Written by: Marcella Babcock
Primary Source: Michigan Policy Wonk Blog, July 11, 2016
Our weekly round-up of policy-relevant reads and IPPSR-connected research.
- This Could Be a Completely Different Strategy for Tackling the World’s Carbon Emissions (link is external) A new study suggests that reducing carbon emissions can be made more efficient by targeting plants that produce a greater share of emissions first. IPPSR affiliate Tom Dietz comments on this new approach.
- Drought Conditions Begin to Impact Michigan Landscapes (link is external) MSU Extension reports on how gardeners can deal with Michigan’s drought status (link is external).
- Endowment Enhances Student Mental Health Care (link is external) The College of Social Sciences at Michigan State University received a generous contribution to create the Gerson Family Mental Health Initiative endowment, which will improve mental health related services to both the student body and the community.
- Michigan Political Leadership Program The application for 2017 Fellowships is available now. MPLP alumni have held positions such as mayor, State House of Representatives and State Senate members, and many other positions.
- Editorial: Capitalize on FRIB Cooperation (link is external) The Lansing State Journal Editorial Board draws a connection between MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams and the potential for drawing new development the Lansing area. IPPSR affiliate Eric Scorsone, who is also a member of the Lansing financial health team, is cited.
- 2016 SCRA Award Recipients (link is external) IPPSR affiliate Jenna Watling Neal received an Early Career Award from the Society for Community Research and Action.
- Party Asymmetry Data (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossman releases the coded data for his forthcoming book, covering convention speeches, platforms, tv news transcripts, presidential debates, and congressional hearings since 1948.
- Novi School Board Treasurer Earns Master Member Award (link is external) 2010 MPLP Fellow Dennis O’Connor is recognized by the Michigan Association of School Boards for his service and leadership.
- Michigan Matters Focus: Of Politics, Policy, and Art (link is external) IPPSR Director Matt Grossmann participates in a panel discussion on the state of current politics on CBS Detroit.
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Marcella Babcock is a doctoral student in political science who conducts research on international development. She previously worked in education policy. At IPPSR, she will be building a database of campus policy experts and compiling research in the issue areas of education, social welfare and criminal justice.