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
Ford School mourns the loss of Faith Vlcek teaser image
Feb 11, 2009
Faith Vlcek, a University of Michigan employee for over ten years, was killed in a car accident on February 10, 2009.[...]
Jan 26, 2009
Greetings! I am very pleased to introduce The Ford School Feed – a new electronic publication designed to link our[...]
Ford School visiting professor Scott Atran wrote a New York Times op-ed piece, "How Words Could End a War," about peace negotiations in the Middle East teaser image
Jan 24, 2009
[ Read New York Times op-ed ] [ Listen or watch Alan’s recent lecture: Looking for Al Qaeda: The Evolution of Terror[...]
Undergraduate program links Ford School with student-run campus paper, <em>The Daily</em> teaser image
Jan 16, 2009
Gary Graca, Nate Sandals and Ben Simon discovered a comforting community when they joined the staff at The Michigan[...]
Ford School alum David Newville has op-ed piece published in The Washington Post teaser image
Jan 11, 2009
Newville, a 2008 MPP graduate, co-authored the article "In D.C., Opening Doors Even in Tough Times." The op-ed piece[...]
Internship puts Ford School student in the right place at the right time teaser image
Jan 07, 2009
As a second-year MPP student at the Ford School, John Schurrer expected to be knee-deep in data when his summer[...]
U-M President's Challenge for graduate student support comes to an end teaser image
Jan 01, 2009
In September 2007, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman issued a challenge to spur support for graduate[...]
Susan Dynarski was featured in the New York Times Magazine's "8th Annual Year in Ideas" for research presented in her paper, "The Lengthening of Childhood" teaser image
Dec 14, 2008
The New York Times 8th Annual Year in Ideas features the research and issues that have shaped the past 12 months.[...]
Ford School alum Andreas Hatzigeorgiou was awarded the 2008 Ohlin Prize in recognition of his paper on labor market regulation and migration policy teaser image
Dec 04, 2008
A paper exploring links between international trade and immigration authored by Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, a 2008 Ford[...]
Ford School student Gary Graca receives Stanford Lipsey Journalism Award teaser image
Dec 01, 2008
Gary Graca, a senior in the undergraduate public policy program, was awarded the 2008-09 Stanford Lipsey Journalism[...]
Cecilia Muñoz, former Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School, was appointed Director of Intergovernmental Affairs by President-elect Obama teaser image
Dec 01, 2008
As the director of intergovernmental affairs, Cecilia Muñoz will run the White House office responsible for local and[...]
What does $51 Million Look Like? teaser image
Nov 11, 2008
Since the Michigan Difference Campaign began in 2000, alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations have given over $[...]
Ford School community gathers in Weill Hall to watch the election returns teaser image
Nov 10, 2008
Students, faculty, and staff gathered at Weill Hall on November 4 to watch and discuss the results of the 2008[...]
New book, <em>The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972,</em> by Anthony S. Chen receives 2008 President's Book Award teaser image
Oct 29, 2008
The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972 (Princeton University Press,[...]
Dean of Libraries and Ford School professor Paul Courant involved with legal settlement between major universities, Google teaser image
Oct 28, 2008
The University of California, University of Michigan, and Stanford University announced today their joint support for[...]
Ford School announces faculty appointments teaser image
Oct 22, 2008
Three Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy professors recently received faculty appointments, Ford School Dean Susan[...]
Ford School, CLOSUP, and Michigan Radio co-host election town hall meeting teaser image
Oct 15, 2008
Experts in the environment, energy and economics joined with advocates for the two major presidential campaigns at the[...]
Brian Jacob earns prestigious David N. Kershaw Award and Prize teaser image
Oct 07, 2008
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Professor Brian Jacob will be presented the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize in[...]
James House has been appointed a Distinguished University Professor, the U-M's highest faculty honor teaser image
Oct 07, 2008
Distinguished University Professorships recognize full or associate professors for exceptional scholarly and/or[...]
New research from Brian Jacob investigates the relationship between gun shows and gun-related deaths teaser image
Oct 07, 2008
Brian Jacob , director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy , and researchers from the University of[...]
Oct 03, 2008
This list of six science books, compiled by Nature, an international weekly journal of science, includes Axelrod 's[...]
Bringing the Classroom to Life: Ford School Practicum Courses teaser image
Oct 01, 2008
In the 2007–08 academic year, the Ford School offered two practicum classes, linking MPP students with local clients to[...]
"Bush Signs Loan Package For Troubled Automakers" teaser image
Oct 01, 2008
President Bush signed into law Tuesday a mammoth spending bill to keep the government running until early March 2009.[...]
"Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid" teaser image
Sep 25, 2008
Susan Dynarski has spent the last two years with a group investigating the federal financial aid system in order to[...]
Dean Yang works to increase the economic benefits of migrant earnings for their families in El Salvador teaser image
Sep 04, 2008
Dean Yang has been an Assistant Professor at the Ford School and an Assistant Professor of Economics since 2003. His[...]
John R. Chamberlin was quoted in two New York Times articles teaser image
Sep 03, 2008
John R. Chamberlin was quoted in two New York Times articles about the scandal involving Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick[...]
Annual International Economic Development Program trip takes Ford School students to Jordan teaser image
Sep 01, 2008
For many college students, Spring Break might consist of lounging on a beach or catching up with old friends from home[...]
Recent Paper by Susan Dynarski Explores the Increased Trend of "Academic Redshirting" teaser image
Aug 07, 2008
A new paper by Susan Dynarski , "The Lengthening of Childhood," has received attention from a number of media outlets.[...]
University of Michigan establishes Center for Ethics, under the leadership of John Chamberlin teaser image
Jul 30, 2008
In recognition of his deep expertise and his strong, interdisciplinary connections across campus, the University has[...]
Ford School and Department of Economics receive joint professorship in Applied Economics and Public Policy teaser image
Jul 01, 2008
University of Michigan alumna Gail R. Wilensky (AB '64, AM '65, PhD '68) is a nationally recognized economist, skilled[...]
Ford School mourns the loss of John Patrick 'Pat' Crecine teaser image
May 20, 2008
John Patrick 'Pat' Crecine, the first director of the Institute of Public Policy Studies (IPPS), a pre-cursor to the[...]
Latest Edition of Ford School's student-run Michigan Journal of Public Affairs published
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May 13, 2008
The MJPA is published each year and serves as a forum for presenting and discussing policy innovations and ideas. Since[...]
Susan Waltz receives Human Rights Fellowship teaser image
May 07, 2008
The University of Michigan Center for International and Comparative Studies has awarded Human Rights Fellowships to two[...]
U-M Interdisciplinary Junior Faculty Initiative Approves Ford School Proposal teaser image
May 07, 2008
An interdisciplinary proposal, "Social Science and Energy," submitted by the Ford School and the College of Literature[...]
Barry Rabe was interviewed by The Washington Times for the article "'Green' promises from Hill fall flat with activists" teaser image
Apr 22, 2008
Though Democrats took control of Congress in January 2007, they have yet to push any bill that addresses the issues[...]
Rebecca Blank interviewed by the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured (ERIU) teaser image
Apr 22, 2008
In a recent "On My Mind: Conversations with Economists" forum interview, Blank discussed the need for a change in the[...]
Detroit Free Press runs Ford student editorial
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Apr 22, 2008
"Take full advantage of wind's potential" written by Ford School student Sara Margaret Gilbert addresses the recently[...]
Leaders and best: Seven U-M faculty including Sheldon Danziger named Guggenheim Fellows teaser image
Apr 03, 2008
Seven University of Michigan faculty members will receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, a coveted national award recognizing[...]
2008 IPE addresses issues of health care reform teaser image
Feb 15, 2008
Not long after ringing in the New Year, the Masters students at the Ford School of Public Policy traded in their party[...]
Tom Talk: a new podcast focused on careers in public policy teaser image
Feb 15, 2008
Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services Tom Phillips provides our future and current students with an insider's[...]