Institute for Social Research

  1. July 9, 2019

    Five from U-M win PECASE awards for research contributions

    Five U-M researchers have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor the U.S. government bestows on early-career scientists and engineers.

  2. June 5, 2019

    U-M research projects contribute $4.77B to economy over 15 years

    U-M contributed $4.77 billion to the national economy through vendor contracts and subcontracts between 2002 and 2017, according to a new report.

  3. May 6, 2019

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the university.

  4. April 25, 2019

    U-M research data supports value of college degree

    U-M has released a report detailing the value of a college degree with data on how much its graduates earn over time. It provides detailed information for students and families, and a platform to help improve teaching and learning.

  5. January 14, 2019

    Mcubed trifecta funds first wave of projects on all three campuses

    For the first time, Mcubed has distributed funding to faculty from all three U-M campuses, where faculty have been mapped onto a common set of disciplinary units.

  6. December 13, 2018

    URC universities receive $3.5M renewal to study minority aging, health

    The Institute for Social Research is one of three research organizations to share a $3.5 million federal grant renewal to extend the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.

  7. October 17, 2018

    Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain

    With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain can reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites, according to a newly published U-M study.

  8. July 16, 2018

    Political scientist Arthur Lupia named head of NSF program

    The National Science Foundation has selected U-M researcher Arthur Lupia to serve as the head of its Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.

  9. June 7, 2018

    U-M researchers building system to safeguard confidential data

    A new report from a team of U-M researchers describes a new process to safeguard the research community’s access to and management of confidential data.

  10. May 14, 2018

    Medicaid expansion leaves more money in recipients’ pockets

    Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act reduced out-of-pocket medical expenses, allowing the poorest Americans to allocate their money for other life necessities, a new U-M study shows.