In the News

  1. January 14, 2015

    Anne Curzan, professor of linguistics, education, and English language and literature, was quoted in a story about the proliferation of words marked to describe specifically male actions and objects.

    The Boston Globe
  2. January 14, 2015

    Research by Dr. Michelle Macy, assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine, shows that although using a rear-facing car seat until a child is 2 years old reduces risk of serious injury, close to one-quarter of U.S. parents turn the seat around before their child is a year old.

    The Economic Times
  3. January 14, 2015

    Peter Sweatman, director of the Mobility Transformation Center, said M City, the university’s replica of a roadway with up to five lanes, intersections, roundabouts, roadway markings and other topography, will allow automakers to “test new approaches in a safe, controlled and realistic environment.”

    The Detroit News
  4. January 13, 2015

    Bruce Belzowski, managing director of the Automotive Futures group at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, was quoted in story about the outlook for General Motors after a rough 2014.

    BBC News
  5. January 13, 2015

    Dr. Joel Howell, professor of internal medicine, history, and health management and policy, and colleagues found that rhythmic patterns of a number of Beethoven’s compositions reflect irregular rhythms of cardiac arrhythmia.

    The Huffington Post
  6. January 13, 2015

    Dr. Jonathan Haft, associate professor of cardiac surgery, discussed how, with the help of wearable technology, a patient was able to be sent home with a total artificial heart. 

    Ann Arbor News/MLive
  7. January 12, 2015

    Research by Nicole Ellison, associate professor of information, and colleagues found that Facebook remains the most popular social media site in the U.S. with nearly six in 10 American adults having an account.

    USA Today
  8. January 12, 2015

    Christiane Gruber, associate professor of the history of art, says the ban on drawings of the Prophet Muhammad has not always been absolute and that there is a rich heritage of images and icons.

    The Guardian
  9. January 12, 2015

    Robin Edelstein, associate professor of psychology, and her research team found a decline in the testosterone of expectant fathers as their partners’ due date approached: “Men may not necessarily notice the changes themselves, but lower levels of testosterone could contribute to men being more nurturing and caring with their infants, and possibly even with their partners.”

    Men's Journal
  10. January 11, 2015

    An online exhibition, curated by Brian Dunnigan, associate director of the William L. Clements Library, features the geometry of 18th-century forts built by Britain in the American colonies.