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March 27, 2017

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March 27, 2017

Research by Michael Bastedo, professor of education, shows that when college admissions officers have more information about the high schools attended by low-income applicants, those applicants are more likely to be admitted.

Inside Higher Education

March 27, 2017

"Birthing and postpartum is wonderful and it's all worth it, but at the same time it's a painful event with a lot of sleep deprivation and massive hormonal changes that are absolutely mood-altering. It’s a treatable condition, not a character flaw," said Maria Muzik, assistant professor of psychiatry and director of the Women and Infants Mental Health Clinic.

The Huffington Post

March 27, 2017

Paul Mohai, professor of natural resources and environment, says there is "a consistent pattern over a 30-year period of placing hazardous waste facilities in neighborhoods where poor people and people of color live."


March 24, 2017

Dhivya Srinivasa, house officer in plastic surgery, was interviewed about the connection between breast implants and a rare blood cancer in some women.

National Public Radio

March 24, 2017

Ethan Kross, professor of psychology, says to combat the compulsion to constantly check one's smartphone, turn off sound notifications as well as vibrations and put the device somewhere out of sight: "If the cell phone is tempting you to check your email, take it out of your field of vision. I wouldn’t underestimate the visual power of it."


March 23, 2017

Sean McCabe, research professor at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, says most American teenagers who abuse opioids first received the drugs from a doctor: "One consistent finding we observed over the past two decades is that the majority of nonmedical users of prescription opioids also have a history of medical use of prescription opioids."

Live Science

March 23, 2017

"You could understand why Trump would want to be surrounded by family members, who he can trust. But the problem is: There’s very little oversight," said David Mayer, associate professor of management and organizations, on reports that President Trump's daughter Ivanka will be given an office at the White House and receive national security clearance.

The Washington Post

March 23, 2017

Heather Ann Thompson, professor of Afroamerican and African studies and the Residential College, was quoted in an article about the uncertain benefits of America's prison-labor industry.

The Economist

March 23, 2017

"In a situation like this, where a war zone is near a concentration of industrial facilities where toxic and explosive chemicals are manufactured and stored, it is possible that massive releases of toxic chemicals could be released. And that would result in high levels of civilian casualties," said Rudy Richardson, professor of environmental health sciences and neurology, on the Chernobyl-scale chemical disaster that looms in eastern Ukraine.

Fox News

March 22, 2017

Comments by Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, were featured in a story about the hazards of "distracted parenting" — when parents constantly look at their cell phones while with their children.

The New York Times