At his annual Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday, October 2, President Mark Schlissel announced the effort to boost faculty public engagement. He also announced the recipients of two new presidential awards recognizing public engagement and its impact.
Public engagement by faculty can be consultation, testimony or serving on advisory panels, writing op-ed pieces, appearing in the media or offering classes or talks directed beyond the university.
James Jackson, Daniel Katz Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Research Professor in the Research Center for Group Dynamics at ISR, was named one of the inaugural recipients of the President’s Award for National and State Leadership for his numerous academic leadership positions, local service commitments, and his work on the National Survey of Black Americans.
Arthur “Skip” Lupia, Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science and Research Professor in the Center for Political Studies, was named one of the recipients of the President’s Award for Public Impact for his work to enhance public understanding of political information and scientific findings.
Read more about the awards in the University Record.
Society 2030 steering committee members Wayne R. McCullough (left) and Toni C. Antonucci (right) present the award to Stephanie M. Carpenter and David M. K. Knapp (center) during a Society 2030 meeting on March 19. Click image for larger view. Photo by Eva Menezes.
David M. K. Knapp, a doctoral student in Economics, and Stephanie M. Carpenter, a joint doctoral student in Marketing and Social Psychology, have won the first annual Society 2030 Graduate Student Competition. The competition awards projects that address and offer solutions to problems facing society in 2030.
Knapp won first place for his project “A Nudge to Improve Retirement Planning Through Social Security.” Carpenter won second place for “The Positive Consequences of Diminished Inhibitory Control Across the Consumer Lifespan.” Learn more about the winning projects on the Society 2030 website.
The Society 2030 Consortium brings together U-M researchers and corporate leaders to prepare for society’s changing demographic reality.
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—University of Michigan psychologist Toni Antonucci will receive the 2012 Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award from The Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.
Antonucci is the associate vice president for research, social sciences and humanities, at U-M, the Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology, and a research professor at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). She also chairs Society 2030, an innovative consortium bringing together U-M researchers and corporate leaders to prepare for society’s changing age structure. Continue reading
The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) recently awarded more than $250,000 in fellowships to 42 graduate students and researchers in its quest to support young scholars and innovative social science research. Continue reading
“Monitoring the Future,” one of the largest and longest-running studies of American youth, as well as of college students and young adults, will receive a $35 million award to continue for another five years.
“Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of American Youth” (MTF) began 37 years ago with funding from the White House and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), and it has received continuation funding from NIDA (one of the National Institutes of Health) since then. The project is conducted annually at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). Continue reading
Here are some of the recent achievements of ISR researchers: Continue reading