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U-M conference to emphasize health science communication

June 13th, 2016

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATES: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 17, 2016; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 18, 2016 EVENT: A two-day conference brings together scholars in health communication, information processing, decision making, and learning to formulate more effective ways to convey health research findings…

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Margaret Levenstein named director of ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

April 22nd, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Margaret Levenstein has been appointed the director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the U-M Institute for Social Research. ICPSR, founded in 1962, is the largest archive of digital social science data in the world,…

Rendering of the ISR-Thompson building addition, facing Division Street

U-M Regents approve Institute for Social Research (ISR) addition

July 18th, 2012

 ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved moving forward with construction of a $29 million addition to the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at its July meeting.  The five-level addition, which will be located on the Division…

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ISR and the Truman/Dewey upset

April 18th, 2012

The two questions were tacked on at the last minute to a Survey Research Center (SRC) survey on foreign policy: “In the presidential elections next month, are you almost certain to vote, uncertain, or won’t you vote?” (If certain or…

Christoph Nolte: Studying the economic tradeoffs of land conservation in Brazil

April 18th, 2012

Christoph Nolte is the winner of the 2012 Marshall Weinberg Population, Development, and Climate Change Fellowship, administered jointly by the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the Population Studies Center in the Institute for Social Research.

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Honors & Awards

April 18th, 2012

Here are some of the recent achievements of ISR researchers:

Benkí helps son Félix tackle homework. Photo courtesy of José Benkí.

ISR in the Community: En Nuestra Lengua

April 18th, 2012

José Benkí and Teresa Satterfield speak Spanish at home with their two boys. They read books in Spanish, fix dinner in Spanish, and play games in Spanish. But when Angel goes to preschool, and Felix goes to second grade, their…

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U-M Health & Retirement Study adds genetic data to NIH database

March 27th, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, a 20-year nationwide survey of the health, economic, and social status of older Americans conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR), has added genetic information from 12,500 consenting…

1967 Detroit Riot (Bentley Image Bank, Bentley Historical Library)

Revealing the roots of a riot

April 1st, 2011

In July 1967, an early morning police raid of an unlicensed bar—or blind pig—on 12th Street in Detroit set off looting, fires, and shooting that soon escalated out of control. By the time the civil disturbance ended six days later,…

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Rona Carter: 2010 Libby Douvan Junior Scholar in Life Course Development

March 31st, 2011

To help put herself through Florida International University while earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Rona Carter took a job at the Miami-based PACE Center for Girls, a non-profit school targeting 12- to 18-year-old at-risk girls. Carter was an administrative…

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