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Let Me Tell You About My Friend Maria Butina — Who Might Be A Russian Spy

Gay Talese told me I was getting the story wrong. We were sitting next to each other at a sprawling wooden table at Morso, a Manhattan restaurant so far east I could see the Queensboro Bridge stretching into Queens from the window.This meeting between me, a recent college graduate, and one of world’s most renowned journalists was organized by the now-indicted conservative political operative Paul Erickson, who worked mostly in the shadows to establish connections between the National Rifle Asso...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, Israel, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Fbi, Gay, Gop, United States, South Dakota, Yale, New York Times

OT2018 #18: “Rorschach Test”

We thought it’d be a quiet week, but the Supreme Court had other plans. Amy Howe joins to catch us up on the news. We also get a taste of American University law professor Robert Tsai’s new book, “Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation.” The post OT2018 #18: “Rorschach Test” appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, American University, Amy Howe, First Mondays, Robert Tsai

Study finds correlation between eviction rates in the US and high number of STIs

A study by researchers from Yale University and American University outlines a correlation between America's eviction crisis and the high rate of sexually transmitted infections in the United States.
Tags: Science, US, America, American University, Yale University

How We Talk About Racism in America is Wrong

For Vox, Jane Coaston writes about why Republicans took 15 years to act on House member Steve King’s racism. I found her point about how racism has become an insult to be wielded or avoided (depending on your perspective) rather than a useful descriptive term of behavior or views really interesting. The way we talk about race and racism in the United States is wrong. In short, we think of “racist” as an insult rather than as an adjective. And we have narrowed down the concept of racism to an al...
Tags: Usa, America, United States, House, American University, Ku Klux Klan, Jason Kottke, Steve King, Kendi, Ibram X Kendi, Vox Jane Coaston, Ibram X Kendi Jane Coaston

Only Nuclear Energy Can Save the Planet (slashdot)

Joshua S. Goldstein, a professor emeritus of international relations at American University, and Staffan A. Qvist, an energy engineer and consultant, writing for The Wall Street Journal: Climate scientists tell us that the world must drastically cut its fossil fuel use in the next 30 years to stave off a potentially catastrophic tipping point for the planet. Confronting this challenge is a moral issue, but it's also a math problem -- and a big part of the solution has to be nuclear power. Today,...
Tags: News, Germany, American University, Msmash, Joshua S Goldstein, Staffan A Qvist

Former DOJ Employee Weighs In On William Barr's Confirmation Hearing

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jennifer Daskal, an associate law professor at American University and a former Justice Department employee, about William Barr's confirmation hearing.
Tags: News, Npr, Doj, Justice Department, American University, Mary Louise Kelly, Jennifer Daskal, William Barr

Only Nuclear Energy Can Save the Planet

Joshua S. Goldstein, a professor emeritus of international relations at American University, and Staffan A. Qvist, an energy engineer and consultant, writing for The Wall Street Journal: Climate scientists tell us that the world must drastically cut its fossil fuel use in the next 30 years to stave off a potentially catastrophic tipping point for the planet. Confronting this challenge is a moral issue, but it's also a math problem -- and a big part of the solution has to be nuclear power. Today,...
Tags: Germany, Tech, American University, Joshua S Goldstein, Staffan A Qvist

Unraveling the genetic causes of skin cancer

American University Associate Professor of Biology Katie DeCicco-Skinner and her colleagues are helping to identify the genetic factors that lead to squamous cell carcinoma. In a new paper, they show how the interaction between a cell signaling pathway called MET and a gene, Tpl2, contributes to skin cancer progression.
Tags: Science, American University, Katie DeCicco Skinner

‘Brought to Jesus’: the evangelical grip on the Trump administration

The influence of evangelical Christianity is likely to become an important question as Trump finds himself dependent on them for political survival In setting out the Trump administration’s Middle East policy, one of the first things Mike Pompeo made clear to his audience in Cairo is that he had come to the region as “as an evangelical Christian”.In his speech at the American University, Pompeo said that in his state department office: “I keep a Bible open on my desk to remind me of God and his ...
Tags: Religion, US foreign policy, US news, US politics, Middle East, Christianity, Evangelical Christianity, Jesus, Donald Trump, Cairo, American University, Trump, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo, Trump Administration

American U holds of Navy 71-63 behind Nelson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sa’eed Nelson scored 25 points and made 11 of 12 free throws and American University held off Navy 71-63 on Wednesday night. Mark Gasperini and Larry Motuzis added 12 points apiece for the Eagles (8-6, 2-1 Patriot League), who shot 51 percent and made 16 of 19 free throws. Navy closed to […]
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Sports, Ap, Nelson, American University, Eagles, Patriot League, Larry Motuzis, Mark Gasperini

Bored and stressed, US workers hit by shutdown head back to school

The one-day event was organized by the School of Public Affairs at American University and billed as a chance to engage in free learning and networking opportunities. "My wife was very happy to get me out of the house," quipped Adam Santo, a senior official in the US Department of Commerce.
Tags: News, US, American University, School of Public Affairs, Adam Santo

Nelson with 30 points, American beats Boston U. 86-74

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sa’eed Nelson scored 30 points with four rebounds and six assists as American University beat Boston University 86-74 in a Patriot League opener on Wednesday night. Nelson was 11 of 16 from the field for the Eagles (7-5). Sam Iorio added 23 points and five rebounds and Mark Gasperini had 12 points. […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Nelson, American University, Boston University, Boston U, Sam Iorio, Mark Gasperini

US government shutdown veteran analyzes current crisis

Patrick Griffin worked in the White House for Democratic president Bill Clinton and participated in negotiations with Republican lawmakers during the 1995 government shutdown -- the longest in recent US history. Now a professor at American University, Griffin analyzes the current shutdown -- sparked by a dispute over funding for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall -- that has paralyzed the American government since December 22. "The reality is now nobody is paying much attention...
Tags: News, White House, US, Bill Clinton, Republican, Donald Trump, Griffin, American University, Patrick Griffin

After sitting out four years, Yilret Yiljep makes amazing return to American University basketball

Yilret Yiljep was told he could never play basketball again due to a heart issue. But four years later, he's back on the court for American University.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, American University, Yilret Yiljep

How a college basketball player missed four years due to a misdiagnosis

American University basketball player Yilret Yiljep discussed return after missing past four years after being misdiagnosed with a heart condition.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, American University, Yilret Yiljep

Student Targeted by ‘Troll Storm’ Hopes Settlement Will Send Message to White Supremacists

Evan James McCarty said he would renounce white supremacy and apologize to Taylor Dumpson, who endured abuse after she was elected student body president at American University.
Tags: News, Discrimination, Taylor, Blacks, American University, White Supremacists, Andrew, McCarty, Daily Stormer, Anglin, Cyberharassment, Taylor Dumpson, Dumpson, Eugene (Ore, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Evan James (1996-

Christmas Comet 46P Is Making the Season Bright (and Green) for Scientists

On Dec. 16, Comet 46P/Wirtanen made its closest approach to Earth in more than 20 years, back when digital cameras and laser astronomy were in their infancy. At the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, a group of scientists led by Boncho Bonev (a physicist at American University) were giddy with anticipation. "Comet Wirtanen is only 30 lunar distances from our planet, meaning that it is about 30 times the distance to the moon.
Tags: Science, Earth, Hawaii, American University, W M Keck Observatory, Wirtanen, Boncho Bonev

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina pleads guilty to attempting to sway US policy

A Russian woman has admitted to acting as an agent for the Kremlin to get close to the Republican party in an effort to influence US policies.  Maria Butina, 30, pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiracy in a court in Washington on Thursday, admitting to working under the direction of a top Russian official to infiltrate the National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful gun rights group closely aligned with senior Republican politicians. She is the first Russian citizen to be convicted of w...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Russia, US, Ap, Moscow, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump, American University, Trump, Nra, RIA, US Treasury Department, National Rifle Association NRA

Inside The Courtroom As Butina Entered Her Guilty Plea

WASHINGTON – Maria Butina admitted to being part of a conspiracy to develop an unregistered Russian influence campaign in the U.S. in a packed courtroom Thursday. The audience included not only the usual pack of journalists but other spectators, including an activist who often shows up at Russia-related hearings at Congress with a T-shirt that says “spy.” Before the hearing, observers were warned by court staff that leaving and returning the courtroom would not be allowed. There was speculati...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Russia, American University, Tierney Sneed, Driscoll, Tanya Chutkan, Chutkan, Muckraker, Robert Driscoll, Maria Butina, Butina

Maria Butina Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Accused Russian agent Maria Butina pleaded guilty in federal court today to one conspiracy charge, and has agreed to cooperate with the investigation. Butina, appearing in court in a green jumpsuit, admitted to one count of conspiracy. As part of the plea agreement with the government, prosecutors dropped the other count in the indictment originally brought against her, and agreed not to prosecute her for any other crimes they were made aware of during their plea discussio...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, US, Gop, Moscow, Siberia, Republican Party, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Erickson, American University, Nra, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Kramer, Driscoll

Maria Butina: Alleged Russian spy files to change plea in US federal court

Maria Butina’s lawyers and federal prosecutors have filed a request for a court hearing so that the accused Russian agent can change her plea from not-guilty, a joint filing shows. The request shows that Ms Butina and her lawyers may have managed to negotiate such a plea deal with federal prosecutors, who have accused the former American University student of attempting to infiltrate Republican political circles during the 2016 election in order to advance Russian interests. The alleged Russia...
Tags: News, US, American University, Alexandria Virginia, Maria Butina, Butina

American University CES Kicked Out Of Hungary, Says It Will Move To Vienna

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Washington Post reporter Griff Witte about how Hungary's president booted an American university from the country.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Vienna, Hungary, Npr, American University, Griff Witte, Mary Louise Kelly

Power of Digital Storytelling: A Guide for Nonprofits to Engage Youth to Become Change Agents

Credit: Giving Compass( A Guest Post By Rana Shenawi, Graduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner Just last month on Sept. 24, the United Nations launched a new “ ” strategy, reflecting the UN’s new commitment to working with and for young people. The strategy aims to empower youth to lead and to recognize their positive contributions as agents of change. This reflects a greater trend among many organizations in promoting youth engagement. Why y...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Instagram, Youtube, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Social Media, Public Relations, Pr, Snapchat, Guest Post, United Nations, Un, National Geographic, Unicef, Pew Research Center

Trump Takes A Tougher Line On Pakistan, But The 2008 Mumbai Attack Goes Unpunished

Although the administration’s policy shift has raised hopes, a Pakistani intelligence officer and others indicted in the killings of 166 people remain at large. Critics say the Pakistani government protects them. In a sharp break from the caution and inertia of his predecessors, President Donald Trump has slashed U.S. military aid to Pakistan and warned that Washington will take further punitive measures unless the Pakistani government acts decisively against Islamist terrorists. “They were ...
Tags: News, Obama, California, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, White House, India, Barack Obama, Iran, Fbi, Chicago, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Pakistan, Imran Khan

Building Your Communications Career from the Ground Up: 5 Ways to Make Any Job Work for You

A Guest Post By Sarah D. Huckins, Graduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner Patagonia Community Board: Credit Ginny Lefler Six months after graduation, the novelty of being in the “real world” may be beginning to wear off. Student loan grace periods are coming to an end, you may be wondering at what point will you be able to finally put your degree into practice. According to a report by Burning Glass and the Strada Institute, 39 percent of Communications and Journ...
Tags: Washington, Careers, Public Relations, Pr, Guest Post, Patagonia, Jordan, Communications, Sarah, American University, Amman Jordan, PR 2.0, PR careers, Burning Glass, Environmental Coordinator, Annie Spratt

Pardon goes inside, powers Northwestern past American, 63-51

Derek Pardon's double-double helped Northwestern find its shot in the paint and the Wildcats posted a 63-51 win over American University            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, American University, Wildcats, Derek Pardon

Jimmy Engineer: “The servant of Pakistan”

Jimmy described his wall paintings depicting Allama Iqbal’s masterpiece Javed Namah as his most difficult work, but also one of his major artistic achievements “I have been sent here,” said an unfamiliar man, in a dark shalwar kameez, as he stood silhouetted in the doorway of my Karachi hotel room. It was late in the evening and he had insisted on seeing me personally and alone, an unnerving demand in 1997, when the filming had just started on my film Jinnah. There was a storm of controversy and...
Tags: Art, Europe, Washington, Life, China, Beijing, United States, Pakistan, Washington Dc, God, Houston, Sri Lanka, American University, LAHORE, KARACHI, Persia

The Chemists’ War

One hundred years after the end of World War I, the Army Corps of Engineers is still cleaning up the relics of experiments that helped develop chemical weapons to counter the Germans’ gas attacks.
Tags: News, Water, Chemistry, American University, Army Corps Of Engineers, Biological and Chemical Warfare, United States Defense and Military Forces, Washington (DC, World War I (1914-18

How You Sound Matters as Much as What You Say: 4 Voice Tips for #PR Pros

A Guest Post by Jessica McClanahan, Graduate Student, American University, PR Expanded Blog Contest Winner Whether it’s a podcast, presentation, press conference, event, radio or television interview; vocal abilities matter in PR – though not many of us were born with a sonorous NPR-ready sound. Even if you can’t change your voice, you can always improve your technique. You can also ensure your audio tools don’t just amplify your voice but also work to amplify your image. #1 – Take the right bre...
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Butina Gathered Info On US Nonprofits’ Cyberdefenses During Grad School

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity. Butina’s college assignment called for her to gather information on the cyberdefenses of U.S. nonprofit organizations that champion media freedom and human rights, The Associated Press has learned. It was information that could help the groups plug important v...
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