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Talking Back to Bigotry

After the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, discussion turned to the growing antisemitism in America and worldwide. Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, urged the public to speak up when they hear bigotry in their everyday lives. “Silence in the face of bigotry is acquiescence,” Lipstadt said during an interview with NPR. She was also interviewed by, or wrote pieces for, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and TIME 

Hot Stuff

Microwavable instant soup and noodle products cause nearly 10,000 scald burns each year—nearly one out of every five such burns that send children to emergency rooms each year, according to new Emory research presented at an American Academy of Pediatrics conference. The study was covered by Today, CNN, Fox News, U.S. News & World Report, Popular Science, and Buzzfeed.

Timely Topic

Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor of African American Studies, this fall released her newest book, One Person, No Vote, which explores the history of voter suppression in America. It sparked widespread media coverage. Anderson bantered with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show and was interviewed by the New York Times, PBS NewsHour, CNN, the Atlantic, MSNBC, and NBC News. The book has received several recognitions and awards including inclusion on the National Book Award longlist and Washington Post’s Best Books of 2018 list.

The Potato Gene?

Potatoes, native to South America, became an agricultural crop thousands of years ago in the Andean highlands of Peru. The potato may have altered the genomes of the Andeans who made it a staple of their diet. DNA analyses from Emory geneticist John Lindo show that ancient populations of the Peruvian highlands adapted to the introduction of agriculture and an extreme, high-altitude environment in ways distinct from other global populations. The research was covered by the New York Times, National Geographic, and Science.

Raucous Midterms

Voter turnout for the 2018 midterm elections was the highest in more than 100 years. Emory political experts were on hand to guide journalists and their readers through the chaos, including interviews in more than 100 outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Washington Post, the New Yorker, Associated Press, NPR, NBC News, USA Today, Bloomberg, CNN, US News & World Report, and PBS NewsHour.

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