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December 17, 2017

In The News

November 3, 2017

"Our short-term goal is to share information across the board. Our long-term goal is to have better water quality in Lake Erie," said Jennifer Read, director of the U-M Water Center, referring to the new Michigan Cleaner Lake Erie through Action and Research partnership.

Great Lakes Echo

November 2, 2017

"Voice-based interfaces are fast emerging and given that Amazon, Apple, Google and others are using them to increase reach and convenience, Hinglish is the way to achieve that," said M.S. Krishnan, professor of technology and operations, regarding the use of virtual assistants, like Alexa or Siri, who speak a combination of Hindi and English to consumers in India.


November 2, 2017

Joyce Lee, associate professor of nutritional health, and  ofpediatrics and communicable diseases, commented on research that suggests teens and young adults with diabetes may do a better job of checking their blood sugar when they get daily financial incentives.


November 2, 2017

"The finances of consumers have benefited from low unemployment and inflation rates as well as renewed increases in home values and a resurgent stock market," said Richard Curtin, director of the Surveys of Consumers at the Institute for Social Research.

National Public Radio

November 1, 2017

"I think it's a fair conclusion to think that he has information that is valuable in the prosecution of others. You would only offer that cooperation if you've sat down with him and learned that he has information that is of value," said Barbara McQuade, professor from practice at the Law School, commenting on a plea bargain with former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos.

Chicago Tribune

November 1, 2017

Jessy Grizzle, director of Michigan Robotics and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and of mechanical engineering, was interviewed about "Cassie," a two-legged robot that researchers hope could be the forerunner of a machine that one day will aid search-and-rescue efforts.

The Associated Press

November 1, 2017

"The rise in the number of people with dementia has led to the creation of many resources for caregivers that can provide vital support,” said Erica Solway, associate director of the National Poll on Healthy Aging at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.


October 31, 2017

For organizations stuck in a culture of toxicity, sometimes it takes a scandal and leadership overhaul before human resources can be effective again, said David Mayer, associate professor of management and organizations: "There usually has to be some type of shock. … You can see that in Hollywood this isn't just affecting Harvey Weinstein's firm — a lot of firms are now hyper-aware of (sexual harassment or assault)."

Los Angeles Times

October 31, 2017

Judith Heidebrink, associate professor of neurology, was quoted in a story about Alzheimer's disease warning signs and prevention.

Fox News

October 31, 2017

Research by Karin Martin, professor of sociology and women's studies, was cited in an article about the discomfort women and girls endure for fashionable but nonfunctional clothing and shoes they're expected to wear.

The Washington Post