Donald Grimes, senior research area specialist at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy, was quoted in an article about the high poverty rate among workers in Orlando, Florida, America's most-visited tourist destination.
Joel Bregman, professor of astronomy, spoke about the discovery of ultrabright x-rays that originated from a dead star — a finding that may overturn the idea that only actively feeding black holes have the power to fire up these displays.
A report by Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, shows that average fuel economy of new vehicles dropped last month after setting a record high in August.
"We are a global village. Germs have always traveled. The problem now is they can travel with the speed of a jet plane," said Dr. Howard Markel, professor of the history of medicine, and pediatrics and communicable diseases.
The New York Times
Dr. Reshma Jagsi, associate professor of radiation oncology, spoke about her research that shows nearly a third of breast cancer survivors who had jobs when they began treatment were unemployed four years later, with women undergoing chemotherapy being the most affected.
The Huffington Post
Ethan Kross was interviewed about how the science of self-talk — referring to oneself in the third person — can change the way we feel and behave.
National Public Radio
"Somebody could be in the hospital for three to five days before a diagnosis [of Ebola] is confirmed. The important thing is keeping the patient isolated until you can get to a diagnosis," said Dr. Sandro Cinti, professor of internal medicine.
Samuel Bagenstos, professor of law, was quoted in an article about the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to consider same-sex marriage cases from Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Virginia, and Oklahoma.
The Washington Post
"The amount of research and research discoveries is at an all-time high. There's been a growing emphasis on innovation and a lot of support from the president on down, and that has resulted in more ideas coming our way," said Ken Nisbet, associate vice president for research-technology transfer.
Detroit Free Press
Andrew Hoffman, professor of management and organizations, and natural resources and environment, was interviewed about how businesses are handling issues of climate change amid political battle lines.