"The key concept here is to use as many natural, local materials as possible that provides a super-insulated building," said Joe Trumpey, associate professor of art, natural resources and environment, who is building an off-the-grid straw bale building with students at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
"China is trying to make an opportunity out of a bad situation. The Trump administration's moves on trade could negatively affect the Chinese economy at a time when it faces many internal challenges. But the U.S. has also antagonized many of its important trading partners and allies, so China is smart to try to counter the U.S.," said Mary Gallagher, professor of political science and director of the Center for Chinese Studies.
The presence of even one connected vehicle on the road can not only improve safety, but it can save energy in traffic as well, according to research by Gabor Orosz, associate professor of mechanical engineering, and civil and environmental engineering, and colleagues.
Keith Riles, professor of physics, was quoted in an article about whether black holes can be used to detect undiscovered particles that may help explain the deeper workings of the universe.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Research by Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck, assistant professor of information, and colleagues shows that kids don't mind when parents post "positive" content about them on social media, but would like their feelings to be considered: "Ask your kids' permission, at least sometimes. Pay attention to what they do and don't like and respect that."
Comments by Aaron Kall, director of the U-M Debate Program, were featured in an article about this week's Michigan Republican gubernatorial debate.
The Detroit News
Black Americans are no longer less likely than whites to be prescribed opioid painkillers — but that means their risk of addiction to the narcotics has increased, according to a new study by Matthew Davis, assistant professor of nursing, and colleagues.
"Certainly, adoption is a good outcome for some children in foster care. Yet, we know too little to conclude that adoptions make sense for all of them," said Vivek Sankaran, clinical professor of law.
Los Angeles Times
The Women's Justice and Clemency Project, directed by Carol Jacobsen, professor of art and design, and women's studies, was featured in a commentary on the "forgotten" female inmates in Michigan's prison system.
Sherif El-Tawil, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and colleagues have developed an ultra-high performance concrete now being used to repair bridges in Michigan and, perhaps, eventually on roads.
Fox 2 Detroit