In the News

  1. January 15, 2014

    Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law, said our society too often criminalizes victims of human sex trafficking and that the law must change to allow victims to defend themselves and provide a “safe harbor” for those who are coerced into committing crimes or doing drugs.

    The Detroit News
  2. January 14, 2014

    Pamela Smock, professor of sociology and women’s studies, was interviewed about the lopsided role of women versus men when it comes to housework and child care.

    NBC News
  3. January 14, 2014

    Regarding her research into food and drink marketing at U.S. elementary and secondary schools, Yvonne Terry-McElrath, research associate at the Institute for Social Research, said: “I think at the very least, we need to have some good strong policies that say, hey, you really can’t market stuff that’s not healthful for the kids.”

    Chicago Tribune
  4. January 14, 2014

    Dmitriy Stolyarov, associate professor of economics and associate director of the Michigan Retirement Research Center, was quoted in a story about the tendency of baby boomers to partially retire from the workforce, rather than quit cold turkey.
  5. January 13, 2014

    Philip Myers, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator of mammals at the Museum of Zoology, was quoted in an article about the positive impact extreme cold has on nature.

    The Associated Press
  6. January 13, 2014

    Comments by Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, were featured in a story about the best way for fledgling startups to go after big clients.

    The Wall Street Journal
  7. January 13, 2014

    “Technology is just like food. Just as food can make us healthy or obese, technology can make us more effective or more distracted. I hope to develop technology with content that is created by experts with desire for human wellness,” said Jasprit Singh, professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

    Business Standard (India)
  8. January 12, 2014

    Eileen Pollack, professor of English language and literature, was joined by Tim McKay, professor of physics and astronomy, and Abby Stewart, professor of psychology and women’s studies, to discuss why women are underrepresented in science.

    Michigan Radio
  9. January 12, 2014

    Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, was quoted in a story about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay a decision allowing same-sex marriages in Utah while litigation is pending in the high court.

  10. January 12, 2014

    Dr. Matthew Davis, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, internal medicine and public policy, was interviewed for an article that warns college students to be wary of the H1N1 flu strain.

    Detroit Free Press