A study by Bohyun Joy Jang, postdoctoral research fellow, and Megan Patrick, research associate professor, both at the Survey Research Center, found that while binge drinking is decreasing among teens overall, the rate is not falling as quickly for girls and black youth.
Aradhna Krishna, professor of marketing, discussed the marketing that encourages young people to combine alcohol and energy drinks.
Jennifer Corey, senior speech language pathologist at the University Center for Language and Literacy, was interviewed for a story on aphasia, a condition following a stroke or brain infection or injury that affects the ability to speak, comprehend language, read and write.
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"It's a lot more than just having a pretty smile. It's not uncommon that you wind up with people being hospitalized because they can't afford care," said Peter Polverini, professor of dentistry and pathology, on the necessity of dental care and its impact on overall health.
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Alison Davis-Blake, professor of management and organizations, says that following a terror attack, business leaders often "make the mistake of wanting to put a Band-Aid on things, then trying to get everyone right back to work. But a compassionate organization cultivates a sense of empathy for those who are suffering."
"Our brains essentially have two parts — the part for people and the part for everything else. When we treat an object like a person, neurologically speaking, we shouldn't be doing that … (but) in a literal sense, it becomes a part of who you are," said Aaron Ahuvia, professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design and professor of management studies at UM-Dearborn.
While more educators are relying on popular online comic creators and other digital teaching tools to address disruptive behaviors and serious academic challenges in the classroom, "teachers-in-training must not regard these new technology tools as magical creations that can replace well-considered instructional strategies," said Jeff Stanzler, director of interactive communications and simulations at the School of Education.
Mark Wilson, professor of epidemiology, and ecology and evolutionary biology, says it's difficult to define how one dies from indoor air pollution — which contributes to more deaths than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined — because it will never be the sole immediate cause of death.
"If we take Asia into account, we can confidently predict that over the next decade and more, several million electric vehicles will be sold, putting the American market in the shade. … If the U.S. doesn't get its act together, people may end up driving Indian and Chinese electric cars," said Juan Cole, professor of history.
Anya Sirota, assistant professor of architecture, discussed ways that governmental leaders in Detroit can encourage the growth of an arts culture in the city.