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February 20, 2019

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May 6, 2014

Barry Checkoway, professor of social work and urban planning, wrote an opinion piece about how U-M can attract more students of color, in spite of the ban on race-conscious admissions policies.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

May 5, 2014

John Lehman, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed about his research that found limiting lawn fertilizer in Ann Arbor reduced phosphorous levels by 25 percent in the Huron River.

Michigan Radio

May 5, 2014

John Speth, professor emeritus of anthropology, was quoted about his work that suggests Neanderthals boiled their food in birch bark trays.

National Geographic

May 2, 2014

Comments by Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science, were featured in a story about U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, the longest-serving congressman in American history.

USA Today

May 2, 2014

John O'Shea, professor of anthropology, and colleagues discovered an elaborate array of stone lanes and structures in Lake Huron, believed to be the most complex set of ancient hunting structures ever found beneath the Great Lakes.


May 2, 2014

Thomas Robins, professor of environmental health sciences, was quoted in a story about South African environmental activist Desmond D'Sa.

The Huffington Post

May 2, 2014

Research by Robert Willis, professor of economics and research professor at the Institute for Social Research, found that 80 percent of spouses who are approaching or experiencing dementia, and have been responsible for the couple’s finances previously, are still managing the couples’ money.


May 1, 2014

Juan Cole, professor of history, was quoted in a story regarding Secretary of State John Kerry's use of the word "apartheid" to describe where Israel could be headed without the creation of a Palestinian state in the Israeli-controlled West Bank.

The Christian Science Monitor

May 1, 2014

Research by Micaela Martinez-Bakker and Kevin Bakker, both doctoral students in ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that peak months for births change with latitude — the most popular month for birthdays occurs earlier in the year the farther north from the equator.


May 1, 2014

William Novak, professor of law and history, was interviewed about a forthcoming Nebraska Supreme Court decision that could impact the future of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Bloomberg Businessweek