Bob Axelrod honored with Regents' Award for Distinguished Public Service

August 10, 2011

Bob Axelrod has been recognized with one of the University of Michigan's most prestigious honors, the Regents' Award for Distinguished Public Service.

The award honors "extraordinary distinction in public service by members of the University faculty." It is designed to recognize public service activities that relate closely to teaching and research and reflect professional and academic expertise.

The University found in Bob an ideal candidate for this distinction, given his wide-ranging contributions to social science scholarship and his tireless efforts to engage with challenges such as conflicts in the Middle East, prevention of nuclear war, cancer research, and so many more.

The award was established in 1991. A list of past winners (including the Ford School's own Ned Gramlich in 1997) can be found on the University Senate's website.