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  1. September 25, 2023

    “She recognized that she … had benefited from this long tradition of Black singers but that nonetheless she wanted to depart from the repertoire that they performed, that they made it possible for her to finally step into different kinds of roles than had previously been offered to Black women,” said Kira Thurman, associate professor of musicology, history and German, about renowned opera singer and U-M alumna Jessye Norman.

    BBC (10:36 mark)
  2. September 22, 2023
    • Joseph Ladines-Lim

    “Patients are deliberately not answering because they don’t want to — maybe because they feel uncomfortable talking about firearms with their doctor or other health provider. At the same time … there’s a lot of ambivalence from providers about asking their patients about firearms during the course of a routine visit,” said Joseph Ladines-Lim, a resident in internal medicine and pediatrics.

  3. September 22, 2023
    • Pamela Davis-Kean

    “Patience is another name for self-regulation, which is both behavioral and emotional,” said Pamela Davis-Kean, professor of psychology, who believes kids as young as 6 can start to think about their own behavior and its consequences and better understand the concept of patience, despite the fact that kids have immediate access to so many things that have led them to expect instant gratification.

    The Washington Post
  4. September 22, 2023
    • Andrew Gronewold

    “We can translate what we learn … to other lakes and waterbodies around the world, but ultimately to any freshwater body that crosses a political boundary,” said Andrew Gronewold, associate professor of environment and sustainability and of civil and environmental engineering, who heads the new National Science Foundation-funded Global Center for Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Transboundary Waters.

    Michigan Radio
  5. September 21, 2023
    • Clifford Lampe

    “Conspiracy theories are very interesting. While they seem like information deficits, they actually have more to do with identity and emotion than they do with information,” said Clifford Lampe, professor of information. “They tend to come about when people feel high levels of anxiety, or when they have a pervasive anger.”

  6. September 21, 2023
    • Matthew Davenport

    “Patients understandably want to know what’s wrong with them. It makes total sense and I understand it. But unfortunately, they’re going to probably suffer more harm than benefit by undergoing a whole-body MRI,” said Matthew Davenport, clinical professor of radiology and urology. “Nobody recommends doing this.”

    U.S. News & World Report
  7. September 21, 2023
    • Michael Bastedo

    “It’s important to recognize that we have a highly stratified high school system in this country, which gives students vastly different opportunities. It’s only fair that admissions offices take that into account,” said Michael Bastedo, professor of education, who believes that students with lower grades and test scores from underserved high schools can do just as well in college as their peers from private and well-funded public high schools.

    Inside Higher Ed
  8. September 20, 2023
    • A photo of Yulia Sevryugina

    “Authors face a tremendous pressure to publish and a chronic lack of time (so) the pervasiveness of self-plagiarism is only to be expected,” said Yulia Sevryugina, chemistry librarian at the U-M Library, whose research found the number of retracted papers published in chemistry journals increased over 20 years from about 10 to about 100 a year — many of which contained information copied from an author’s own earlier work.

    Chemistry World
  9. September 20, 2023
    • Amber Cathey

    Research led by Amber Cathey, assistant research scientist in environmental health sciences, found significant chemical exposures in women who developed cancers of the breast, ovary, skin and uterus: “These PFAS chemicals appear to disrupt hormone function in women, which is one potential mechanism that increases odds of hormone-related cancers in women.”

    Medical Xpress
  10. September 20, 2023
    • Libby Hemphill

    “Public backlash can be a powerful motivator to get brands to pressure ad platforms to change their policies or restrict the types of ad content allowed near a brand,” said Libby Hemphill, associate professor of information and digital studies, on the placement of ads on social media accounts that contain white nationalist and neo-Nazi content.