Research by John O'Shea, professor of anthropology and curator of Great Lakes archaeology at the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, found long-submerged physical evidence under Lake Huron that prehistoric peoples systematically and strategically hunted caribou thousands of years ago.
Great Lakes Echo
"As much as I think on paper tax breaks for socially beneficial things is a good idea, I would design a tax system that primarily tried to raise revenue off of social bads like carbon and then followed the fair, broad-based, and progressive schedule for an income tax," said Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of economics and public policy.
The Washington Post
"The origins of ISIS are in Iraq, and the U.S. invasion and occupation created the conditions that made this possible, including de-Baathification and promoting sectarianism," said Mark Tessler, professor of political science, referring to the removal of the Ba'ath Party from power in Iraq.
Research by Chad Brummett, associate professor of anesthesiology, and colleagues found that surgical patients who are more likely to continue to use opioid painkillers are those who smoke, drink alcohol or have certain mood disorders or chronic pain.
The Huffington Post
"The removal of any individual from his or her community is psychologically, emotionally and financially damaging to those they leave behind," said William Lopez, postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and School of Social Work, on the deportation of illegal immigrants from their U.S. communities.
Detroit Free Press
Nejat Seyhun, professor of finance, was quoted in a story about the fees and hidden costs charged by financial advisers.
U.S. News & World Report
Jason Goldstick, research assistant professor of emergency medicine, and colleagues developed a new assessment tool for use in emergency rooms to predict a patient's risk of future gun violence.
A story about U-M's Chinese dance exhibition and collection features Emily Wilcox, assistant professor of Asian languages and cultures; Liangyu Fu, associate librarian at the Asia Library; and Xiaobing Tang, professor of Asian languages and cultures and comparative literature.
Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, was quoted in an article about a federal judge's ruling that Texas' voter identification law passed in 2011 was enacted with the intent to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters — thereby violating the federal Voting Rights Act.
The New York Times
Despite new research that suggests strokes are on the rise among Americans younger than 65, James Burke, assistant professor of neurology, says he's not so sure: "The systems for counting stroke in the United States are extremely limited."