Institute for Social Research

  1. October 12, 2021

    Latest survey on sustainability going out to campus community

    More than 20,000 U-M students and 7,000 faculty and staff members across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses will be surveyed about sustainability and carbon neutrality in October as part of an ongoing initiative.

  2. September 28, 2021

    U-M lab gets $13.2M to address substance abuse disorders

    A U-M lab focused on developing cutting-edge methods to inform effective interventions for drug abuse, HIV and other chronic conditions has been awarded a $13.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  3. May 20, 2021

    Kathleen Cagney named Institute for Social Research director

    Kathleen A. Cagney, a professor of sociology and former deputy dean at the University of Chicago, has been named director of U-M’s Institute for Social Research.

  4. February 9, 2021

    Study underscores need for stimulus aid to vulnerable groups

    Workers who are most vulnerable to pandemic layoffs are more likely people of color, underscoring the need for stimulus funding in order to keep racial inequality from growing, a new U-M study shows.

  5. January 11, 2021

    ‘Little Miss Flint’ to share activism lessons during MLK event

    Mari Copeny, known as “Little Miss Flint,” will speak from 2-3 p.m. Jan. 18 during the “Youth Activism: Lessons from Flint and Beyond” online presentation as part of the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium.

  6. January 11, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  7. December 10, 2020

    $1M gift to PSC establishes fund to support demographic training

    U-M’s Population Studies Center has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Marshall Weinberg to support a specialized demographic apprenticeship for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars.

  8. November 23, 2020

    Majority of Detroiters unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccine

    Sixty-one percent of Detroiters say they are unlikely or very unlikely to get a government-approved COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, according to U-M’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study.

  9. November 2, 2020

    Obituary — Barbara Gail Murphy (Steinberg)

    Barbara Murphy of Ann Arbor, Michigan, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020, at the University of Michigan Hospital after a sudden and brief illness. Her 33-year career with U-M began in 1967.

  10. October 26, 2020

    Systems administrator captures beauty of national parks

    Joe Braun, a senior systems administrator at the Institute for Social Research, enjoys hiking and exploring, has written hiking guides for three national parks and is also a talented photographer.