In the News

  1. April 1, 2015

    Margaret Dewar, professor of urban and regional planning, says that a regional fee on new construction would help Rust Belt cities like Detroit pay for demolitions.

    Detroit Free Press
  2. March 31, 2015

    Research by Matthew A. Davis, assistant professor of nursing, casts doubt on the proverb “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” finding that daily apple eaters have just as many doctor visits as those who don’t eat apples.

    The Associated Press
  3. March 31, 2015

    David Hauser, doctoral candidate in social psychology, was interviewed about his work that shows using war metaphors — battling the disease, winning the fight — might actually distort how we think about cancer prevention.

    NPR's On The Media
  4. March 31, 2015

    “Volunteers really can make a difference, and they’re a somewhat underutilized resource by schools to improve things for kids,” said Robin Jacob, assistant research scientist in education, commenting on a study that suggests that volunteers in schools can help kids read more proficiently.

    The Washington Post
  5. March 30, 2015

    Jason Mars, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, built a digital assistant that responds to voice commands and then freely shared the underlying code so others can explore the complexities of modern speech recognition.

  6. March 30, 2015

    “If you can address women’s issues, you’re addressing the economy, economic sustainability and growth for everyone because in many families, women are heading the families. If you focus on women and pay equity, everyone’s situation improves,” said Gloria Thomas, director of the Center for the Education of Women.

    Detroit Free Press
  7. March 30, 2015

    Dr. James Richardson, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, addressed ways that diabetics can stay on their feet even when they suffer from nerve pain.

  8. March 29, 2015

    Ella Atkins, associate professor of aerospace engineering, and electrical engineering and computer science, says post-9/11 cockpit-security measures assume a flight’s crew members are the “good guys.”

    BuzzFeed News
  9. March 29, 2015

    Timothy McKay, professor of physics, astronomy and education, and Steve Lonn, assistant director of the Learning, Education and Design Lab, were quoted in an article about ways U-M faculty use digital information to personalize their teaching and help students learn.

    National Journal
  10. March 29, 2015

    Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that clarified legal protections for pregnant workers who believe their employers have discriminated against them.

    The Washington Post