"I have a huge love and commitment to historic art. It would be hard for me to work in a museum that wasn't encyclopedic in some form," said Christina Olsen, the new director of the U-M Museum of Art, who also wants to increase contemporary works in UMMA's African and Asian art collections, calling the latter "one of the best in the country in terms of depth and breadth."
The Detroit News
Scott Campbell, professor of communication studies, says that students see technology as their social glue and tend to view socializing in person and through devices as "one hybrid space," not competing realms.
The Washington Post
"There is a certain nostalgia for the period and for what has been achieved. People felt they had better pay, jobs, pensions. But when the Soviet Union collapsed and documents and records of executions, arbitrary arrests, ostracisms came to the surface, many Russians realized that this was not the brightest time in their history. What exists is a schizophrenic feeling about the past," said Melvyn Levitsky, clinical professor of public policy.
Jianke Gong, research fellow at the Life Sciences Institute, and Shawn Xu, professor of molecular and integrative physiology, and research professor at the Life Sciences Institute, and colleagues identified a genetic pathway that contributes to nicotine addiction and makes it difficult for smokers to quit.
Economic Times (India)
Comments by Anna Lok, professor of internal medicine, and Elliot Tapper, assistant professor of internal medicine, were featured in an article about the rise of liver disease among middle-aged Americans.
The Wall Street Journal
"Cutting these programs is counterintuitive and flies in the face of good public health data and policy. We need to invest in the scientifically sound ways to help young people make healthy decisions," said Lauren Ranalli, director of the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine, regarding the end of federal funding for a teen pregnancy prevention program in Nevada.
The Nevada Independent
"Even though the town might say, look, there's no lead in the water, they then put it into a distribution system. That distribution system goes through many different pipes, across many different joints — that are connected by many different materials — and then it gets to your glass," said Mark Burns, professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, on the likelihood that older buildings in urban areas use lead somewhere in their plumbing systems.
Research by Daniel Hayes, professor of internal medicine and co-director of the Breast Oncology Program at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, indicates that women treated for early-stage breast cancer still face a substantial risk of recurrence up to 20 years later.
Arline Geronimus, professor of health behavior and health education, and research professor at the Institute for Social Research, was interviewed about the effects of racism on people's health and longevity.
National Public Radio
"They have exhibited a long-term interest in having a large and secure gas supply, and I think this is just perhaps the largest—but by no means the first—step they've taken to achieve that," said Mark Barteau, director of the Energy Institute and professor of chemical engineering and chemistry, on China's newly announced deal to import natural gas from Alaska.
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