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Barry Rabe on Gerald Ford: The global president

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The University of Michigan invited Professor Barry Rabe to address the 89th Honors Convocation of the University, an event that celebrates and recognizes outstanding academic achievement by undergraduates. The theme of this year's Convocation: "Making a Difference in the World: Do We Need to Travel to Understand Global Affairs?" Rabe was named a Thurnau Professor in 2011 in recognition of his teaching excellence and commitment to enhancing undergraduate academic opportunities. Here is the speech he delivered to a crowd of 3,300 at Hill Auditorium on March 18, 2012.

Some 12 years ago, this marvelous auditorium was similarly packed. There was another celebration—and a bit of tension. Standing where I am today was Dr. Henry Kissinger. Then, as now, a controversial figure. One of the most influential 20th century Secretaries of State. As he began, so did heckling. A rather unflattering banner was unfurled from the balcony. (I can only hope that history does not repeat itself today.)

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An unhealthy split

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The stress of a divorce can be tough on anyone, but a recent study by Ford School doctoral student Bridget Lavelle suggests the split presents a specific health challenge to women: staying insured.

Lavelle reviewed 11 years of U.S. Census Bureau data and discovered that women face a substantial risk of becoming uninsured following a divorce. Middle-class women previously covered through their ex-spouse's employer are most at risk.

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Chamberlin: "It's everybody's job to keep city hall paying attention"

Monday, April 23, 2012

The city manager of Alexandria, Va., has instituted a new ethics initiative following a series of criminal charges against city workers in 2011, The Alexandria Times reported Monday. The eight incidents, which included charges of forgery, embezzlement, and drunk driving, led city manager Rashad Young to create an ethics committee of city employees, a whistleblower hotline, and mandatory training and retraining, among other reforms.

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Danziger supports study's formula for gauging "the 1 percent"

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sheldon Danziger, director of the National Poverty Center and professor of public policy, was cited in a New York Times op-ed addressing the use of research in framing the public debate over income inequality in America.

A new study by economists Emmanuel Saez of the University of California, Berkeley and Thomas Piketty of the School of Economics in Paris looked at individuals' "market income"—total pre-tax income, not including any transfer payments from government, like unemployment or Social Security—to track the concentration of the nation's wealth.

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AAAS selects five faculty members as fellows, including Elisabeth Gerber

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Five U-M faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious society that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.

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Dynarski study finds women more likely to attend college than men

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bloomberg News referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that examines why more men have not pursued college degrees to boost their employment prospects.

Dynarski, an associate professor at the Ford School and School of Education, co-authored the December 2011 study, "Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in the U.S. College Entry and Completion," with Martha J. Bailey, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and research affiliate at the National Poverty Center.

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Chamberlin: "I don't think ethics is the problem"

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) ranked Michigan's state ethics laws 43rd in a recent nationwide study. But John Chamberlin, professor of political science and public policy at the Ford School, did not sound too distressed in an interview with Bridge Magazine about Michigan's "F" grade.

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Dynarski study finds women more likely to attend college than men

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bloomberg News referenced a study co-authored by Susan M. Dynarski in an article that examines why more men have not pursued college degrees to boost their employment prospects.

Dynarski, an associate professor at the Ford School and School of Education, co-authored the December 2011 study, "Gains and Gaps: Changing Inequality in the U.S. College Entry and Completion," with Martha J. Bailey, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and research affiliate at the National Poverty Center.

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Allan C. Stam to join Ford School faculty, direct International Policy Center

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Ford School is pleased to announce that the very distinguished Allan C. Stam has accepted its offer to join the faculty. Al is a professor of political science here at the U-M, and will move 50% of his appointment to the Ford School starting in fall 2012.

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CLOSUP survey: State funding incentives foster collaboration but also raise concerns

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A new policy in Michigan that encourages local governments to collaborate and combine operations appears to be working, but it also carries a risk of producing unintended consequences, a new survey by the University of Michigan reports.

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Hemelt honored with AEFP's Post-doctoral New Scholars Award

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) has awarded postdoctoral research fellow Steven W. Hemelt with its Post-doctoral New Scholars Award. The award, which includes a $2,000 grant, will allow Hemelt to conduct research on the impact of elementary school interventions on postsecondary attendance and degree completion. Hemelt accepted the award at the AEFP's annual conference March 15-17 in Boston.

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Susan Waltz and Carrie Walling have co-edited and published "Human Rights: From Practice to Policy," a research volume

Monday, March 26, 2012

The proceedings of a research workshop on human rights hosted by the Ford School has now become a published volume. The volume, "Human Rights: From Practice to Policy," was edited by Susan Waltz, a professor of public policy who written extensively on human rights issues. Carrie Booth Walling was the volume's other editor.

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Chamberlin: Offers to Ficano aides were "bad professional practice"

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano promised to boost the pensions of three highly paid aides by including generous severance payments into the final calculation, according to a story Sunday by the Detroit Free Press.

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Michigan media cover Ford School discussion of controversial "Emergency Manager" law

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Media throughout Michigan reported on the Ford School panel discussion regarding the state's new "Emergency Manager" law, technically known as Public Act 4 of 2011, the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act.

The panel examined the law's impact on citizens, public employees, local governments, and communities in Michigan. Panelists included key leaders from all sides of the issue: Roger Fraser, Deputy State Treasurer, who plays a key role in implementing the law; Brandon Jessup, Chairman and CEO of Michigan Forward, the group leading the charge to repeal P.A. 4; Joseph Harris, Emergency Manager for the City of Benton Harbor, MI; and the Honorable Dayne Walling, Mayor of the City of Flint, MI, which was recently placed under the power of an emergency manager.

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International Policy Center announces new International Politics and Policy Seminar

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Ford School's International Policy Center (IPC) is pleased to announce the International Politics and Policy Seminar (IPPS), a new series of academic talks that will bring together University of Michigan faculty, doctoral students, and outside scholars to discuss key developments in the theory and practice of international politics. Participants will present original unpublished research on topics including international security, international institutions, and foreign policy analysis.

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America's best graduate schools: Ford School earns high ranks in social policy, policy analysis, and environmental policy

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Ford School is tied with Harvard's Kennedy School for the #1 ranking in "social policy" among U.S. schools of public affairs, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The school was also ranked third in "public policy analysis" and third in "environmental policy and management." In overall rankings, the Ford School tied for #12, down from #7 in 2008.

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Research by Susan M. Dynarski cited in Center for American Progress article about income difference on U.S. college campuses

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Research by Susan M. Dynarski was cited in a Center for American Progress article called, "Race and Beyond: Income Differences Divide the College Campus in America."

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Barry Rabe presents at Northwestern University climate change symposium

Friday, March 9, 2012

Barry Rabe's presentation at Northwestern University's Third Annual Climate Change Symposium was cited in a Medill Reports article, "Climate change needs lots of action – fast." During Rabe's Session, "Can we tax carbon? Lessons from American states and Canadian provinces," he discussed the pros and cons of carbon taxes.

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