
Dec 19, 2012
In this issue of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill, readers will learn about global and human security[...]
Dynarski study shows growing gaps between rich and poor in postsecondary education teaser image
Dec 19, 2012
Atlantic Magazine cites a 2011 study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski on the widening gaps between low- and high-income[...]
Dec 18, 2012
By Erin M. Spanier We've all heard the dictum, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. It's an ancient Mesopotamian[...]
Everyday innovation teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
Ford School alumni 'work smart' on international development at USAID "Just imagine the communities you came from if,[...]
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
International development interns put ideas to work One block down Hill Street, just west of State, is Ali Baba's, a[...]
BA alum works to ensure prisoners' civil rights teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
For Gary Graca (BA '09), a degree in public policy was about seeing what happens out of public view. As a paralegal in[...]
Memory and justice: Assembling archives of mass atrocities teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
A woman in Cambodia recently released more than 1,000 photographs of people imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge—the genocidal[...]
Mapping terror: Understanding terrorist networks and alliances teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
People collaborate—it's what we do. We work together to tackle big problems. We work together to achieve big goals. We[...]
Something worth fighting for: The future of an arms trade treaty teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
In July 2012, an eleventh hour phone call with instructions from the White House abruptly stalled passage of an all-but[...]
Stevenson, Wolfers examine why many top colleges may have a skewed view of their potential students teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
In their Bloomberg View column, Ford School economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers examine the findings of a[...]
A conversation with businessman, philanthropist, and Ford School friend, Hank Meijer teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
Detroiters spend an estimated $4.6 billion each year on groceries and other merchandise. And more than $1.5 billion of[...]
Irrepressible First Lady Betty Ford teaser image
Dec 18, 2012
Being ladylike does not require silence There are photos and movies of Betty Ford in her family home from the 1960s.[...]