In the News

  1. February 23, 2015

    Mike Palmer, horticultural manager at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, was quoted in a story about U-M’s giant American agave plant that finally bloomed last year but has only another month to live.

    The Associated Press
  2. February 22, 2015

    “Young lawyers often go out into the world thinking that the rule of law applies everywhere. But the reality is, unfortunately, there are a number of justice systems where justice is a far cry from what they’re meting out,” said Eve Brensike Primus, professor of law.

    The Christian Science Monitor
  3. February 22, 2015

    Liangyu Fu, Chinese studies librarian, discussed the traditions involved with celebrating the Chinese New Year.

    Michigan Radio
  4. February 22, 2015

    “Americans seem to believe that logging more hours leads to increased output, but respite deprivation can actually increase mistakes and workplace animosity — in addition to prompting or exacerbating stress-related illnesses,” said Kathleen Potempa, dean of the School of Nursing.

    The Wall Street Journal
  5. February 19, 2015

    Evelyn Alsultany, associate professor of American culture, said describing the slayings of three young Muslims in North Carolina only as a hate crime or a parking dispute ignores what’s happening in society.

    CBS News
  6. February 19, 2015

    Daniel Crane, professor of law and associate dean for faculty and research, has led an effort by various public interest groups to persuade governors and state legislators to support electric-car maker Tesla’s right to sell cars without enlisting independent franchised dealers.

    Bloomberg Business
  7. February 19, 2015

    In a story about the evolution of elephant trunks and giraffe necks, William Sanders, chief vertebrate preparator and assistant research scientist at the Museum of Paleontology, maintains that the size of an animal’s teeth, how it replaces them in its mouth, and how an animal’s guts work, would all influence how it eats.

    BBC Earth
  8. February 18, 2015

    Ella Atkins, associate professor of aerospace engineering, and electrical engineering and computer science, was quoted in an article about the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed regulations governing drones.

    New Scientist
  9. February 18, 2015

    Research by Jianzhi “George” Zhang, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, found that penguins can only taste sour and salty foods, not those that are sweet, bitter or have the savory, meaty taste known as umami.

    The Washington Post
  10. February 18, 2015

    Margo Schlanger, professor of law, was interviewed about the growing number of incarcerated Americans and the increased duration of jail sentences.

    PBS NewsHour