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Fifty Years Ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock Anthem Expressed the Hopes and Fears of a Nation

U-M Associate Professor of Musicology Mark Clague discusses Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock "Star-Spangled Banner" rendition nearly 50 years ago, fusing horror with hope to reflect the America he experienced during Woodstock despite the division caused by war. August 14, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #ArtsandCulture #Government/Politics #Music #History #Politics #MarkClague ​​​​​​​​​​ #DiscoveryoftheWeek ​


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This Tax Credit Wasn’t Meant to Help With Housing, But That’s Exactly What It’s Doing

U-M Public Policy Assistant Professor Natasha Pilkauskas discusses whether the policy EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) could help improve families’ access to housing through offering parents disposable income, addressing the housing affordability crisis. August 5, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #GovernmentandPolitics #Business #PublicPolicy #Research #TaxCredit #NatashaPilkauskas ​​​​​​​​​​


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The Facts on the US Children and Teens Killed by Firearms

School of Public Health Professor Marc A. Zimmerman and Emergency Medicine Professors Patrick Carter and Rebecca Cunningham discuss the uptick in firearm-related deaths in children and teens; now the second leading cause of death behind car accidents. August 6, 2019. #5-15mins #web-article #TheConversation #Health/Wellness #Society #GunControl #YouthandAdolescents #Safety #PublicHealth #MarcAZimmerman #PatrickCarter #RebeccaCunningham


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What’s Really Behind Baseball’s Home Run Surge?

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Brian J. Love and Clinical Lecturer of Anesthesiology Michael L. Burns author a piece in The Conversation, analyzing reasons for the uptick in Major League Baseball home runs. July 22, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Technology #Science #MaterialsScience #SportsMedicine #Physics #ClimateChange #BrianJLove #MichaelLBurns ​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Commercial Supersonic Aircraft Could Return to the Skies

Michigan Engineering Professor of Aerospace Engineering Iain Boyd discusses the pros and cons of commercial supersonic flights and the positive developments that may bring them back as an option for a broader section of society. July 11, 2019. #15-30minutes #TheConversation #Science #EnvironmentandSustainability #Aerospace #Engineering #IainBoyd


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How a Pilot Project in Kenya Helps Refugees Go To University

Michigan professor Michelle Bellino creates a subsidized tuition model for refugees to be educated in Kenya, offering opportunities and benefiting entire communities. June 26, 2019. # #webarticle #TheConversation #Society #Refugees #HigherEducation #Research #Africa


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Dutch Memorial Day: Maintaining Colonial Innocence by Excluding People of Color

U-M Director of Dutch and Flemish Studies, Annemarie Toebosch, discusses Dutch Memorial Day and why Indonesia has faced its history of decolonization, but the Netherlands has not, further examining the issues of inclusion in the Dutch-language area. May 3, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Government/Politics #Global #History #Inequality #Military #AnnemarieToebosch ​​​​​​​​​​​


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How Unjust Social Structures Help Some but Harm Others

Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health Shervin Assari analyzes the effects of the recent college admissions cheating scandal, highlighting the structural inequalities that remain a barrier to education achievement. April 4, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #TheConversation #Society #HigherEducation #Parenting #Diversity,Equity,andInclusion #ShervinAssari ​​​​​​​​​


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Is the FDA Being Grinch-like in Raising Concerns About Raw Cookie Dough?

School of Public Health Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education Brian Zikmund-Fisher discusses FDA warnings against eating raw cookie dough and ways to select ingredients to make cookie dough safer . December 15, 2018. #5-15mins #web-article #TheConversation #HealthandWellness #GovernmentandPolitics #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #Policy


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‘Tis The Season For Conception

U-M research fellow Kevin M. Bakker and coauthor examine the patterns of seasonality in reproduction and explain their statistical findings, noting the influence of evolutionary mating mechanisms. December 19, 2018. #5-15mins #web-article #TheConversation #HealthandWellness #Society #Statistics #Children #HealthBehaviorandHealthEducation #ObstetricsandGynecology ​​​​​​​​​​