In the News

  1. December 9, 2013

    Allen Hicken, associate professor of political science, co-wrote a blog article about why anti-government protests in Thailand are unlikely to yield electoral success.

    The Washington Post
  2. December 9, 2013

    Research by Wayne Baker, professor of management and organizations, and sociology, shows that a person’s attitude toward work is more heavily influenced by his or her parents than previously thought.

    The (London) Daily Mail
  3. December 8, 2013

    Comments by Miles Kimball, professor of economics, were featured in a story about the digital currency Bitcoin.

    CNN Money
  4. December 8, 2013

    Khaled Mattawa, associate professor of English language and literature, spoke about the newfound sense of activism among residents of Tripoli: “It is a measure of their despair at the worsening security situation that the ordinary people of this city … are now gathering at a venerated public site to criticize the government in the open.”

    The New York Times
  5. December 8, 2013

    Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law, was quoted in an article about a congressional tax plan that would require some foreign investors to pay higher withholding taxes on interest they receive from U.S. corporations.

  6. December 5, 2013

    David Hsu, research assistant professor of psychiatry, explained how the brain deals with the pain of social rejection.

    Inside Higher Ed
  7. December 5, 2013

    Describing the phenomenon of highway hypnosis, Sean Meehan, assistant professor of kinesiology, said, “I’m sure most people experienced this on a long trip where they all of the sudden realize they really haven’t been aware of what they’re doing.”

    ABC News Radio
  8. December 5, 2013

    Michael Sivak, research professor at the Transportation Research Institute, was quoted in a story about a rise in gasoline demand, spurred by a recovering economy and cheaper prices at the pump.

  9. December 4, 2013

    James O’Shea, a visiting professor of journalism and lecturer in communication studies, was interviewed about the struggles of the newspaper industry.

    Michigan Radio
  10. December 4, 2013

    Research by Pejman Rohani, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, complex systems, and epidemiology, shows that culling bat populations does not stop the rabies virus.

    NBC News