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May 22, 2018

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May 15, 2018

The presence of even one connected vehicle on the road can not only improve safety, but it can save energy in traffic as well, according to research by Gabor Orosz, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and civil and environmental engineering, and colleagues.

WDIV-TV (Detroit)

May 15, 2018

Keith Riles, professor of physics, was quoted in an article about whether black holes can be used to detect undiscovered particles that may help explain the deeper workings of the universe.

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

May 14, 2018

Research by Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck, assistant professor of information, and colleagues shows that kids don't mind when parents post "positive" content about them on social media, but would like their feelings to be considered: "Ask your kids' permission, at least sometimes. Pay attention to what they do and don't like and respect that."

Science News

May 14, 2018

Comments by Aaron Kall, director of the U-M Debate Program, were featured in an article about this week's Michigan Republican gubernatorial debate.

The Detroit News

May 14, 2018

Black Americans are no longer less likely than whites to be prescribed opioid painkillers — but that means their risk of addiction to the narcotics has increased, according to a new study by Matthew Davis, assistant professor of nursing, and colleagues.


May 11, 2018

"Certainly, adoption is a good outcome for some children in foster care. Yet, we know too little to conclude that adoptions make sense for all of them," said Vivek Sankaran, clinical professor of law.

Los Angeles Times

May 11, 2018

The Women's Justice and Clemency Project, directed by Carol Jacobsen, professor of art and design, and women's studies, was featured in a commentary on the "forgotten" female inmates in Michigan's prison system.

Michigan Radio

May 11, 2018

Sherif El-Tawil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and colleagues have developed an ultra-high performance concrete now being used to repair bridges in Michigan and, perhaps, eventually on roads.

Fox 2 Detroit

May 10, 2018

Writing on the #MeToo movement in the art world, Irina Aristarkhova, associate professor of art and design, says artistic genius should not excuse sexual harassment.


May 10, 2018

"Breaking the script is what the guy has always done. There's a reason we call it 'on the edge.' Riding right up to it might be a good strategy, but stepping over it … starts to risk your relationship with the markets," said Greg Miller, professor and chair of accounting, on the antics of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

The Washington Post