In the News

  1. October 5, 2014

    David Mayer, associate professor of management and organizations, was quoted in a story about research that finds a link between high levels of testosterone and greedy behavior by powerful people.

    The Atlantic
  2. October 5, 2014

    “There is quite a lot of frustration in the population with things like corruption and these big building programs for the World Cup, combined with what they see as very poor public health services and infrastructure,” said Melvyn Levitsky, professor of public policy, regarding the heated election in Brazil.

    International Business Times
  3. October 5, 2014

    Research by Dr. Amir Ghaferi, assistant professor of surgery, shows that hospitals that pull out all the stops to rescue elderly surgical patients in crisis are better at saving lives, but have higher rates of major complications and, ultimately, more inpatient deaths.

    U.S. News & World Report
  4. October 2, 2014

    Dr. Marie Lozon, associate professor of pediatric emergency medicine, was quoted in a story about a possible link between limb weakness in children and the respiratory illness enterovirus 68, which is afflicting thousands of children nationwide.

    The New York Times
  5. October 2, 2014

    Regarding the underrepresentation of female students at America’s most selective colleges, Michael Bastedo, associate professor of education, said, “It’s perplexing. You would think that women’s advantages nationally, with their higher high-school grades, would translate into larger advantages at elite colleges.”

    The Chronicle of Higher Education
  6. October 2, 2014

    Comments by Dr. John Greden, professor of psychiatry and executive director of the U-M Comprehensive Depression Center, were featured in an article about the many causes, symptoms and treatments for depression.

    The Huffington Post
  7. October 1, 2014

    Marisa Eisenberg, assistant professor of epidemiology and mathematics, and Eden Wells, clinical associate professor of epidemiology, spoke about the difficulty in measuring and predicting Ebola’s true impact.

    Time
  8. October 1, 2014

    “A careful look at the many considerations involved suggests that environmentally led efforts to jumpstart the market for electric cars amount to putting the cart before the horse,” said John DeCicco, research professor at the U-M Energy Institute.

    The Christian Science Monitor
  9. October 1, 2014

    Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law, criticized American companies that benefit from U.S. higher education and government-paid basic research but place their intellectual property in overseas low-tax jurisdictions.

    The New York Times
  10. September 30, 2014

    Research by Kent Berridge, professor of psychology, was featured in an article about understanding the biology of rewards, and how and where pleasure and motivation originate in the brain.

    The New Yorker