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December 17, 2017

In The News

December 1, 2017

Daphne Watkins, associate professor of social work and faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research, was quoted in a story about how hip-hop can break down the mental health stigma among black men.

NBC News

December 1, 2017

Amanda Lotz, professor of communication studies, and Harsha Madhyastha, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, discussed the Federal Communications Commission's plan to end net neutrality.

WXYZ-TV (Detroit)

December 1, 2017

Research by Jun Wu, assistant professor of molecular and integrative physiology and research assistant professor at the Life Sciences Institute, and colleagues found that cinnamaldehyde — the main ingredient in cinnamon — improves metabolic health and reduces obesity by acting directly on cells to start burning fat.

New York Post

November 30, 2017

"We're really excited to see the wildlife community that's in Detroit, and we're going to compare that to other parts throughout the state of Michigan," said Nyeema Harris, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, regarding her three-month study using motion-sensing trail cameras in Detroit parks to see how the city's animals live alongside humans.

Detroit Free Press

November 30, 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has more than 36 million followers on Twitter, used political humor and sarcasm to become broadly appealing and refashion his political style, according to a study of his tweets by Joyojeet Pal, assistant professor of information.

The Times of India

November 30, 2017

Research by William Axinn, professor of sociology and public policy, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research, shows that women with little or no college are 2.5 times more likely to experience forced sex than women with college degrees.

USA Today

November 29, 2017

Comments by Alexander Knysh, professor of Islamic studies, were featured in an article about Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that has increasingly come under violent attack, most recently last week at a mosque in Egypt where more than 300 people were killed.

The New York Times

November 29, 2017

Yuri Zhukov, assistant professor of political science, and Nadiya Kostyuk, doctoral student in political science and public policy, co-wrote a column on the likelihood of cyberattacks in a U.S.-North Korea conflict.

The Washington Post

November 29, 2017

Andrew Marshall, professor of anthropology, of ecology and evolutionary biology, and of environment and sustainability, was quoted in a story about efforts to discourage illegal logging in Borneo rain forests, which many cash-strapped residents rely upon to pay for medical care.


November 22, 2017

It's not just talk of politics that can cause conflict at holiday meals and family gatherings — it's also the food itself, says Sarah Clark, associate research scientist in pediatrics and communicable diseases: "Whether it is preference or people adhering to a special diet, it certainly does seem to be more common today."

National Public Radio