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February 17, 2018

In The News

January 11, 2018

Betsey Stevenson, associate professor of public policy and economics, and Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy, were quoted in an article about the unique barriers faced by women in the field of economics.


January 10, 2018

"When you are the parent of an obese child, there is tremendous stigma. Everyone looks at the parent and thinks: That parent is incompetent. They don’t care about their child. Why can’t they just make the child eat less and exercise?" said Julie Lumeng, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and nutritional sciences.

The New York Times

January 10, 2018

Comments by Jim Sayer, director of the U-M Transportation Research Institute, were featured in a story about Nissan's new technology that lets drivers operate a vehicle with brain waves.


January 10, 2018

Julia Seng, professor of nursing, women's studies, and obstetrics and gynecology, discussed how stress caused by child abuse and neglect can affect the pregnancies of survivors years later.

Inside Higher Ed

January 9, 2018

"(The) new and updated Michigan Automated Prescription System will only be effective if it is utilized universally by the physician and health provider communities. The use of objective data is the only way we as physicians can do our part to inform safe prescribing practices and reverse the opioid epidemic in Michigan," wrote Rebecca Cunningham, professor of emergency medicine, and health behavior and health education.

Bridge Magazine

January 9, 2018

Qiaozhu Mei, associate professor of information, and colleagues trained a machine-learning program on about 63,000 Reddit threads to learn what dialog-ending responses look like — which could someday notify users before they hit "submit" if a post is likely to shut down discussion.

Science News

January 9, 2018

"What makes them special is each house is different and each is a response to its unique setting. Each owner also thinks they have the best Wright house, but they all have something special, a piece of his organic touch," said Robert Fishman, professor of architecture and urban and regional planning, referring to homes designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Detroit News

January 8, 2018

Susan Shore, professor of otolaryngology, biomedical engineering, and molecular and integrative physiology, helped develop an experimental device that treats tinnitus — persistent ringing in the ears — by targeting unruly nerve activity in the brain.

Chicago Tribune

January 8, 2018

In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, says that if the state of Ohio wants to purge voters from voting rolls, it is better to consult post office or motor vehicle records than to guess from voting history.

The Economist

January 8, 2018

Allison Alexy, assistant professor of Asian languages and cultures, and women's studies, was interviewed for a story about a social media star who posted a controversial video of a forest in Japan where many people commit suicide.