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AU Newsmakers 3.12-3.19, 2021
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Top Stories
Mortality: A Survey of Contemporary Death Art
Brooklyn Rail featured a review of “Mortality: A Survey of Contemporary Death Art,” an exhibit at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center that was intended to be shown last spring. (3/17)
Women Voters Say U.S. Health Care and Workplaces Must Change Post-Pandemic, Poll Shows
The 19th featured She Votes, a new survey of women voters conducted by Gender on the Ballot, a partnership between the Women & Politics Institute at AU's School of Public Affairs and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation. The poll was also featured in Newsweek. (3/16)

Additional Feature
Is There Anything Funny About the Climate Crisis?
A column in The New Yorker featured a new initiative from AU's Center for Media and Social Impact and also mentioned a tracking tool developed by AU's Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy. (3/10)

Faculty Author
People Are Talking Up the Prospects of a United Ireland. It's Easier Said Than Done.
Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, assistant professor of public affairs, and Carolyn Gallaher, professor in the School of International Service, co-wrote an article for The Washington Post's Monkey Cage about the possibility of a reunited Ireland. They wrote, “Brexit has reignited tensions and fueled interest in a referendum.” (3/17)

News Brief
A Year Into the Pandemic, COVID-19 Has Ravaged El Paso
El Paso Matters featured research by Associate Professor of Sociology Ernesto Castaneda about COVID-19 and vulnerable Latinx communities. (3/14)

How Children Read Differently From Books vs. Screens
Naomi Baron, professor emerita of linguistics, spoke to The New York Times about reading from books and screens. Baron said, “There are two components, the physical medium and the mind-set we bring to that medium – and everything else sort of follows from that.” (3/16)
'Manels' Flourished During Key Period in Congress, Research Finds
Caroline Bruckner, managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center, spoke to Roll Call about her research into gender disparities on congressional panels. Bruckner said, “In order to have effective policy you have to have good data. And in my view, good data, absolutely, is inclusive data.” (3/16)
Stimulus Could Fund Ventilation Improvements in Classrooms
Claudia Persico, assistant professor of public affairs, spoke with Marketplace about a provision in the new COVID-19 relief package which will fund ventilation improvements in schools. Persico said, “It's of concern particularly because of evidence that we're starting to build, that air pollution is harmful to student learning.” (3/15)
Democratic Women Back House Bill Calling for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monument at U.S. Capitol
Nika Elder, assistant professor of art, spoke with USA Today about the push for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg monument at the U.S. capitol. Elder said, “I think it's important to recognize her as having had a seismic impact on that very location and institution itself.” (3/15)
Biden Signals No Rush to Reverse Trump Policy on Venezuela
Fulton Armstrong, research fellow at the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, spoke to The Hill about Joe Biden's Venezuela policy. (3/14)
More Women Being Lured in to Extremist Groups Like QAnon During Pandemic, Educators Say
Director of the Center for Polarization and Extremism Research & Innovation Lab Cynthia Miller-Idriss spoke to WLS-TV about how women get lured to extremist groups. Miller-Idriss said, “We have to be thinking about what it means to have women radicalized into these movements and potentially what risks that poses to communities.” (3/16)

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