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  1. March 22, 2024
    • Headshot of Ethan Kross

    “When things are going well, we can activate our inner voice to help us out. It’s when we are infused with negative emotion that sometimes it’s really hard to harness that tool to help us turn the volume on our negative emotions down,” said Ethan Kross, professor of psychology, and of management and organizations.

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  2. March 22, 2024
    • Sharon Matusik

    “It’s important that women faculty make it to full ­professor because that opens up other leadership opportunities. Getting tenure is super hard; you have to stay very focused. It’s not uncommon for women to take their foot off the gas, especially because they’re often having and raising children at the same time as they’re trying to advance their careers,” said Sharon Matusik, dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

  3. March 22, 2024
    • Photo of Julie Rosenthal

    “The retinal tissue in the back of the eye is where you have your most clear central vision that you use to read and recognize faces and see things up close. And that is generally where the damage occurs when you look at the sun. Sunlight is very strong energy,” said Julie Rosenthal, clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology.

    Detroit Free Press
  4. March 21, 2024
    • Stephen Goutman
    • Eva Feldman

    Golfing, gardening and other recreational activities can increase the risk for Lou Gehrig’s disease due to exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, say neurologists Stephen Goutman, director of the Pranger ALS Clinic, and Eva Feldman, director of the ALS Center of Excellence. “Future studies should include these activities to pinpoint how they can be understood in the context of ALS prevention, diagnosis and treatment,” Goutman said.

    Toronto Sun
  5. March 21, 2024
    • Derek Van Berkel

    “Places like Duluth definitely could be a good place to live, but we’re going to have to plan now. In areas where we have quite aging infrastructure, that can be a big challenge. The notion of a climate haven is a little bit aspirational,” said Derek Van Berkel, assistant professor of environment and sustainability, whose map of social and environmental risk across the Great Lakes helps cities plan for climate change.

    Great Lakes Echo
  6. March 21, 2024
    • Paige Sweet

    Gaslighting is different from other forms of emotional abuse because of its subtlety, says Paige Sweet, assistant professor of sociology: “Gaslighting is so hard to recognize. People use the language of ‘twilight zone’ when they describe gaslighting relationships — the sense that things are wrong or bad, but you can’t really put your finger on it.”

  7. March 20, 2024
    • Richard Hall

    “It’s so hard to get anything passed, especially when you have such high levels of polarization. It doesn’t take a lot to stop legislation. You’d have to imagine a very different political world than what we have now,” said Richard Hall, professor of political science and public policy, on the prospect of Congress passing a 32-hour workweek bill.

    ABC News
  8. March 20, 2024
    • Daniel Fryer

    “Prosecutors recognize that community members — who become members of the jury — find these tragic school shootings especially repugnant. So, it may not be unreasonable to worry that other prosecutors across the nation will follow suit,” said Daniel Fryer, assistant professor of law, about the manslaughter convictions of the parents of the Oxford school shooter.

    The Daily Beast
  9. March 20, 2024
    • Anne Curzan

    “Debates about words are rarely just about words; they’re about people and prejudice, about social and political issues, and about power,” said LSA Dean Anne Curzan, professor of English language and literature, linguistics, and education. “We can and should have critical conversations about usage — about clarity and rhetorical effectiveness, about prevalence and personal preferences.”

    The Wall Street Journal
  10. March 19, 2024
    • Eve Brensike Primus

    “I think this verdict sends a similar message to the many law changes that we’re seeing around the country, requiring safe storage of weapons in light of the increase in mass shootings and deaths related to firearms violence in the country,” said Eve Brensike Primus, professor of law, on the manslaughter conviction of James Crumbley, the father of the Oxford school shooter.

    The Detroit News