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March 17, 2018

In The News

March 13, 2018

Cathy Goldstein, assistant professor of neurology at the U-M Sleep Disorders Centers, was interviewed about what really happens to a person's body when they lose an hour of sleep for Daylight Saving Time.


March 13, 2018

"The real innovation of the MOOC (massive online open courses) era is not the unbundling of academic degrees that first captured massive attention, but rather the re-bundling that results from serious academic R&D — the creation of new communities and credentials for all levels," wrote James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation.

Inside Higher Ed

March 12, 2018

Edie Goldenberg, professor of public policy and political science, was quoted in a story about ways colleges are encouraging students to vote in national elections, particularly in midterm years.

The New York Times

March 12, 2018

"Many people, adults and teens alike, desire to eat healthier and achieve a healthier weight. But achieving this is really hard when there's so much misinformation about nutrition out there and so much pressure for quick fixes," said Katherine Bauer, assistant professor of nutritional sciences.


March 12, 2018

"What we tend to tell little boys is that there's one way to be a man. … The way that plays out with regard to mental health is if we tell men, 'If you cry you're not a man, if you're weak you're not a man, and if you seek help then you're not a man,' then why would they go and seek help?" said Daphne Watkins, associate professor of social work.

Metro Parent

March 9, 2018

Linda Lim, professor emerita of corporate strategy and international business, says a tariff on steel imports benefits domestic steelworkers and investors in American steel companies, but she's skeptical the advantage will last: "If Ford and Boeing and Caterpillar lose market share, globally and in the U.S, due to more expensive steel, they will sell less cars, tractors and planes."

National Public Radio

March 9, 2018

"When you stand back, the economics of these tariffs don't make any sense for the United States. We consume more steel than we produce. I don’t see any data driving these decisions … any evidence-based policymaking here. Retaliation now is something that is more likely," said Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, senior economist at the U-M Energy Institute.

The Detroit News

March 8, 2018

"By cutting these missions, there will be gaps in data, much of which are crucial to understanding how the Earth is changing — whether or not you agree that it is changing as a result of man-made emissions," said Joyce Penner, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, commenting on the Trump administration's plan to eliminate five satellite missions that monitor the dynamics of climate.

The New Yorker

March 8, 2018

Research by Valerie Kivelson, professor of history, was cited as evidence in a column that asserts that authoritarian rule in Russia is not its history or destiny.

The Washington Post

March 8, 2018

"The NRA boycott demonstrates that in an age saturated in social media and political polarization, politics will be inescapable for the corporate sector," said Jerry Davis, professor of management and organizations.