Institute for Social Research

  1. February 20, 2023

    Denise Sekaquaptewa to lead U-M’s ADVANCE Program

    Provost Laurie McCauley has appointed Denise Sekaquaptewa to be the next director of the U-M ADVANCE Program, effective Sept. 1.  She will become the third director in ADVANCE’s history.

  2. January 23, 2023

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  3. January 17, 2023

    Winter seminar series examines political polarization

    The Research Center for Group Dynamics at the Institute for Social Research will host an interdisciplinary winter seminar series to deepen understanding of why political polarization in the United States is so high.

  4. December 15, 2022

    Nicotine vaping now a top form of teen substance use

    Nicotine vaping is one of the most common types of substance use for teenagers in 2022, according to results from a national study released Dec. 15.

  5. November 21, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  6. October 19, 2022

    Financial literacy, confidence figure in stock market participation

    While research shows that people who are more financially literate invest their money at higher rates, those who also have greater confidence are more willing to make riskier investments, according to a U-M study.

  7. August 22, 2022

    Young adult marijuana, hallucinogen use at all-time high

    Marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19 to 30 years old increased significantly in 2021 compared with five and 10 years ago, according to the Monitoring the Future panel study.

  8. July 15, 2022

    U-M research data series awarded $14M to study 2024 elections

    The American National Election Studies at U-M has been awarded $14 million by the National Science Foundation to conduct a study of the 2024 elections in the United States.

  9. July 12, 2022

    U-M wins statewide energy conservation competition

    U-M recently won the 2021 Michigan Battle of the Buildings’ University Division with a 22% energy reduction at the Institute for Social Research building.

  10. June 16, 2022

    University pairs with Meta to build social media data archive

    Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, has partnered with U-M to support the Social Media Archive, which will provide access to some of the most consequential information in contemporary society.