In the News

  1. February 15, 2015

    Yuri Zhukov, assistant professor of political science, and Melvin Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, spoke about the Ukraine ceasefire agreement.

    International Business Times
  2. February 15, 2015

    Nojin Kwak, associate professor of communication studies and director of the Nam Center for Korean Studies, says more U-M students are taking Korean language, history, literature and culture classes than ever before.

    Inside Higher Education
  3. February 15, 2015

    “At the end of the day, form is what we do; form is our business. We are shape-makers and form-makers. We shape space. That’s what we do that’s different from other disciplines. And by the same token, that’s actually what gives us cultural agency in the world. This is how we effect culture,” said Monica Ponce de Leon, dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

  4. February 15, 2015

    Ashley Gearhardt, assistant professor of psychology, was quoted in a story about the next phase of extreme chocolate obsession — snorting cocoa powder.

    ABC News
  5. February 12, 2015

    Comments by Brian Min, assistant professor of political science; Puneet Manchanda, professor of marketing; and Leela Fernandes, professor of women’s studies and political science, were featured in an article about the Delhi Assembly elections in India.

    The Economic Times (India)
  6. February 12, 2015

    Jesse Chandler, adjunct faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research, and Chris Antoun, doctoral student in survey methodology, were interviewed about Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, an increasingly popular way for university researchers to recruit subjects for online experiments.

    PBS NewsHour
  7. February 11, 2015

    Research by Dr. Elizabeth Speliotes, assistant professor of internal medicine, and computational medicine and bioinformatics, reveals 97 different DNA mutations that affect obesity.

    NBC Today
  8. February 11, 2015

    Research by Michael Jensen, associate professor of strategy, found that male actors who won an Oscar are three times more likely than other male actors to divorce during their first year of marriage.

    The Daily Mail (U.K.)
  9. February 11, 2015

    “If employees believe that they have strong relationships with at least some colleagues at work, colleagues who they care about and who care about them, then they are more likely to thrive,” said Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations.

    Business Insider
  10. February 11, 2015

    Frank Beaver, professor emeritus of screen arts and cultures, was quoted in a story about D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation,” America’s first blockbuster film, praised for its cinematic power but criticized for its overt racism.

    BBC News