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May 26, 2015

Behavior and health

The latest C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health finds that many parents wouldn’t discuss with doctors the behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems in their children. In this video, Sarah J. Clark, associate director of the poll and associate research scientist in the Department of Pediatrics, discusses how behavioral and emotional health are tied to a child’s physical health.

Insight into a legend

Sifting through eight boxes of recently received material on Orson Welles, archivists at the U-M Special Collections Library made a stunning discovery: a raw draft of the legendary filmmaker's incomplete, unpublished personal memoir, tentatively titled "Confessions of a One-Man Band." In this video, Philip Hallman, curator of the Screen Arts Mavericks and Makers collection, discusses the material, the memoir and their significance. 

Pile driver sensors

Pile driving produces thousands of impacts every day and the resulting vibrations create cracks in deep foundations for nearby structures like bridges. A U-M team hopes a new sensor can predict soil settlement before an accident occurs. In this video, Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, discusses the team's work.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

"When an 18-year-old new employee knows all of the key metrics of the business as well as the CEO, you can expect an extraordinarily energized workplace and better results."

Wayne Baker, Robert P.Thome Professor of Management and Organizations, on open-book finance.

Old School

Classical music legend

Pianist Arthur Rubinstein is pictured backstage with University Musical Society President Gail Rector, on the occasion of one of his UMS performances in the 1950s or '60s at Hill Auditorium.

Michigan in the News

Despite concerns, medical marijuana users don't appear to increase their risk for drug or alcohol abuse if they also take prescription painkillers, said Brian Perron, associate professor of social work.


"Modi has used social media successfully to shape his public image as a tech savvy leader, aligning himself with the aspirations of a younger generation in India," said Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor of information, referring to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's immense popularity on Twitter.

The Economic Times (India)

Comments by Michael Barr, professor of law, are featured throughout a column on the debate of a controversial fast-track trade bill that many believe could ultimately undo U.S. laws such as the Dodd-Frank banking regulations.


Dr. Eugene Ko, clinical assistant professor of dentistry, was quoted in a story about the causes of tooth sensitivity.


Research by Bing Ye, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, and research assistant professor at the Life Sciences Institute, suggests certain drugs to treat leukemia may be able to prevent brain disorders, including Down syndrome and Fragile-X syndrome.

Business Standard

Dr. Philip Zazove, professor of family medicine, beat the odds to become one of the first deaf physicians certified in the U.S.: "When I was about 4, (an) expert told my parents that I would be lucky to be able to be a janitor."