In the News

  1. March 16, 2014

    A study by Vicki Freedman, research professor at the Institute for Social Research, found that doing chores and errands while caring for a disabled husband makes older women a bit happier than just doing housework for its own sake.

  2. March 16, 2014

    Comments by Aswin Punathambekar, associate professor of communication studies, were featured in an article about a new Bollywood movie that seems to mimic the real-life story of a women’s vigilante group formed in India in 2006.

    The Star (India)
  3. March 13, 2014

    “Scientific discovery doesn’t come easy. It’s easy to give up, but he would just never give up,” said Rashid Bashshur, professor emeritus of health management and policy, describing the late Dr. Hunein Maassab, professor emeritus of epidemiology and developer of the nasal-spray flu vaccine.

    The New York Times
  4. March 13, 2014

    Aradhna Krishna, professor of marketing, was interviewed about her research on “smellizing,” in which pictures in food ads trigger memories of smells.

    Michigan Radio
  5. March 13, 2014

    Craig Wilkins, lecturer in architecture and urban planning, was quoted about the determination of local Detroit artists to reclaim discarded materials to create artsy city bus shelters, despite recent thefts of the installations.

    The Detroit News
  6. March 12, 2014

    “I’m not convinced that it’s really a weather-related phenomenon. You can’t keep blaming the weather,” economist Don Grimes of the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, said regarding the nation’s economic blahs.

    The Detroit News
  7. March 12, 2014

    Mary Sue Coleman spoke about her tenure as U-M president and the challenges facing higher education today, in one of several interviews with college presidents at the American Council on Education’s annual meeting. (Scroll through videos for Coleman interview.)

    The Chronicle of Higher Education
  8. March 12, 2014

    Emily Somers, assistant professor of internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and environmental health sciences, was quoted in a story about African-American women and lupus.

  9. March 11, 2014

    Philip Potter, assistant professor of political science and public policy, was quoted in a story about a terrorist attack in southwest China.

  10. March 11, 2014

    Kristin Hass, associate professor of American culture, was interviewed about the low level of per-capita spending on military veterans nationwide, and especially in Michigan.

    Michigan Radio