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September 23, 2018

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August 8, 2018

“His atmospheric-science background is key to understanding and estimating growing costs of weather and climate events,” said Rosina Bierbaum, professor of environment and sustainability, regarding Kelvin Droegemeier, the President Trump's choice for director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The Atlantic

August 8, 2018

“The administration’s proposed freeze of (fuel economy) standards after 2020 reflects a denial of the solid scientific and engineering research that justifies steady, ongoing increases in vehicle efficiency as a critical, cost-effective opportunity to limit U.S. petroleum demand and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said John DeCicco, a research professor at the U-M Energy Institute.

USA Today

August 8, 2018

Comments by Helen Kales, professor of psychiatry and director of the Program for Positive Aging, were featured in a story about the use of nondrug treatments in managing dementia.

ABC News

August 2, 2018

Nesha Haniff, lecturer in Afroamerican and African studies, and women’s studies, was quoted in a story about the impact of the late Aretha Franklin on women of color.

Detroit Free Press

August 1, 2018

Christine Aidala, associate professor of physics, was quoted in an article about a proposed billion-dollar American particle collider that would serve as a state-of-the-art facility designed to answer some of the deepest questions about our universe.


August 1, 2018

“Tariffs are low throughout the industrialized world. Basically, if you said there’s no more tariffs to reduce, you would barely be wrong,” said Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy.

The New York Times

July 31, 2018

“We are beginning to learn that patients often form instantaneous impressions about their providers the moment they enter the door,” said Vineet Chopra, associate professor of internal medicine, whose research found that doctors’ clothing influences patients’ satisfaction with the care they receive.


July 25, 2018

Research by Eric Bell, professor of astronomy, and Richard D’Souza, postdoctoral researcher in astronomy, suggests the Milky Way had a previously unknown big sibling that was torn apart by the neighboring Andromeda galaxy long ago.

July 25, 2018

“It just builds up and builds up and builds up. There is grave concern for pregnant women, fetuses and very young children,” said Rita Loch-Caruso, professor of environmental health sciences and environment, commenting on toxic PFAS compounds in drinking water, which do not leave the body once consumed.

BuzzFeed News

July 25, 2018

Assistant professor Elliot Tapper and clinical lecturer Jessica Mellinger, both of gastroenterology and internal medicine, were quoted in a story about Tapper’s research that shows a sharp increase in alcohol-related liver deaths over the past 20 years, especially among young adults.

The Washington Post