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Course mixes students for close look at prison system

April 24th, 2017

By Laurel Thomas-Gnagey As U-M students make their way five or six at a time into a large multipurpose room at the Macomb Correctional Facility, it looks like old home week as they greet awaiting classmates at an end-of-the-semester celebration.…

Beyond the Ballot Box: Partisan Identity and Political Action

April 24th, 2017

By Catherine Allen-West Dr. Leonie Huddy, political scientist at Stony Brook University, spoke at the annual Miller-Converse Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Political Studies in March. The series is the University of Michigan’s preeminent lecture series on American Electoral…

James House talks about ISR during the event.

U-M Bicentennial Event Explores ISR and Social Science at U-M and Beyond

April 24th, 2017

By Dory Knight-Ingram An LSA Bicentennial Theme Semester event in March focused on the shared vision that led to the creation of ISR after World War II. Among the speakers at “Surveys, Polling, and the Institute for Social Research” were…

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Just in time: Health support at your fingertips

October 12th, 2015

A woman sits in her office chair staring fixedly at the computer screen before her. Five months earlier she had a heart attack, but her recovery has been going well; in the rehab program, she exercised regularly and made real…

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NCAA grant to U-M supports mental health of student-athletes

November 11th, 2014

The video begins with the silhouette of a man carrying an athletic bag into a dark tunnel. The man, it emerges, is Will Heininger, a former University of Michigan (U-M) football player who, in 2008, as a 19-year-old defensive lineman,…

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The New American Family

September 15th, 2014

All are welcome, and you don’t even have to get married Picture a hypothetical parents’ night at Average Elementary School: A young couple, not married, looks at their kids’ art projects. A pair in their 50s, old enough to be…

ISR-Thompson Addition. Photo by Phil Dattilo.

Celebrating ISR’s New Wing

September 14th, 2014

This summer ISR celebrated the opening of the newest wing of our Thompson Street building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the elegant and spacious atrium. The event featured remarks by University of Michigan President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman and Lawrence…

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The New Retirement: No Retirement?

May 14th, 2013

Back when baby boomers were young—and sex, drugs, and rock and roll were at their height—many commentators questioned what this feckless generation of do-nothings boded for the future of the country. Who was going to run the government, engage in…

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The Origins of Monitoring the Future

May 14th, 2013

On a grey day in 1974, three researchers left the Carnegie Corporation’s imposing building on Madison Avenue in New York City in a low mood. Jerald Bachman, 38, Lloyd Johnston, 34, and Robert Kahn, 56, all from the University of…

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ISR in the Community: Adopting Darren

May 14th, 2013

By Susan Rosegrant Darren Kreps holds up a small flowered purse stuffed with coins. “Mama! Too heavy!” he shouts. Then, round face intent, he tosses the purse into the air. When it hits the ground with an explosion of coins,…

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