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ISR Update: The online complement to the ISR Sampler
         
 

Welcome to the first issue of ISR Update, the online complement to the ISR Sampler. Designed to keep you up-to-date on all the latest news about ISR research, events, and people, this electronic publication will be distributed each fall and spring.

From the Director

James Jackson  
   

Greetings!
I am delighted to introduce the ISR Update, a new electronic publication designed to link our alumni and friends around the world to news and information about the ISR community. This issue contains news about key leadership changes at ISR, and includes a wealth of research news about topics from consumer confidence and older Americans to the link between religion and college major. Enjoy, and look for more issues to come!

People

William Axinn  
   

William Axinn selected to lead ISR Survey Research Center

University of Michigan sociologist William Axinn will serve as director of the Survey Research Center at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR), ISR Director James S. Jackson announced.

Photo by: U-M Photo Services

Myron Gutmann  
   

Myron Gutmann to head SBE Directorate at NSF

University of Michigan historian Myron Gutmann has been selected to head the National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate.

Photo by: Steve Kuzma

 
   

Sandro Galea heads new Center for Global Health
Video: Why global health matters

Sandro Galea discusses the goals for the new U-M Center for Global Health, and why we should care about global health.

   

Research News

 
   

Religion and College Major

College students who major in the social sciences and humanities are likely to become less religious, while those majoring in education are likely to become more religious.

Older Americans: How they're faring

Consumers to lag, not lead, recovery

Job insecurity leads to health problems

 

Events

 
   

Irene Hess Memorial

Survey statistician Irene Hess, who educated generations of graduate students in the conduct of scientific surveys, died July 5 in Ann Arbor. A Memorial Service will be held on October 30, 2009, 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Hussey Room at the Michigan League.

ISR celebrates its 60th Anniversary

 

In the News

 
   

New normal? U.S. consumers coming back cautiously.
Richard Curtin told Reuters that it could be a decade or more for consumers to restore their sense of financial security to pre-recession levels.

On the 8th anniversary of 9/11, Wayne Baker told the Detroit News that discrimination against Arabs and Muslims in America persists because of continuing political conflicts in the Middle East.

An article in La Opinion reported on a free Internet site – www.usalearns.org – designed to help Spanish-speakers learn English. The site was tested by ISR researcher Jerome Johnston, who discusses the project in this video.

 

   

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