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ISR Director's Lectureship Series

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Skin Pigmentation and the Vitamin D Compromise: Implications for Life in an Urbanized World

September 10th, 2013

On Wednesday, September 11, Nina Jablonski and George Chaplin from Pennsylvania State University will be giving a lecture titled Skin Pigmentation and the Vitamin D Compromise: Implications for Life in an Urbanized World at 12:00 p.m. in room 6050 of…

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Seminar series launches on causes and prevention of violence

September 3rd, 2013

EVENT:  Seminar series launches on causes and prevention of violence DATE:  Monday, September 9, 2013, 3:30 P.M. PLACE:  U-M Central Campus, Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson Street, Room 6050, Ann Arbor, MI, 48106-1248 Twitter Hashtag:  #RCGDseminar  DESCRIPTION:  This seminar…

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Communicating science persuasively

April 23rd, 2013

By Susan Rosegrant Talking about science in a way that people can understand and use is not simple. According to Arthur “Skip” Lupia, scientists fail at this so routinely that many blame their audiences for not understanding the gems they…

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ISR to host talk on communicating science to non-academics

April 16th, 2013

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE:  2:30 – 3:30, April 23, 2013 EVENT:  “Communicating Science in Politicized Environments” is the title of a timely presentation by University of Michigan professor Arthur “Skip” Lupia, designed to help researchers learn how to talk about what…

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House addresses paradox of U.S. health care and health

March 11th, 2013

ANN ARBOR – Out of control spending on health care and insurance is a major cause of the current fiscal crises in the United States. Although the country spends far more on health than any other nation, it now ranks…

U-M, community organizations promote global entrepreneurship

October 25th, 2012

ANN ARBOR—Fourteen Middle Eastern and North African entrepreneurs are at the University of Michigan to learn firsthand how to succeed in their fields, as part of a U.S. Department of State-sponsored program that partners U-M experts with southeastern Michigan community…

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U-M Society 2030 consortium kicks off third year

September 11th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Society 2030, an innovative consortium bringing together University of Michigan researchers with corporate leaders to prepare for society’s changing age structure, kicks off its third year on September 19 with a meeting focusing on emerging assistive technologies, including…

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“Afflictions” films start Culture, Mind, and Brain conference

April 9th, 2012

Ethnographic filmmaker and anthropologist Robert Lemelson combines scholarship and cinema artistry in his acclaimed film series, “Afflictions.” This Friday afternoon, Lemelson will be screening two of the films in this series on campus at the start of the annual conference…

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Bolcom and Morris Concert to Benefit ISR Douvan Junior Scholars Fund

September 12th, 2011

A benefit concert by Bill Bolcom and Joan Morris to support the Elizabeth “Libby” Douvan Junior Scholar Fund in Life Course Development will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 4:00pm at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Learning Secrets: Caplan at 80

June 7th, 2011

There were points in Nate Caplan’s life when he didn’t know what he would become—a psychologist or an artist. He grew up during the depression outside Richmond, Virginia, with a sure drawing hand and a longing to leave the South.…

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