In the News

  1. May 18, 2014

    Comments by Jill Becker, professor of psychology and psychiatry, were featured in an article about the need for testing in female lab animals and in female tissues and cells.

    The New York Times
  2. May 18, 2014

    Nicole Ellison, associate professor of information, was quoted about what a future filled with Internet-connected things will look like.

    USA Today
  3. May 18, 2014

    “Overconfidence means that many more companies start up than will ever succeed. That’s unfortunate for individual companies. The paradox is that it’s really beneficial for society,” said Brian Wu, assistant professor of strategy, on the endemic optimism of entrepreneurs.

    The New Yorker
  4. May 15, 2014

    Regarding U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ failure to collect enough valid signatures for re-election, Jowei Chen, assistant professor of political science, said, “It looks to me from the case law history that he has a very strong case that the Michigan law is unconstitutional. It would take a stunning turn of events that drastically affects the public’s perception of him for him not to have a successful write-in campaign.”

    The New York Times
  5. May 15, 2014

    “As educators, we have a responsibility to equip our students with insightful ideas and comprehensive strategies. By showing students how to be genuine in the most strategic negotiations at work, we can prepare them to become better leaders,” said Shirli Kopelman, clinical assistant professor of management and organizations.

    Bloomberg Businessweek
  6. May 15, 2014

    Nicholas Bagley, assistant professor of law, was quoted in a story about a Supreme Court case on whether employers can unilaterally end retiree health care benefits.

    Los Angeles Times
  7. May 14, 2014

    Elliot Soloway, professor of education, information, and electrical engineering and computer science, was interviewed about a national K-12 educational movement in computer coding instruction.

    The New York Times
  8. May 14, 2014

    “You have people going to the Secretary of State and being told they have to have a Social Security card, and so they go to a Social Security office and they’re told they have to have a state ID card — it’s a classic case of Catch-22,” said Greg Markus, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies, regarding homeless people’s struggle to get sufficient identification cards.

    Detroit Free Press
  9. May 14, 2014

    William Chopik, doctoral student in psychology, and Sara Konrath, research assistant professor at the Institute for Social Research, were quoted about their research on the rise of American egotism since the turn of the 20th century.

    U.S. News & World Report
  10. May 13, 2014

    Bruce Mannheim, professor of anthropology, was quoted regarding efforts to revive Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.

    The Wall Street Journal