In the News

  1. March 27, 2014

    Charles Friedman, professor of information, and health management and policy, was quoted about the growth in health informatics careers.

    U.S. News & World Report
  2. March 26, 2014

    “When information about the threat that climate change poses is not paired with solutions on what can be done in response, individuals may ignore climate messages and be less likely to engage in political action on the issue,” said Sol Hart, assistant professor of communication studies and the Program in the Environment.

    The Huffington Post
  3. March 26, 2014

    Shawna Lee, assistant professor of social work, and colleagues developed a new phone app called Mobile Dad, which provides fathers who are away with regular updates on milestones their kids should be experiencing, and offers suggestions on how to handle a variety of situations.

    NBC Today
  4. March 26, 2014

    Steven Ratner, professor of law, co-wrote an opinion piece asserting that a U.N. investigation into human rights violations in Sri Lanka is long overdue.

    The (Toronto) Globe and Mail
  5. March 25, 2014

    Edwin Olson, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was quoted in a story about driverless cars of the future and their insatiable appetite for enormous amounts of information.

    The Wall Street Journal
  6. March 25, 2014

    Jon Miller, research scientist at the Institute for Social Research, was interviewed about the bleak economic prospects for Generation Xers, many of whom struggle to save for retirement and help finance their children’s college education.

    NBC News
  7. March 25, 2014

    “Justices from both ends of the political spectrum, from Brandeis to Rehnquist, were clear on the historic limitations on corporate rights and equally clear on the reasons those rights needed to be limited,” co-wrote William Novak, professor of law and history, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to heed historical precedent when it considers Hobby Lobby’s case that corporations are entitled to the same religious freedom protections as people.

  8. March 24, 2014

    Comments by Lloyd Johnston, research professor and distinguished senior research scientist at the Institute for Social Research, were featured in an article about the steady decline of anti-drug advertising on television.

    Advertising Age
  9. March 24, 2014

    John DeCicco, research professor at the Energy Institute, says consumers are twice as sensitive to higher gas prices than rising home heating costs: “As the saying goes, what other economic indicator is plastered in big numbers on every other intersection across the country? There’s certainly a much greater visibility for the price of gasoline.”

    Michigan Radio
  10. March 24, 2014

    Anna Kirkland, associate professor of women’s studies, was quoted about the temporary suspension of gay marriages in Michigan while the state attorney general appeals a recent decision by a federal judge to overturn the ban on gay marriage.

    The Detroit News