In the News

  1. May 5, 2022
    • Daniel Crane

    “There needs to be a big multi-stakeholder discussion that leads to some kind of a framework for going forward that allows a lot more flexibility. It also gives the dealers real hope of being able to be participants going forward,” said Daniel Crane, professor of law, who believes adapting to change and incorporating it will be the best way for auto dealers to compete with online startup automakers.

  2. May 5, 2022
    • Beth Wallace

    While it added more anxiety and frustration for high-risk travelers, the lifting of the transportation mask mandate doesn’t mean that immunocompromised people can’t fly, says Beth Wallace, assistant professor of rheumatology and internal medicine: “Covid-related risks are not the same for every person who is immunocompromised, and the balance of risks and benefits is different for every person.” 

    The Washington Post
  3. May 5, 2022
    • Photo of Yuri Zhukov

    “All along, Russian domestic propaganda has emphasized that Russia is at war not with Ukraine, but with NATO and the West. Behind every Ukrainian military success, in this narrative, there is a NATO officer telling the Ukrainian where, when and whom to shoot,” said Yuri Zhukov, associate professor of political science, explaining that such a framing helps rationalize military failures to the Russian public, while also priming them for the possibility of a full-scale war in the near future.

  4. May 4, 2022
    • Andy Hoffman

    Andy Hoffman, professor of sustainable enterprise, says polarization in the so-called culture war around climate science seems to be decreasing as more Republican lawmakers and voters agree with scientists that climate change was caused by human activity: “In particular, if you look at what the young Republicans are doing — they care about climate change.”

    Financial Times
  5. May 4, 2022
    • Headshot of Sara Hughes

    Sara Hughes, assistant professor of environment and sustainability, believes local and state officials are discussing climate resilience less than they should be: “Ten years from now, it would just be such a shame if we’re still not prepared for large flood events, or new runoff patterns to our source waters, or the effects of high heat days on our infrastructure.”

    Michigan Radio
  6. May 4, 2022
    • Shobita Parthasarathy

    Software designed to summarize, translate and write like humans could change how science is done — but not necessarily for the better, says Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy. “The algorithmic summaries could make errors, include outdated information or remove nuance and uncertainty, without users appreciating this,” she said.

  7. May 3, 2022
    • Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem
    • Keith Kocher

    Only slightly more than half the pharmacies in Michigan are part of a program allowing them to dispense Narcan — the opioid overdose antidote — without a prescription, say Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem, clinical assistant professor of nursing, and Keith Kocher, associate professor of emergency medicine. “You would think that more pharmacies would be willing to dispense naloxone without a prescription due to the burden of the opioid epidemic. I was kind of shocked,” Dahlem said.

    Detroit Free Press
  8. May 3, 2022
    • Sheila Marcus

    “We are beginning to discover what was a substantial problem in the state of Michigan before the pandemic has become a tsunami of need during and following the pandemic. About 20% of children and adolescents will have some sort of mental health issue, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, trauma, OCD and a whole host of issues,” said Sheila Marcus, clinical professor of psychiatry.

    Second Wave Media
  9. May 3, 2022
    • Patrick Carter

    “We have applied evidence-based research to all angles of this problem, and been able to markedly decrease the number of people dying from a motor vehicle crash,” said Patrick Carter, associate professor of emergency medicine. “We can do the same thing with firearms … (by) applying injury science to figure out how we reduce the potential for harm and allow people to still have legal firearm ownership.” 

    PBS NewsHour
  10. May 2, 2022
    • Photo of Scott Hershovitz

    “Children are sophisticated thinkers, more than capable of abstract thought. They’re creative, too. Indeed, in some ways, kids make better philosophers than adults. They question things grown-ups take for granted. And they’re open to new ideas,” wrote Scott Hershovitz, professor of philosophy and law.

    The Atlantic