"While we're making decisions about immigration policy, we're talking about constitutionality, the effects on the economy and demographics. But we also need to talk about the health consequences of immigration policy," said Aresha Martinez-Cardoso, doctoral student in public health.
Aswin Punathambekar, associate professor of communication studies, was quoted in a story about the killing of an Indian journalist — the latest in a string of similar attacks in recent years targeting writers, artists and scholars who have faced a backlash for criticizing India's ruling party.
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"If (Trump) uses a tariff that raises the prices China sells to us, we will buy less, and China's exports will fall, and that will hurt them. It's painful for them, (but) is it more painful for them than our companies that will buy the imports?" said Alan Deardorff, professor of public policy and economics.
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Research by Scott Atran, adjunct professor of psychology and adjunct research scientist at the Institute for Social Research, found that the willingness of captured ISIS fighters to fight and make sacrifices was associated with whether they saw themselves as having greater spiritual strength — not physical strength — than their enemy.
"People of conscience know that the racial hatred and violence on display in Charlottesville conflicts with the values that make America great — liberty, equality and dignity. Inferior schools, substandard housing and unequal protection of the law are also contrary to these values. These enduring institutional legacies of white supremacy have had the most damaging impact on communities of color," wrote Derrick Darby, professor of philosophy.
Detroit Free Press
A study by Brent Hollenbeck, professor of urology, found that elderly men with prostate cancer are more likely to be treated with radiation when their doctors own radiation machines — even patients who may be too old to benefit from the treatment.
"It was unlike any data set I had ever seen. Every single indicator came up signaling anomalies. It's a huge red flag that something weird is going on," said Walter Mebane, professor of statistics and political science, who used a computer model he developed to detect electoral fraud in Kenya's presidential election.
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Angie Oehrli, senior associate librarian at the U-M Library, offered tips and explained the goals of the new class she's teaching on fake news, lies and propaganda.
Jeremy Moghtader, campus farm manager at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, was interviewed about the increasing focus on food and sustainability on campus.
"Because people are always carrying their cell phones, even in situations where they would normally wash their hands before doing anything, cell phones do tend to get pretty gross," said Emily Martin, assistant professor of epidemiology.