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  1. May 17, 2024
    • Photo of Dragan Huterer

    “I find it fascinating … the possibility that the universe might have nontrivial or different types of topologies, and then especially the fact that we think we might be able to measure it,” said Dragan Huterer, professor of physics, on the possibility that the universe may have a complex geometry — like a doughnut.

    Science News
  2. May 17, 2024
    • Lennart Baardman

    Discounts, low-stock messages, countdown clocks and other tricks to get us to spend money are also ways for online retailers to collect more data about us, says Lennart Baardman, assistant professor of technology and operations: “It allows them to understand their price sensitivities, what types of products customers should be recommended, and how they can personalize the promotions to this customer.” 

  3. May 17, 2024
    • Sue Anne Bell

    “What it boils down to me is this message, that now is the time we must act. Here’s the data, now we know it. We have to do something about it,” said Sue Anne Bell, assistant professor of nursing, commenting on research that shows that more than 200 million seniors face extreme heat risks in coming decades.

    National Public Radio
  4. May 16, 2024
    • April Zeoli

    “We’ve seen in a lot of states certain sheriffs taking a stand and saying they’re not going to enforce (red flag gun laws). But they always do, because it’s the law. … They recognize that some people are not safe to own guns at that moment,” said April Zeoli, associate professor at the School of Public Health and Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention.

    Bridge Michigan
  5. May 16, 2024
    • Michael Liemohn

    “During solar maximum, we might get one or two solar storms here at Earth every month. We are nearing the peak of solar maximum right now and will be going through this time of increased activity over the next couple of years,” said Michael Liemohn, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, about the powerful geomagnetic storms that create northern lights in the skies.

    The Wall Street Journal
  6. May 16, 2024
    • Headshot of Monica Jones

    “One-pedal driving (in electric vehicles) is a very different experience than combustion engines. Even if you learn how to effectively do one-pedal driving, uncertainty in the environment — like traffic — can still cause motion sickness,” said Monica Jones, associate research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.

    ABC News
  7. May 15, 2024
    • David Van Dijcke

    “Our findings suggest that RTO mandates cost (companies) more than previously thought. These attrition rates aren’t just something that can be managed away,” said David Van Dijcke, doctoral student in economics, whose research shows that return-to-office mandates were followed by a spike in departures among top talent at some of the most powerful tech companies.

    The Washington Post
  8. May 15, 2024
    • Marcus Collins

    “The Met Gala was a bit of a hyperbolic moment that got a lot of people’s attention,” said Marcus Collins, assistant professor of marketing, on the special push by social media to call out celebrities at the opulent event who haven’t yet spoken out against Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

    National Public Radio
  9. May 15, 2024

    “It is incumbent on adults to ensure that campuses have a safety-first orientation and that we’re not inadvertently putting students at greater risk because of some of the systems, traditions and policies that we have in place,” said Lindsey Mortenson, executive director of University Health & Counseling and chief mental health officer in Student Life, on rising suicide rates among U.S. collegiate athletes.

    JAMA Network
  10. May 14, 2024
    • Aimée Classen

    “We play a really important role in Michigan in being able to … help people inform decisions about the forests and the lakes and the streams in Michigan itself. But we can also take that information and inform the globe about how climate change might be impacting ecosystems,” said Aimee Classen, director of the Biological Station and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.

    WEMU Radio