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September 23, 2018

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July 25, 2018

Kelly Askew, professor of anthropology, and of Afroamerican and African studies, was interviewed about the legacy of Leo Sarkisian, who was well-known for creating the Voice of America radio show “Music Time in Africa.”

(This item is being rerun because the subject was misidentified in last week’s Record email.)

National Public Radio

July 18, 2018

Kelly Askew, professor of anthropology, and of Afroamerican and African studies, was interviewed about the legacy of Leo Sarkisian, who was well-known for creating the Voice of America radio show “Music Time in Africa.”

National Public Radio

July 18, 2018

Holly Jarman, assistant professor of health management and policy, and colleagues say that a new trade agreement with the United States could force United Kingdom politicians to compromise on the way their country regulates medicines — making prescription drugs more expensive after Brexit.

Bloomberg News

July 18, 2018

Comments by John Pottow, professor of law, and David Uhlmann, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Policy Program, were featured in a story about how Vice President Mike Pence’s family’s failed gas stations will cost taxpayers more than $20 million.

ABC News / The Associated Press

July 10, 2018

A full hospital does not necessarily mean higher infection risk of commonly transferable illnesses, such as C. diff, says Mahshid Abir, assistant professor of emergency medicine: "The theory that infection rates will go up with occupancy, because of staff cutting corners with steps like handwashing, may seem logical but ... it's not as simple as that."

UPI

July 10, 2018

"There is no way Trump's tariffs on the EU and China could benefit the U.S. economically. Note these costs to American consumers, workers and businesses occur whether or not there is foreign retaliation against American exports," said Linda Lim, professor emerita of corporate strategy and international business.

Newsweek

July 10, 2018

Research led by Daniel Rabosky, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and assistant curator at the Museum of Zoology, suggests that Arctic and Antarctic waters, not tropical reefs, are "hot spots" for the birth of new species — contrary to much of the previous thinking about evolution. 

CBC (Canada)

June 27, 2018

“Trump is singularly distinctive in the degree of polarization and antipathy he has raised in ways that negatively affect lots of communities at the margins — including native peoples,” said Joseph Gone, professor of psychology and American culture, and director of Native American studies.

Time

June 27, 2018

Manjool Shah, clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, discussed the use of a 1-millimeter stent — the smallest medical device implanted in the human body — in the treatment of glaucoma.

Michigan Radio’s "Stateside"

June 27, 2018

“The term ‘addiction’ is tossed around pretty commonly, like ‘chocoholic’ or saying you're addicted to reality TV. But addiction means an inability to control use “to the point where you're failing at life,” said Ellen Selkie, clinical lecturer in adolescent medicine.

The New York Times / The Associated Press

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