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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[...]
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 ."[...]
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[...]
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[...]
January edition of 'the Ford School feed': Prisoner's Dilemma explored, policy consulting projects sought, new board members seated, and more teaser image
Jan 26, 2011
The latest edition of the Ford School feed , an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
John Chamberlin quoted in Associated Press article, "Davis and White have big plans, on and off the ice" teaser image
Jan 26, 2011
John Chamberlin was quoted in an Associated Press article about how Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White balance[...]
Policy projects sought for Applied Policy Seminar teaser image
Jan 25, 2011
What do Amnesty International, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the City of Warren Michigan, and Direct[...]
Ford School welcomes new staff to work with alumni teaser image
Jan 25, 2011
Two highly skilled professionals join the Ford School staff as we establish an innovative model for alumni engagement.[...]
A letter from the Board Chair teaser image
Jan 25, 2011
Dear Alumni and Friends, Happy New Year! I am pleased to write to you with updates from the Ford School Alumni Board[...]
Student work featured in episode of Out of the Blue teaser image
Jan 25, 2011
Professor Liz Gerber and students from the fall 2010 Applied Policy Seminar hit national airwaves as their work was[...]
John Ciorciari articles appears in <em>Fletcher Forum of World Affairs</em> teaser image
Jan 21, 2011
An article by John Ciorciari was published in the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, a prestigious student-run public[...]
Susan Dynarski quoted in Detroit Free Press about college-level financial aid teaser image
Jan 17, 2011
Susan M. Dynarski was quoted in a Detroit Free Press article about college-level financial aid. The article, called "[...]
Dean Yang presents at Global Development Conference in Colombia teaser image
Jan 14, 2011
Dean Yang presented his research on microfinance at a plenary session at the 12th Annual Global Development Conference[...]
New Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program website launched. teaser image
Jan 12, 2011
The Ford School's Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program welcomes current and prospective students,[...]
Robin Wright to deliver Ford School 2011 commencement address teaser image
Jan 10, 2011
Noted journalist, foreign policy analyst, and author Robin Wright will speak at the 2011 Ford School commencement[...]
David Cohen, Susan Dynarski, and Brian Jacob named to RHSU's 2010 Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings teaser image
Jan 03, 2011
Three Ford School professors— David K. Cohen , Susan Dynarski , and Brian Jacob —were listed in an Education Week blog[...]
Policy students, former officers weigh in on the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' teaser image
Dec 22, 2010
The national conversation about gay men and women serving in the military changed drastically this morning, when[...]
Susan Dynarski co-authored report on charter schools, federal government teaser image
Dec 16, 2010
Susan Dynarski co-authored a report for The Brookings Institution about government regulation of charter schools. In "[...]
Dec 15, 2010
Robert Axelrod was interviewed on a Radiolab episode called "One Good Deed Deserves Another." In the episode, Axelrod[...]
Paul N. Courant joins Digital Public Library of America steering committee teaser image
Dec 15, 2010
Paul N. Courant has joined the steering committee for the proposed Digital Public Library of America. This 12-member[...]
Elisabeth Gerber, Applied Policy Seminar, and One Lenawee partnership highlighted in article teaser image
Dec 10, 2010
Elisabeth Gerber and MPP students from her Applied Policy Seminar (APS) were highlighted in a Daily Telegram article[...]
Barry Rabe spoke to Michigan Radio about Rick Snyder's plan to streamline environmental regulations teaser image
Dec 09, 2010
Barry Rabe spoke to Michigan Radio about governor-elect Rick Snyder’s plan to streamline government regulations for[...]
Demand-side solutions to health disparities teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Professor Jim House is on a research leave this year as a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York[...]
Skipping doses, splitting pills in southeastern Michigan teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Metro Detroit residents have made difficult decisions to weather the "Great Recession" that began in December 2007—in[...]
Legislators, lobbyists, and health care reform teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
"Almost every month a new book comes out that impugns the integrity of lobbyists and legislators," says professor of[...]
Polling parents on children's health teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Want to know what the nation thinks about childhood obesity, bullying, or genetic risk testing? Ask Dr. Matthew Davis,[...]
From Ann Arbor, Michigan to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
This spring, two Ford School students traveled to Jamaica's Blue Mountains. Their goal: to improve the efficiency and[...]
Returned Peace Corps volunteers serve abroad, serve at home teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
As we celebrate 50 years of international Peace Corps service, the Ford School reflects on the impact of the Fellows/[...]
Health care reform act unfolding, shifting the field teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
This September, the U.S. Census office announced that 14.3 percent of Americans are living in poverty, and 16.7 percent[...]
Uncertain funding, regulatory changes slow embryonic stem cell research innovation teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
In March 2009, just seven weeks after taking the oath of office, President Obama signed an executive order ending an[...]
State & Hill’s Fall 2010 issue explores roads to better health policy, more teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Taking a cue from recent changes to the landscape of U.S. health care policy, the Fall 2010 issue of State & Hill[...]
Panel study tracks wellbeing over the lifecourse and across generations teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Co-director and principal investigator of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), Professor Bob Schoeni is[...]
Health policy diffusion both horizontal and vertical teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Across the nation, cities have been pioneers in restricting restaurant and workplace smoking, and making it harder for[...]
Genetic gold rush hinders competition, innovation teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Even before we had mapped the human genome, American entrepreneurs had begun to stake claims to it. Over the last two[...]
Through the lens of social science: faculty insights on health policy teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
When we thoughtfully apply scientific analysis to policy challenges, we discover new and sometimes surprising[...]
Blame it on the rain: early rainfall impacts health, wealth, and education  teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
Their country straddling the equator, Indonesians know two basic seasons: dry and wet. However, the length of the rainy[...]
Bullish on Michigan teaser image
Dec 06, 2010
CLOSUP Program Manager Tom Ivakco played a key role in designing and implementing the center's Michigan Public Policy[...]