Shawna Lee, assistant professor of social work, and colleagues developed a new phone app called Mobile Dad, which provides fathers who are away with regular updates on milestones their kids should be experiencing, and offers suggestions on how to handle a variety of situations.
Steven Ratner, professor of law, co-wrote an opinion piece asserting that a U.N. investigation into human rights violations in Sri Lanka is long overdue.
The (Toronto) Globe and Mail
Edwin Olson, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was quoted in a story about driverless cars of the future and their insatiable appetite for enormous amounts of information.
The Wall Street Journal
Jon Miller, research scientist at the Institute for Social Research, was interviewed about the bleak economic prospects for Generation Xers, many of whom struggle to save for retirement and help finance their children's college education.
"Justices from both ends of the political spectrum, from Brandeis to Rehnquist, were clear on the historic limitations on corporate rights and equally clear on the reasons those rights needed to be limited," co-wrote William Novak, professor of law and history, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to heed historical precedent when it considers Hobby Lobby's case that corporations are entitled to the same religious freedom protections as people.
Comments by Lloyd Johnston, research professor and distinguished senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research, were featured in an article about the steady decline of anti-drug advertising on television.
John DeCicco, research professor at the Energy Institute, says consumers are twice as sensitive to higher gas prices than rising home heating costs: "As the saying goes, what other economic indicator is plastered in big numbers on every other intersection across the country? There's certainly a much greater visibility for the price of gasoline."
Anna Kirkland, associate professor of women's studies, was quoted about the temporary suspension of gay marriages in Michigan while the state attorney general appeals a recent decision by a federal judge to overturn the ban on gay marriage.
The Detroit News
Eileen Pollack, professor of English language and literature, was interviewed about the lack of women pursuing science-related careers.
"Social entrepreneurship is largely about doing good, as opposed to just generating wealth or profit for a company. I think this current generation is not as interested in just getting a job, but actually feels inspired to do something bigger in the world and to have more impact," said Matt Gibson, assistant director of student ventures at the Center for Entrepreneurship.
Michigan Radio's Stateside