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August 27, 2014

"People have all kinds of assumptions about what 'affirmative action' or 'diversity programs' mean. Unfortunately, plenty of employees think it's about hiring people who are less qualified, just because they’re a member of a minority group," said David Mayer, associate professor of management and organizations.


August 27, 2014

Matthew Countryman, associate professor of history, American culture, and Afroamerican and African studies, was interviewed about riots sparked by confrontations between black residents and predominantly white police forces in Philadelphia and other U.S. cities in 1964.

National Public Radio

August 27, 2014

"Many Twitter users value the openness of that platform so they have to be careful about this decision or they risk alienating their users," said Clifford Lampe, associate professor of information, regarding Twitter's recent decision to remove graphic images and suspend accounts that share them.

The Huffington Post

August 19, 2014

"The impact on careers is pretty clear and often striking. We regularly see people who shy away from jobs that would require them to fly and even turn down promotions," said Dr. James Abelson, professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Program.


August 19, 2014

Dr. William Lynch, associate professor of thoracic surgery, and Dr. Robert Bartlett, professor emeritus of surgery, were featured in a story about a U-M clinical trial that aims to keep lungs alive outside of the body for lung transplants.

Detroit Free Press

August 19, 2014

"For some companies, these inversions are really smart business moves. For others, they're less smart. You don't always know if it's going to work," said James Hines, professor of law and economics, addressing how companies establishing a tax domicile abroad often fail to produce above-average returns for investors.

Chicago Tribune

August 12, 2014

David Jude, research scientist emeritus of natural resources and environment, was interviewed about the many different species of fish found in the Great Lakes.

Michigan Radio

August 12, 2014

"Players should always look at what they are hitting and avoid using their head as the initial point of contact with their opponent. In addition to increased concussion risk, head-down tackling and hitting with the top of the helmet are a mechanism for neck fracture," said Steven Broglio, associate professor of kinesiology.

U.S. News & World Report

August 12, 2014

"I cannot recall a judge saying in a class-action case that the amount of settlement is too low and you need to go back and go for broke at trial. This is very striking," said Daniel Crane, professor of law, regarding a U.S. District Court judge's rejection of a proposed $324 million settlement in an antitrust case.

The New York Times

August 5, 2014

An article about the new book "Building a Better Teacher" quotes School of Education Dean Deborah Ball on why teacher training needs to involve more than learning on the job.

Inside Higher Ed