Regarding the efficacy of flu shots, Dr. Arnold Monto, professor of public health and epidemiology, said: "We think that this is a good vaccine. It's not a great vaccine. We think that the disease that you get if you get vaccinated and still get infected is a milder disease.”
Michael Gordon, professor of business information technology, was interviewed about the difficulties facing microfinancing as it struggles to gain a foothold in South Africa.
The (London) Guardian
"Boards are chosen in order to increase shareholder wealth. Placing restrictions on the composition of a board will reduce value," said Amy Dittmar, associate professor of finance.
(Toronto) Globe and Mail
Jessica Litman, professor of law and information, was quoted about the U.S. Justice Department's effort to build criminal cases against distributors of illegal versions of copyrighted apps for Google's Android operating system.
The Wall Street Journal
Kenneth Warner, professor of health management and policy, was quoted in a story about health officials' increasingly hopeful predictions that the end of smoking may be in sight.
The Huffington Post
Dae Hee Kwak, assistant professor of sport management, was featured in a televised panel discussion about the auto industry's involvement in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Autoline This Week
An opinion piece by Marina Whitman, professor of public policy and business administration, called for the simplification of the U.S. tax code.
Detroit Free Press
Research by Michael Bastedo, associate professor of education and director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, and doctoral student Allyson Flaster was the subject of a column challenging the idea that many academically talented, low-income students who could succeed at top colleges are not applying to, enrolling in or graduating from them.
Inside Higher Education
Jerry Davis, professor of management and organizations, and sociology, was interviewed about Microsoft founder Bill Gates' plan to serve as adviser to new company CEO Satya Nadella.
Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations, was quoted in an article about Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to boost university funding by 6.1 percent.
Detroit Free Press