University of Michigan
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June 25, 2017

In The News

May 8, 2017

Research by Kristen Harrison, professor of communication studies, and colleagues suggests that preschoolers who recognize food name brands are at an increased risk of becoming obese later in life.


May 5, 2017

"The Teach-Out model is a concrete contribution to the compassionate public square for the information age. U-M will continue to expand this work by unbundling our expertise from the disciplines and rebundling around the problems, events and phenomena most important to society," said James DeVaney, associate vice provost for academic innovation.

Inside Higher Ed

May 5, 2017

Scott DeRue, dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, discussed three key points in management education today: the need for reinvention, visa implications and creating a social impact.

The Times of India

May 5, 2017

Two-thirds of employees who report sexual harassment experience some form of retaliation, resulting in tens of thousands of unreported cases, according to research by Lilia Cortina, professor of psychology, women's studies, and management and organizations.


May 4, 2017

Comments by Matt Albert, assistant professor of music, were featured in a story about this week's M-Prize, the chamber music competition organized by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance that pays out a top prize of $100,000.

Detroit Free Press

May 4, 2017

A new NAFTA deal that requires auto companies to use more U.S. parts could help bring back manufacturing jobs but would likely raise car prices and cost jobs in other industries: "It will result in some increase in U.S. jobs at the expense of other sectors and of consumers," says Alan Deardorff, professor of economics and public policy.

CNN Money

May 4, 2017

Research by James Dupree, assistant professor of urology, suggests that having a family history of prostate cancer doesn't make it more risky for men with a new diagnosis of the disease to initially hold off on active treatment in favor of monitoring with periodic lab tests.


May 3, 2017

Marina Whitman, professor of business administration and public policy, believes the proposed Trump budget would deeply harm the very things that make our country great: public goods — lakes, national parks, public education, libraries, interstate highways and more.

Michigan Radio

May 3, 2017

George Mychaliska, associate professor of pediatric surgery, and of obstetrics and gynecology, says the goal of any artificial womb system is not to grow babies entirely outside the mother: "That's a 'Matrix' thing. … The whole point of the artificial placenta is to re-create the uterine environment for a period of time and allow the organs to develop to a point where the infant can tolerate postnatal life."

National Geographic

May 3, 2017

Yunhan Jia, doctoral student in electrical engineering and computer science, and colleagues identified hundreds of apps in Google Play that essentially turn a phone into a server: "Android has inherited this open port functionality from traditional computers, and many applications use open ports in a way that poses vulnerabilities. If one of these vulnerable open port apps is installed, your phone can be fully taken control of by attackers."