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  1. April 26, 2024
    • John McMorrough

    “They became sort of an enclave within the city; in the critical version, turned their back on the existing city and made a new city — something that’s been called interior urbanism,” said John McMorrough, professor of architecture, about megastructures like Detroit’s Renaissance Center, a city-within-a-city complex detached from its immediate surroundings.

    Crain's Detroit Business
  2. April 26, 2024
    • Jacqui Smith

    A study of Germans born over seven decades found the older they get, the later they think old age begins. While the results may not apply everywhere, says Jacqui Smith, professor of psychology, “What this study is adding is that it’s comparing different people who were born at different times who’ve clearly gone through many different historical changes in their life.”

    NBC News
  3. April 26, 2024
    • Susan Woolford

    If their children don’t like what everyone else is eating, 3 in 5 parents will make something else for them, according to a Mott Children’s Hospital poll. “This is concerning because typically the alternative options are not as healthy as what is being offered as the family meal,” said poll co-director Susan Woolford, associate professor of pediatrics and of health behavior and health education.

  4. April 25, 2024
    • Headshot of Dean Yang

    Dollars from family members who work in the U.S. are a powerful economic engine for communities in El Salvador, said Dean Yang, professor of public policy and economics: “When you receive remittances from overseas, you spend it somehow. And that spending goes to other households in the community, other small businesses.” 

  5. April 25, 2024
    • Ketra Armstrong

    A player in the WNBA can earn three to four times her base salary by playing overseas when the four-month U.S. season ends. “We have the best basketball players in the world. And they (other countries) show them how much they’re valued by giving them lucrative salaries,” said Ketra Armstrong, professor of sport management.

    NBC News
  6. April 25, 2024
    • Mihir Mehta

    “There appears to be significant profits being made from shadow trading. The people doing it have a sense of entitlement or maybe just think, ‘I’m invincible,’” said Mihir Mehta, assistant professor of accounting, on business executives who try to avoid traditional insider trading restrictions by buying shares in economically linked firms.

    The New York Times
  7. April 24, 2024
    • Nicholas Henriksen

    “Assumptions about people who speak Andalusian Spanish stem from a combination of historical socioeconomic disparities, regional stereotypes and lack of awareness about the dialect’s complexity,” said Nicholas Henriksen, associate professor of Spanish linguistics. “These stereotypes are perpetuated by media representations and societal biases, leading to a simplified and often unfair characterization of the area.”

    Research Features
  8. April 24, 2024
    • Michael Craig

    “I think that’s important for households to really get a good sense for the value of their solar … think not just how valuable is it now but how valuable will it be over its lifetime,” said Michael Craig, assistant professor of environment and sustainability and of industrial and operations engineering, whose research found that climate change will increase the value of rooftop solar panels over the next 75 years.

    Michigan Public
  9. April 24, 2024
    • Javed Ali

    “President Trump was probably the first politician who openly encouraged this type of confrontational behavior. … It’s the normalization of the rhetoric that seems to be a defining feature of this era that we’re in,” said Javed Ali, associate professor of practice of public policy, on the impact of Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric.

    U.S. News & World Report
  10. April 23, 2024
    • Katya Gozman

    “Different telescopes have filters that are made to be sensitive to only certain wavelengths of light. We can assign each filter to a separate color channel. … When stacked on top of each other, we get the spectacular textbook color image that we’re used to seeing in the media,” said Katya Gozman, doctoral student in astronomy, on how scientists make vibrant spectacles out of grayscale blobs in space telescope images.

    Popular Science