In the News

  1. April 10, 2014

    “We don’t consider the interest of dead people and their reputation as particularly important, at least not important enough to have legal procedures attached to it,” said Samuel Gross, professor of law, on the recent denial of a posthumous pardon for an executed Texas inmate.

    CBS News
  2. April 9, 2014

    Matthew Kaplan, interim director of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, and Perry Samson, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, were quoted in an article about innovative teaching methods that create a buzz among students.

    The New York Times
  3. April 9, 2014

    “The case can be made that the norms against discussing compensation are fairly entrenched. On the one hand, we are this culture that valorizes wealth and prestige, but we hate to talk about it,” said Leigh Tost, assistant professor of management and organizations.

    Fortune/CNN Money
  4. April 9, 2014

    Lisa Sturm, director of infection control and epidemiology at the U-M Hospitals, offered advice on preventing the spread of bacteria through the use of earbuds.

    The Wall Street Journal
  5. April 8, 2014

    “If aspiring entrepreneurs learn nothing else in school, they should learn how to deal with failure. The reason is simple: most startups fail. And every entrepreneur knows that failure is part of the process, whether it is failing to close a sale, raise venture capital, or gain regulatory approval for a new product or service,” said Stewart Thornhill, professor and executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

    Financial Times
  6. April 8, 2014

    Arthur Lupia, professor of political science, was quoted about the upcoming retirements of members of Michigan’s congressional delegation.

    Fox News
  7. April 8, 2014

    “If Hobby Lobby, in fact, invests a lot of money in employer 401(k) matches in companies that manufacture (contraception and abortion) drugs, that should significantly weaken Hobby Lobby’s claim that the contraception mandate imposes a substantial burden,” said Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law.

  8. April 7, 2014

    Margo Schlanger, professor of law, was quoted in a story about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s refusal to comply with an anti-prison rape law.

  9. April 7, 2014

    “The complexity of software in a vehicle is daunting. You can’t reboot it. You can’t open a window on your laptop and modify it in any way. It has to work in many modes of operation, not just driving down the road, but also when it’s cloudy, rainy, freezing or hot. It gets complicated very quickly,” said James Freudenberg, professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

  10. April 7, 2014

    Comments by David Nidever, research fellow in astronomy, were featured in an article about the birth of bright new stars triggered from gas from another galaxy hitting our own.

    Scientific American