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February 17, 2018

In The News

February 8, 2018

Comments by George Mashour, professor of anesthesiology and neurology, were featured in an article about the application of network science to the study of fibromyalgia treatment.


February 7, 2018

Naomi Laventhal, assistant professor of pediatric neonatology, and Michele Gornick, research investigator at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, were cited in an article about the ethics of genetic testing of children.

Smithsonian Magazine

February 7, 2018

"Migratory birds are both escaping and then coming back to these areas that are really harsh during part of the year, as well as really great for breeding and raising their young during the other part of the year," said Ben Winger, assistant professor of environment, and ecology and evolutionary biology.

National Geographic Magazine

February 6, 2018

"There is a value to concurrence, having everyone see something at the same time. But as marketers in this hyper-connected, super-fragmented media landscape we find ourselves in, we have to stop and ask if dollars can be better spent elsewhere," said Marcus Collins, lecturer at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, commenting on Super Bowl TV ads.

Detroit Free Press

February 6, 2018

"It's not so unusual to see temporary facilities used in the context of the Olympics, but this moves the needle towards disposable facilities. And I think the cost of this particular venue at approximately $100 million is really making people sit up and take notice about the costs associated with building venues," said Judith Grant-Long, associate professor of sport management, on the new stadium for Winter Olympics in South Korea.

National Public Radio

February 6, 2018

Eric Dueweke, lecturer in urban and regional planning, was quoted in a story about the feasibility of bringing back commercial passenger service to Detroit's financially troubled City Airport.

The Detroit News

February 6, 2018

"They're saying we can use their demographics to identify at-risk people, but the demographics they identify are all over the map: citizens and noncitizens, native and naturalized, Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian. So it basically concludes that everybody who is Sunni Muslim needs extra scrutiny," said Margo Schlanger, professor of law, regarding a Department of Homeland Security draft report.

Foreign Policy

February 5, 2018

New technology patented by Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, alleviates motion sickness for riders in driverless vehicles.

The Sunday Times (U.K.)

February 5, 2018

"It's not like chemistry or physics where you can do a controlled experiment and change one variable. We can never be entirely sure because we don’t know what would have happened without the tax act," said Joel Slemrod, professor of economics, and business economics and public policy, on the economic impact of the 1986 tax reform act.

The New York Times

February 5, 2018

Research by Philip Veliz, assistant research professor of nursing and associate director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center, and colleagues found that teens who participate in two or more sports are much more likely to have healthier behaviors than those who are involved in just one sport.