"It would be great to fix the mental health problem, but usually these kinds of problems that are going on are multidimensional and it's complicated. Of course, we want to look at it and learn from it. But it's not simple...guns are an important part of this conversation," said Michelle Riba, professor of psychiatry.
Detroit Free Press
"As an archaeologist, you are always feeling impatient and urgent. There is limited time, limited money, you are always concerned," said Geoff Emberling, associate research scientist at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, on the urgency to uncover artifacts and document what's left of the ancient Nubian civilization in Africa.
Rebecca Smith, doctoral student in architecture, was quoted in a story about the "Windsor Hum," a persistent noise of unknown origin that has bedeviled the Ontario city for years, damaging people’s health and quality of life, numerous residents say.
The New York Times
Expecting better mental health treatment to solve America's problems with gun violence is a forlorn hope, said Marcia Valenstein, professor emerita of psychiatry: "It's promising something that we can't deliver."
Schools need clarity on why and how tech companies are supporting K-12 computer science, says Megan Tompkins-Stange, assistant professor of public policy: "It's really important for schools and families to be able to judge for themselves when a corporate donation is being made for some additional private gain. It's imperative that people be informed about who will have a voice in the curricula and programs that impact children's learning."
The end of DACA could create 800,000 more undocumented immigrants who may have to choose between risking deportation and receiving vital health care services, write Paul Fleming, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, and William Lopez, postdoctoral fellow at the School of Social Work and National Center for Institutional Diversity.
A story about the recent test performance of "The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" at U-M featured comments by Mark Clague, associate professor of music, and Naomi André, associate professor of women's studies, Afroamerican and African studies, and at the Residential College.
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Levi Thompson, professor of chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering, and director of the Hydrogen Energy Technology Laboratory, was quoted in an article about a company in Washington state that intends to introduce products that may help unlock the hydrogen economy.
Scott DeRue, dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, discussed how the perceived value of an MBA education is changing in the digital era, and how MBA programs are innovating in response to individual and company demands.
Harvard Business Review
Jenna Wiens, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and a colleague created an algorithm to predict a patient's risk of developing a C-diff infection, using patients' vital signs and other health records.
The Washington Post