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September 25, 2017

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September 25, 2017

Yuen Yuen Ang, associate professor of political science, says that despite China's one-party rule and highly concentrated power structure — often cited as the reason for its success in the battle against poverty — China actually encourages a fair amount of experimentation and decentralization.


September 25, 2017

"In Michigan, it's more common than elsewhere. Since the mid-1800s or so, there have been about 300 documented mastodon fossils found in Michigan," said Adam Rountrey, collection manager at the Museum of Paleontology.


September 25, 2017

More than 90 percent of people say they could handle paying an extra 36-cent tax —which could offset environmental damage from carbon emissions — on each gallon of gasoline without feeling financially stressed, according to John DeCicco, research professor at the U-M Energy Institute.

Michigan Radio

September 22, 2017

"(Kenya's) Supreme Court criticized the electoral commission's handling of the election, and the lack of faith that it instilled in the citizenry, as opposed to flat-out arguing that the overall outcome … was in doubt. In that way, this is a great step for Kenya. The judiciary is showing its might against the once all-powerful executive," said Mai Hassan, assistant professor of political science.

The New York Times

September 22, 2017

Emily Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology, was quoted in an article about how dirty towels offer the perfect environment for bacteria and other microorganisms to grow because they're often damp, warm and absorbent, and they hang in dark bathrooms.


September 22, 2017

"When health care costs go up faster, that really takes a bite out of wages more than profits. We're getting more of our compensation in the form of health insurance, and that doesn’t make us feel richer because you can't take it to the store," said Tom Buchmueller, professor of business economics and public policy, and health management and policy.

Bloomberg Markets

September 21, 2017

Comments by Su'ad Abdul Khabeer, associate professor of American culture, were featured in a column questioning why the Muslim community in the U.S. doesn't fully embrace successful black Muslim entertainers.

The Washington Post

September 21, 2017

"It's unusual, but it doesn’t shock me. It's a region that is seismically very active," said Jeroen Ritsema, professor of earth and environmental sciences, on the back-to-back high-magnitude earthquakes that shook Mexico in the past two weeks.


September 21, 2017

Cliff Lampe, associate professor of information, says the introduction of social media to the Caribbean hurricane relief effort has allowed for the creation of communities of support: "Reporters will track hashtags and different social media channels and that will shape the different types of events they report on."

The Christian Science Monitor

September 20, 2017

New research by Matt Friedman, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and associate curator of the Paleontology Museum, found that ray-finned fish are actually 20 million to 40 million years younger than previously thought.

Science News