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Winter 2013 has chilled Americans' acceptance of global warming, finds National Surveys on Energy and Environment teaser image
Jun 19, 2013
A complaint-worthy winter has led to a drop in the number of Americans who believe that global warming is real,[...]
Jun 19, 2013
It was a scene that began like so many others: Kay (Milewski) Kelly (MPA '05) and her husband had just brought home[...]
Recent BA graduate joins a growing cohort of Ford School Presidential Fellows teaser image
Jun 18, 2013
Madelynne Wager (BA '13) spent her senior year at the Ford School participating in a program that—of the many thousands[...]
Jun 13, 2013
Congratulations to the Ford School Class of 2013 on a successful Class Gift Campaign. The campaign topped its goal of[...]
Jun 11, 2013
The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in[...]
Jun 11, 2013
When Daniel Steinborn earned his master's of public policy in the spring of 1971, he returned to Seattle to begin what[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Congratulations to Elisabeth Johnston, alumni relations manager, and Bonnie Roberts, project coordinator for the Center[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Before Gerald Ford was president, he was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. This comes as no surprise to[...]
"A Grand Bargain on Fracking? Lessons from Springfield, Illinois," Barry Rabe's latest blog post teaser image
Jun 10, 2013
A Grand Bargain on Fracking? Lessons from Springfield, Illinois by Barry Rabe Editor's Note: A new Illinois statewide[...]
Jun 10, 2013
Today, the White House announced President Obama's appointment of Ford School economist Betsey Stevenson as a member of[...]
Jun 07, 2013
Dean Collins and other University leaders congratulate Congressman John Dingell on becoming the longest-serving member[...]
Gene patents limit availability of information, says Parthasarathy in New York Times op-ed teaser image
Jun 06, 2013
In the article, " Ownership of Genes Stops Research ," at the New York Times, Shobita Parthasarathy , associate[...]
Can a human gene be patented? Parthasarathy discusses Supreme Court case teaser image
Jun 06, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision[...]
Shobita Parthasarathy interviewed by MIT Press about breast cancer gene patents, health care technology case studies teaser image
Jun 02, 2013
In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day Shobita Parthasarathy was interviewed by the MIT Press about cancer research[...]
Melvyn Levitsky guest on Northern Michigan's 1270 WMKT radio program teaser image
May 28, 2013
Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky was interviewed on 1270 WMKT's Vic McCarty Show about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate[...]
May 28, 2013
Most local government leaders in Michigan believe residents should provide input into policymaking, but relatively few[...]
May 28, 2013
The spring 2013 issue of the Michigan Journal of Public Affairs (MJPA) is now online. This issue includes articles on[...]
May 26, 2013
Join us in a city near you to celebrate your Ford School spirit and President Ford's centennial year! [More]
May 24, 2013
The results from a public opinion survey on fracking from the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy and the[...]
Poll finds a dangerous 'mismatch' between actual student stimulant use and parental suspicion of drug abuse teaser image
May 21, 2013
The National Poll on Children's Health from U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital found that only 1 percent of parents[...]
John Ciorciari quoted in TIME article about factory conditions in Cambodia, Bangladesh teaser image
May 20, 2013
John Ciorciari was interviewed by TIME in an article— "A Tale of Two Factory Disasters: What Cambodia Can Teach[...]
Fracking brings economic boost, but risks raise concerns teaser image
May 14, 2013
Most Michigan and Pennsylvania residents say fracking is good for the economy, but have concerns about chemicals used[...]
Matthew Davis quoted in Wall Street Journal about children's medicine teaser image
May 13, 2013
Matthew Davis, MD was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about warnings on the use of cold and cough medicine for[...]
May 13, 2013
As part of "Educational Pathways and Employment Outcomes of Community College Students," a major research project led[...]
May 10, 2013
Recent Ford School grad Kristen Schultz (MPP/MBA '13) was profiled in a Washington Post story about college graduates[...]
Inflation rate hovers at half of target, Wolfers weighs in on Fed's next move teaser image
May 08, 2013
The current inflation rate is at half of its 2 percent target, Reuters reports , which is a "major test" for the[...]
Susan Waltz reflects on United Nations General Assembly international Arms Trade Treaty teaser image
May 08, 2013
This April, the United Nations General Assembly finalized the text of an international Arms Trade Treaty designed to[...]
May 07, 2013
A study by Megan Tompkins-Stange about the influence of grant giving foundations on charter schools was described in an[...]
May 07, 2013
U-M ranks No. 7 in the nation as a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows university in the 2013 rankings of top Peace[...]
Inaugural Wallenberg Fellow to study conservation practice in Kenya teaser image
May 04, 2013
By Kevin Brown - The University Record The first-ever $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship will be awarded to Zachary[...]
Justin Wolfers in New York Times article examining unemployment rates for college graduates teaser image
May 03, 2013
Justin Wolfers was quoted in a New York Times article, " College Graduates Fare Well in Jobs Market, Even Through[...]
May 03, 2013
Visit the Ford School's Flickr page to view and download photos from Friday's 2013 Graduation Open House . Directions[...]
May 03, 2013
Incoming MPP/MBA candidates Brian Garcia and Brian McMillan have been selected to receive the prestigious David Bohnett[...]
May 02, 2013
"Working for President Ford was a pivotal point in my service to our country," stated Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (ret.[...]
May 01, 2013
Matthew Davis was quoted in an Ann Arbor Journal article about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's National Voices Project,[...]
NAS publication features report on aging co-authored by Susan M. Collins teaser image
Apr 30, 2013
A report co-authored by Susan M. Collins will be featured in a new publication celebrating National Academy of Sciences[...]
Apr 30, 2013
David Cohen, the John Dewey Professor of Education and professor of education policy and public policy at the Ford[...]
New research by Stevenson and Wolfers counters conventional wisdom, shows you can never have too much money teaser image
Apr 29, 2013
According to the Easterlin Paradox, posited by Richard Easterlin in 1974, greater average well being does not correlate[...]
Assuming Success: Grant Erwin (MPP '09) teaser image
Apr 29, 2013
For seven days in September 2012, thousands of Chicago public school teachers walked off their jobs when contract[...]
Yu Xie named 2013 Henry and Bryna David Endowment recipient teaser image
Apr 29, 2013
Yu Xie has been named the 2013 recipient of the Henry and Bryna David Endowment by the National Research Council's[...]
Ford School APS students reimagine GM Powertrain Plant Facility and Willow Run Airport teaser image
Apr 26, 2013
Ford School master's students Patrick Leonard, Tyler Sawher, Dan Trubman, and Eboni Wells presented proposals to local[...]
Ford School community participates in run to honor victims of Boston Marathon bombing teaser image
Apr 24, 2013
Members of the Ford School community participated in a three-mile solidarity run through Ann Arbor on Saturday to honor[...]
Melvyn Levitsky appears in Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Advisor, answering the question: How Will an Investigation of Lula Affect Brazil's Politics? teaser image
Apr 24, 2013
How Will an Investigation of Lula Affect Brazil's Politics? Question from Latin America Advisor Prosecutors in Brazil[...]
Apr 22, 2013
Robert Axelrod has been named the winner of the 2013 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science. The Skytte Prize is among[...]
Comparing the advantages in international trade teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
In March 1990, Associate Dean Alan V. Deardorff shivered in a cold passenger jet on a runway in Alpena, MI. He was[...]
John R. Chamberlin: Making a life teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
This Saturday, John Chamberlin will board a plane for Paris. He's gearing up for new adventures in retirement. Over the[...]
Brian A. Jacob helps city schools become data driven teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
In an era of shrinking public education budgets, school districts cannot afford to make the wrong decision when they[...]
A look back at Grutter v. Bollinger teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Ten years after the U.S. Supreme Court heard Grutter v. Bollinger , we look back at President Ford's defense of[...]
After war teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Zouheir Al Ghreiwati looks toward the future of Syria Zouheir Al Ghreiwati's (BA '14) native land is a warzone. Hailing[...]
Alumna combats violence against women with GenderHopes teaser image
Apr 22, 2013
Knowledge is power for combatting violence against women "So far, there aren't reliable statistics on domestic violence[...]