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AU in the News 3.6-3.13, 2020
AU In the News 3.6-3.13, 2020

Top Stories
It's Not a History Lesson. New Book Tackles Racist Ideas
Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and spoke to NPR's Morning Edition about “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” a young adult version of his award-winning book on the history of racism. Kendi worked with young adult author Jason Reynolds to create the book. Of their book, Kendi said, “Getting deep, deep, deep – that really actually protects our young people.” (3/10)
Young People Are Actively Worrying About Political Issues, Experts Find
Assistant Professor of Psychology Nicole Caporino's research about youth stress levels was featured in Consumer Affairs. Caporino conducted a psychological study of caregivers of young people and found that young adults and kids are worried about political issues. (3/11)

Faculty Authors
We Are Living in an Age of Lethal Empowerment
Audrey Kurth Cronin, professor in the School of International Service, wrote an article for The Globe and Mail about how technology is encouraging lethal empowerment. Cronin wrote, “We are experiencing a rare combination of open technology, expanded means of communication and the global spread of political violence.” (3/8)
Experimental Methods
School of Education Associate Professor Jennifer Steele wrote a letter to the editor in response to an article about social experiments in The New Yorker. Steele wrote, “Because market research is not meant to be seen by the public, the rules protecting human subjects are generally not applicable.” (3/9)

U.S Lacks Key Abilities to Avert Cyberattacks, Commission Says
Sasha O'Connell, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about America's cyberattack defenses and the Cyberspace Solarium Commission report. O'Connell said, “We are stuck in a rut on the key cyber policy issues of our time.” Executive-in-Residence at the School of International Service Benjamin Jensen served as the senior research director and lead writer for the report. The report was also mentioned in The Washington Post, Wired, and The New York Times. (3/10)
AU Experts Discuss the Global Coronavirus Pandemic
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, spoke to Yahoo Finance about the tax relief measures the U.S. Congress can take as the coronavirus spreads in the U.S. Bruckner said, “There are a number of staff in Congress, on both sides of the aisle… they are very experienced recovery and disaster-relief tax experts.” Cynthia Miller-Idriss, professor of education and sociology, wrote an opinion piece for The Washington Post about the effect of university closures on graduate students, and History Professor Alan Kraut talked with CNN about the history of racism and xenophobia during illnesses. Washington College of Law Professors Kim Wehle and Lindsey Wiley spoke to the Voice of America, and Vox, respectively. Associate Professor of Public Affairs Taryn Morrisey also spoke to Vox. Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Chris Edelson wrote an article for MarketWatch about why President Trump should resign over his coronavirus response. Associate Professor in the School of International Service Nina Yamanis spoke with Swiss TV and The Globe and Mail. School of Communication Adjunct Professor Robert Lehrman spoke with Sinclair Broadcast. (3/12, 3/10)
AU Experts Discuss 2020 and the Democratic Primaries
Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute, spoke to The Hill about the impact of Elizabeth Warren's campaign. Fischer Martin said, “I do think the effect of Hillary Clinton having lost in 2016 continues to sort of raise that electability issue.” Paul Bledsoe, adjunct professorial lecturer in the School of Public Affairs, wrote an article for The Hill about Joe Biden's victory. Capri Cafaro, executive-in-residence in the School of Public Affairs, spoke to The Canadian Press about how presidential campaigns are adapting to avoid coronavirus and David Barker, professor of public affairs, spoke to Cronkite News about the value of endorsements. (3/6, 3/7, 3/11, 3/9)
Brain's Motor Hub Plays Unsung Role in Social Skills
Catherine Stoodley, associate professor of psychology, spoke to Spectrum News about the brain's role in social skills and cognition. Stoodley said, “The principal idea is that whatever the cerebellum is doing for movement ….the cerebellum might be doing something similar for cognition.” (3/9)
Trump's End Game Toward the Intel Community
Joshua Rovner, associate professor in the School of International Service, spoke to Washington Monthly about President Trump's attitude towards the intelligence community. Rovner called Trump's approach “manipulation by appointment.” (3/7)

Bonus Clip
University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins and Nearby Regional Colleges to Switch to Online Teaching Because of Coronavirus
This week, American University announced measures to mitigate the effects of the spread of coronavirus. American University was the first institution in the Washington, D.C. region to announce its efforts. (3/10)

''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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