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First annual Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day a success

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ford School fellowship reached an unprecedented scale on July 14, when alums and current students gathered at locations across the globe to partake in the first Worldwide Ford School Spirit Day.

"Our Alumni Board really took the initiative to reach out and bring together the Ford School community," said alumni relations manager Elisabeth Johnston. "We hope this becomes a tradition that gets bigger each year."

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Sheldon Danziger quoted in AP article about increase in U.S. working-age poor

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sheldon Danziger was quoted in an Associated Press story published by CBS News, MSNBC, and others called, "Working-age adults make up record share of U.S. poor."

The article—published ahead of the 2010 census figures that will be released next week—discusses the shift of the working-age poor to nearly 60 percent of the poor, and how demographic changes, unemployment, lack of education, and a lagging economy are contributing to this increase.

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New faculty affiliates bring wide range of expertise

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jill R. Horwitz is a Professor of Law, co-director of Michigan's Law and Economics Program, a Professor of Health Policy and Management at Michigan's School of Public Health, and has an appointment at the Ford School. She was the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law from 2009-2010. Her scholarly interests include health law and policy, nonprofit law and policy, torts, and empirical law and economics. She holds a B.A. with honors from Northwestern University and an M.P.P., J.D., magna cum laude, and Ph.D. in health policy, all from Harvard University. Professor Horwitz was a law clerk for Judge Norman Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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Please send your Class Notes for the next State & Hill

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The next edition of the Ford School's magazine, State & Hill, is in progress and we want to include your good news in the Class Notes section.

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Sheldon Danziger quoted in Philly.com article, "Activist's harsh words make waves"

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sheldon Danziger was quoted in a Philly.com article about conservative writer Robert Rector's claims that media has misled Americans into thinking the poor are living in desperate conditions.

The article's author, Alfred Lubrano, writes that many describe Rector's work for the DC-based Heritage Foundation as "pseudo-social science" and "twisting facts to promulgate a right-wing agenda." Despite his critics, Rector's research has helped shape U.S. poverty policies, especially the sweeping 1996 changes to the U.S. welfare system.

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CLOSUP opinion poll on views of public sector unions appears in several news sources

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The results of a Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) poll of local government leaders appeared in a variety of Michigan news outlets, including two articles from the Detroit Free Press (a staff report and a report from the Associated Press)

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Susan M. Collins interviewed on NPR about nominee for new chair of White House Council of Economic Advisers

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Susan M. Collins was interviewed on NPR's Tell Me More about President Obama's choice of labor economist Alan Krueger to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Collins considers Krueger "an excellent choice" and described him as a highly respected labor market expert and a strong communicator.

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CLOSUP report: majority of Michigan's local leaders say employee unions hurt fiscal health of their localities

Monday, August 29, 2011

More than half of the local government leaders surveyed in Michigan jurisdictions that have public employee unions say those unions have had a negative impact on their jurisdictions' fiscal health, a University of Michigan survey reports.

Despite the negative view, 60 percent of the local officials say the relationship between their localities and employee unions has been either good or excellent over the past 12 months, according to the statewide poll. Only 5 percent say the relationship was poor.

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Susan M. Collins interviewed by Reuters at Fed's Jackson Hole economic summit

Friday, August 26, 2011

Susan M. Collins was interviewed by Reuters at last week's Jackson Hole Summit. Asked about economic policies that might address the high unemployment rate in the United States, Collins says that monetary policy has already gone a long way, citing the Fed's recent commitment to keep interest rates low through 2013.

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Dean Susan M. Collins welcomes new students to the Ford School community

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dear Students,

On behalf of the entire Ford School community, I write to welcome you to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and to thank you for choosing to join us this year. As you begin your studies, you are embarking on a new trajectory that we hope you will find both intellectually stimulating and personally fulfilling. You are also beginning a life-long affiliation with an extensive network of Ford School and University of Michigan colleagues. This is a special membership, and one that we hope you will value and enjoy far beyond your actual time here on campus.

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Elisabeth Gerber part of U-M multidisciplinary research project Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment

Monday, August 22, 2011

Elisabeth Gerber is one of seven University of Michigan faculty involved with a new university collaboration design to help Great Lakes cities adapt to a changing climate. This three-year, $1.2 million project, called Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities, will bolster the science and decision-making processes necessary for proper urban climate adaptation.

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Jim Ellickson-Brown joins the Ford School as Diplomat in Residence

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Ford School is pleased to welcome Jim Ellickson-Brown as its Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the 2011-12 academic year. Ellickson-Brown comes to campus with a distinguished 25-year Foreign Service career, having served in Cyprus, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Norway.

The Ford School is one of only sixteen schools selected by the State Department to host a Diplomat in Residence, giving our students access to a current, active Foreign Service officer. DIRs give advice and guidance to students about civil and Foreign Service careers, internships, and fellowships.

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Annual retreat brings Ford School staff to Detroit

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Ford School staff traveled to the 'D' on a beautiful day in late June for the annual staff retreat, hoping to learn more about the City and to better understand the work our alumni do in shaping public policy.

The day-long retreat started at the University of Michigan's Detroit Center with an overview of the Center's purpose and mission from the director, Ford School alum Addell Anderson (MPP '80).

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Sheldon Danziger quoted in Yahoo News blog about how to create U.S. jobs

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sheldon Danziger was quoted in a Yahoo News blog post, "Five ideas to create jobs that are so crazy they might just work."

One of the five ideas presented by The Lookout blogger Zachary Roth calls for the government to offer subsidies to private sector companies for hiring new workers. A version of this tactic was tried in 2009, and Roth writes that "the results were generally well-received"--the government invested $1.3 billion in subsidies that employed 260,000 people, nearly 2 percent of jobless people.

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Bob Axelrod honored with Regents' Award for Distinguished Public Service

Wednesday, 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.

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Alan V. Deardorff festschrift compilation published

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

World Scientific Books published a compilation of materials from Alan V. Deardorff's festschrift as part of its Studies in International Economics series. The book, titled "Comparative Advantage, Growth, and the Gains from Trade and Globalization: a Festschrift in Honor of Alan V. Deardorff," is grounded in Deardorff's work in international trade economics, and includes papers by festschrift panelists to provide further perspective. Professor emeritus of public policy, Robert M. Stern, edited the book.

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Article by Matthew Davis appears in JAMA

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Equality-in-Quality in the Era of the Affordable Care Act," an article by Matthew Davis on disparities in health care quality across socioeconomic divides, co-authored by Jennifer K. Walter of the School of Medicine, was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Paul N. Courant speaks to The Economist about possible settlement in Google Books suit

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Economist interviewed Paul N. Courant in a recent podcast about issues surrounding a proposed settlement in an ongoing lawsuit against Google by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers.

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CLOSUP poll: Half of Michigan's local officials say state on the wrong track

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Half of the local government officials surveyed in Michigan say the state is generally on the wrong track, while 32 percent think the state is going the right way, a new University of Michigan poll says.

Democratic officials were most likely to be critical of the state's direction. But even among local Republican officials, fewer than half (46 percent) believe the state is going the right way, the poll says.

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