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The stock market and the Chinese financial crisis
Aug. 26, 2015 | WMU News
U.S. stock markets opened sharply higher today, and it was hoped the rally wouldn't fizzle as it did on Tuesday. The sharp declines recently in world financial markets was an overreaction to the bad financial news in China, says Dr. Devrim Yaman, chair of the WMU Department of Finance and Commercial Law.
The wet and somewhat mild summer
Aug. 20, 2015 | WMU News
Wet and somewhat mild probably best describes the summer of 2015. In fact, this summer is quite a bit like last summer, says Dr. Robert Ruhf, a senior research associate in the WMU Mallinson Institute for Science Education.
The health benefits of walking
Aug. 6, 2015 | WMU News
Walking sometimes gets overlooked when people think about exercising. But you don't have to work up a sweat to experience the many health benefits of walking says Dr. Carol Weideman, a WMU faculty specialist in the Department of Human Performance and Health Education.
What we've learned about Pluto
July 31, 2015 | WMU News
The New Horizons probe has revealed surprises about Pluto as its nine-year, 3-billion-mile journey to the dwarf planet culminates. After passing within 7,750 miles of Pluto, New Horizons has sent back information that has revealed Pluto isn't a frozen, static dwarf planet at all, says Dr. Kirk Korista, chair of the WMU Department of Physics.
Surprising surge of Donald Trump
July 23, 2015 | WMU News
Though his recent statements on illegal immigrants and Sen. John McCain's war record may be offensive to some, billionaire Donald Trump has seen a sharp rise in the polls. But polls can change quickly, says Dr. Peter Wielhouwer, a WMU associate professor of political science.