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Ford School lecture by Robert B. Zoellick, World Bank president, draws national news coverage.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Last Wednesday, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy hosted World Bank President and CEO Robert B. Zoellick as part of its Citigroup Foundation Lecture series. 

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John Ciorciari quoted in Voice of America article about credibility of Khmer Rouge tribunal

Monday, October 24, 2011

John Ciorciari was quoted in a Voice of America (VOA) article, "Concern Mounts Over Credibility of the Court," about the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal.

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Early childhood education research by Susan M. Dynarski discussed in Economist blog

Monday, October 24, 2011

Research on the impact of early childhood education by Susan M. Dynarski was examined in an Economist education blog post, "The gain from early intervention."

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CLOSUP's Michigan Public Policy Survey findings about financial struggles of local governments appear in news outlets

Monday, October 24, 2011

Findings from a new Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS) administered by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) have been published in a number of news sources.

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Susan E. Waltz monitored Tunisian vote

Monday, October 24, 2011

Susan E. Waltz, a professor of public policy at the University of Michigan, served as an observer in Sunday's historic elections in Tunisia—the nation that sparked the Arab Spring uprising with a surprise wave of street protests.

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Ford School MPP students selected as Nonprofit and Public Management Board Fellows

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thirty-five University of Michigan graduate students, including 12 from the Ford School of Public Policy have been selected to participate in the 2011-12 Nonprofit and Public Management (NPM) Center Board Fellowship Program.

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CLOSUP poll: Most local leaders in Michigan report ongoing financial woes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nearly half of Michigan's local governments say they are somewhat or significantly less able to meet their financial needs in 2011, though some negative trends eased this year, a new University of Michigan survey reports.

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Ford School expands scope of education policy research

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Over the past year, significant new research and post-doctoral training grants added to the already active slate of education policy initiatives underway at the Ford School.

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CLOSUP poll fuels conversation, debate throughout Michigan

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Local government officials are among the most important leaders in Michigan. But for years, little was known about their views on key issues. The Ford School is filling this void with a series of surveys by its Center for Local, State and Urban Policy, or CLOSUP.

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New faculty affiliates deepen interdisciplinary expertise and broaden the school's policy impact

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A distinguished cohort of five new faculty affiliates has strengthened the Ford School's connection to the Law School and has built up its expertise in health and environmental policy as well as demography in rapidly changing China.

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Mrs. Betty Ford mourned, celebrated

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In July, the Ford School community lost a good friend, Mrs. Betty Ford, who passed away at the age of 93.

Tributes to the iconic former First Lady poured in from Ford School students, alumni, faculty, and staff via email and social media channels. In addition, the school created a web-based form to enable community members to offer their condolences to the Ford family.

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Ford School faculty earn top University of Michigan awards

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In August 2011, Bob Axelrod was 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.

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Christopher Crachiola (BA '12) named German Academic Exchange Service Young Ambassador

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – DAAD) selected Ford School student Christopher Crachiola (BA '12) as a 2011-12 Young Ambassador.

Crachiola was selected as one of 39 students to serve as a liaison for the DAAD in the U.S. and Canada. Young Ambassadors help promote study in Germany by inspiring students on their home campuses at study abroad fairs, information sessions, and other similar events. Crachiola, who is pursuing a minor in German, lived in Germany for a year (2009-10) through the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship.

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Matthew Davis interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition about pharmacy-based flu shots

Monday, October 10, 2011

Matthew Davis was interviewed on NPR's nationwide broadcast of Morning Edition for a segment called, "Pharmacies Inject Convenience Into Flu Shot Market."

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Research by Susan M. Dynarski appears in New York Times Economix blog

Friday, October 7, 2011

Research by Susan M. Dynarski was cited in the New York Times Economix blog post, "From Kindergarten to College Completion." In this story, blogger Judith Scott-Clayton discusses opinions on the most cost-effective way to increase college completion rates.

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MPP/MPA application for Fall 2012 now online

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Applications for admission to the Fall 2012 cohort of the Ford School's MPP and MPA programs are now available online and are due January 15, 2012.

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Alumni Board self-nominations are now being accepted

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Ford School Alumni Board has opened the self-nomination process for its six open seats (5 alumni from the graduate program, 1 alumni from the undergraduate program) in the term beginning January 1, 2012.

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October edition of 'the Ford School feed:' Call for Alumni Board nominations, alumni service award recipient, upcoming lecture by the World Bank president, and more

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The latest edition of the Ford School feed, an email news source for alumni and friends of the school, arrived in inboxes today.

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Steve Tobocman (MPP/JD '97) receives 2011 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Ford School Alumni Board is pleased to announce that Steve Tobocman (MPP/JD '97) is the recipient of the 2011 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award.

The Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award is a program of the Neil Staebler Fund for Political Education, which was established at the Ford School in 1987 to honor Neil Staebler. Staebler was one of Michigan's leading political activists, and his public life was devoted to improving democratic government by increasing the participation of citizens in all aspects of public affairs.

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