Can we still find a path to civil discourse?

In an era where strong opinions dominate and people are increasingly unwilling to entertain alternative perspectives, Chancellor Domenico Grasso is going old school in his effort to rebuild the foundation for debating big issues....

This professor is preparing for a busy election season of political deepfake detection

UM-Dearborn Professor Hafiz Malik has become a go-to resource for journalists debunking fake audio and video....

Should the price of gas fuel presidential performance ratings?

Political Science Associate Professor Julio Borquez says many factors go into a president’s approval rating and breaks down the factors behind Biden's current polling numbers. He also shares what we, as voters, can do to foster a future where polarization ...

Life behind and beyond the prison wall

For 15 years, the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program has encouraged UM-Dearborn students to think about crime and punishment mechanisms in human terms....

The challenges of teaching students civics in an era of political incivility

Can the social studies classroom help a younger generation of Americans regain the ability to talk critically and calmly about tough issues?...

Needed labor reform or driving a hard bargain?

Economics Professor Bruce Pietrykowski shares what the federal PRO Act aims to do, the historic role of labor unions in the workplace and what the research data show about organized bargaining....

What’s going on with voting rights in Michigan?

Two UM-Dearborn political science professors break down the policy and politics of new proposals to change how voting works in Michigan....

Do undocumented immigrants pose a criminal threat?

Assistant Professor Maya Barak shares her “crimmigration” research to give a better understanding of why deviant behavior and immigration are connected in political rhetoric, media messages and the American consciousness — and what the evidence says about...