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ISR News Releases

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Consumer confidence surges in May

June 3rd, 2013

ANN ARBOR— A rising stock market and higher home prices prompted consumers to report their most improved financial situation in more than five years, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys…

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Children of long-lived parents less likely to get cancer

May 28th, 2013

Aging parents may offer health benefits to children, says University of Exeter study involving U-M researcher   ANN ARBOR, Mich. —Old parents may be good for your health. Children of parents who live to a ripe old age are more likely…

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U-M’s ISR awards $250,000 to young, innovative researchers

May 28th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research has awarded more than $250,000 in fellowships to 54 graduate students and researchers in its ongoing effort to support young scholars and innovative social science research. [simpleviewer gallery_id="6"] The Philip Converse…

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U-M pioneers hybrid online, on-campus class in survey methods

May 9th, 2013

ANN ARBOR— This June, the University of Michigan Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is offering an innovative class combining online education with traditional classroom instruction. The class – Introduction to Survey Methodology—is designed for busy professionals and students who…

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Live and Learn: Most GenXers are continuing their education

May 7th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal education, according to a new University of Michigan study released today.  In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing education courses,…

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Consumer confidence withstands Boston bombing

May 1st, 2013

ANN ARBOR—The overall level of consumer confidence declined in April from March, but was identical to last April’s reading, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The Surveys, conducted…

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Dramatic changes in global attitudes toward domestic violence

April 25th, 2013

ANN ARBOR—Global attitudes about domestic violence have changed dramatically since 2000, according to a new University of Michigan study that analyzes data from 26 low- and middle-income countries. Nigeria had the largest change, with 65 percent of men and 52…

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Communicating science persuasively

April 23rd, 2013

By Susan Rosegrant Talking about science in a way that people can understand and use is not simple. According to Arthur “Skip” Lupia, scientists fail at this so routinely that many blame their audiences for not understanding the gems they…

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U-M partners with community to promote global entrepreneurship

April 23rd, 2013

ANN ARBOR—For the second year in a row, young entrepreneurs from the Middle East and North Africa are participating in month-long fellowships at the University of Michigan to learn first-hand how to build their businesses. The program, sponsored by the…

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ISR to host talk on communicating science to non-academics

April 16th, 2013

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE:  2:30 – 3:30, April 23, 2013 EVENT:  “Communicating Science in Politicized Environments” is the title of a timely presentation by University of Michigan professor Arthur “Skip” Lupia, designed to help researchers learn how to talk about what…

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