In the News

  1. November 6, 2014

    Comments by Steven Broglio, associate professor of kinesiology and director of the NeuroSport Research Laboratory, were featured in a story about a sideline robot that helps trainers spot football concussions.

    National Public Radio
  2. November 6, 2014

    Charles Severance, clinical associate professor of information, was quoted about the controversy surrounding the use of secret cameras to study classroom attendance at Harvard University.

    Chronicle of Higher Education
  3. November 6, 2014

    A study by Scott Greer, associate professor of health management and policy, found that employers don’t actually profit much from proactively spending to improve workers’ health — because workers can easily take their good health to a competing employer.

    Los Angeles Times
  4. November 5, 2014

    An op-ed by Dr. James Woolliscroft, dean of the Medical School and professor of internal medicine and medical education, implores federal lawmakers to avoid budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, which funds most U.S. medical research.

    Detroit Free Press
  5. November 5, 2014

    Research by Markus Mobius, associate professor of information, was cited in an article about a halo effect that explains why pretty people make more money.

    Business Insider
  6. November 5, 2014

    Scott Page, professor of complex systems, economics and political science, suggests that progress and innovation may depend less on lone thinkers with enormous IQs than on diverse people working together and capitalizing on their individuality.

  7. November 4, 2014

    “If someone uses both [tobacco and alcohol], then their risk of cancer increases by over 200 percent. So using both combined has a bigger effect than using one alone. And there’s probably a bigger risk if someone uses a lot of tobacco or a lot of alcohol,” said Dr. Joel Rubenstein, assistant professor of internal medicine.

    WCMU Radio
  8. November 4, 2014

    Research by Jun Li, associate professor of human genetics and research associate professor at the Center for Computational Medicine and Biology, indicates that sleep problems in people with depression may be due to faulty circadian clocks.

    The Huffington Post
  9. November 4, 2014

    “It isn’t domestic violence that is being broadcast on Sundays. Even though women and men may feel strongly that the acts were criminal and that the league was wrong to cover them up, it is difficult for that to override what might be a lifetime of fan behavior and one often linked closely to identity of place and family,” said Amanda Lotz, associate professor of communication studies, on the strong NFL television ratings despite players’ off-the-field domestic violence scandals.

    Sports Illustrated
  10. November 3, 2014

    Donald Lopez, professor of Buddhist and Tibetan studies, was quoted in a story about the release of “The Norton Anthology of World Religions,” in which he edited its section on Buddhism.

    The New York Times