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Greetings from the Dean - The Briefing, June 2024

Jun 6, 2024
Dear friends,We’ve reached the end of another academic year. At the beginning of May, we honored and celebrated our 186 graduates with great pride at the beautiful Hill Auditorium. Our video of the Commencement Ceremony is posted here. If you missed...
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Micah Baum wins the 2024 Peter Eckstein Prize

May 23, 2024
Ford School PhD candidate Micah Baum is the 2024 winner of the Peter Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research, a competitive student award that celebrates the value of interdisciplinary research in public policy.Baums’s research paper,...
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Chimera promoted to Teaching Professor

May 21, 2024
Ford School writing instructor Beth Chimera will assume the title of “teaching professor,” in recognition of her proficiency, standards, methods, and creativity as a lecturer, as well as her contribution to University service and to inclusive...
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Stange and Weiland promoted to full professors

May 16, 2024
On May 16, the Regents of the University of Michigan approved promotions for Kevin Stange and Christina Weiland. Stange was promoted to professor of public policy, with tenure, and professor of education. Weiland was promoted to professor of...
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Bold Challenges awards $700K for eight research teams

May 1, 2024
Eight interdisciplinary teams from across the University of Michigan have received more than $700,000 from the Bold Challenges’ Accelerate Program to explore innovative research projects that address a wide range of societal challenges ranging from...
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Public policy senior forges multicultural communities

Apr 30, 2024
During his freshman year at UM-Dearborn, Neil Nakkash (BA '24) decided to take a gamble and join a policy research team working on issues impacting his ethnic group. Growing up in nearby Oakland County, he had always found politics interesting, so...
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OVPR awards 3 Ford School staff members for research, leadership

Apr 26, 2024
The Office of the Vice President for Research will recognize three of the Ford School's research center staff—Jasmina Camo-Biogradlija (Education Policy Initiative), Molly Kleinman (Science, Technology and Public Policy program), and Kyle S. Kwaiser...
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Bold AI policy proposals awarded at Ford + Munk case competition

Apr 22, 2024
 Fifty-one students engaged on pressing AI-related policy questions during this spring’s Ford+Munk case competition. Held annually, the Ford+Munk conference has students from the Ford School and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global...
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Highlights from the Dean's Symposium

Apr 21, 2024
Two days of panels, chats, and keynotes focused on examining and seeking solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face in Michigan, in the United States, and across the globe. More than 400 students, faculty, staff, and friends attended in...
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Javi Piñeiro (MPP/JD’24) participates in Next Milan Forum

Apr 16, 2024
I don't think if you had told me when I was a teenager growing up in a very rural small town in Puerto Rico that one day, still being young and a student, I would be in a position to go to a conference abroad and meet with people from all over the...
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Anna Pomper (MPP '24) receives 2024 Spectrum Center award

Apr 16, 2024
Ford School graduate student Anna Verduin Pomper (MPP '24) was among four graduating University of Michigan students and a student organization recognized by the Spectrum Center for their outstanding contributions to campus. Pomper received the...
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Education research in service of others

Apr 11, 2024
2022 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Fellow and Education Policy Initiative (EPI) Research Assistant Katie Hyland (MPP ‘24) is set to graduate this spring following the completion of her Master’s in Public Policy. She takes with her two years of...
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Transformative upgrades to Michigan's longitudinal data system

Apr 11, 2024
A new $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will improve Michigan’s statewide longitudinal data system, the go-to source for critical education data going to researchers and other stakeholders in Michigan and nationwide. The grant...
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Giving Blueday 2024: a record-setting day of giving

Apr 3, 2024
On March 13, the Ford School community once again raised the bar for single-day donations and gathered over $47,000 in student support, as part of U-M’s annual Giving Blueday celebration.A record-setting 170 donors unlocked a $20,000 challenge gift...