Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Robert Groves to present status report on 2010 Census at U-M

U.S. Census Bureau Robert Groves will brief the media, students and the general public on the status of the 2010 Census at 9 a.m. Friday at the U-M Museam of Art auditorium.

Groves, who directed the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research until he was tapped by President Obama to head the Census Bureau last year, will provide the latest information on the progress of the 2010 Census and how the bureau will measure its quality.

The title of his talk, which is free and open to the public, is “The 2010 Census: How Will We Know How Good It Is?”

Groves selected Ann Arbor as the site for his briefing since ISR is widely recognized as an international leader in the conduct of scientific surveys, and is home to summer programs in survey research and methods that draw students from around the world.

An internationally recognized expert in scientific survey sampling, Groves is the third Ann Arbor resident to serve as census director. Barbara Everitt Bryant served as census director in 1989-93, and Martha Farnsworth Riche served in that position 1994-98.