Top Stories Additional Features Faculty Authors Expertise
AU Newsmakers 2.24 - 3.3, 2017
Top Stories
American University Among Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers
The Washington Post featured American University in an article about the Peace Corps' new study showing that AU is among the top medium-sized colleges and graduate schools producing volunteers. The article included the story of Holly Dancy, an American University alumna, who has spent her time since graduation in 2014 teaching English in Rwanda. (2/27)
After Finally Wooing Millennials, Washington Cannot Hold Them
The Washington Post featured AU's Kogod School of Business' second annual Kogod Greater Washington Millennial Index . The study found D.C. remains a top pick for millennials despite high housing costs, traffic and crime. Dawn Leijon, executive-in-residence and lead researcher, said, “About one-third of millennials said their commute is ‘killing' them.” The Washington Business Journal and DC Inno also covered the report and Business in the Capital Initiative Director Erran Carmel appeared on NewsChannel8. (3/2, 2/28)

Additional Features
Will Tesla's New Model 3 Be Most 'Made in America' Car?
The Christian Science Monitor leveraged International Business Professor Frank DuBois' 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index to analyze the most ‘American-made' car rankings. Based on Professor DuBois' methodology, the author assessed where the Tesla Model 3 might rank when production begins later this year. (2/25)
Abstracting the Data of the Natural World with Colorful Geometries
Hyperallergic featured Julie Wolfe's exhibit at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. (2/28)
Dean Camille A. Nelson: Connecting WCL's History to Its Future
Camille A. Nelson was featured in DC Bar about her position as Dean of American University's Washington College of Law. Nelson said, “We are in D.C. We are American University Washington College of Law. This is an exceptional law school community to be a part of at this moment.” (3/1)

Faculty Authors
Dem Speechwriter: I Hope Trump Surprises Me Tonight
Robert Lehrman, professor of communication, authored an article for USA Today about President Donald Trump's first address to Congress. Lehrman also wrote an article for U.S. News & World Report's Debate Club in advance of Trump's address. (2/27, 3/1)
Trump's Address to Congress: Expert Reaction
For The Conversation, Jordan Tama, professor in the School of International Service, authored an article about Trump's first presidential address to Congress. Tama wrote, “Trump has not shown that he is inclined to sustain the positive tone needed to build agreement with Democrats.” (3/1)
Good Foreign Policy Is Invisible
James Goldgeier, dean of the School of International Service, co-authored an article for Foreign Affairs about President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Goldgeier and his co-author noted, “Invisible foreign policy doesn't appeal to a president who cares about showmanship and flashy successes.” (2/28)
Melania Trump Is Silencing Her Critics and Taking Center Stage
For Fox News, Anita McBride, executive-in-residence at the School of Public Affairs, authored an article about Melania Trump. McBride wrote, “We should not be surprised she intends to be active, true to herself, carefully making decisions on how to use her role, and not be defined by others' expectations.” (2/28)

Georgia Woman Wages Single-Handed Fight for Open Government
Jan Schaffer, entrepreneur-in-residence at the School of Communication, spoke to the Associated Press about one woman's effort to promote open government. Shaffer said videotaping public meetings “is a fairly effective way to let people know what their elected officials are doing,” but can be more beneficial if analysis of the meetings are also provided. (2/24)
Yayoi Kusama Exhibit Is an Economic Puzzle for Museum
Ximena Varela, director of AU's Master of Arts in Arts Management program, appeared on Marketplace to discuss the new Yayoi Kusama exhibit at Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Varela said, “There's a lot riding on it for the Hirshhorn.” (2/24)
Trump and the Rise of the Extreme Right
School of International Service Professor Carolyn Gallaher spoke to the Christian Science Monitor about the increase in hate groups in the U.S. Gallaher said, “What is novel about the current moment is that these groups … see Trump as someone giving them hope that the state will act on their interests.” (2/27)
Dem Speechwriter: I Hope Trump Surprises Me Tonight
Robert Lehrman, professor of communication, spoke with CNN in advance of President Donald Trump's speech to Congress. Lehrman said he wanted to see Trump “reach out more than he seems to do.” Lehrman also provided expertise to Sinclair Broadcasting Group. Communication Professor Leonard Steinhorn spoke to Newsday in advance of President Donald Trump's address to Congress, and Elizabeth Sherman, professor of public affairs, spoke to USA Today. (2/28, 2/27)
How Millions of Kids are Being Shaped by Know-it-All Voice Assistants
Center for Teaching, Research and Learning Director Naomi Baron spoke to the The Washington Post about children and voice-activated gadgets. Baron discussed concerns about the devices pushing children to value simplistic language. (3/2)
In Assault on Regulation, Trump Follows Path of Mixed Results
Neil Kerwin, president of American University, and Jeffrey Lubbers, law professor, talked with Bloomberg about past U.S. presidents that sought fewer government regulations. Lubbers said, “They all succeeded to some extent…They all got rid of some regulations.” (2/24)
In the Moonlight, Viola and Mahershala Look Golden
Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Russell Williams II spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the effect of Viola Davis's and Mahershala Ali's Oscar wins. Williams said, “Hopefully, this will be a continuing movement.” (2/27)
Why Ivanka and Donald Trump's Child Care Plan Won't Help Most Americans
Taryn Morrissey, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke to Yahoo News about the proposed child care and affordable family leave policies. Morrissey said, “For low-income families, those earning less than $50,000 a year, they can easily spend half of their entire income on child care.” (2/27)
Wireless Carriers are Quietly Telling You What Videos to Watch on Your iPhone
Aram Sinnreich, professor of communications, spoke to MarketWatch about how unlimited data plans provided by mobile carriers are gaining a competitive edge. Sinnreich said, “By using zero rating, internet service providers and mobile providers can juice the landscape by encouraging consumers to choose one content provider over another.” (2/28)
Is Pink the New Orange?
Arthur Shapiro, director of AU's Collaborative for Applied Perceptual Research & Innovation, talked with The Washington Post about a bill Virginia passed that lets hunters wear hot pink. Shapiro said the visibility question is not clear-cut and that “The pink material (or the orange, for that matter) might be hidden against green foliage, but not against brown.” (3/2)

''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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