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October 21, 2017

In The News

October 12, 2017

A story about Mcity, the U-M-led public-private partnership to accelerate advanced mobility vehicles and technologies, featured comments from associate director Carrie Morton and director Huei Peng, professor of mechanical engineering.


October 11, 2017

Playing sports generally deters kids from using nonmedical opioids, "however, athletes who participate in high-contact sports — like ice hockey, football and wrestling — are more likely to get injured and may self-medicate with substances to relieve pain," says Philip Veliz, faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research and research assistant professor at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

New York Post

October 11, 2017

Research by Reshma Jagsi, professor of radiation oncology, found that women who received a double mastectomy followed by breast reconstruction surgery are nearly eight times more likely to miss at least a month of work than women who got a lumpectomy, and are three times more likely to stop working altogether.


October 11, 2017

Some consumers lose or break their iPhones when a new model becomes available, according to Josh Ackerman, associate professor of psychology professor: "What really seems to be going on is that people have this need to justify the purchase decisions that they make."

WWJ-Radio/CBS Detroit

October 10, 2017

"This is definitely a crisis moment for them. They're just trying to do their business. What they don't understand is that in the huge panoply of humankind, people are going to try to manipulate that business for their own ends," said Cliff Lampe, associate professor of information, regarding the increasing pressure faced by Google, Twitter and Facebook to take responsibility for the content they carry.

The Christian Science Monitor

October 10, 2017

Comments by Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science, were featured in a story about the relative lack of options that local authorities have in stopping public protests.

The Washington Post

October 10, 2017

Don Scavia, professor of environment and sustainability, and civil and environmental engineering, says that farmers in the Midwest should be given incentives to help reduce phosphorous and nitrogen flowing into the Mississippi River, allowing farmers to choose how they want to tackle the problem — using less fertilizer, planting cover crops or other methods.


October 9, 2017

Research by Dean Yang, professor of economics and public policy, and research professor in the Population Studies Center, and Parag Mahajan, graduate student research assistant in the PSC; and another paper, co-authored by Paul Rhode, professor of economics and faculty associate in the PSC, were mentioned in an article about migration following hurricanes and other natural disasters.


October 9, 2017

Research by Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of sociology and public policy and director of the Population Studies Center, found that people sentenced to prison instead of probation are more likely to go back to prison: "When you sentence somebody to prison, you increase the likelihood that that person is going to go back to prison at some time in the future. This is because they are now under more surveillance than people who (were sentenced to) parole."

Michigan Radio

October 9, 2017

A study by Sara Aton, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, shows that deep sleep, or slow-wave sleep, is critical for visual learning.

Xinhua/China Daily