Foxconn, the company best known for manufacturing Apple products, insists its new plant in Wisconsin won't damage the environment, but the rivers outside its manufacturing plants in China are very polluted, says Peter Adriaens, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and environment and sustainability.
The Associated Press
Research by Larry Charleston, assistant professor of neurology, suggests that too many people with migraines are prescribed potentially addictive opiate painkillers, while too few may be getting recommended medications.
Jatin Dua, assistant professor of anthropology, was quoted in a story about how Indian businesses are racing to keep up in East Africa, as India's historic ties to the region come face-to-face with strategic, state-backed campaigns for influence from China.
The Christian Science Monitor
"As cruel as it may sound to those who are long on indignation and short on economics, market forces and market prices will address the post-disaster shortages in Texas and Louisiana more quickly and more effectively than government-determined, nonmarket- based prices that result from price gouging laws," wrote Mark Perry, professor of finance at UM-Flint.
Comments by Lauren Ranalli, director of the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine, were featured in a story about the impact of federal funding cuts to teen pregnancy prevention programs in the United States.
"Increasingly, business leaders are the most powerful social change agents — often much more influential than elected politicians," said David Mayer, associate professor of management and organizations.
The Washington Post
Alan Deardorff, professor of economics and public policy, says the Trump administration's priority to reduce the trade deficit is driven more by political concerns rather than economic development: "If they succeed and come with an agreement with Canada and Mexico, they will probably claim that what they have negotiated would reduce the trade deficit. But that is just not true."
Jeremy Kress, lecturer in business law and a senior research fellow at the Center on Finance, Law and Policy, was interviewed about the changes in the boardroom at scandal-besieged Wells Fargo.
Colin Gunckel, associate professor of American culture, and of screen arts and cultures, says the Mexican film industry had little success in the American market until Pantelion Films, billed as "the first Latino Hollywood Studio," was formed in 2010: "They're moving away from the idea of a Mexican theatrical film as an art film and moving toward popular appeal. ... They're even in Redboxes in the middle of Michigan."
Public Radio International
Elliot Soloway, professor of education, information and electrical engineering, questions the efficacy of mastery-based learning, rejecting the notion that students have learned something simply because they can pass a series of assessments: "Mastery folks don't understand the fundamentals of what learning is about."
The New York Times