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SA letter to push for Uber to come to Syracuse
The student association at New York’s Syracuse University is drafting a letter to be shared with the New York State Assembly and New York Senate requesting a law change that would legalize ride-sharing services like Uber. In the Daily Orange, the daily student newspaper at Syracuse, the students cite the research of Drs. Sunil Wattal and Brad Greenwood, Associate and Assistant Professors of MIS, respectively, who found that Uber reduced instances of drunk-driving-related homicides.

With Uber or Lyft doing the driving, restaurateurs say more customers opt for that extra drink
Research by Management Information Systems Associate Professor Dr. Sunil Wattal and Assistant Professor Dr. Brad Greenwood into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX reducing the rates of drunken-driving related deaths has been featured in Atlanta’s top daily newspaper. The researchers also were quoted in the Oct. 2 edition of the Los Angeles Times.

Study suggests Uber reduces DWI deaths
Management Information Systems professor Dr. Sunil Wattal appeared on an evening news broadcast, via Skype, to discuss his latest research (co-authored by Dr. Brad Greenwood) into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX contributing to reduced rates of drunken-driving related deaths. Their research also was featured in the Sept. 8 edition of student newspaper, The Temple News.

Researchers Find Uber Use Leads to a Decrease in DUI Deaths
Management Information Systems professors Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal continue to receive media attention for their research into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX contributing to reduced rates of drunken-driving related deaths. In addition to Newsweek, other notable mentions and interviews include: Newsweek (Aug. 21); Canada’s La Presse (Aug. 19); Fox News (Aug. 18); Temple Today (Aug. 13); Daily Beast (Aug. 6); Tech Times (Aug. 6); and Britain’s Globe and Mail (Aug. 4).

Brad Greenwood and Sunil Wattal’s research has press coverage
Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal of the Management Information Systems Department have had their working paper, titled “Show Me the Way to Go Home: An Empirical Investigation of Ride Sharing and Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Homicide,” discussed in multiple press outlets. The research has been highlighted in the following:

Fiat cybersecurity issues could spread, NHTSA chief says
According to recent research by Management Information Systems professors Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal, new transportation services like UberX could reduce the rates of drunken-driving related deaths. Their research findings were published in multiple media outlets, like the Washington Post, after being picked up and circulated by the Associated Press.

Does a Pistol Belong in Your Stock Portfolio?
According to Dr. Brad Greenwood, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, whose co-authored working paper was cited by the New York Times, the prices on publicly traded gun company shares went down in the 30-day periods following major shootings.