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April 19, 2019

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April 5, 2019

“People should be preparing to reopen their cases if they haven’t, and if they haven’t succeeded in reopening their cases, they should know they are at risk and seek an individual immediate stay from immigration court or Court of Appeals,” said Margo Schlanger, professor of law, on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that federal immigration agents can resume deporting Iraqi detainees.

The Detroit News

April 5, 2019

“There’s a whole lot of Flints popping up in this country, and we need to deal with those, too, and to show that it really isn’t just about the water,” said José Casas, assistant professor of theatre and drama, whose new play “Flint” is a series of monologues and group scenes that feature fictionalized characters based on real people who live in Flint.

Michigan Radio

April 5, 2019

Scott D. Campbell, associate professor of urban planning, says mixed-use buildings can make for more compact and walkable cities: “If a town is worried about the city only being used part of the time of the day, then in general, the mixed-use approach should also bring people to town. As long as you don’t have empty buildings, it’ll work.”

Detroit Free Press

April 4, 2019

Sushil Atreya, professor of climate and space sciences and engineering, and a member of NASA’s Curiosity science team, says the detection of methane gas on Mars by a European orbiter confirms Curiosity’s earlier discovery: “It reaffirms the hypothesis that Mars is presently active.”

The New York Times

April 4, 2019

A new device developed by Sunitha Nagrath, associate professor of chemical engineering, and Daniel Hayes, professor of internal medicine, is capable of screening blood that captures 3.5 times the number of cancer cells as the current method and may be able to better diagnose and treat humans with cancer. “Nobody wants to have a biopsy. If we could get enough cancer cells from the blood, we could use them to learn about the tumor biology and direct care for the patients,” Hayes said.

UPI

April 4, 2019

“(Detroit City FC) is a symbol of how people feel about Detroit and want to root for something based in the grassroots of the community and isn’t corporate,” said Stefan Szymanski, professor of sport management, on the strong community support and limited ownership of Detroit’s semi-pro soccer club.

Crain’s Detroit Business

April 3, 2019

“After Barack Obama, they are facing voters that want more than symbols when it comes to race. ... As a black person trying to become president, it’s a difficult terrain to travel that is bound up in questions about your background, history and policies. They are talking about race more and doing it in more specific terms,” said Vincent Hutchings, professor of political science and Afroamerican and African studies, on the presidential candidacies of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.

Los Angeles Times

April 3, 2019

“Because Google’s work is so broad, beyond just search, there could be business reasons for not making clear political statements and political affiliations. But we can’t be sure until we see how different projects pan out in the future and look back at what they might have been discussing during the meeting,” said Sarah Zimmerman, lecturer of business communication, on the secrecy surrounding the recent meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and President Trump.

Business Insider

April 3, 2019

Having a fussy baby doesn’t just rob a new mother of sleep — it can also increase her risk of depression, said Prachi Shah, associate professor of pediatrics: “Pediatricians and providers should pay close attention to mothers who describe difficulty soothing their babies.”

U.S. News & World Report

April 2, 2019

“Clearly we haven’t made the progress (in graduating more black engineers) that many of us thought we should have or would have made. But we’ve got to be aggressive in continuing to grow those numbers so that in a decade we’re not having the same conversation,” said Alec D. Gallimore, dean of the College of Engineering.

Detroit Free Press

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