In the News

  1. February 7, 2024
    • Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome

    Great Lakes ice coverage “is quite low” at about 6%, said Ayumi Fujisaki-Manome, associate research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research: “Typically, at this time of the year it would be a little less than 30%.”

    The Detroit News
  2. February 7, 2024
    • Purnima Kumar

    “The central point of these recommendations is that clinicians should order radiographs in moderation, to minimize both patients’ and dental professionals’ exposure to ionizing radiation,” said Purnima Kumar, professor of dentistry, on the announcement by the American Dental Association that heavy lead aprons are no longer needed during dental X-rays.

    U.S. News & World Report
  3. February 6, 2024
    • Natasha Abner

    “Many people mistakenly think that sign language is shared around the world, but really the world is full of a vibrant tapestry of different sign languages,” said Natasha Abner, associate professor of linguistics, who analyzed 19 different sign languages to help understand their connections. “If we want to understand our humanity, then we cannot limit ourselves to spoken languages.”

    Popular Science
  4. February 6, 2024

    “To get ahead in the workplace, you need to network with high-status people. … There is just one risk: The strategy is effective for men — but less so for women, and it can even harm their status at the office … because of stereotypes and biases about how women should behave,” co-wrote Siyu Yu, assistant professor of management and organizations.

    The Wall Street Journal
  5. February 6, 2024
    • Kiley Reid

    “I’m terrified of the ability that we have to fill our homes up with stuff that we don’t need, and the ability of capitalism to convince you that … if you buy something, you can run faster or think better, be stronger,” said Kiley Reid, assistant professor of English language and literature, whose new book looks at the unsettling dynamics of college campus capitalism.

    Los Angeles Times
  6. February 5, 2024
    • Chris Peikert

    “If you need to keep a secret for 20 years, and you think that quantum computers that break your cryptography might emerge within 20 years, you have a problem today,” said Chris Peikert, professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

    Scientific American
  7. February 5, 2024
    • Abbi Lane

    “There are great benefits to resistance training that are really similar at times to what you get from aerobic. Or at times where aerobic is a little bit better for certain risk factors, resistance can add a little something to that as well,” said Abbi Lane, assistant professor of exercise science.

  8. February 5, 2024
    • Mary Anne Limbach

    Astronomers have for the first time directly imaged planets on solar system-like orbits around white dwarf stars. The discovery, if confirmed, would be “very exciting,” says Mary Anne Limbach, assistant research scientist in astronomy: “We’re going to be able to build up a sample of planets that look exactly analogous to Saturn and Jupiter in our system.”

  9. February 2, 2024
    • Jonathan Overpeck

    “Water security and wildfire will become bigger problems until climate change is stopped. These impacts were predicted long ago and are now becoming clear,” said Jonathan Overpeck, dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability.

    USA Today
  10. February 2, 2024
    • Laura Richardson

    “Being able to use isometric exercise as a therapeutic tool for those with hypertension is wonderful. I really think it’s a great way to get more individuals involved in being active,” said Laura Richardson, clinical associate professor of kinesiology.

    The Washington Post