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Susan Dynarski quoted in Wall Street Journal blog, "The Conflicting Charter-School Numbers" teaser image
Nov 19, 2010
Susan M. Dynarski was quoted in a Wall Street Journal blog about the research comparisons of student performance at[...]
Former Ford School Dean Rebecca Blank named Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce teaser image
Nov 18, 2010
The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that Rebecca Blank, currently the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs,[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in ABC News story, “FDA May Ban Caffeine from Alcoholic Drinks” teaser image
Nov 17, 2010
Dr. Matthew Davis was quoted in an ABC News story about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expected ban of[...]
Brian Jacob's work cited in Inside Higher Ed article, “Cheating and the Generational Divide” teaser image
Nov 17, 2010
Brian A. Jacob's work was cited in an Inside Higher Ed article about shifting generational views of academic dishonesty[...]
CLOSUP report about local economic development featured in various media outlets teaser image
Nov 16, 2010
Tom Ivacko was interviewed on Michigan Radio about a Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) survey about a[...]
Research by Brian A. Jacob cited in Science Daily article, “How Much Last Year's Teacher Affects This Year’s Test Scores” teaser image
Nov 15, 2010
A Science Daily article discusses research by Brian A. Jacob about the long-term added value of high quality teachers.[...]
Research by Robert Axelrod cited in New York Times article, "This Is Your Brain on Metaphors" teaser image
Nov 14, 2010
Robert Axelrod's research on conflict resolution—especially between Israel and Palestine—was cited in a New York Times[...]
CLOSUP report: State-local economic development could be improved by cultivating existing businesses  teaser image
Nov 12, 2010
State policymakers could better coordinate with local economic developers to improve the economy by cultivating[...]
Ann Lin quoted in Washington Post article, "Time to start counting the crowds" teaser image
Nov 08, 2010
Ann Lin was quoted in a Washington Post article about estimating the crowd size of rallies. The success of rallies,[...]
Rick Snyder holds press conference at Ford School teaser image
Nov 08, 2010
Rick Snyder, Michigan’s governor-elect, held his first press conference since the election today in the Ford School of[...]
Alum Jeff Barnes profiled in Detroit News article, "The novice behind Snyder's big victory" teaser image
Nov 04, 2010
Jeff Barnes (MPP ’09) is profiled in a Detroit News article for his role as the campaign manager for Rick Synder’s[...]
Paul Courant quoted in NPR story, "Wikipedia Teams Up With Academia" teaser image
Nov 03, 2010
Paul Courant was quoted in an NPR story about a new Wikipedia/academia partnership aimed at increasing the number of[...]
Scott Atran pens New York Times op-ed teaser image
Oct 28, 2010
In "Turning the Taliban Against Al Qaeda," an op-ed appearing in the New York Times, Scott Atran discusses current and[...]
New book by Scott Atran offers a startling look inside terror groups teaser image
Oct 22, 2010
A new book by Scott Atran , "Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists," is now[...]
The Michigan Review quoted CLOSUP's Tom Ivacko in an article titled, "Accelerate Michigan." teaser image
Oct 19, 2010
The Ford School's Tom Ivacko was quoted in a Michigan Review article titled, "Accelerate Michigan." Business Leaders of[...]
Joe Schwarz provides insight on the race for Michigan's 7th District in the Detroit Free Press teaser image
Oct 15, 2010
Joe Schwarz was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article about Michigan's seventh district. The district includes the[...]
Carl P. Simon named to National Institutes of Health panel teaser image
Oct 14, 2010
Carl P. Simon was named to a National Institutes of Health panel charged with studying the origins of health[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in a Politico article, "Ethanol decision seen as Corn Belt pandering" teaser image
Oct 14, 2010
Barry Rabe was quoted in a Politico article about a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to[...]
MPP student Alexis Guild quoted in Detroit News teaser image
Oct 14, 2010
Ford School MPP student Alexis Guild was quoted in a Detroit News story about the Peace Corps 50th anniversary. Fifty[...]
Ford School alums, Michael Delaney and Mark Wallace, profiled by Crain's Detroit Business in "40 under 40" teaser image
Oct 12, 2010
Ford School alums, Michael Delaney (MPP '07) and Mark Wallace (MPP '04), were selected as two of Crain's Detroit[...]
Ford School alum Jeremy Borovitz pens Michigan Daily op-ed teaser image
Oct 11, 2010
Jeremy Borovitz (BA ’09) wrote an op-ed for the Michigan Daily about his 'peaceful realization' to join the Peace Corps[...]
Oct 06, 2010
Dear Alumni and Friends, Weill Hall is buzzing with activity these days. We’ve got internationally-renowned[...]
Latest edition of 'the Ford School feed': Now accepting self-nominations for the Alumni Board teaser image
Oct 06, 2010
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
Alumni Board self-nominations are now being accepted teaser image
Oct 06, 2010
The Ford School Alumni Board has opened the self-nomination process for its six open seats in the term beginning[...]
National Research Council releases long-awaited assessment of PhD programs teaser image
Oct 06, 2010
The Ford School PhD program scores highly among the nation's doctoral programs in Public Policy and Public[...]
Ford School alums approve changes to Alumni Board By-Laws teaser image
Oct 05, 2010
By a large majority, the Ford School alumni body has voted to approve two changes to the documents that govern the[...]
Energy economist Ashley A. Langer joins the Ford School faculty teaser image
Oct 05, 2010
The Ford School is very pleased to welcome Assistant Professor Ashley A. Langerto the faculty. Professor Langer's[...]
Peace Corps 50th to be celebrated at U-M teaser image
Oct 04, 2010
The University of Michigan will kick off the national celebration of the Peace Corps' 50th anniversary with a series of[...]
Sheldon Danziger quoted in Washington Post article about welfare measurement, allocation teaser image
Oct 02, 2010
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in a Washington Post article called "Welfare's safety net hard to measure among states."[...]
New CLOSUP database highlights public sector excellence, innovation teaser image
Sep 30, 2010
A new University of Michigan online database provides examples of excellence in the public sector and highlights[...]
Barry Rabe co-authors NOAA climate report for the U.S. Congress teaser image
Sep 28, 2010
Barry Rabe served on a National Academy of Public Administration panel that co-authored a report for the U.S.[...]
Gerard M. Anderson, Ford School alum, will become President and CEO of DTE Energy effective October 1st teaser image
Sep 28, 2010
Ford School alum Gerard M. Anderson (MPP '88) will become president and chief executive officer of DTE Energy beginning[...]
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an Associated Press article called "Census finds record gap between rich and poor" teaser image
Sep 28, 2010
Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an AP article about the widening income gap between America's richest and poorest. The[...]
Ford School student, alum publish article in UC-Berkeley policy journal teaser image
Sep 21, 2010
An article by MPP student Britni Must and alum Kathleen Ludewig (MPP '10) was published in Policy Matters, a journal[...]
CLOSUP report featured in Detroit Free Press op-ed, "New leaders can't shrink from Michigan realities" teaser image
Sep 19, 2010
A Center for State, Local, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) report was cited in a Detroit Free Press op-ed, "New leaders can't[...]
Brian Jacob quoted in Macomb Daily article, "Privatization debate divides Oakland, Macomb schools" teaser image
Sep 19, 2010
Brian Jacob was quoted in a Macomb Daily article about the privatization debate in Oakland and Macomb county schools.[...]
Sheldon Danziger comments on the latest U.S. poverty levels teaser image
Sep 17, 2010
Sheldon Danziger spoke to a variety of media outlets about the release of a U.S. Census Bureau report on the nation’s[...]
John Ciorciari in The Economist, "When does a massacre become a genocide?"
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Sep 17, 2010
John Ciorciari was quoted in The Economist in an article about the second trial of the United Nations-backed tribunal[...]
Brian Jacob's research cited in The Washington Post, "What No Child Left Behind did and didn't do" teaser image
Sep 17, 2010
Brian Jacob's research about the impact of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act was cited in The Washington Post. The[...]
David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship strengthens ties between Ford School, City of Detroit teaser image
Sep 17, 2010
The City of Detroit offers a great opportunity to emerging policy leaders eager to revitalize the Motor City. Now the[...]
John Ciorciari quoted in Voice of America about Khmer Rouge trial teaser image
Sep 16, 2010
John Ciorciari answered three questions for Voice of America about the United Nations-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal and[...]
Sheldon Danziger discusses increased U.S. poverty level teaser image
Sep 15, 2010
In a new U-M podcast, Sheldon Danziger discusses the anticipated results of a forthcoming U.S. Census Bureau report on[...]
Kathryn Dominguez quoted in Financial Times article, "Decision on yen awaits Japan poll victor" teaser image
Sep 13, 2010
Kathryn Dominguez was quoted in a Financial Times article about the currency challenges facing Japan's new prime[...]
Barry Rabe quoted in Grist article, "Michigan governor's race" teaser image
Sep 09, 2010
Barry Rabe spoke to Grist in an article about Michigan's gubernatorial race between Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat[...]
John Chamberlin spoke to the University Record about LSA's theme semester, "What makes life worth living?" teaser image
Sep 09, 2010
John Chamberlin was interviewed by the University Record about LSA's Fall 2010 theme semester . The semester, asking[...]
Dean Yang's research featured in The Michigan Daily article, "Twelve of the most innovative ideas to come from the University community in the past year" teaser image
Sep 08, 2010
Research by Dean Yang was featured in the 'Ideas Issue’ of The Michigan Daily's weekly news magazine, The Statement.[...]
Brian Jacob quoted in Detroit News, "Teachers rule in experimental school" teaser image
Sep 03, 2010
Brian Jacob spoke to the Detroit News about the success of a new teacher-led Detroit school set to open this fall,[...]
Dean Susan M. Collins welcomes new Ford School students teaser image
Sep 01, 2010
Welcome to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. On behalf of the entire Ford School community, I am very pleased[...]
Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky appears in Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Advisor, answering the question: "Has Dilma Already Won Brazil's Presidential Election?" teaser image
Aug 31, 2010
Has Dilma Already Won Brazil's Presidential Election? Question from "Latin American Advisor" Ruling party candidate[...]
Susan M. Collins quoted in New York Times article, "Bankers Told Recovery May Be Slow" teaser image
Aug 28, 2010
Susan M. Collins spoke to the New York Times following the Federal Reserve economic summit in Jackson Hole, Wyo. about[...]