May 24, 2020

In the News

  1. June 22, 2014

    Anna Stefanopoulou, professor of mechanical engineering, was interviewed about automotive ignition-switch safety issues.

    The New York Times
  2. June 22, 2014

    “People alive at the time may have denied it and tried not to be aware of it. Collective forgetting is the opposite of collective memory,” said Howard Schuman, professor emeritus of sociology, regarding the covered-up murders of three young civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964.

    The Atlantic
  3. June 22, 2014

    Brian Zikmund-Fisher, associate professor of health behavior and health education, and research associate professor of internal medicine, was quoted in a story about the lack of shared decision-making among doctors and patients regarding cancer screening.

    Chicago Tribune
  4. June 19, 2014

    “I’m English, and I’m in my 50s, and I remember, as a kid, soccer being a perfectly acceptable word in the U.K., without being this big no-no Americanism that it has become,” said Stefan Szymanski, professor of kinesiology.

    The New York Times
  5. June 19, 2014

    Don Grimes, assistant director of the Center for Labor Market Research at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, was quoted in a story about a survey that found that aging Americans sleep more and work less.

    The Wall Street Journal
  6. June 19, 2014

    “Suppose the Legislature passed a bill to repair only 30 percent of the potholes in Michigan and then told us to drive on only roads without potholes. That would be ridiculous, right? Well, the outsized attention of Lansing policymakers on growing Michigan’s ‘knowledge economy’ ignores our economic potholes,” said Bruce Pietrykowski, professor of economics at the UM-Dearborn.

    Detroit Free Press
  7. June 18, 2014

    Cynthia Wilbanks, vice president for government relations, was quoted in an article about how Michigan universities and businesses teamed up to convince lawmakers to increase spending on higher education and help save the state’s faltering economy.

    National Journal
  8. June 18, 2014

    In a story about the lost art of using plain English in corporate America, Dana Muir, professor of business law, said, “Creating a culture of safety and good management can be consistent with a legal strategy to minimize the likelihood that employees will engage in careless or exaggerated statements.”

    Detroit Free Press
  9. June 18, 2014

    “For the U.S. to treat this as a series of al-Qaida conquests (in Iraq) and then to exercise military force to suppress it, I think, risks misunderstanding the situation and deeply alienating the Sunni population of northern Iraq,” said Juan Cole, professor of history.

    National Public Radio
  10. June 17, 2014

    Dr. Howard Markel, director of the Center for the History of Medicine, chronicled the discovery of the Heimlich maneuver 40 years ago.

    PBS NewsHour