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February 7, 2014

Ethan Kross, associate professor of psychology, was quoted in a story about his study that indicates thinking of oneself in the third person may lower anxiety.

Toronto Star

February 7, 2014

Sarah A. Burgard, associate professor of sociology, said that although data haven't yet confirmed it, there is an expectation that overall mortality will have declined during the Great Recesssion.

The Washington Post

February 7, 2014

Daniel Fisher, professor of earth and environmental science, and ecology and evolutionary biology, spoke about a study that suggests when flowers disappeared after the last ice age, so too did the woolly mammoths that ate them.

NPR

February 6, 2014

Regarding last year's record number of exonerations of people wrongfully convicted of crimes, Samuel Gross, professor of law, said: "DNA has taught us a huge amount about the criminal justice system. Biological evidence has forced all of us to realize that we've made a lot of mistakes. But most exonerations involve shoe-leather, not DNA."

The Associated Press

February 6, 2014

Stefan Szymanski, professor of kinesiology, was interviewed about whether an Olympics host city receives an economic boost.

National Public Radio

February 6, 2014

"I believe the core question of what makes an entrepreneurial learning experience great has less to do with what is taught and more to do with how programs are structured. … Try something. Fail a bit. Try again. Fail some more. Keep learning," said Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

BloombergBusinessweek

February 5, 2014

Nic Terrenato, professor of classical archaeology, was interviewed for a story about his excavation team's discovery of what may be the oldest known temple from Roman antiquity.

National Public Radio

February 5, 2014

"Despite the recent economic gains, consumers' outlook for their finances as well as for the national economy over the longer term have remained more resistant to improvement than in past recoveries," said Richard Curtin, director of the Surveys of Consumers.

NBC News

February 5, 2014

Research by Stefan Nagel, professor of economics and finance, was cited in an article about why some people are more cautious with their finances than others.

The Economist

February 4, 2014

Bruce Belzowski, assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, was quoted in a story about automakers' efforts to develop advanced technology safety systems.

Chicago Tribune

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