In the News

  1. December 8, 2014

    “Automakers are already deploying a lot of advanced technology. … There has been a tremendous technology revolution in the past 10 years,” said Peter Sweatman, director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

  2. December 8, 2014

    Steven Goldfarb, assistant research scientist in physics, was quoted in an article about cleaning the more-than-7,000-ton particle ATLAS detector — a final scrub-down before its powerful toroid magnet is tested next year.

  3. December 8, 2014

    Robert Alexander, a doctoral student in atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, was interviewed about his work as a sonification specialist who turns data from the sun into music.

    Michigan Radio
  4. December 8, 2014

    A column by Terry Van Allen, director of research and sponsored programs at UM-Flint, calls for the establishment of enterprise zones creating scores of jobs and businesses in low-income areas across the nation and in cities such as Detroit and Flint.

    The Detroit News
  5. December 7, 2014

    Research by Dr. Brian Callaghan, assistant professor of neurology, and colleagues found that one in eight headache-related doctor visits result in a brain scan — and nearly half those patients are getting high-radiation CT scans, even though MRIs are more effective for peering into the brain.

    ABC News
  6. December 7, 2014

    Regarding the high cost of living in American cities, Wally Hopp, professor of technology and operations, and industrial and operations engineering, said, “I was on a trip where I visited Boston, New York and San Francisco. Housing costs are just insane. You have to live with three other people. It’s a little violation of the American dream, to think that you live like a college student for your entire life.”

  7. December 7, 2014

    Dr. Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology, was quoted in an article about the unpredictability of the seasonal flu and the lag time needed to produce a vaccine months before any strains of the flu even appears.

    Los Angeles Times
  8. December 4, 2014

    Research by Jie (Jackie) Li, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and colleagues found that as much as two-thirds of Earth’s carbon may be hidden in its inner core, making it the planet’s largest carbon reservoir.

    The Economic Times
  9. December 4, 2014

    Comments by Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of sociology, organizational studies and women’s studies, were featured in an article about college fraternities and sexual assaults.

    The Washington Post
  10. December 4, 2014

    Dr. David Hanauer, associate professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases and clinical associate professor of information, was quoted in a story about how online ratings of physicians may not match other measures of quality care.