"Your smartphone has turned you into a dumb organism. You get sucked into wanting to do it all the time. There is now a pressure to always respond immediately. People literally take their phone to bed," said David Meyer, professor of psychology.
San Francisco Chronicle
Lynn Wooten, clinical professor of strategy and management and organizations, spoke about the confluence of crises — ISIS, Ebola and the Secret Service security breach — facing the U.S., and the role of the president in quelling such calamities.
Sharon Glotzer, professor of chemical and macromolecular engineering, physics and materials science, was featured in a program on self-assembly — the coming together of simple units to form something of great complexity.
BBC World Service
David Mayer, associate professor of management and organizations, was quoted in a story about research that finds a link between high levels of testosterone and greedy behavior by powerful people.
"There is quite a lot of frustration in the population with things like corruption and these big building programs for the World Cup, combined with what they see as very poor public health services and infrastructure," said Melvyn Levitsky, professor of public policy, regarding the heated election in Brazil.
International Business Times
Research by Dr. Amir Ghaferi, assistant professor of surgery, shows that hospitals that pull out all the stops to rescue elderly surgical patients in crisis are better at saving lives, but have higher rates of major complications and, ultimately, more inpatient deaths.
U.S. News & World Report
Dr. Marie Lozon, associate professor of pediatric emergency medicine, was quoted in a story about a possible link between limb weakness in children and the respiratory illness enterovirus 68, which is afflicting thousands of children nationwide.
The New York Times
Regarding the underrepresentation of female students at America's most selective colleges, Michael Bastedo, associate professor of education, said, "It's perplexing. You would think that women's advantages nationally, with their higher high-school grades, would translate into larger advantages at elite colleges."
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Comments by Dr. John Greden, professor of psychiatry and executive director of the U-M Comprehensive Depression Center, were featured in an article about the many causes, symptoms and treatments for depression.
The Huffington Post
Marisa Eisenberg, assistant professor of epidemiology and mathematics, and Eden Wells, clinical associate professor of epidemiology, spoke about the difficulty in measuring and predicting Ebola's true impact.