In the News

  1. October 20, 2015

    Michael Cherney, doctoral student in geological sciences, and Daniel Fisher, director of the Museum of Paleontology, discussed their research of chemical samples from tusks of woolly mammoths that found signs the mammoths had accelerated their maturation process, a common evolutionary response to predation.

    Christian Science Monitor
  2. October 19, 2015

    About 70 percent of Americans believe in the science behind global warming — the highest level of acceptance in the U.S. since 2008, according to a new survey by Barry Rabe, professor of public policy and environmental policy.

    The Guardian (U.K.)
  3. October 19, 2015

    Dr. Vijay Singh, clinical lecturer in emergency medicine and family medicine, was quoted regarding a study that indicated positive peer influences are associated with decreased dating violence.

    Business Standard
  4. October 19, 2015

    Clayton Lewis, curator of graphic materials at the Clements Library, was interviewed about the library’s David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography, which includes photos of all types from the 1840s into the 20th century.

    Michigan Radio
  5. October 19, 2015

    Calling President Obama a socialist “is absurd. It’s vilification. But with Bernie Sanders, it’s not. It’s not a form of defaming him, which is why it’s much more important to understand all the differentiation,” said Andrei Markovits, professor of political science, sociology, and Germanic languages and literatures.

    Fast Company
  6. October 18, 2015

    “Other countries are investing in higher education because they realize it strengthens their economies. If we’re investing in incarcerating people, where is that leading us?” said President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman, co-chair of the Lincoln Project, which found state prison spending in the U.S. has risen by 141 percent since 1986, compared to less than 6 percent increase for higher education.

    New York Daily News
  7. October 18, 2015

    “Three decades after October was established as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we need to ask ourselves: ‘Has all our pink paraphernalia really helped improve health?'” said Shobita Parthasarathy, associate professor of public policy.

    The Huffington Post
  8. October 17, 2015

    Research by Mark Hunter, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and natural resources and environment, found that the amount of medicinal cardenolides in milkweed — which can reduce parasitic infections in monarch butterflies — depends on soil fungi.

  9. October 15, 2015

    “The vast possibilities inherent in chamber music empower it with the unique ability to serve as a catalyst for interdisciplinary exploration and, ultimately, transformational artistic experiences,” said Aaron Dworkin, dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, in a story about the new M-Prize competition.

    The New York Times
  10. October 15, 2015

    James Sayer, research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute and deployment director at the Mobility Transformation Center, and Jack Hu, interim vice president for research, were quoted in a story about Sayer being honored by the White House for his leadership in advancing connected and automated transportation.