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September 23, 2018

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September 7, 2018

Magdalena Zaborowska, professor of American culture and Afroamerican and African studies, was interviewed about the life and legacy of American novelist and social critic James Baldwin.

BBC

September 7, 2018

“There’s not really anything important about the candidate that the Senate doesn’t already know. It’s really unlikely that any senator’s mind is going to be changed by anything the nominee says. … The real function of the confirmation hearings now is for the benefit of the senators,” said Richard Primus, professor of law, on this week’s confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

WDET Radio (Detroit)

September 7, 2018

In a study of more than 900 oil and gas executives since 1992, Catherine Hausman, assistant professor of public policy, found that a 10 percent increase in oil prices raises executive compensation by 2 percent — strong evidence of a “pay-for-luck” dynamic, with large rewards to executives who happen to be in the industry at the right time.

The Washington Post

September 6, 2018

Angela Kane, professor of dance, penned an obituary about Paul Taylor, one of America's greatest modern dancers and choreographers who recently passed away at age 88.

The Guardian (U.K.)

September 6, 2018

“The best way to keep track of medications is to use the tool you have within reach, and more often than ever, that involves an app,” said Karandeep Singh, assistant professor of information and learning health sciences, regarding findings that smartphone apps could help heart patients stick to a prescribed regimen.

Reuters

September 6, 2018

Research by Michelle Moniz, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, shows that expanded Medicaid coverage is increasing access to family planning and birth control for poor women in Michigan.

Michigan Radio

September 5, 2018

Earth’s forests, deserts, landscapes and vital ecosystems risk a “major transformation” in the next century due to climate change, according to research by Jonathan Overpeck, dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, and colleagues.

Agence France Presse

September 5, 2018

Research led by Jihyoun Jeon, assistant research scientist in epidemiology at the School of Public Health, suggests that colon cancer screening guidelines may need revising.

Scientific American

September 5, 2018

A story on election dynamics in Zimbabwe cited a study on ethnic voting in urban Ghana by Noah Nathan, assistant professor of political science and faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research’s Center for Political Studies.

The Washington Post

September 4, 2018

Maria Muzik, associate professor of psychiatry, and of obstetrics and gynecology, welcomes new recommendations that physicians should screen pregnant women and new mothers to identify those at risk of becoming depressed: “If we could get in earlier, and provide some treatments such as psychotherapies … then we could prevent new onset of illness.”

National Public Radio

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