Andrew Hoffman, professor of natural resources and environment and director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, warned against the downside of aggressive coalition-building in today’s environmental movement that could imperil a green group’s “brand and its credibility.”
Environment & Energy Daily
A tribute to the late Nelson Mandela featured the photographs and recollections of David Turnley, associate professor of art and design, who spent 28 years photographing South Africa's struggles with apartheid.
Allen Hicken, associate professor of political science, co-wrote a blog article about why anti-government protests in Thailand are unlikely to yield electoral success.
The Washington Post
Research by Wayne Baker, professor of management and organizations, and sociology, shows that a person's attitude toward work is more heavily influenced by his or her parents than previously thought.
The (London) Daily Mail
Comments by Miles Kimball, professor of economics, were featured in a story about the digital currency Bitcoin.
Khaled Mattawa, associate professor of English language and literature, spoke about the newfound sense of activism among residents of Tripoli: “It is a measure of their despair at the worsening security situation that the ordinary people of this city ... are now gathering at a venerated public site to criticize the government in the open.”
The New York Times
Reuven Avi-Yonah, professor of law, was quoted in an article about a congressional tax plan that would require some foreign investors to pay higher withholding taxes on interest they receive from U.S. corporations.
David Hsu, research assistant professor of psychiatry, explained how the brain deals with the pain of social rejection.
Inside Higher Ed
Describing the phenomenon of highway hypnosis, Sean Meehan, assistant professor of kinesiology, said, “I’m sure most people experienced this on a long trip where they all of the sudden realize they really haven’t been aware of what they’re doing.”
ABC News Radio
Michael Sivak, research professor at the Transportation Research Institute, was quoted in a story about a rise in gasoline demand, spurred by a recovering economy and cheaper prices at the pump.