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March 28, 2017

In The News

March 9, 2017

Melvyn Levitsky, clinical professor of public policy, says that Jon Huntsman, former ambassador to China, would be a good choice as ambassador to Russia: "He knows what an ambassador is, he's a smart fellow, I think he would be influential with the president."

Christian Science Monitor

March 9, 2017

"Health savings accounts are great for people like me, who make a good living and can afford to put in good money on a monthly basis. (But) how much can the median family set aside on a monthly basis and still pay their mortgage and afford food?" said Peter Jacobson, professor of health management and policy.


March 8, 2017

Andre Brock, assistant professor of communication studies, was quoted in a story about the impact of race on the ability of internet meme creators to profit off their viral content: "When white people do that online, it's promoted as their command of the digital space. Black people are never seen as enterprising."


March 8, 2017

Comments by Nicole Ellison, professor of information, were featured in an article about the growth of Snapchat and what the future holds for the image-messaging mobile app.

Los Angeles Times

March 8, 2017

"In the last 10 years or so, we've really forfeited our ability to talk about difficult public problems. We have to try to find middle ground solutions and compromise with the people we disagree with," said Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science.


March 7, 2017

"Women, more than men, are held to unattainable beauty ideals against the backdrop of a toxic food environment. This can increase the likelihood that women will bounce back and forth between the extremes of intense dietary restriction and binge eating," said Ashley Gearhardt, assistant professor of psychology.

Chicago Tribune

March 7, 2017

Artificial tooth enamel that could one day lead to a better alternative to the metals currently used to build airplane fuselages and electronics was created by a research team led by Nicholas Kotov, professor of chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, and macromolecular science and engineering.


March 7, 2017

"(People) now have Medicaid, so the clinic is getting paid more. But, also, the sandwich shop next door to the clinic is selling more sandwiches because the clinic is doing more business. That translates into about 30,000 additional jobs in the state of Michigan every year," said Helen Levy, research professor at the Institute for Social Research, School of Public Health and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, on the economic benefits of Medicaid expansion.


March 6, 2017

President Trump's rhetoric, policies and executive orders have endangered Los Angeles' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, says Andy Markovits, professor of sociology, political science, and Germanic languages and literature: "There's absolutely no question that President Trump is a huge liability for L.A., big time. I mean big time."


March 6, 2017

"The internet has made it possible for many voices to be heard … (now) some of those voices are saying things we don't like and there is great concern about how we control the dissemination of things that seem to be untrue," said Paul Resnick, professor of information.