University of Michigan
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April 28, 2017

In The News

April 14, 2017

"Far beyond Pluto is a region surprisingly rich with planetary bodies. … Because these objects are so distant and dim, it's incredibly difficult to even detect them, let alone study them in any detail. ALMA, however, has unique capabilities that enabled us to learn exciting details about these distant worlds," said David Gerdes, professor of physics and astronomy, referring to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.

Science Magazine

April 14, 2017

Fatma Muge Gocek, professor of sociology, says that if Turkey votes to shift its government from a parliamentary to a presidential republic, it "basically will do away with any vestige of democracy and protection of human rights."

CGTN America (third video on page)

April 14, 2017

Shervin Assari, research investigator in psychiatry, was interviewed about the societal and biological differences in men and women that can result in longer lives for women.

Michigan Radio Stateside

April 13, 2017

Susan Scott Parrish, professor of English language and literature, environment and the Honors Program, says the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 showed the country's abiding faith in using technology to alter nature and climate, but also demonstrated Americans' lack of preparation for the consequences.

Smithsonian Magazine

April 13, 2017

"No sports medicine topic is more polarizing than concussion, and today's standard of care supersedes where we were just a decade ago. While many questions persist … we continue to make great progress, remain current on research and new techniques, and provide the best possible care for our patients at any level of sport or activity," said Steven Broglio, associate professor of kinesiology.

USA Today

April 13, 2017

Almost a quarter of preschool-age children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, yet few obesity-prevention programs for this age group have been tested, says Julie Lumeng, research professor at the Center for Human Growth and Development, and professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, and of nutritional sciences.

Reuters Health

April 12, 2017

William Meurer, associate professor of emergency medicine and neurology, was quoted in an article about the need for the U.S. to develop a new nerve gas antidote.


April 12, 2017

Research by Joshua Ackerman, assistant professor of psychology, and colleagues found that people are less likely to try to track down their lost cell phones when an upgrade is available.

The Economic Times (India)

April 12, 2017

James Westphal, professor of strategy, and Gareth Keeves, doctoral student at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, say that CEO praise may not be a good indicator of overall managerial support: "CEOs who tend to receive high levels of flattery and agreement from their managers are particularly prone to being socially undermined by those very same individuals."

Harvard Business Review

April 11, 2017

No more than a third of people who have been harassed at work report it to a supervisor or union representative, and 13 percent, at most, file a formal complaint, according to research by Lilia Cortina, professor of psychology and women's studies.

The New York Times