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March 24, 2018

In The News

February 22, 2018

Rebecca Smith, doctoral student in architecture, was quoted in a story about the "Windsor Hum," a persistent noise of unknown origin that has bedeviled the Ontario city for years, damaging people’s health and quality of life, numerous residents say.

The New York Times

February 21, 2018

Expecting better mental health treatment to solve America's problems with gun violence is a forlorn hope, said Marcia Valenstein, professor emerita of psychiatry: "It's promising something that we can't deliver."

BuzzFeed News

February 21, 2018

Schools need clarity on why and how tech companies are supporting K-12 computer science, says Megan Tompkins-Stange, assistant professor of public policy: "It's really important for schools and families to be able to judge for themselves when a corporate donation is being made for some additional private gain. It's imperative that people be informed about who will have a voice in the curricula and programs that impact children's learning."

Education Week

February 21, 2018

The end of DACA could create 800,000 more undocumented immigrants who may have to choose between risking deportation and receiving vital health care services, write Paul Fleming, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, and William Lopez, postdoctoral fellow at the School of Social Work and National Center for Institutional Diversity.


February 20, 2018

A story about the recent test performance of "The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" at U-M featured comments by Mark Clague, associate professor of music, and Naomi André, associate professor of women's studies, Afroamerican and African studies, and at the Residential College.

The Associated Press

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