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Consumer spending keeps economy afloat in June

June 24th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Consumers were a bit less optimistic in June due to rising concerns about prospects for the economy, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. While no recession is anticipated, consumers increasingly expect a slower pace of…

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Article using ICPSR’s NCAA archive data explores influence of student-athlete identity on GPA

June 23rd, 2016

How student-athletes identify themselves directly influences their GPA, according to research findings published in the June edition of Social Science Quarterly. GPAs are “directly influenced by their athletic versus academic identity, the athletic context including the coach’s influence, and the…

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U-M conference to emphasize health science communication

June 13th, 2016

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATES: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 17, 2016; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 18, 2016 EVENT: A two-day conference brings together scholars in health communication, information processing, decision making, and learning to formulate more effective ways to convey health research findings…

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Small talk: Electronic media keeping kids from communicating with parents

June 2nd, 2016

ANN ARBOR—It happens in many households. Kids are tapping on their cell phones or are preoccupied by their favorite TV show as their parents ask them a question or want them to do a chore. It’s not just teens caught…

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Consumer confidence rebounds in May: Renewed strength in personal finances

May 27th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment rebounded in May to its highest level in the last nine months. There have been only four times out of the last 110 monthly surveys that the Sentiment Index was higher, according to the University of Michigan…

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U-M helps India start first consumer sentiment index

May 19th, 2016

ANN ARBOR – For the first time, India has started measuring consumer sentiment defined as the degree of confidence the consumers express in the economy through their spending. The monthly consumer sentiment indicator has been launched in India by the…

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U-M panel examines ‘The Trump Phenomenon’

May 18th, 2016

DATE: 12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 EVENT: Political scientists at the University of Michigan and Duke University will hold a roundtable discussion examining “The Trump Phenomenon”—Donald Trump’s political rise to power from a former Democratic Party supporter to presumptive…

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U-M professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 6th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Four University of Michigan professors are among the most recent inductees to the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States. “We are thrilled…

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April consumer confidence declines: Growing worries about future prospects

April 29th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment continued its slow decline in April due to weakening expectations for future economic growth, although consumers’ views of their current finances remained positive, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. The top concerns of…

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Margaret Levenstein named director of ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

April 22nd, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Margaret Levenstein has been appointed the director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the U-M Institute for Social Research. ICPSR, founded in 1962, is the largest archive of digital social science data in the world,…

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