In the News

  1. 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
  2. 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.

  3. December 5, 2013

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

    Inside Higher Ed
  4. 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
  5. 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.

  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. December 4, 2013

    David Uhlmann, Jeffrey F. Liss Professor from Practice and director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program, was quoted in an article about the first criminal case to go to trial arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  9. December 3, 2013

    Bob Bain, associate professor of education and history, and designer of the curriculum for Bill Gates’ Big History Project: “This does what a good history course should have always been doing. It presents the opportunity to use other disciplines. It’s an on-ramp for students to learning in every subject.”

    Detroit Free Press
  10. December 3, 2013

    A story about the link between improved health care and a worldwide trend of less Alzheimer’s disease quoted Dr. Ken Langa, professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy.

    United Press International