In the News

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. May 2, 2022
    • Nils Walter

    “It’s hard to overestimate the impact this will have on human health. It’s like introducing the iPhone when everyone had a flip phone,” said Nils Walter, professor of chemistry, biophysics and biological chemistry, on the potential use of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines to treat cancer, influenza, HIV and more. “It’s transformative.”

  5. May 2, 2022
    • Lauren Atkins Budde

    “It feels like it’s taken so long for many institutions to see the substantial value in online learning. … I think learners figured it out a long time ago, but I am happy to see how much energy is now being poured into this space,” said Lauren Atkins Budde, director of open learning initiatives at the Center for Academic Innovation.

    Inside Higher Ed
  6. April 29, 2022
    • Photo of Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher

    At this stage of the pandemic, it may make more sense to emphasize education rather than mask mandates, says Brian Zikmund-Fisher, professor of health behavior and health education: “What I most want to reach is the larger number of people who are just trying to do the best they can.”

    The Philadelphia Inquirer
  7. April 29, 2022
    • Photo of Mary Gallagher

    Although China has lauded its COVID-19 approach over the haphazard way the United States has handled it, its COVID Zero strategy has pummeled the economy and has now also politicized the virus, says Mary Gallagher, professor of political science and director of the International Institute. “This makes a policy change very difficult because it will imply a previous policy mistake.”

    Bloomberg Quint
  8. April 29, 2022
    • Photo of Chinedum Okwudire

    Chinedum Okwudire, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and colleagues have developed software that may soon allow 3D printers to more efficiently make more precise intricate metal and plastic parts. “The results are very promising,” he said. “We wanted to focus in a direction that is practical and truly has the chance to make a difference.”

    DBusiness Magazine
  9. April 28, 2022

    “When we do throw our plastics in the recycle bin, we don’t quite get the same materials back out. The process of mechanical recycling that we’ve developed over the last 50 years is really a downcycling process that takes the high quality materials we’re putting in the recycle bin and downgrades them into lower quality products,” said Anne McNeil, professor of chemistry, and macromolecular science and engineering.

    Michigan Radio
  10. April 28, 2022
    • Charles

    “Apart from losing out on the talent of potential female cabinet members from a greater diversity of backgrounds, the dearth of female ministers will probably have consequences for the broader participation of women in South Korean politics,” co-wrote Charles McClean, visiting professor of Japanese studies, about South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s pledge to do away with his predecessor’s gender quota.

    The Washington Post