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March 18, 2018

In The News

February 1, 2018

Terry Wilfong, director of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and professor of Egyptology, and Suzanne Davis, associate curator of conservation at the Kelsey Museum, were interviewed about the artifacts featured at the museum.

WEMU Radio

January 31, 2018

"I'm completely flummoxed. Idaho appears to be claiming they do not have to adhere to federal law," said Nicholas Bagley, professor of law, commenting on Idaho's plan to allow health insurers to ignore some ACA rules on health care plans not sold on the marketplace.

National Public Radio

January 31, 2018

Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, says Facebook's new messaging app aimed at kids is troubling because younger children haven't yet developed the cognitive skills that enable them to think about and regulate their thoughts and actions and "allow them to realize when persuasive technology design might be manipulating them."

The Associated Press / The New York Times

January 31, 2018

Fred Adams, professor of physics and astronomy, was quoted in an article about the possibility that alternate universes with different laws of physics could still host galaxies, stars and planets.

Science News

January 30, 2018

Arnold Monto, professor of epidemiology and global public health, says the nation's state-of-the-art flu vaccines are doing a poor job of protecting Americans and that we may need to start over by developing an entirely new vaccine: "We now know the flu vaccine is just not as effective as it should be. It doesn't work particularly well for the kind (of influenza) we have now."

Detroit Free Press

January 30, 2018

Nicole Ellison, professor of information, says that learning someone's last name in online dating is like opening a Pandora's box of potentially unsavory information: "You can go to their social media sites, Google the person, look up criminal histories."

Business Insider

January 30, 2018

Robert Sellers, vice provost for equity and inclusion, chief diversity officer, and professor of education and psychology, discussed the university's comprehensive action plan for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.

WDIV (Detroit)

January 29, 2018

"There is something in between sitting ensconced in our ivory tower and totally jumping in and playing more of an advocate and activist — which is dangerous. Somewhere in between is where we need to be, but I think that place is always changing," said Andrew Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and environment and sustainability, on academic engagement in society.


January 29, 2018

Talia Yuki Moore, postdoctoral research fellow in ecology and evolutionary biology, was quoted in a story about how lions and cheetahs hunt zebras and impalas, and how these prey flee their predators.

The New York Times

January 29, 2018

"At any given point in time there are literally thousands of corporations that give their workers bonuses. They do it because labor market conditions change, because they're good people, because they're forced to because of union contracts. It's clear that the new corporate playbook is to never do that without tipping your hat to the White House," said Justin Wolfers, professor of economics and public policy.

Los Angeles Times