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Welcome Week

Fall 2022 incoming master's welcome week

Aug 22-26, 2022, All Day
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new master's students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.

Michigan primary election

Aug 2, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold its primary election on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

Michigan May 2022 regular election

May 3, 2022, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or local clerk's office, or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold a regular election on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, and voters may have measures or candidates on their local ballots. The Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

2022 Ford School Commencement

Apr 30, 2022, 4:30-6:15 pm EDT
Elbel Field
The Ford School is proud to celebrate the achievements of the graduating classes of 2022!
Admissions

STPP graduate certificate information session

Feb 15, 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Do you want to learn how science and technology policy is made? Are you interested in the social and ethical implications of developments like facial recognition, gene editing, or autonomous vehicles?
STPP Lecture Series, Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Science for the people: Innovation policy in the United States

Jan 26, 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
Join us for a conversation on deploying science, technology, and data for the public good, with Kumar Garg, senior managing director at Schmidt Futures and former assistant director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Professor Shobita Parthasarathy.
STPP Lecture Series, Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation Lecture Series

Fatima Hassan on global vaccine equity and health justice

Dec 6, 2021, 11:00 am-12:00 pm EST
Join us for a talk on global vaccine equity and health justice with Fatima Hassan, human rights lawyer, social justice activist, and the founder of the Health Justice Initiative in South Africa; and Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Policymaker in Residence at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Admissions

Tools for influence and action

Nov 15, 2021, 12:00 pm EST
Learn about opportunities to practice social science research and quantitative analysis skills in and out of the classroom and how they provide a toolbox of research, analytical, and management skills that are highly transferable across sectors and issue areas.

Q&A with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed

Nov 15, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EST
Join STPP for a Q&A with Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence and former candidate for governor. 

Michigan November elections

Nov 2, 2021, 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT
At your polling location or by absentee ballot
Michigan will hold elections on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and the Ford School strongly encourages all eligible voters to make their voices heard.

STPP graduate certificate information session

Oct 13, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program for a virtual information session to learn about the Science, Technology, and Public Policy graduate certificate.
STPP Lecture Series

Jacqueline Patterson on environmental and climate justice

Sep 27, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project, and Kyle Whyte, Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and affiliate of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, discuss environmental and climate justice.
Welcome Week

Fall 2021 incoming master's welcome week

Aug 23-27, 2021, All Day
Weill Hall (1st & 2nd floor)
The official start of the school year, welcome week and orientation activities at the Ford School give new master's students the opportunity to meet and engage with peers, faculty, and staff, and begin the process of preparing for the academic year.

Living in a carceral state

Jun 11, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT
Chris Gilliard, Ursula Rao, Carolyn Sufrin, and chair John Carson comprise the third panel of the Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State webinar series.

Privatization, technology, and the carceral state

May 28, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT
Kelly Gates, Anthony Ryan Hatch, Jorge Nuñez, and chair Heather Thompson comprise the second panel of the Behind Walls, Beyond Discipline: Science, Technology, and the Carceral State webinar series.
Policy Talks @ the Ford School

Lisa D. Cook on diversity and innovation

Feb 18, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm EST
A conversation with Dr. Lisa D. Cook, professor of economics and international relations at Michigan State University, on the connections between economics, diversity, and innovation.