In the News

  1. March 9, 2015

    “It is important to note that this part of the world — the Euphrates and Tigris River valleys — holds a record of the earliest development of states and urban economies, which was around 4000 B.C.,” said Henry Wright, professor of anthropology, whose most recent field study in Syria was overtaken by ISIS militants.

    International Business Times
  2. March 8, 2015

    J. Alex Halderman, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was quoted in a story about outdated encryption keys leaving mobile phones vulnerable to hackers.

    The New York Times
  3. March 8, 2015

    Research by Dr. Helen Kales, professor of psychiatry, shows that antipsychotics are much less effective than nondrug treatments, such as caregiver interventions, in controlling symptoms of dementia.

    National Public Radio
  4. March 8, 2015

    “(Massive open online courses)  have pushed forward important policy conversations around student privacy, academic review, data sharing and cross-institutional collaboration,” said James DeVaney, assistant vice provost for digital education and innovation.

    The Conversation
  5. February 26, 2015

    Philip Veliz, assistant research professor at the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, was interviewed about his research on the link between adolescent drug use and participation in high-contact sports like football and wrestling.

    HBO Sports
  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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