To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.
According to retired ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, being a professor of practice requires infusing stimulating scholarly material with real-life experience.
Yazier Henry's experiences growing up in South Africa, working actively against apartheid state-sanctioned violence, along with his later work with survivors of apartheid have inspired his scholarship.
A set of seven recommendations for "pay-for-success" interventions identified by researchers at the University of Michigan can help governments and private investors work together to effectively use this emerging financing model that has bipartisan support.
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, who has announced that he won't seek re-election in 2018, will join the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy as a Distinguished Policymaker in Residence in January 2019.
A statewide survey of local officials shows a majority are very confident in their jurisdiction's ability to administer accurate elections. However, those in Michigan's largest cities and townships — which hold nearly half the population — were more likely to report having experienced election-related problems recently.
The U-M Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships have nominated three recent alumni and one current senior for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, two of the world's most prestigious graduate fellowships.
The Board of Regents approved deans for the new School for Environment and Sustainability and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy on Thursday, along with an interim dean for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Michael S. Barr will be the new Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, effective Aug. 1.
Many local government leaders across Michigan aren't content with their jurisdiction's relationship with state government, according to a new survey by University of Michigan researchers.
Climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century by billions of dollars more than economists previously forecast, according to a new study involving a University of Michigan researcher.
The University of Michigan will honor the Rev. Jesse Jackson on his five decades of civil rights activism during a series of events Nov. 16.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a new lab designed to help state and local agencies, social service providers, nonprofits and educators improve life outcomes for Michigan youth, from birth through age 25.
Provost Martha E. Pollack has appointed an advisory committee to search for a new dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The search process will begin in early October.
New research from the Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy found that many Michigan K-12 students experience very large core classes — with 40 or more students — but that some students are at greater risk.
The University of Michigan will launch a new partnership that enables Master of Business Administration students from one of Latin America's top business schools to earn a Master of Public Administration degree at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
While local leaders say police forces across Michigan have good overall relations with their communities, those in larger cities worry about the possibility of civil unrest after well-publicized incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore.
President Obama said Monday he would nominate Kathryn Dominguez, professor of public policy and economics, to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
The number of Americans who believe there is evidence of global warming rose to 63 percent after a memorable winter that included record cold and snow in the Northeast and historic warmth and drought in the West, according to a University of Michigan survey.
On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation offers the first comprehensive look at how well a key part of the ACA — state Medicaid expansions — is working.