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AU Newsmakers 5.3-5.10, 2019
Top Stories
An Extraordinary New Book Dismantles the Myths That Surround Domestic Violence
The New York Times reviewed “No Visible Bruises,” a new book about domestic violence by Associate Professor of Literature Rachel Louise Snyder. According to the review, “This book, winner of the prestigious J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award, takes apart the myths that surround domestic violence.” Snyder also wrote an article for The New York Times Sunday Review based off the book. (5/7, 5/4)
Lowest Unemployment Rate Since 1969
American University Class of 2019 graduates were featured in an NBC Nightly News segment about the state of the U.S. economy. The students featured in the story have already secured employment prior to graduating. Congratulations to all our graduating students! (5/3)

Faculty Authors
Charting a New Course for the Navy-Marine Corps-Coast Guard Team
Benjamin Jensen, scholar-in-residence in the School of International Service, co-wrote an article for War on the Rocks about how cooperation between the Navy, Marine Cops and the Coast Guard can be translated into new naval strategy. Jensen and his co-authors wrote, “These actions will help demonstrate to the American people that the naval services are indeed, from top-down and bottom-up, doing everything possible — together — to implement the National Defense Strategy.” (5/8)
Women Entrepreneurs Thrive Managing Talented Teams and Balancing Many Investors
Siri Terjesen, director of the Center for Innovation, and Richard Devine, research fellow in the Kogod School of Business, co-wrote an article for The Conversation about women as business leaders. Terjesen and Devine wrote, “Female-led companies with more educated managers were more likely to attain high employment growth than male peers with a management team with similar levels of experience.” (5/9)
From 'Total Exonaration!' to 'Impeach Now!' – The Mueller Report and Dueling Fact Perceptions
Professor of Public Affairs David Barker co-wrote an article for The Conversation about dueling fact perceptions and survey research examining how people perceive facts. Barker and his co-author wrote, “The conflicting factual assertions that have emerged since the [Mueller] report's release highlight just how easy it is for citizens to believe what they want, regardless of what Robert Mueller, William Barr or anyone else has to say about it.” The article appeared in 22 outlets. (5/8)

High Hopes for Argentina's Revival Are Dashed
Arturo Porzecanski, distinguished economist-in-residence in the School of International Service, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the continued economic crisis in Argentina. Porzecanski said, “Now it is [President Mauricio Macri's] crisis. People are now pinning the pain of higher utility prices, the pain of unemployment, the pain of losing real wages, and the pain of high inflation on Macri.” (5/9)
Will Instagram Stories Sway 2020 Voters?
Molly O'Rourke, executive-in-residence in the School of Communication, spoke to Voice of America about Instagram's role in the 2020 elections. O'Rourke said, “The presidential candidates this cycle really know that they need to come across as genuine and relatable and not packaged or distant.” (5/7)
Threats of Military Action in Venezuela May Escalate U.S.-Russia Tensions
William LeoGrande, professor of public affairs, spoke to the Sinclair Broadcasting Group about how threats of military action in Venezuela could impact U.S.-Russia relations. LeoGrande said, “The Russians aren't fools. If the U.S. decided to invade [Venezuela], there's nothing Russia could do about it.” Fulton Armstrong, fellow in the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, also spoke to The Guardian. (5/3)
Will Donald Trump Step Down If He Loses Re-Election in 2020? Scholars Echo Nancy Pelosi's Concerns.
Distinguished Professor of History Allan Lichtman spoke to Salon about concerns President Trump might not step down if he loses the 2020 elections. Lichtman said, “I think Trump will do everything he possibly can to hold on to his power.” (5/6)
Mark Zuckerberg Wants People to Join Facebook Groups, but Critics Say It's Another Way to Collect Your Most Intimate Data
Aram Sinnreich, professor of communication, spoke to Marketwatch about new changes from Facebook. Sinnreich said, “The reorganization emphasizes Facebook's role as an intermediary platform for communications and social commercial services.” (5/5)
State of Small Businesses
Tommy White, executive-in-residence in the Kogod School of Business, spoke to AVNetwork about National Small Business week. White said, “Too often small business owners spend 80 to 90 percent of their time on their product and service and only 10 to 20 percent of their time on customer acquisition. A successful business should be split 50/50 between the two.” (5/5)

''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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