Top Story Additional Feature Faculty Authors Expertise
AU Newsmakers 6.9 - 6.16, 2017
Top Story
Coral Reefs Show Signs of Climate Stress, but There's Still Hope
Environmental Science Professor Kiho Kim spoke to Nexus Media News for a story that posted to the blog of Popular Science magazine. The story featured new research by Kim about how scientists can examine coral skeletons for signs of pollution. “We definitely see signs of pollution stress,” he said. But, “in general, reefs are resilient and can come back if the stressor is removed.” (6/13)

Additional Feature
Get Started: Administration Signaling Labor Law Changes
Associated Press featured Kogod School of Business Executive-in-Residence Caroline Bruckner's research in a business roundup. Bruckner's new report details how women business owners don't take advantage of a tax deduction on equipment purchases. Several other publications featured Bruckner's research including Bloomberg BNA. (6/12)

Faculty Authors
Woodward and Bernstein Didn't Actually Bring Down a President
W. Joseph Campbell, professor of communications, authored an opinion article for the Baltimore Sun about the role of former Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in uncovering the Watergate Scandal. Campbell wrote, “The dominant narrative of Watergate avoids the scandal's intricacies.” (6/13)
Duterte Has Put Part of the Philippines Under Martial Law. Here's How Dangerous That Can Be.
Jessica Trisko Darden, assistant professor at the School of International Service, authored an article for the Washington Post about the implications of President Duterte's decision to declare martial law in the Philippines. Trisko Darden wrote, “In countries like these, where the resilience of democratic institutions and civilian control of the military are increasingly uncertain, a state of emergency can further erode the foundations of democracy and increase the risk of human rights abuses.” (6/14)
This Is How the U.K. Election May Destabilize Northern Ireland
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Kimberly Cowell-Meyers authored an opinion article for the Washington Post about the impact that the U.K. elections may have on Northern Ireland. Cowell-Meyers wrote, “The Conservative Party's “confidence and supply” agreement with the DUP has dramatically changed Northern Ireland's political landscape.” (6/13)

First Lady, Barron Trump Officially Move to D.C.
Executive-in-Residence at the School of Public Affairs Anita McBride spoke to MSNBC about the move of First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron to the White House and what it might take for them to adjust to the tense political climate. (6/2)
Trump Says Comey Testimony Shows No Collusion With Russia
Chris Edelson, director, Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars Program, spoke to Voice of America about the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey and the political damage to President Trump. Edelson said, “How do you gain that back once it is lost, credibility? I think that is difficult for the president.” (6/10)
Bob Lehrman Previews the AG's Session Testimony Before the Congress
Robert Lehrman, communication professor, spoke with CGTN about the testimony of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Lehrman said, “He is not the type of testifier that Comey was. I don't think he's terrified but he will get some tough questions.” (6/13)
Verify: What Does News Really Mean?
Center for Teaching, Research and Learning Director Naomi S. Baron appeared on WUSA9 to discuss the origin and meaning of the word news. Baron said, “I'm sorry to disappoint, but news is not an acronym for anything.” (6/14)
The Science Behind a Perfectly Toasted Marshmallow
Chemistry Professor Matt Hartings spoke to The Verge about what it takes to roast the perfect marshmallow. Hartings said, “Many foods don't get hot enough when they cook for caramelization (like bread). Marshmallows certainly do over a fire.” (6/11)
Trump Impeachment Calls Surge as President Faces 'Most Serious Scandal' in U.S. History
Distinguished History Professor Allan Lichtman spoke to Newsweek about how policy leaders are demanding Trump be prosecuted in connection with allegations of obstruction of justice. Lichtman said, “We have direct evidence of the president of the United States going to the person in charge of the investigation and trying to get him to put loyalty to the president above the investigation.” (6/10)

''Online, consumer'' news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington post, NY Times
"Online, consumer" news refers to online news outlets and blogs such as Huffington post, NY Times
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week
Both charts are based on the week's Newsmakers highlights only, not total AU mentions for the week

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