The Ford School Feed: News for alumni and friends of the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan


January 26, 2009

Greetings from the Dean

Susan Collins photoGreetings! I am very pleased to introduce The Ford School Feed - a new electronic publication designed to link our alumni and friends around the world to news and information about our community. [More]

Campaign ends: Ford School surpasses goal

What does $51 million look like?

What does $51 million look like?

Since the Michigan Difference Campaign began in 2000, alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations have given over $51 million to the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, helping the school to surpass our campaign goal of $42 million. [More]

U-M President's Challenge comes to an end... [More]

Faculty news

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Three new faculty appointments

We were pleased to announce three new faculty appointments this past fall, including the appointment of Ambassador (Ret.) Melvyn Levitsky as Professor of International Policy and Practice at the University of Michigan. [More]

Research spotlight: Dean Yang studies financial remittances in El Salvadoran immigrant communities

Assistant Professor Yang and his co-authors explored innovative banking services designed to help immigrants to the U.S. support their families and communities in El Salvador. [More]

More faculty news and awards... [More]

U-M Center for Ethics established, John Chamberlin is founding director... [More]

Curriculum feature: an applied approach

Ford School MPP student helps provide quake relief

Internship takes MPP student to Chengdu, China in earthquake's aftermath

As a second-year MPP student at the Ford School, John Schurrer expected to be knee-deep in data when his summer internship with Santa Barbara, California-based nonprofit Direct Relief International (DRI) began in early May. Less than three weeks later, however, John was examining the rubble left by a devastating 8.0-magnitude earthquake in China, searching for ways Direct Relief could aid in a massive humanitarian effort. [More]

Bringing the classroom to life: practicum classes at the Ford School

In the 2007-08 academic year, the Ford School offered two practicum classes, linking MPP students with local clients to allow students to put their skills to the test with real-world policy work. [More]

Annual IEDP trip takes Ford School students to Jordan... [More]

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Charting a Course for the Next Generation: Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund

Edelman will deliver the Ford School's 2009 Citigroup Foundation Lecture, hosted as part of the University of Michigan's 2009 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium.

Thursday, January 29, 2009
Policy Priorities for the New Administration: Ford School Alumni Perspectives

This special alumni panel and reception will be held in Washington DC and moderated by former School of Public Policy Dean and U-M Provost Paul N. Courant.

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Keeping in touch: alumni news

Upcoming alumni reception: Thursday, January 29, 2009 in Washington, DC.

Save the date: All-alumni reunion and Ford School 95th birthday celebration. Ann Arbor, September 25-26, 2009.

Stay connected: Join other alumni on Facebook, LinkedIn, and InCircle.

Ford School Resume Books

Resume Books: Employers can now request Ford School resume books for internships and full-time positions.

the feed: a definition

n. 1. Distribution of a local broadcast by network or satellite to a larger audience. 2. A data format used to provide users with frequently updated content. 3. Email communications from the Ford School used to link our alumni and friends around the world to news and information about our community.

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