In the News

  1. February 26, 2015

    Sonja Starr, professor of law, was quoted in an article about the use of questionnaires given to prisoners by the nation’s court systems to try to predict the likelihood that an offender will commit a crime again.

  2. February 26, 2015

    Black History Month “helps ensure that understandings of the black past extend beyond ivy-covered towers and into the lives of students, teachers and the world,” writes Martha Jones, associate professor of history, and Afroamerican and African studies.

  3. February 25, 2015

    A study by Ugo Troiano, assistant professor of economics, shows that publicly shaming delinquent taxpayers by publishing their names online is effective, but only for those who owe relatively small amounts.

    U.S. News & World Report
  4. February 25, 2015

    Matt Kenyon, associate professor of art and design, encourages his students to find creative ways to attack the world’s big problems: “I want artists to have a place at the table. We have these big, what they call wicked problems, like health care. Those solutions need to come from lots of different places and lots of different disciplines.”

    The Advocate
  5. February 25, 2015

    Research by Norman Bishara, associate professor of business law, and J.J. Prescott, professor of law, found that one in four workers have signed noncompete contracts, which are most common in information fields like engineering and architecture.

    The Washington Post
  6. February 24, 2015

    John Maddox, director of collaborative program strategies at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, was quoted in a story about the competition between Google and Apple to develop the next generation of cars’ dashboard systems.

    The New York Times
  7. February 24, 2015

    “People are going to start buying cars because of the embedded technology. Tech [companies] are sending a signal that the value now in the car is the technology,” said Peter Adriaens, professor of civil and environmental engineering, natural resources and environment, and entrepreneurship.

  8. February 23, 2015

    John Callewaert, integrated assessment director at the Graham Sustainability Institute, was quoted in an article about U-M’s recent report analyzing policy options for fracking in Michigan.

    Detroit Free Press
  9. February 23, 2015

    “The chief cares very much about preserving the credibility of the court and assuring that it doesn’t act as a political institution. This case is widely perceived as an ideological bid by opponents of the ACA to revisit a political decision that’s already been made,” said Nicholas Bagley, assistant professor of law, referring to the role of Chief Justice John Roberts in the Supreme Court case challenging the Affordable Care Act.

    Business Insider
  10. February 23, 2015

    Sridhar Lakshmanan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UM-Dearborn, says three things are required to turn a regular car into an automated one: a global positioning system, a system to recognize dynamic conditions on the roads, and a way to turn the information from these two systems into action on your ride.