“You have people going to the Secretary of State and being told they have to have a Social Security card, and so they go to a Social Security office and they’re told they have to have a state ID card — it’s a classic case of Catch-22,” said Greg Markus, professor of political science and research professor at the Center for Political Studies, regarding homeless people's struggle to get sufficient identification cards.
Detroit Free Press
William Chopik, doctoral student in psychology, and Sara Konrath, research assistant professor at the Institute for Social Research, were quoted about their research on the rise of American egotism since the turn of the 20th century.
U.S. News & World Report
Bruce Mannheim, professor of anthropology, was quoted regarding efforts to revive Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire.
The Wall Street Journal
Richard Nisbett, professor of psychology and research professor at the Institute for Social Research, was quoted in a story about how differing farming techniques in China may present a new approach to understanding cultural differences.
Research by Nejat Seyhun, professor of finance, was cited in a story about large corporations spending record profits to buy back their own stock, rather than investing in new capital or giving long-overdue raises to employees.
The Washington Post
Comments by Fred Adams, professor of physics and astronomy, were featured in an article about a newly identified nearby star that is a "sibling" to our sun.
The Christian Science Monitor
"The ability to predict mood changes with sufficient advance time to intervene would be an enormously valuable biomarker for bipolar disorder," said Dr. Melvin McInnis, professor of psychiatry, regarding a new smartphone app that could detect mood shifts in a person's voice.
The Huffington Post
Comments by Eric Michielssen, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, were featured in an article about U-M's partnership with IBM to use Watson, the company's famous cognitive computing system, to develop applications for a variety of industries.
The Associated Press
Frank Stafford, professor of economics, was interviewed about consumers borrowing against their retirement plans, especially during economic downturns.
Ellen Arruda, professor of of mechanical engineering and macromolecular science and engineering, was quoted in an article about self-healing armor.