In the News

  1. March 4, 2024
    • Steven Cundiff

    “The simplest way to put it is, eventually, we would have winter in July. Basically, after 700 years, if we didn’t have Leap Day, it would be adrift so that the summer and winter would be opposite, and twice that, it would come back again,” said Steven Cundiff, professor of physics, and of electrical engineering and computer science.

    WWJ Radio
  2. March 4, 2024
    • Zach Brown

    “Pricing algorithms allow companies to change prices throughout the day or perhaps even throughout an hour. During the busy times, they can obviously increase profits,” said Zach Brown, assistant professor of economics, on Wendy’s announcement that it will launch new menu prices that will fluctuate depending on the time of day.

    Good Morning America
  3. March 4, 2024

    “If there is an animal that can be eaten, it’s likely that some snake, somewhere, has evolved the ability to eat it,” said Daniel Rabosky, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator at the Museum of Zoology. “Snakes evolved faster and — dare we say it — better than some other groups. They are versatile and flexible and able to specialize on prey that other groups cannot use.”

    Cosmos Magazine
  4. February 23, 2024
    • Thomas Valley

    “There is clearly a greater need to improve sedation for Hispanic patients because of what we know about disparities in their outcomes,” said Thomas Valley, associate professor of pulmonary medicine, whose research found that Hispanic patients in respiratory failure receive heavy sedation at a rate that is five times that of white patients.

    U.S. News & World Report
  5. February 23, 2024
    • Stephanie Preston

    “We know when people feel empathy, when they want to help. But we’re not seeing it in these times of crisis, globally, locally, in our own partisan politics in America,” said Stephanie Preston, professor of psychology. “What a utopian vision would be for me is where people are able finally to see the fellow humanity in people from all different cultures and races and situations.”

    Quanta Magazine
  6. February 23, 2024
    • Dan Slater

    “Washington is going to be looking for endeavors and ambitions in Asia … and as long as it looks at Asian countries as terrain for competition with China, it will give Prabowo some latitude to make initial goodwill,” said Dan Slater, professor of political science, about Indonesia’s next president, Prabowo Subianto, an ex-army general once banned from the U.S. over alleged human rights violations.

  7. February 22, 2024
    • Hani Bawardi

    Arab Americans who have worked for years to establish ties to the Democratic Party power structure are now questioning their commitment because of the gravity of the war in Gaza, says Hani Bawardi, associate professor of history at UM-Dearborn: “That will override any other concern at the moment, and Biden seems to know that.”

    USA Today
  8. February 22, 2024
    • Barry Rabe

    “Trump has been very effective previously at using wedge issues. Whenever he comes to the state, this comes up. And this is not abstract in Michigan, it’s a real question. ‘What plant am I going to be working in?’” said Barry Rabe, professor of public policy and environment, on Donald Trump’s focus on the anxiety over electric vehicles that pervades Michigan autoworkers.

    The New York Times
  9. February 22, 2024
    • Tiffany Munzer

    A strong grounding in digital literacy and social-emotional skills will help students learn to use AI-powered tools responsibly, says Tiffany Munzer, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics: “The most important things we want our children to take from us right now are kindness, equity and critical thinking skills to challenge the information that they are seeing. It’s about imparting those key skills.”

  10. February 21, 2024
    • Jerry Davis

    “If someone calls you up and says, ‘Do you think unemployment’s gone up or down since Biden became president?’ It could be that you want to give a negative answer, not because you think that’s really the truth, but that in some sense, you’re just sort of trolling. If people aren’t answering polling questions sincerely, it’s really hard to know what to make of the polls,” said Jerry Davis, professor of management and organizations, and of sociology.

    KCBS Radio (San Francisco)