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April 30, 2017

In The News

April 28, 2017

Margo Schlanger, professor of law, was quoted in a story about a judge's ruling blocking President Trump's attempt to strip funds from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities.

The Associated Press

April 28, 2017

Shannon Zachary, head of the Department of Preservation and Conservation at the U-M Library, discussed the best ways to preserve "historical treasures," both old papers and pictures and newer digital photos, videos and other recordings.

Michigan Radio

April 27, 2017

Research by Akbar Waljee, assistant professor of internal medicine and gastroenterology, found that even short-term use of steroids can have serious side effects — increasing the risk of sepsis, blood clots and fractured bones.

The New York Times

April 27, 2017

"It's fine to be skeptical, but look at the evidence and judge for yourself," said Adam Rountrey, collection manager at the Museum of Paleontology, who along with Daniel Fisher, director of the Museum of Paleontology, made available 3-D images of mastodon fossils they say suggest humans reached the New World more than 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.

The Washington Post

April 27, 2017

"The child tax credit has a major impact on poverty, lifting nearly one of every eight children above the poverty line. For millions of other children in working families, it brings them much closer to the poverty line. Yet it could do significantly more," co-wrote H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions and associate professor of social work and public policy.

The American Prospect

April 27, 2017

Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and natural resources and environment, directed six U-M graduate students in a 14-month project that helped a Catholic monastery in Virginia become more sustainable — a project that was turned into a PBS documentary.

National Geographic

April 26, 2017

"The problem with scholarly writing is that we need to prove we are working hard in order to maintain our status in the academic hierarchy, and the usual way to do that is by writing complex, convoluted prose that only an elite group can read. … And yet, at the same time, there is a growing movement among academics who seek to write more accessibly, more vividly, more clearly," said Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

April 26, 2017

"Corporate social responsibility is either irrelevant or ineffective, either way it's useless. There are two opposite sort of views here: One is the free-market view that companies should maximize the profits. The other is that they should pay attention to these values and also try and make a profit. But how can you do all these things and maximize them? You cannot have two bottom lines," said Aneel Karnani, professor of strategy.


April 26, 2017

The most-cited academic papers rely on a specific mix of old and new research that is "nearly universal in all branches of science and technology," according to a study by Daniel Romero, assistant professor of information, complex systems and electrical engineering and computer science.

The Christian Science Monitor

April 25, 2017

Research by Julia Wolfson, assistant professor of health management and policy and nutritional sciences, found that more than two-thirds of Americans support some restrictions on carrying firearms in public places: "One of the findings that surprised us was that, even among gun owners, there was strong support."