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News for Faculty and Staff

July 23, 2016

Need for speed

Athletes of all levels, from marathoners to casual joggers, take their running seriously, and this is the crowd that the School of Kinesiology's Michigan Performance Research Laboratory caters to. In this video, Cristine Agresta, a postdoctoral fellow and physical therapist, and Jessica Deneweth Zendler, the lab's director and an assistant research scientist, explain how, for a fee, the lab evaluates athletes to optimize their athletic performance.

Rivals Challenge

Dr. Robert Winfield, U-M chief health officer and executive director of University Health Service, takes a group selfie at the Rivals Challenge Recognition Celebration on July 8 at the Michigan League. Though U-M fell short in beating Ohio State in the employee exercise challenge, more than 7,000 U-M faculty and staff participated, logging 13.4 million activity minutes and raising $1,600 for Project Healthy Schools. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)

Public safety: Serving the community

Eddie Washington, executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security, shares ideas on how a more diverse public safety and security force can better serve a diverse community. This video is part of a series — presented periodically throughout the summer — designed to engage the campus community in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative President Mark Schlissel announced in November 2015. View the full series on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion playlist. 

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"It used to be frustrating to think that if we start doing research on this maybe in three or four years we can have something for them. The fact that you can design something and you have the technology to make it right away is phenomenal."

Scott Hollister, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering and associate professor of surgery

Old School

Dr. Dock

Dr. George Dock, with percussion hammer, demonstrates proper procedure in an amphitheater-style classroom in 1898, in the Medical School.

Michigan in the News

Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law, was quoted in a story about ways that U.S. companies, like Facebook, have avoided paying higher taxes in Europe.

The Washington Post

"'The Apprentice' was great entertainment and lousy leadership. Relishing 'firing' 19 people to hire one is awful leadership," said Dave Ulrich, professor of business administration, commenting on Donald Trump's executive style.


Christian Davenport, professor of political science, says that America has not dealt well with political violence, usually seeking ways to respond in kind — stifling any possibility of a national conversation on the major economic and social issues at the roots of grievances.

The Christian Science Monitor

Comments by Michael Flannagan, research associate professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, were featured in an article about the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's low ratings of most vehicle headlights.

The New York Times

"When a public health agency unequivocally states 'don’t eat raw dough' (regardless of whether flour or other ingredients were affected by a recall or not), it is implying (falsely) that no one could rationally disagree. Well, I’m a public health faculty member, and I disagree," said Brian Zikmund-Fisher, associate professor of health behavior and health education.