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February 17, 2018

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January 25, 2018

Valeria Bertacco, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, says a $32 million federal grant to establish the new U-M-led Center for Applications Driving Architectures will simplify computer application development.

CBS TechRepublic

January 24, 2018

Susan Dynarski, professor of public policy, education, and economics, said that online courses can reach thousands of students and save money, but hurts "less proficient students who are precisely those most in need of skilled classroom teachers."

The New York Times

January 24, 2018

Sugar maples in North America that provide sap for syrup may not survive the hot and dry climate caused by global warming, according to research by Inés Ibáñez, associate professor of sustainability and environment, and earth and evolutionary biology.

Newsweek

January 24, 2018

Charles Watkinson, director of the University of Michigan Press, said that a publishing platform under development by U-M Press and Michigan Publishing will allow works with digital content to be displayed as ebooks.

Inside Higher Ed

January 23, 2018

Tiya Miles, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, American culture, history, and women's studies, explores the deep roots of slavery in metro Detroit in her new book, "The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits."

Detroit Free Press

January 23, 2018

"Look at the competition they've created among all the applicants. It's brilliant to do this publicly, pitting one city against the other. They’re really in the catbird seat to negotiate a good deal," said Peter Allen, lecturer in real estate, and urban and regional planning, on Amazon's search for a location for a second headquarters.

Chicago Tribune

January 23, 2018

Research by Sarah Domoff, research faculty associate at the Center for Human Growth and Development, suggests that how children use electronic devices — not how much time they spend on them — is the strongest predictor of emotional or social problems connected with screen addiction.

The Economic Times

January 22, 2018

"This is the single most controversial — and frankly, divisive — issue I've seen in my 40 years studying tobacco control policy," said Kenneth Warner, professor emeritus of health management and policy, on the FDA plan to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so that they are essentially non-addictive — but could open the door for companies to sell a new generation of alternative tobacco products.

The New York Times

January 22, 2018

An article touting the merits of a modified form of a high-deductible health plan that pays for primary care visits and medications without subjecting them to a deductible was co-written by Samyukta Mullangi, house officer in internal medicine, and Mark Fendrick, director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design and professor of internal medicine and health management and policy.

Harvard Business Review

January 22, 2018

Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science, believes the ongoing prosecution of Inauguration Day protesters isn't to convict people of crimes, but to put them through the pain and inconvenience of the judicial process: "I will actually be surprised if they go forward with all the trials. There's got to be political pressure at some point to say, 'you know, we've got other things to do.'"

USA Today

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