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How 'Karen' Went from Popular Baby Name to Stand in for White Entitlement

U-M Linguistics Professor Robin Queen discusses the origin of the term "Karen" and how a fairly common name has become a powerful form of social commentary. June 12, 2020. #5-15minutes #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Society #Linguistics ...


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Opening Up US Will Trigger More COVID-19 Cases, but Disease Models Suggest How to Avoid a Second Peak

U-M Professor and Chair of Epidemiology Joseph Eisenberg discusses how relaxed social distancing will increase deaths from COVID-19, and explains a disease model that details how a second peak can be avoided if it's followed carefully. June 2, 2020. #5mins #web-article ...


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2020 Uprisings, Unprecedented in Scope, Join a Long River of Struggle in America

Matthew Countryman, Chair of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, looks at the history of black social movements and finds that what makes the 2020 uprisings unique are the ways they have pulled together multiple currents within the U.S. protest tradition into a mighty river of...


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George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery deaths: Racism causes life-threatening conditions for black men every day

U-M Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Shervin Assari, discusses his research studies concerning the effects of racism on the health of black men, and how he has found that the life-and-death effects of racism in the U.S. go beyond police shootings. June 1, 2020. ...


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School Buildings Need More Space to Safely Reopen

Michigan Ross Professor Samantha Keppler co-authors a paper with Northwestern University professor Karen Smilowitz about how school buildings will need to expand due to COVID-19 to help students stay safe when school resumes in the fall. May 19, 2020. #5mins #web-article ...


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Increasing Screen Time During COVID-19 Could be Harmful to Kids Eyesight

U-M Department of Health Management and Policy assistant professor Shu-Fang Shih and Ophthalmology resident physician Olivia Killeen discuss how screen time has increased for children since schools have closed due to COVID-19, and they explain the resulting negative effects its having on...


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How do you stay safe now that states are reopening? An expert explains how to assess risk when reconnecting with friends and family

U-M epidemiologist Ryan Malosh, who is himself immune-compromised, lays out some of the considerations when faced with a relaxation of social distancing restrictions. May 18, 2020. ...


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Postwar Forced Resettlement of Germans Echoes Through the Decades

U-M Political Science PhD candidate Anil Menon discusses the post World War I and World War II resettlement of the Germans throughout Europe, and the consequences of these actions. May 8, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation ...


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Here's how the new Title IX Regulations Will Affect Sexual Assault Cases on Campus

U-M Kinesiology professor Marissa Pollick discusses the new federal law initiated by Betsy Devos that governs gender discrimination on campus and explains what the new regulations mean for accusers and the accused in sexual assault cases. May 7, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other...


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What US States Can Learn from COVID-19 Transition Planning in Europe

U-M public health experts and professors weigh in on how the United States can learn from Europe's science based decision-making when reopening their countries, and how to make informed, science-based decisions when reopening the economy. May 11, 2020. #<5min #TheConversation ...