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Chinese woman smoking (Photo by Jorge Fernández Garcés)

The surprising truth about women smokers in China

September 20th, 2011

By Susan Rosegrant In the United States, more than one out of six women still smoke. And as in most Western countries, cigarette usage is concentrated among the young—those women aged 25 to 44. But according to a recent report…

Joan Morris and Bill Bolcom (Photo by Katryn Conlin)

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.

Nicky Newton (Photo courtesy of Nicky Newton)

Nicky Newton: 2011 Libby Douvan Junior Scholar in Life Course Development

June 7th, 2011

By Susan Rosegrant Nicky Newton left her home and “a very grounded upbringing” in Christchurch, New Zealand, at 17 to study flute. Years of intense work, including study with the principal flute player of the Vienna Philharmonic, Wolfgang Schulz, eventually…

University of Michigan Institute for Social Research awards $137,000 in fellowships

June 7th, 2011

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan recently awarded $137,000 in fellowships intended to support innovative social science research at the university. The Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues was awarded to…

Sasha Killewald: 2010 Marshall Weinberg Research Fellow

April 6th, 2011

By Susan Rosegrant Housework—a domestic burden borne disproportionately by women—lies at the heart of many family conflicts. But despite its undeniable impact on family dynamics, housework hasn’t always been regarded as a topic worthy of research. “Everyone does housework, it’s…

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

March 31st, 2011

By Susan Rosegrant 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…

Igor Grossmann: Daniel Katz Dissertation Fellowship in Psychology

October 24th, 2010

By Susan Rosegrant As a 13-year-old Russian-Ukrainian who had just immigrated to Germany, Igor Grossmann used to wonder at cultural dynamics. For example, why did Germans seem so uninterested in meeting a foreign newcomer, when his peers back in Ukraine…

Adam Cobb

October 21st, 2010

There’s still a bit of Texas in Adam Cobb, 33, as he folds his 6’5″ frame into a chair and describes the dissertation work that won him the first Robert Kahn Fellowship award. The new fellowship is meant to support…

Lauren Nicholas

October 21st, 2010

Lauren Nicholas joined ISR in 2008 as a PSC post-doc right after receiving her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Last month, she also became an SRC Faculty Research Fellow, a new program that’s part of the Institute’s Next Generation Initiative designed…

Michigan’s First Ph.D. in Survey Methods: Andrey Peytchev

January 3rd, 2007

Congratulations to Dr. Andrey Peytchev, who became the first student to earn a Ph.D. from the U-M Program in Survey Methodology. Peytchev, who will start work in February 2007 as a survey methodologist with RTI International in North Carolina, defended…

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