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March 18, 2018

In The News

February 9, 2018

Perry Samson, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, says a video-capture platform with a confusion-alert feature he uses in class has increased student engagement: "It helps me identify when I’m being boring, when I'm going too fast. It's changed the way I teach."

Inside Higher Ed

February 9, 2018

"We owe it to these creatures to give them the best lives possible. They're giving us the best they can. So we should be doing the best we can," said Jennifer Lofgren, clinical assistant professor of laboratory animal medicine, commenting on efforts to enrich the lives of lab animals by giving them toys, companions and opportunities to exercise and explore.


February 9, 2018

Heath Hofmann, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was interviewed for a story about a lawsuit filed against Toyota alleging that the Prius hybrid system has an unresolved safety defect that could leave cars without power.

Los Angeles Times

February 8, 2018

"The #MeToo movement is accomplishing what sexual harassment law to date has not. This mass mobilization against sexual abuse, through an unprecedented wave of speaking out in conventional and social media, is eroding the two biggest barriers to ending sexual harassment in law and in life: the disbelief and trivializing dehumanization of its victims," wrote Catharine MacKinnon, professor of law.

The New York Times

February 8, 2018

Genevieve Zubrzycki, professor of sociology and director of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, discussed controversial legislation in Poland that would penalize language suggesting that the country was complicit in the Holocaust.

CBC (Canada)

February 8, 2018

Comments by George Mashour, professor of anesthesiology and neurology, were featured in an article about the application of network science to the study of fibromyalgia treatment.


February 7, 2018

Naomi Laventhal, assistant professor of pediatric neonatology, and Michele Gornick, research investigator at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, were cited in an article about the ethics of genetic testing of children.

Smithsonian Magazine

February 7, 2018

"Migratory birds are both escaping and then coming back to these areas that are really harsh during part of the year, as well as really great for breeding and raising their young during the other part of the year," said Ben Winger, assistant professor of environment, and ecology and evolutionary biology.

National Geographic Magazine

February 6, 2018

"There is a value to concurrence, having everyone see something at the same time. But as marketers in this hyper-connected, super-fragmented media landscape we find ourselves in, we have to stop and ask if dollars can be better spent elsewhere," said Marcus Collins, lecturer at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, commenting on Super Bowl TV ads.

Detroit Free Press

February 6, 2018

"It's not so unusual to see temporary facilities used in the context of the Olympics, but this moves the needle towards disposable facilities. And I think the cost of this particular venue at approximately $100 million is really making people sit up and take notice about the costs associated with building venues," said Judith Grant-Long, associate professor of sport management, on the new stadium for Winter Olympics in South Korea.

National Public Radio