1. 2019 COSSA Rankings Show Michigan Among Leading U.S. Universities in Social Science Funding

    Mark Rivett posted January 17, 2019

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    COSSA Rankings Dashboard

    This data comes from the National Center for Science and Education Statistics’ Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey for fiscal year 2017. The “Federal R&D” column lists combined federal research and development expenditures for social sciences, psychology, law, communications, and social work.

    On January 15 the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) released its 2019 report highlighting the top university recipients of research dollars in the social and behavioral sciences. The University Rankings for Federal Social and Behavioral Science R&D report includes information on 468 colleges and universities.

    As in previous years, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor continues to lead the nation in total federal social science research dollars. U-M received $117.2 million in federal social science R&D, making it the second largest university recipient of federal social science research dollars. This year’s rankings also feature a dashboard on the COSSA website that allows users to engage with an interactive map of recipients of social and behavioral science R&D funding.

    The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), of which U-M is a member, is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to promote sustainable federal funding for social and behavioral science research and federal policies that positively impact the conduct of research. COSSA serves as a united voice for a broad, diverse network of organizations, institutions, communities, and stakeholders who care about a successful and vibrant social science research enterprise. The COSSA membership includes professional and disciplinary associations, scientific societies, research centers and institutes, and U.S. colleges and universities.

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  2. Mark Schlissel Moderates Council on Competitiveness Panel

    Mark Rivett posted November 30, 2018
    Council on Competitiveness annual meeting

    From left to right: Nicholas Pinchuk, Chairman and CEO of Snap-on, Inc.; William Goldstein, director of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab; Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Mark Schlissel.
    – Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office

    On Wednesday, November 28th President Mark Schlissel moderated a panel at the Council on Competitiveness annual meeting. The panel discussed how the US can continue its leadership in advanced manufacturing. Representatives from higher education. National labs, and corporations spoke about the importance of this issue.

    Universities can help drive American economic competitiveness through partnerships with industry, labor and national labs. Today’s @CompeteNow panel considered how we can work together to strengthen our economy and increase our nation’s future prosperity.
    – President Schlissel

    President Schlissel is a member of the Council on Competitiveness executive committee.


  3. Public Service Internship Program 50th Anniversary

    Mark Rivett posted October 1, 2018

    Photograph of 1972 PSIP Interns on Capitol Hill. From left to right: University of Michigan Vice President for Government Relations Cynthia Wilbanks, B.A. in Political Science 1973; Archivist and former Lawyer Ellen Kettler Paseltiner, B.A. in History and Political Science 1972; and U.S. Congressman Marvin Esch (2nd District, MI).

    Find more information at the University Career Center – PSIP

    This year, the University of Michigan is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Public Service Intern Program (PSIP). The University Career Center, the program’s sponsor, will host a variety of events designed to help alumni reconnect with one another and engage with current students interested in learning about career paths and the experiences of former PSIPers.

    Upcoming Events

    Where Are They Now? Career Panel

    October 4th, 4:30pm
    Student Activities Building (SAB) – Maize & Blue Auditorium

    Alumni/Student Reception (U-M Homecoming Weekend)

    October 5th, 6:00pm
    Student Activities Building (SAB) – 1st Floor

    Alumni Reunion Reception

    June 13th, 2019, 6:00pm
    City View Room, George Washington University campus
    Washington, D.C.

    PSIP Endowed Scholarship Launched

    The University Career Center has created a new scholarship to fund U-M students’ ability to afford interning in DC through PSIP. Currently, our interns report the cost of working in DC for the summer is over $5,500. Please consider donating to this newly established scholarship to cover the cost of student housing, transportation and living expenses. PSIP is a transformative experience that should be available to any Michigan student, regardless of socioeconomic status. If you have any questions about this scholarship fund or giving to PSIP, please contact Kyle Nowels on the Student Life Development team at knowels@umich.edu. You may also consider giving online at: www.giving.umich.edu/give/700531.


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