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Policy Pitch Competition brings summer internships to life

Sep 21, 2023
A packed Annenberg Auditorium was on edge as 14 BA and MPP students gave enthusiastic renderings of “What I did with my summer” at the 6th Annual Policy Pitch Competition, hosted by Ford School Career Services. They were each given just three...
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Ford School names Brooke Tran as 2023 Kohn Scholar

Sep 21, 2023
The Ford School recognizes Brooke H. Tran (MPP ‘25) as the 2023 Kohn Scholar. Tran joins the 2022 Kohn Scholar, Lizett Aguilar (MPP ‘24) in this honor. Kohn Scholars are chosen for their outstanding qualifications and commitment to public service...
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Meet our new faculty: Devin Judge-Lord

Sep 14, 2023
Political scientist Devin Judge-Lord focuses on how public pressure campaigns affect agency rulemaking, especially those concerning climate and environmental justice issues. He also researches legislator behavior and capacity, the role of money in...
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Dr. Stange Goes to Washington

Sep 13, 2023
The Ford School is proud of its record of welcoming policymakers-in-residence. This past year, Ford School professor Kevin Stange played a different role – academic-in-residence. He had a one-year assignment working in the U.S. Department of...
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Green examines water data as part of UMSI theme year

Sep 13, 2023
“Water conservation and access” brings a slew of images to mind: wastewater flowing through main lines to a city treatment plant, a fisherman yanking invasive mussels off the hull of a trawler, the installation of filters in communities that lack...
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Ciorciari comments on India-Middle East rail link announcement

Sep 12, 2023
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Joe Biden and other G20 leaders announced plans to construct a rail and shipping corridor that would link India with the Middle East and Europe.  The Ford School's John Ciorciari, whose research...
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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, September 2023

Sep 7, 2023
Dear friends, It is a great joy and honor to be kicking off the 2023-24 academic year with you! Last week Weill Hall came alive as we welcomed (and welcomed back) our accomplished students.  Last year, we had a great deal of success in the...
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Wolfers insights on U.S. economic performance

Sep 7, 2023
Over this past summer, Justin Wolfers, professor of public policy and economics at the Ford School, was widely interviewed on the state of the economy and the American public's reactions to its performance.  Here are highlights from his media...
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Ford School announces 2023 Rebecca A. Copeland Fellows

Sep 6, 2023
The Ford School is proud to recognize Olivia Morris (MPP/MSW ‘25) and Jennie Scheerer (MPP/MPH ‘24) as the 2023 Rebecca A. Copeland Fellows. They were chosen for their commitment to public service and focus on promoting health equity. Morris and...
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Will courts limit the use of climate-combatting technologies?

Aug 30, 2023
Ford School professor Barry Rabe is concerned about how a set of recent court decisions mean for new climate technologies.  In a commentary piece for Brookings, Rabe notes that while the U.S. has been a world leader in accelerating the transition...
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Meet our new faculty: Mo Torres

Aug 25, 2023
Mo Torres returns to the Ford School (he graduated with his MPP in 2015) as one of six University of Michigan Society of Fellows for a three-year appointment. He will work closely with the Center for Racial Justice. Torres is a historical...
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Meet new postdoctoral fellow Catherine Owsik

Aug 24, 2023
Catherine Owsik is a postdoctoral fellow with the Ford School’s Leadership Initiative and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the Ross School. She is an organizational psychologist who is passionate about assisting leaders and...
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Ford School welcomes Yousif Hassan as faculty

Aug 21, 2023
Yousif Hassan will join the Ford School faculty as an assistant professor in January 2024. Hassan’s work examines the social, economic, and political implications of emerging technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) and data focusing on...
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Ford School welcomes Justin Holz as faculty

Aug 18, 2023
Economist Justin Holz joins the Ford School as an assistant professor. Holz’s current research explores how economic policies affect racial disparities, how to increase tax compliance in large businesses, and police misconduct. "I am excited to...
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Ford School welcomes Devin Judge-Lord as faculty

Aug 16, 2023
Devin Judge-Lord joins the Ford School as an assistant professor. He is a political scientist who studies interactions among interest groups, legislators, and bureaucracies. His current work focuses on how public pressure campaigns affect agency...
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Ford School welcomes Sarah Cohodes as associate professor

Aug 16, 2023
Leading education policy economist Sarah Cohodes joins the Ford School as an associate professor with tenure. Cohodes uses quantitative causal inference methods to evaluate educational policies and programs. Her research focuses on school choice,...