Institute for Social Research

  1. May 7, 2024

    Study shows racial bias is no ‘false alarm’ in policing

    Black drivers are more frequently searched during traffic stops without finding contraband than are white drivers, according to a U-M study.

  2. May 1, 2024

    U-M data dashboard sheds light on U.S. criminal justice system

    A new data dashboard developed at the Institute for Social Research will give an unprecedented look into the effects and outcomes of the U.S. criminal justice system.

  3. April 29, 2024

    Public policy senior forges multicultural communities

    Following graduation, Neil Nakkash plans to apply to medical school while continuing his work as a research assistant with the Institute for Social Research.

  4. April 29, 2024

    Obituary — Marvin G. Parnes

    Marvin G. Parnes, who served a variety of administrative roles at U-M, died March 13 at age 74 after a prolonged illness.

  5. April 24, 2024

    Four from U-M to join American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Faculty members James Joyce, Webb Keane, Alexandra Killewald and John Vandermeer have been selected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their contributions in scholarly and professional fields.

  6. April 22, 2024

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  7. April 12, 2024

    Study shows the evolving attitudes of Gen X toward evolution

    A U-M study found that while middle school and high school students tended to express uncertain attitudes toward evolution, those attitudes solidified as they aged.

  8. March 30, 2024

    Study: Couples with similar drinking habits may live longer

    A recent study by U-M researcher Kira Birditt found that couples who are concordant in their drinking behavior — meaning both drink alcohol — tend to live longer.

  9. March 12, 2024

    Political rage on social media is making us cynical

    Political anger and cynicism are rising in the U.S. and in many democracies worldwide, and both are associated with exposure to political attacks on social media, a new U-M study shows.

  10. March 6, 2024

    ISR to host artist residency in partnership with Arts Initiative

    The Institute for Social Research will host Houston-based artist Rick Lowe as part of the U-M Arts Initiative’s Creators on Campus program.