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  1. November 14, 2023
    • Daniel Crane

    “It’s a lot like giving away the razor to sell the blade,” said Daniel Crane, professor of law, on the fact that car dealerships make most of their profits from providing service for vehicles — not selling new cars — which may discourage dealers from selling electric vehicles that have lower maintenance costs.

    The Washington Post
  2. November 14, 2023
    • Alan Taub

    Increased interest in startups is leading to a more competitive mobility market, says Alan Taub, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Electric Vehicle Center: “The technology revolutions of connected vehicles, self-driving vehicles and electric vehicles are moving at an unprecedented rate for the industry. And with the introduction of new startups, all of a sudden intellectual property moved from sort of the bare minimum to a major part of the strategy of companies.”

    Crain's Detroit Business
  3. November 14, 2023
    • Bryan Roby

    To some, the phrase “from the river to the sea” sounds like a call for the destruction of Israel. For others, it represents hope for Palestinian unity and autonomy. “That depends on who’s using the phrase,” said Bryan Roby, professor of Jewish and Middle East history, who notes that anti-Israel militant groups use the slogan to counter Israeli claims to the land, while others use it not as a call for violence but for freedom and equality for people in territories occupied by Israel.

    Michigan Radio
  4. November 13, 2023
    • David Singer

    “I don’t care if you’re making an oil platform or … a military platform. You have lives and the environment under your purview as an engineer,” said David Singer, associate professor of naval architecture and marine engineering.

  5. November 13, 2023
    • Volker Sick

    “In the era of cheap oil, (carbon capture) has never been lucrative. But if we now pay attention to the need to avoid CO2 (emissions), that equation changes. There’s also a lot of subsidies that pay you for capturing CO2 and sequestering it underground. We can do it, but it’s emerging,” said Volker Sick, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Global CO2 Initiative.

    The Detroit News
  6. November 13, 2023
    • Patrick Carter

    Research shows child and teen survivors endure significant increases in pain, psychiatric and substance use disorders following a firearm injury. “If we can prevent firearm injuries, then we avoid all these huge physical, mental health and economic costs that occur in their wake,” said Patrick Carter, associate professor of emergency medicine and co-director of the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

    NBC News
  7. November 10, 2023
    • Maxwell Woody

    Maxwell Woody, research assistant at the Center for Sustainable Systems, says people are concerned about the range, charger availability and upfront cost of electric vehicles. “All three of those things are things that we can work on and improve: increasing incentives for EVs … increasing the buildout of public charging stations and making home charging stations more affordable.”

    Michigan Radio
  8. November 10, 2023
    • April Zeoli

    “People who are victimized by their intimate partners rely on firearm restrictions to help keep them safe. This is not abstract. This is not, you know, an esoteric legal question. This is people’s lives. Literally, their lives, their level of fear, their ability to feel safe,” said April Zeoli, associate professor of health management and policy and research associate professor at the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

    National Public Radio
  9. November 10, 2023
    • Photo of Tom Ivacko

    “Criticism of Trump is one thing, but a vote to impeach is another, and won’t easily be forgotten or forgiven by MAGA voters,” said Tom Ivacko, executive director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, on former Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer’s chances of winning a Michigan U.S. Senate seat next year.

  10. November 9, 2023
    • Headshot of Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks

    Younger employees, who grew up with social media, are more likely to talk casually and about aspects of their personal life in the workplace. They have greater comfort “blending the way they can communicate with their friends and their co-workers,” said Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, professor of management and organizations.