IRIS Executive Director and University of Michigan Professor Jason Owen-Smith explains why research universities are a critical part of our nation’s social and economic infrastructure in the latest episode of Michigan Minds, released November 30. The Michigan Minds podcast series is produced by the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President for Communications. The series highlights the work of Michigan faculty by featuring “quick yet informative analysis that provides unique perspectives on today’s top issues.”


Listen to Jason Owen-Smith speaking on “The value of research universities” via podcast:

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