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
Nearly $14,000 raised during 2011 Class Giving Campaign teaser image
Apr 27, 2011
The 2011 Class Giving Campaign—"One Ford. One Community. One Pledge." —has ended with tremendous results, raising a[...]
Two Ford School doctoral students recognized for exceptional dissertations teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
Christopher Roberts (PhD '10) has been honored with Rackham's top doctoral award for his dissertation, "Exploring[...]
Undergrad covers big-time sports between Ford School classes teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
Writing concise policy memos was no sweat for Nicole Auerbach (BA '11), who covered U-M basketball, hockey and, in 2010[...]
Economist Jan Svejnar advises post-Soviet Bloc countries teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
Professor Jan Svejnar, the son of a prominent development economist, was forced to fee his home when the Soviets[...]
PhD student 'becomes the demand' teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
Understanding labor patterns in rural Malawi Jessica Goldberg understands the precepts of labor economics well enough[...]
Michigander finds new reasons to love Detroit teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
Last summer, life-long Michigander Mynti Hossain (MPP '11) won a competitive internship with the Detroit Economic[...]
Accounting for growth teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
Susan M. Collins and co-author Barry P. Bosworth, both senior fellows at the DC-based Brookings Institution, will[...]
A thinner blue line teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
David Thacher explores the growing gulf in public safety between haves, have-nots. Flint and Ann Arbor, Mich., are[...]
Sharpening a powerful anti-poverty tool teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
Development economist Dean Yang wields "gold standard" research design to boost the impact of the wages migrants send[...]
State & Hill's Spring 2011 issue explores international economics, development, and growth teaser image
Apr 26, 2011
This issue of the Ford School's State & Hill presents a suite of articles on international economics, development,[...]
John Ciorciari quoted in Time about uptick in violence in Thai-Cambodian border dispute teaser image
Apr 25, 2011
John Ciorciari was quoted in a Time article called "Deadly Clashes as Thai-Cambodian Temple Tensions Reignite." The[...]
Susan M. Dynarski makes recommendations for federal Pell Grant reform teaser image
Apr 18, 2011
Susan M. Dynarski weighed in on the Pell Grant debate by signing a letter with recommendations for how Congress, in an[...]
Ford School Green Clean Day encourages reuse, recycling teaser image
Apr 15, 2011
On the last day of the U-M's spring break, while the building was still quiet, 31 Ford School staff and faculty members[...]
U-M ranked a top Peace Corps' Fellows/USA Graduate School teaser image
Apr 14, 2011
University of Michigan ranks No. 6 in the nation as a Peace Corps Fellows/USA school in the 2011 rankings of top Peace[...]
Ford School BA student Zachary Berlin is editor-in-chief of student-run magazine teaser image
Apr 14, 2011
Ford School undergrad Zachary Berlin is editor-in-chief of Consider, a point-counterpoint publication that returned to[...]
Susan Dynarski quoted in New York Times about rising "burden" of college loans teaser image
Apr 11, 2011
Susan M. Dynarski was quoted in a New York Times article called "Burden of College Loans on Graduates Grows." The[...]
Barry Rabe receives grant to study climate change policies in Canada, U.S. teaser image
Apr 07, 2011
Barry Rabe received a small grant from the Canadian Embassy to continue his research on climate change opinion and[...]
2011 Ford School Charity Auction raises $11,000 for Detroit-based refugee organization teaser image
Apr 07, 2011
The Ford School community—at its 14th annual Charity Auction—raised $11,000 for Freedom House Detroit, a refugee[...] posts Parthasarathy op-ed, "Gene Patents and Democracy" teaser image
Apr 01, 2011
Shobita Parthasarathy's opinion piece, "Gene Patents and Democracy," was posted to's online community for[...]
Paul N. Courant interviewed by American Libraries about Google Books U.S. Court of Appeals ruling teaser image
Mar 29, 2011
Paul N. Courant was quoted in an American Libraries article about a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision regarding the[...]
Ford School undergrads honored as Angell Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa members teaser image
Mar 28, 2011
Ford School BAs were recently honored as James B. Angell Scholars and invited to join the University of Michigan[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in Detroit Free Press article, "Patients, physicians turn to e-mail, Skype, texts to stay in touch" teaser image
Mar 26, 2011
Matthew Davis spoke to the Detroit Free Press about the increased demand for medically-related electronic communication[...]
Ford School International Economic Development Program studies, visits Grenada teaser image
Mar 23, 2011
In February, twenty-three graduate students from across the University of Michigan spent a week in Grenada as part of[...]
Most communities in Michigan are working with others to increase efficiency, reduce costs teaser image
Mar 23, 2011
A new University of Michigan survey found that most communities statewide are already working together to increase[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in New York Times article about carbon tax in British Columbia teaser image
Mar 22, 2011
Barry Rabe was quoted in a New York Times ClimateWire article called " British Columbia Survives 3 Years and $848[...]
Research by Paul N. Courant cited in Inside Higher Ed about library book sharing teaser image
Mar 16, 2011
Research by Paul N. Courant was cited in an Inside Higher Ed article, "Pays to Share," about the rising cost of[...]
John Ciorciari interviewed on CTN about Thailand, Cambodia border dispute teaser image
Mar 16, 2011
The Cambodian Television Network (CTN) interviewed John Ciorciari about the current border dispute between Thailand and[...]
U.S. News and World Report re-issues 2008 rankings for schools of public affairs teaser image
Mar 15, 2011
The Ford School ranks #7 overall among schools of public affairs, according to U.S. News and World Report data released[...]
David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship applications now being accepted
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Mar 11, 2011
The Ford School is now accepting applications for the David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship[...]
Ford School student Taurean Brown honored with 2011 Michigan Leadership Award teaser image
Mar 08, 2011
Taurean Brown, a dual degree public policy and law student, has been honored with one of eight 2011 Michigan Leadership[...]
Brian Jacob quoted in USA Today about significant changes in standardized test scores teaser image
Mar 07, 2011
Brian Jacob was quoted in a USA Today article called "When test scores seem too good to believe." The article discusses[...]
Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky presents INCB report at UN press conference teaser image
Mar 03, 2011
At a United Nations press conference yesterday, Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky presented the International Narcotics[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in UPI article, "Call for med student healthcare curriculum" teaser image
Mar 01, 2011
Matthew Davis was quoted in a UPI Health News article about a proposed change to the medical school curriculum. Davis[...]
Barry Rabe interviewed on Michigan Public Radio about public opinions on climate change, related policies teaser image
Mar 01, 2011
Barry Rabe was interviewed on Michigan Public Radio's "The Environment Report" about a recent Center for Local, State,[...]
CLOSUP report: Canadians more likely to support policies to address climate change than Americans teaser image
Feb 24, 2011
Americans are less willing to open their wallets to pay for increased production of renewable energy resources than[...]
Barry Rabe named 2011 Arthur F. Thurnau Professor teaser image
Feb 18, 2011
Barry Rabe was named one of six 2011 recipients of the prestigious Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. The award,[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in CBS Detroit article, "Study: Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Kids" teaser image
Feb 16, 2011
Matthew Davis was quoted in a CBS Detroit article about a new study on children and the dangers of caffeinated energy[...]
Elisabeth R. Gerber, MPP students cited in articles about proposed Macomb County task force teaser image
Feb 16, 2011
Research by MPP students in Elisabeth R. Gerber's Applied Policy Seminar was cited in multiple press reports about a[...]
Scott Atran interviewed on American Public Media's "On Being" in "Demonstrations, Hopes, and Dreams" teaser image
Feb 10, 2011
Scott Atran was interviewed on an episode of "On Being," an American Public Media show hosted by Krista Tippett. As[...]
Susan M. Dynarski quoted in Detroit Free Press about higher standards for state education exams teaser image
Feb 09, 2011
Susan M. Dynarski was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article called, "State raises bar on tests to prepare kids for[...]
Research by Susan M. Dynarski on academic redshirting cited in Newsweek Education teaser image
Feb 08, 2011
Research by Susan M. Dynarski was cited in a Newsweek Education article about academic redshirting called "The Problem[...]
CLOSUP Michigan Public Policy Survey: Local officials say benefits to public employees too generous, but not their pay teaser image
Feb 08, 2011
Many of Michigan's local government leaders think fringe benefits given to their jurisdictions' employees are too[...]
Philip B. K. Potter interviewed on WEMU's "The Lynn Rivers Show" teaser image
Feb 08, 2011
Philip B. K. Potter was interviewed about popular uprisings in the Middle East on the Feb. 7 edition of "The Lynn[...]
U-M plan approved for smoke-free policy teaser image
Feb 07, 2011
President Mary Sue Coleman has approved the final report on implementation of the University of Michigan's new smoke-[...]
Shobita Parthasarathy pens Risk Science Blog op-ed on nanotechnology governance teaser image
Feb 03, 2011
In advance of her " Nanotechnology Unplugged " panel discussion on February 8, Shobita Parthasarathy penned an op-ed[...]
U-M receives federal grant for new post-doctoral training program in public policy, education teaser image
Feb 02, 2011
A federal grant will fund a new postdoctoral training program at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and School[...]
Diversity Center issues call for proposals teaser image
Feb 02, 2011
The Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies is hosting a call for proposals for projects that contribute to[...]
Brian Jacob's analysis confirms manipulation of New York State Regents Exam scores, featured in Wall Street Journal teaser image
Feb 02, 2011
Research by Brian Jacob appears in a Wall Street Journal article titled " Students' Regents Test Scores Bulge at 65 ."[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette State of the Union address, changing energy policies teaser image
Jan 27, 2011
Barry Rabe was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, "In State of the Union addresses, energy policies are bold—[...]
Jan 26, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends, First, I'm thrilled to report that the Ford School is featured in a new segment of Out of the[...]