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CivicLEADS: Millennial voters’ backgrounds provide insights into civic behaviors

November 7th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—For the first time in decades, the Baby Boomers and previous generations are predicted to pass the torch to a new generation of voters. The Pew Research Center reported in May that Census data show the number of voting-age…

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U-M researchers receive award from NSF for Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network

November 3rd, 2016

Three University of Michigan researchers will lead the Advanced Computational Neuroscience Network (ACNN) project as a “spoke” in the Midwest Big Data Hub program funded by the National Science Foundation. Richard Gonzalez, a psychologist and the director of the Research…

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Science: Public interest high, literacy stable

October 31st, 2016

ANN ARBOR—While public interest in science continues to grow, the level of U.S. scientific literacy remains largely unchanged, according to a survey by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Funded by NASA, the study found that 51 percent…

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Consumer expectations post slight decline in October

October 28th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Consumers became a bit less optimistic about prospects for the economy in October but still maintained an optimistic outlook for their personal finances, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Importantly, consumers anticipated that the inflation…

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ISR professor to lead research education at new Alzheimer’s center

October 20th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Kenneth Langa, an expert on chronic disease in older adults and professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, has been chosen to help guide research education at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center. The center is…

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Older adults gain weight when spouse is stressed out

October 13th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Stress isn’t good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse’s long-term stress levels. A new University of Michigan study looked at how the negative quality of marriage can be…

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Researchers Receive $4.9 Million to Examine Common Core

October 4th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—The Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation have awarded a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University nearly $5 million for the first phase of a five-year analysis of the Common…

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U-M Talk on the 2016 Elections

September 30th, 2016

Event Announcement TITLE: “What We Know So Far About the 2016 Elections” DATE: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 EVENT: The Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research presents “What We Know…

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September consumer confidence: Consumer expectations remain positive

September 30th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Consumers became a bit more optimistic about prospects for the economy as well as their own personal finances in September, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. Consumer sentiment has remained at high levels throughout the…

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U-M, MSU and Flint community partners launch Open Data Flint project

September 28th, 2016

Attendees of the White House’s first Open Data Innovation Summit got a glimpse of a project on September 28 called Open Data Flint. Open Data Flint is a public data repository that aims to assist the community of Flint, MI to:…

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