September 16, 2019
Hafiz Malik, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at UM-Dearborn, works to combat potential online abuses that employ phony audio or video files.
September 9, 2019
Years ago, it became clear to Amanda Alexander that it wouldn’t be possible to build a Detroit that works for everyone without addressing mass incarceration. The Detroit Justice Center was her solution.
September 3, 2019
Alison Narayan explores uncharted pathways in her research, which centers on innovations in chemistry and new ways to build molecules. When she’s not in the lab, Narayan works to create pathways for underrepresented groups to study science.
August 12, 2019
Daphne C. Watkins considers herself a witness to black men’s pain. The associate professor of social work dedicates her scholarship to studying “men, masculinities and mood,” with a specific focus on black men, and how men and boys define themselves as men and boys, and how that influences their mental health.
July 29, 2019
The first time Susan Crowell exhibited her work in a botanical garden, she decided she never wanted to return to a gallery space. Her artistic practice values the importance of nature and direct experience. Her sculptures address themes such as natural beauty, creation and the environment.
June 24, 2019
For Sofia Merajver, age is no indicator of ability. A teaching assistant for her second-grade class at age 7, she received an undergraduate degree six months after immigrating to America at age 19. She’s now a professor of internal medicine and epidemiology promoting a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical research
May 20, 2019
While some scholars rely on written journals and essays to present their research, David Chung uses visual art to convey his work on topics such as diasporic populations and cultural assimilation.
May 6, 2019
Ramaswami Mahalingam has had jobs ranging from dishwasher to poet to structural engineer. Now a professor of psychology and women’s studies, he uses that background in studying how certain lines of work are devalued and workers marginalized, and in his teaching of mindfulness and self-awareness.
April 29, 2019
During her second week conducting a study on pediatric HIV in Durban, South Africa, Leseliey Welch walked into one of the local hospital rooms to witness a young mother crying over her infant’s crib. “That day is when I realized that health is about more than doctors,” said Welch.
April 22, 2019
As a medical anthropologist doing field work in Mexico City’s working-class neighborhoods, Elizabeth Roberts found that water was often less accessible and more expensive than soda. She and her team are studying ways in which the availability of water and residents’ trust in water shapes people’s health and well-being.