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"Season of Love" by Oliger Merko is one of the pieces of art featured in the 20th annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, curated by Janie Paul, professor of art and social work, and Buzz Alexander, professor of English language and literature, and art and design. Learn more about the exhibit, read an interview with Paul and view slideshows of selected artworks.
"I saw other people in beautiful costumes, and I realized I had to learn how to sew."
Erin Flores, an administrative assistant in Communications & Outreach at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
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Research by Matthew A. Davis, assistant professor of nursing, casts doubt on the proverb "an apple a day keeps the doctor away," finding that daily apple eaters have just as many doctor visits as those who don't eat apples.
"Volunteers really can make a difference, and they're a somewhat underutilized resource by schools to improve things for kids," said Robin Jacob, assistant research scientist in education, commenting on a study that suggests that volunteers in schools can help kids read more proficiently.
David Hauser, doctoral candidate in social psychology, was interviewed about his work that shows using war metaphors — battling the disease, winning the fight — might actually distort how we think about cancer prevention.
Jason Mars, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, built a digital assistant that responds to voice commands and then freely shared the underlying code so others can explore the complexities of modern speech recognition.
"If you can address women's issues, you're addressing the economy, economic sustainability and growth for everyone because in many families, women are heading the families. If you focus on women and pay equity, everyone's situation improves," said Gloria Thomas, director of the Center for the Education of Women.
Dr. James Richardson, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, addressed ways that diabetics can stay on their feet even when they suffer from nerve pain.