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March 18, 2018

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February 20, 2018

Levi Thompson, professor of chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering, and director of the Hydrogen Energy Technology Laboratory, was quoted in an article about a company in Washington state that intends to introduce products that may help unlock the hydrogen economy.


February 20, 2018

Scott DeRue, dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, discussed how the perceived value of an MBA education is changing in the digital era, and how MBA programs are innovating in response to individual and company demands.

Harvard Business Review

February 19, 2018

Jenna Wiens, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and a colleague created an algorithm to predict a patient's risk of developing a C-diff infection, using patients' vital signs and other health records.

The Washington Post

February 19, 2018

Added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of sensors and computers in autonomous vehicles can substantially increase their energy price tag — enough to turn some autonomous cars into net energy losers, according to research by Gregory Keoleian, professor of environment and sustainability, and civil and environmental engineering, and director of the Center for Sustainable Systems.

IEEE Spectrum

February 19, 2018

"Americans do not care about health care costs; they care about what it costs them. As more and more Americans are being enrolled into high-deductible health plans, understanding what things cost the typical patient have become more important," said Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy, and director of U-M's Center for Value-Based Insurance Design.

Detroit Free Press

February 16, 2018

Comments by Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations, were featured throughout an article about the complications of remote working and how companies are developing ways to improve telecommuting.

Financial Times

February 16, 2018

"This administration is possibly unique, in that it blatantly and gleefully uses deportation to punish and exclude ... targeted communities," said Sherrie Kossoudji, associate professor of social work.

WJBK-TV Detroit

February 16, 2018

Catherine Massey, assistant research scientist at the Population Studies Center, discussed her research on the African-American migration from the South to the North in the 1930s and 1940s.

Michigan Radio

February 15, 2018

"You train if you go on a hike or run a 5K race. But we never train our patients for their operations," said Michael Englesbe, professor of surgery, commenting on research that suggests people, particularly older patients, should mentally and physically prepare to be on the operating table to save money and hasten recoveries.


February 15, 2018

Aviv Ovadya, chief technologist at the School of Information's Center for Social Media Responsibility, cautions that technology that can be used to enhance and distort what is real is evolving faster than our ability to understand and control or mitigate it: "I'm from the free and open source culture — the goal isn't to stop technology but ensure we're in an equilibria that's positive for people."

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