In the News

  1. April 19, 2024
    • Andy Hoffman

    “The business school curriculum needs a major reset,” wrote Andy Hoffman, professor of sustainable enterprise. “Revising business school programs to reflect today’s realities — notably, climate change and inequality — requires us to do more than add a few electives. We must teach students to become stewards of the market in order to correct what ails it.”

    Poets & Quants
  2. April 19, 2024
    • Francis Pagani

    If an FDA recall of a heart device linked to hundreds of injuries and at least 14 deaths leads to permanent removal from the market, end-stage heart failure patients could have no options, said Francis Pagani, professor of cardiac surgery: “It would be devastating to the patients. … It’s not a perfect option — no pump ever is — but this is as good as it’s ever been.”

    CBS News
  3. April 19, 2024
    • Versha Pleasant

    Doctors would be ill-prepared to assess and treat patients of all racial and gender identities if a U.S. House bill banning DEI in medical schools passes, says Versha Pleasant, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology. “We are doing our medical students an incredible disservice by eliminating DEI in the curriculum. Our future health care workforce will not have adequate tools to combat racism and bias in medicine.”

  4. April 18, 2024
    • Headshot of Erik Gordon

    “The bad news is the decline of RenCen, the most identifiable building in Detroit’s skyline. It’s going to be difficult to find tenants for all that space, and they are unlikely to be as prestigious as GM,” said Erik Gordon, clinical assistant professor of business, on the news that General Motors will move its global headquarters from the Renaissance Center.

    The Detroit News
  5. April 18, 2024
    • Rick Neitzel

    “Not having the EPA doing its job is hugely damaging, not only to the public who are being harmed by noise but also to the research community. We don’t have access to a stream of funding that should be there,” said Rick Neitzel, professor of environmental health sciences, lamenting the lack of financial support from the federal government to research and regulate noise control.

    Scientific American
  6. April 18, 2024
    • Linda Lim

    Singapore’s new prime minister, U-M alum Lawrence Wong, is taking over at a time when the city-state faces many new challenges, says Linda Lim, professor emerita of corporate strategy: “This is the opportunity for (Wong) and the rest of his leadership team to show that they can meet these challenges with fresh ideas and a more participatory democracy and inclusive economy than has hitherto characterized the nation’s political system.”

    Financial Times
  7. April 17, 2024
    • Adele Brumfield
    • Erica Sanders

    “Students and families from Michigan and around the world understand the profound impact and value of a University of Michigan education,” said Adele Brumfield, vice provost for enrollment management, after the university received more than 105,000 applications for fall 2024 — an all-time high and 11% jump from the year before. Erica Sanders, executive director of undergraduate admission, said, “Our aim is to attract and develop a dynamic and diverse incoming undergraduate class by … highlighting the impact a U-M education can have on future achievements.”

  8. April 17, 2024
    • Justin Colacino

    “We’re detecting a lot of these chemicals in people’s bodies and we don’t really know the health effects. It’s pretty early stages in understanding this,” said Justin Colacino, associate professor of environmental health sciences and nutritional sciences, on the potential for harm associated with fragrance ingredients in personal care and beauty products.

  9. April 17, 2024
    • Alan Taub

    The United States must lead in the global transition to electric vehicles or there will be consequences, says Alan Taub, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Electric Vehicle Center: “It is moving at a pace that’s faster than the automotive industry has ever experienced. … If we don’t target to lead in it, we’re putting the entire domestic automotive industry at risk.”

    U.S. News & World Report
  10. April 16, 2024
    • Ariella Shikanov

    Ariella Shikanov, associate professor of biomedical engineering, working with Jun Li, a professor of human genetics, helped create a comprehensive “atlas” of the cells in the human ovary.. “This new data allows us to start building our understanding of what makes a good egg — what determines which follicle is going to grow, ovulate, be fertilized and become a baby,” Shikanov said.