October 6, 2016

Shaefer Inaugural Director for New UM Poverty Solutions Initiative

UM President Mark Schlissel announced the new Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan initiative on Wednesday. The initiative will explore and test models to ease the effects of poverty and share the knowledge broadly. “The initiative will be solution-oriented, building on work that focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of poverty,” said H. Luke Shaefer. “That work is incredibly important and will continue. Our initiative will be deeply interdisciplinary and seek to take poverty research at U-M to the next level.”