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Emory Political Experts Dominate Election Coverage

If an expert was needed to help explain some aspect of the unprecedented presidential election, Emory political scientists Alan Abramowitz and Andra Gillespie were the “go-to” professors for analysis. Their comments and interviews were featured frequently (and sometimes multiple times in one day) leading up to and after the election in national outlets such as the New York Times, CBS News, NBC News, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, CNN, and Fox News. Gillespie was also a featured commentator on election night for PBS NewsHour, sharing the main desk with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff and the New York Times’s David Brooks.

The Beauty of Pi

Emory mathematician Ken Ono was a guest on StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson in November to discuss everything from serial killers to the beauty in hidden patterns and how the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan tamed Pi. The episode, which was devoted to Ramanujan, also featured actor Jeremy Irons discussing his role as the mathematician G. H. Hardy, Ramanujan’s mentor, in the film The Man Who Knew Infinity. Ono served as an associate producer and the mathematical consultant for the film. Ono and Irons also paid a visit to the White House to participate in a panel discussion about math’s role in education and Ono’s outreach to identify extraordinary young math minds. The discussion was covered by USA Today.

World's Most Famous Book Comes to Emory

Emory’s hosting of The First Folio, the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays and one of the most famous books in the world, was a big production on campus and covered extensively, including by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, and WABE FM. There was separate coverage in the Atlanta Journal- Constitution of an event during the exhibit’s final weeks that included Shakespeare readings from Emory faculty members Natasha Trethewey, former US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner; Kevin Young, National Book Award finalist and Guggenheim Fellow; and Jericho Brown, American Book Award winner.

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