The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan
Phil Potter awarded grant by DoD's Minerva Research Initiative  teaser image
Jun 13, 2012
The Minerva Research Initiative , a Department of Defense-sponsored, university-based social science research[...]
Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) to attend United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development teaser image
Jun 13, 2012
Sarah Pendergast (BA '10) has been selected as one of 25 youth delegates to participate in the Rio+20 United Nations[...]
Ford School launches visually refreshed website—the first phase of a two-part comprehensive site redesign teaser image
Jun 12, 2012
Welcome to the Ford School's newly refreshed website. This cosmetic overhaul is just the first step in a project that[...]
David Harding to receive ASA's Outstanding Book Award teaser image
Jun 08, 2012
The American Sociological Association's (ASA) Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility has named David Harding the[...]
Service and teamwork mark 2012 Ford School Staff retreat teaser image
Jun 07, 2012
The 2012 Ford School Staff Retreat is one for the history books, but most of the participants still felt it the next[...]
Horwitz, Levy: Argument against the Affordable Care Act based on shaky premise  teaser image
Jun 05, 2012
Jonathan Cohn, a senior editor at The New Republic, featured a blog post by Jill R. Horwitz and Helen Levy in his[...]
Research project led by Dean Yang receives USAID grant teaser image
Jun 01, 2012
Development Innovation Ventures, a competitive grant program by the United States Agency for International Development[...]
Brick by brick: building momentum in New Orleans teaser image
Jun 01, 2012
New Orleans knows about starting over. When the storm surge from Hurricane Katrina breached the city's levees and[...]
NSAPOCC: Americans are skeptical of geoengineering solutions to climate change teaser image
May 31, 2012
The latest version of the National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change (NSAPOCC), co-authored by Barry[...]
CNBC Asia interviewed Susan M. Collins during a trip to Hong Kong teaser image
May 31, 2012
Susan M. Collins , dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, discusses the European financial crisis and the Chinese[...]
Danziger: U.S. is exceptional in its tolerance of poverty teaser image
May 30, 2012
A new report by UNICEF found the United States had the second-highest rate of relative child poverty among 35 of the[...]
Atran book includes interviews with jihadist leaders  teaser image
May 28, 2012
Scott Atran has interviewed dozens of terrorist leaders and operatives, and he has collected his insights from those[...]
Parthasarathy: Geoengineering patents could follow the U.S. atomic energy model teaser image
May 23, 2012
Shobita Parthasarathy told Nature magazine that the geoengineering field "urgently needs" to define intellectual[...]
May 22, 2012
Robert Axelrod was cited in an op-ed for Science and Religion Today titled, "How Can a Better Understanding of Sacred[...]
NPC study: Even among low-income families with children, the gap is widening

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May 22, 2012
"Off the Charts," a blog written by policy analysts and researchers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,[...]
Wightman: Even higher-income families are reducing financial support for college-age children teaser image
May 15, 2012
A National Poverty Center study led by postdoctoral fellow Patrick Wightman found that 62 percent of children ages 19[...]
Annie Maxwell: A lifetime of engagement teaser image
May 13, 2012
From hosting summer interns to hiring quality Ford School graduates, Annie Maxwell, Chief Operating Officer of the[...]
Making a mark: Taurean Brown (MPP/JD '11) teaser image
May 12, 2012
Taurean Brown figured out early on that the best policy often starts with one good idea. Add hard work, the commitment[...]
Prepared to lead: Jeff S. Barnes (MPP '09) teaser image
May 12, 2012
It's a sure bet that running a political campaign isn't as difficult or dangerous as leading 500 soldiers into combat[...]
Engaged alums: Claudia Muñoz (MPP '09) teaser image
May 12, 2012
For Claudia Muñoz, the collegial working atmosphere at LMI Government Consulting isn't a far cry from her experience in[...]
James S. House receives University of Michigan 2013 Henry Russel Lectureship teaser image
May 09, 2012
James S. House has been selected to receive the University of Michigan's 2013 Henry Russel Lectureship. The Lectureship[...]
Recent MPP graduate honored for distinguished service in Afghanistan teaser image
May 08, 2012
Two days before receiving his Master of Public Policy, Neal Carter (MPP '12) received another well-deserved honor: the[...]
Ford School launches new video series, Policy Points teaser image
May 08, 2012
Ford School Policy Points is a new series featuring short videos of Ford School faculty members discussing recent[...]
Schwarz: Residence, fundraising and age all factors against run at old U.S. House seat  teaser image
May 08, 2012
Ford School lecturer and former U.S. Representative Joe Schwarz has decided not to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim[...]
Graduate students tackle real-world policy problems with Applied Policy Seminar  teaser image
May 07, 2012
Could your organization use the analytic, problem-solving, and communication skills of top-notch MPP students? Join the[...]
"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" broadcast includes NPC research  teaser image
May 04, 2012
A new study by the Ford School-based National Poverty Center on the financial assistance college-age adults receive[...]
NPC: Three in five young adults receive financial support from parents   teaser image
May 03, 2012
A new study by the Ford School-based National Poverty Center headlined a USA Today article on the financial assistance[...]
How much money parents give to college-age kids: U-M study  teaser image
May 03, 2012
More than 60 percent of young adults between the ages of 19 and 22 received some financial help from mom and dad,[...]
MJPA's ninth volume features five Ford School authors teaser image
May 02, 2012
The Michigan Journal of Public Affairs has published its Spring 2012 volume, featuring five articles that address state[...]
Starting over teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Japan has known earthquakes—the Great Kanto quake of 1923, the Great Hanshin quake of 1995, the Fukui quake of 1948,[...]
Gerrymandering, then and now teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
It was the summer of 1971 when the first mandated round of redistricting was taking place across the nation. A series[...]
Sharing Ford School lessons across the aisle teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
When Anne Kaiser (MPP/MA '95) presents a bill on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates, skeptical colleagues[...]
Internships shape recent BA student's career in campaigns teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Up by 6 a.m. scanning newspapers and listening to TV news anchors, Brian Wanglin 's mornings haven't changed much from[...]
A different perspective teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Katharine D'Hondt (BA '12) wants to help you find a job. Not you, specifically, unless you've just graduated and have[...]
Dynarski: Complexity of paying for college discourages potential students teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The Wall Street Journal quoted Susan M. Dynarski in a recent article about the barriers to education attainment in the[...]
Staging a comeback teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
"I believe Detroit is too big to fail. We must bail out Main Street, and so we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to[...]
Barry Rabe on Gerald Ford: The global president teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The University of Michigan invited Professor Barry Rabe to address the 89th Honors Convocation of the University, an[...]
An unhealthy split teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
The stress of a divorce can be tough on anyone, but a recent study by Ford School doctoral student Bridget Lavelle[...]
Spring edition of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill, explores American electoral politics, tsunami recovery in Japan, Marina Whitman's forthcoming memoir, and more teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
In this issue of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill , readers will learn about American electoral politics[...]
Battle of the Super PACs: Campaign financing impacts American electoral politics teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
Much of America is mesmerized by the recent and remarkable torrent of money flowing into the 2012 elections by[...]
Down to earth: Marina Whitman talks life and work in "The Martian's Daughter." teaser image
Apr 26, 2012
In The Martian's Daughter: A Memoir, economist Marina Whitman talks candidly about her life, her work, and stepping[...]
Chamberlin: "It's everybody's job to keep city hall paying attention" teaser image
Apr 23, 2012
The city manager of Alexandria, Va., has instituted a new ethics initiative following a series of criminal charges[...]
Danziger supports study's formula for gauging "the 1 percent"  teaser image
Apr 23, 2012
Sheldon Danziger , director of the National Poverty Center and professor of public policy, was cited in a New York[...]
AAAS selects five faculty members as fellows, including Elisabeth Gerber teaser image
Apr 17, 2012
Five U-M faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious society that[...]
Dynarski study finds women more likely to attend college than men teaser image
Apr 14, 2012
Bloomberg News referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that examines why more men have not[...]
Chamberlin: "I don't think ethics is the problem" teaser image
Apr 12, 2012
The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) ranked Michigan's state ethics laws 43rd in a recent nationwide study. But John[...]
Allan C. Stam to join Ford School faculty, direct International Policy Center teaser image
Apr 10, 2012
The Ford School is pleased to announce that the very distinguished Allan C. Stam has accepted its offer to join the[...]
CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey on state funding incentives for local collaborations appears in local, regional news outlets teaser image
Apr 09, 2012
Findings from a recent Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) published by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy[...]
CLOSUP survey: State funding incentives foster collaboration but also raise concerns teaser image
Mar 29, 2012
A new policy in Michigan that encourages local governments to collaborate and combine operations appears to be working[...]
Hemelt honored with AEFP's Post-doctoral New Scholars Award teaser image
Mar 26, 2012
The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) has awarded postdoctoral research fellow Steven W. Hemelt with[...]