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AU Newsmakers 2.10 - 2.17, 2017

Top Story
'Eroding Trust' Led to Flynn's Resignation
Dean of the School of International Service James Goldgeier spoke with WUSA 9 about the resignation of President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn. Goldgeier said, "We know that Mike Flynn talked to the Russian ambassador in December, but how much knowledge did Donald Trump have of the contents of that call at the time and how much was General Flynn talking to the ambassador about things that Donald Trump told him to say." Distinguished Scholar in Residence Nora Bensahel and Professor Emeritus Gordon Adams, both at the School of International Service, also discussed the resignation of Michael Flynn with Associated Press TV, McClatchy, and Canada's Globe and Mail. (2/14)

Additional Feature
Will Trump Trade War Force Car Buyers to Face Major Sticker Shock?
CNBC featured research from Associate Professor of International Business Frank DuBois regarding the effect President Trump's trade policies may have on car prices. “DuBois noted that the percentage of cars and parts from Mexico has been on the upswing in recent years, but he was not sure a tax would significantly alter that trend.” (2/11)

Faculty Authors
The Most Dangerous National Security Threat That Donald Trump Is Ignoring
Education and Sociology Professor Cynthia Miller authored an article for Fortune regarding serious security threats that the Trump administration have been ignoring. Miller wrote, “Domestic terrorism poses a significant, if not greater, threat than Islamic terrorism.” (2/13)
Trump's Border Plan for Canada? So Far, Not a Wall
For The Conversation, Jessica Trisko Darden, professor in the School of International Service, authored an article about President Trump's plan for the Canada-U.S. border. She wrote, “The cooperative relationship between the U.S. and Canada is deeply institutionalized on both the economic and security fronts.” (2/14)
Why Politicians Think They Know Better Than Scientists – and Why That's So Dangerous
For The Conversation, Elizabeth Suhay, professor of public affairs, authored an article that focuses on the growing concerns among scientists in the U.S. about the skepticism of the Trump administration and the GOP “toward scientific research carried out in the public interest”. She noted, “The problem for science and evidence-based policy comes when politicians and other political actors decide to discredit the science on which a conclusion is based or bend the science to support their policy position.” (2/12)

Melania Trump Breaks With Some First Lady Traditions
Anita McBride, executive in residence at the School of Public Affairs, spoke to NPR's Weekend Edition about the role of the First Lady during state visits and the traditions First Lady Melania Trump might follow. McBride said, “It's hard to develop a pattern yet of what Mrs. Trump might do, basically, what Ivanka Trump might do. So we'll just have to wait and see. But, certainly, in our past, family members have stepped up to the plate if and when needed.” She also said that First Ladies, "rewrite the position description in a way that suits them and defines whatever our expectations might be of it and what we might like to see.” (2/12)
What Does the Research Say About ADHD and Exercise?
The Pittsburgh Parent published an article that featured research from Health Professor Kathleen Holton regarding the connection between ADHD and exercise. “Holton found that ADHD children were almost two times as likely to follow healthy habits when compared to their non-ADHD counterparts.” (2/13)
Fake News Feeds Off 'Speed and Velocity' of Social Media
Andrew Lih, professor of communication, spoke with BBC's World News about the distribution of fake news. Lih noted, “One thing that the traditional gatekeepers have to do is make themselves relevant in a new age of technology and social media.” (2/10)

Bonus Clip
2017's Best Places to Be a Real-Estate Agent
Finance Professor Jason Howell spoke to Wallet Hub about what it takes to have a prominent career in top real-estate markets across the country. Howell advised, “Talk to experienced real estate agents, become a bonafide Realtor® to highlight their commitment to the profession. Read constantly about best practices and be a good person.” (2/9)

''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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