July 31, 2021

In the News

  1. July 28, 2021
    • Headshot of MaryCarol Hunter

    “You might feel a nature connection by simply looking at the sky, a nearby tree, branches swaying in the wind, or ice crystals on the stem of a nearby winter shrub,” said MaryCarol Hunter, associate professor emerita of environment and sustainability, whose research shows that 20 to 30 minutes of exposure to nature several times a week lowers our stress hormones.

    The Washington Post
  2. July 28, 2021
    • Headshot of Jerry Davis

    Major multinational corporations are often the only entities besides government with the clout to influence societal forces, said Jerry Davis, professor of management and organizations: “It’s very clear that some of the problems that we want to have solved are going to take scale, and that’s the kind of scale that only a government or a really big business can pull off. And if we don’t trust the government to do it, that just leaves Walmart and Amazon.”

  3. July 28, 2021
    • Headshot of Sarah Clark

    “There is so much information that has come out about the COVID vaccine and it’s coming fast, it’s coming from a lot of different sources and it feels overwhelming. You can see why people might feel worried, a little confused and uncertain about what really is the best thing to do,” said Sarah Clark, co-director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

  4. July 28, 2021
    • Headshot of Vivian Cheung

    “Oftentimes it’s not what you can do, but what you look like. Being an Asian, being a woman and being someone with a disability, I really do have to work many times harder to satisfy the general professional demands,” said Vivian Cheung, professor of pediatrics and human genetics.

  5. July 21, 2021
    • Nick Camp

    Research by Nick Camp, assistant professor of organizational studies, and colleagues found that police officers communicate in a friendlier, more respectful way to white drivers than Black drivers during routine traffic stops: “There’s a cycle where disparities can reduce institutional trust and in turn that trust or lack of trust shapes how you interpret the next encounter you have with law enforcement.” 

    USA Today
  6. July 21, 2021
    • Headshot of Scott W. Campbell

    “I think this time more than ever the Olympics will be experienced in a hybrid space, comprised of atoms and molecules as well as bits and bytes,” said Scott W. Campbell, professor of communication and media, commenting on technology to be unveiled during Olympic broadcasts, including 360-degree cameras and the use of biometric data.  

    Voice of America
  7. July 21, 2021
    • Tasho Kaletha

    “This truly opens up a tremendous amount of possibilities. Their methods and constructions are so new, they’re just waiting to be explored,” said Tasho Kaletha, associate professor of mathematics, commenting on the work of European researchers that links disparate branches of mathematics to answer some of the most fundamental questions about numbers.

    Quanta Magazine
  8. July 21, 2021
    • Photo of Shelie Miller

    “Reusables are generally better than single-use products, but they actually must be reused, and often reused a large number of times, to realize their environmental benefit,” said Shelie Miller, director of the Program in the Environment and professor of environment and sustainability, whose research shows that reusable products are not necessarily always more green than disposable plastic products.

    Anthropocene Magazine
  9. July 14, 2021
    • Photo of Jane Dutton

    Jane Dutton, professor emerita of management and organizations and psychology, says as offices begin to reopen, employers should give people options about when and how often they come in: “The message should be one of flexibility, flexibility, flexibility. There have been many sources of pain, not just the pandemic but also the struggle around racial justice and politics.” 

    Harvard Business Review
  10. July 14, 2021
    • Brian C. Weeks

    “Bird populations have declined so drastically that this year there are 3 billion fewer birds in North America than there were in 1970 — the proverbial canaries in the coal mine are dropping dead all around us,” wrote Brian C. Weeks, assistant professor of environment and sustainability, whose research shows that climate change has caused many well-known species to shrink in size over the last 40 years.

    The Hill