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CLAREMONT, CA - SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 - Poet Claudia Rankine at her home, September 26, 2014. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times)

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

December 5th, 2016

ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) presents award-winning poet and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Claudia Rankine on January 16 at 4 p.m. in Rackham Auditorium. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rankine will…


PRBA celebrates 40th anniversary, announces new scholarship

November 16th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—This past June, the Program for Research on Black Americans (PRBA) celebrated four productive decades with a reunion and the announcement of the James S. Jackson Emerging Scholars Fund, named after one of its founders. Established in 1976, PRBA…

Blalock Lectures

Hubert M. Blalock Memorial Lecture Series Continues

August 4th, 2016

On August 4, in Angell Hall Auditorium D, a favorite part of the ICPSR Summer Program continues. The Hubert M. Blalock Memorial Lecture Series is held in honor of renowned sociologist and methodologist Hubert “Tad” M. Blalock, Jr., who died…

Election 2016 title art filled with stars and stripes.

U-M panel examines ‘The Trump Phenomenon’

May 18th, 2016

DATE: 12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 EVENT: Political scientists at the University of Michigan and Duke University will hold a roundtable discussion examining “The Trump Phenomenon”—Donald Trump’s political rise to power from a former Democratic Party supporter to presumptive…

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…

Elite shooter view. Photo by Thinkstock.

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…


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…

James S. House

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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