Added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of sensors and computers in autonomous vehicles can substantially increase their energy price tag — enough to turn some autonomous cars into net energy losers, according to research by Gregory Keoleian, professor of environment and sustainability, and civil and environmental engineering, and director of the Center for Sustainable Systems.
"Americans do not care about health care costs; they care about what it costs them. As more and more Americans are being enrolled into high-deductible health plans, understanding what things cost the typical patient have become more important," said Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine, and health management and policy, and director of U-M's Center for Value-Based Insurance Design.
Detroit Free Press
Comments by Gretchen Spreitzer, professor of management and organizations, were featured throughout an article about the complications of remote working and how companies are developing ways to improve telecommuting.
"This administration is possibly unique, in that it blatantly and gleefully uses deportation to punish and exclude ... targeted communities," said Sherrie Kossoudji, associate professor of social work.
Catherine Massey, assistant research scientist at the Population Studies Center, discussed her research on the African-American migration from the South to the North in the 1930s and 1940s.
"You train if you go on a hike or run a 5K race. But we never train our patients for their operations," said Michael Englesbe, professor of surgery, commenting on research that suggests people, particularly older patients, should mentally and physically prepare to be on the operating table to save money and hasten recoveries.
Aviv Ovadya, chief technologist at the School of Information's Center for Social Media Responsibility, cautions that technology that can be used to enhance and distort what is real is evolving faster than our ability to understand and control or mitigate it: "I'm from the free and open source culture — the goal isn't to stop technology but ensure we're in an equilibria that's positive for people."
Michael Rice, assistant professor of gastroenterology and internal medicine, was quoted in a story about the differences between food poisoning and the notovirus.
Nell Duke, professor of education, says schools have an obligation to provide a high-quality literacy education, but supporting literacy development cannot just fall to teachers: "District central administration also has important responsibilities, such as to ensure that every teacher has access to the tools that they need to support literacy development, including lots of appropriate books … but also high-quality, standards- and research-aligned professional development and curriculum materials."
The Detroit News
Harold Johnson, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work and professor emeritus of social work, and health behavior and health education, discussed what it was like for him to make history as the first African-American dean at U-M.