Scott Kurashige, professor of American culture, and Gloria House, professor of humanities and African and African American studies, were interviewed about Grace Lee Boggs, a 98-year-old Detroit activist from the time of Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nicholas Delbanco, professor of English, wrote a review of Lawrence Buell's new book, "The Dream of the Great American Novel."
Huda Akil, professor of neurosciences and psychiatry, was quoted about the negative effects solitary confinement can have on a prisoner's brain.
Regarding the efficacy of federal programs to prevent psychological disorders in military veterans, Kenneth Warner, professor of public health, said: "A lot of programs don’t have any good data behind them. We remain uncertain about which approaches work and which ones are ineffective."
Los Angeles Times
Research by Dr. Erin Bonar, assistant professor of psychiatry, suggests that people who engage in excessive tanning may have mental health issues.
"High wages make your employees better customers. You're putting this money in the hands of people who are most definitely going to spend it. They're not socking it away in mutual funds. The money goes back into the economy pretty quickly," said Wallace Hopp, professor of technology and operations.
The Washington Post
Aswin Punathambekar, associate professor of communication studies, was quoted in an article about extravagant Indian-American weddings in the U.S.
Business Standard (India)
"Breast reconstruction has a big impact on quality of life for breast cancer survivors. As we are seeing more women survive breast cancer, we need to focus on long-term survivorship issues and ensuring that women have access to this important part of treatment," said Dr. Reshma Jagsi, associate professor of radiation oncology.
Ronald Gilgenbach, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, was featured in a program that examined the catastrophic potential of microwaves to interfere with communication technology in airplanes, the military and our homes.
Richard Nisbett, professor of psychology, was interviewed about factors that can influence a person's I.Q. and what it really means to have a high score.