Regarding the use of music videos to help young cancer patients feel better about themselves, Brad Zebrack, associate professor of social work, said, "One of the biggest challenges they face is the social isolation — having to spend a lot of time at home, not being able to be with their friends for a lot of time."
"We're starting to see the patterns with food addictions that we see in other addictions, and one of them is that younger people have more addiction problems," said Ashley Gearhardt, assistant professor of psychology.
NBC News Today
Andy Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and natural resources and environment, was interviewed about the problems that plagued a 1990s startup that recycled toxic waste.
The Boston Globe
John Pottow, professor of law, was quoted in a story about Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to spend up to $350 million to help fund Detroit's pensions if unions agree to stop fighting the city's bankruptcy.
Los Angeles Times
"Recent studies have shown that — per person, per driver and per household — we now have fewer light-duty vehicles, we drive each of them less and we consume less fuel than in the past," said Michael Sivak, research professor at the Transportation Research Institute.
"It'll be fun to see what this landscape looks like. It'll be like standing on a comet," said Michael Combi, research professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences, in a story about a European probe scheduled to land on a comet later this year.
Holly Rider-Milkovich, director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center was quoted regarding President Obama's creation of a White House task force to address campus rape and sexual assault nationwide.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Dr. Andrew Zweifler, professor emeritus of internal medicine, was interviewed about the new group he helped to create in Michigan, the Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence.
Don Scavia, professor of natural resources and environment, and civil and environmental engineering, and director of the Graham Sustainability Institute, was quoted in a story about evaporation and Great Lakes water levels.
The Associated Press
"A lot of time, people say kids should read by third grade. The reality is the vast majority can decode by third grade. When they are doing badly on assessments like the MEAP, it's that they can't comprehend the text," said Nell Duke, professor of literacy, language and culture.
The Detroit News