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Week in Review: April 26, 2019

What’s new this week:

In a piece for the Washington Post, Longwood University Professor Kevin Doyle discusses the dangers in Virginia counties that are ignoring treatment as the real issue in the opioid crisis.

Grinnell College Professor Caleb Elfenbein weighs in on how anti-Muslim public sentiment operates to suppress the public voices of Muslim Americans and how their free speech is limited in ways that other Americans don’t experience in an essay for The Hill.

To honor Shakespeare’s birthday–and also his deathday–on April 23, Professor John Garrison of Grinnell College looks to several plays to reveal Shakespeare’s thoughts on the afterlife in this piece for LitHub.

Professor Jim Friedman of Farmer School of Business explains how entrepreneurs can look to improv to help them better connect and communicate with others in this Wall Street Journal article on what startups can learn from improv comedy.

Oxford College of Emory University Professor Jonathan Hulgan makes a case in The Conversation for why Facebook belongs in math classrooms. His piece also ran in The Chicago Tribune, SF Gate, and The Houston Chronicle.

What’s next on our calendars:

Erin will present on Crisis Management, Leadership and Communications during the ACE Fellows Program’s closing retreat on June 5 in Portland, Oregon.

Erin will participate in a panel titled, “Communicating during a Crisis: The Challenges for Media and Higher Education,” at the Worldviews 2019 conference in Toronto, Canada on June 13. She will join Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Ed; David Estok, vice president of communications at the University of Toronto; and Robert Cribb, investigative and foreign affairs reporter for the Toronto Star to discuss how media and institutions should communicate during times of crisis.

Teresa will co-lead an Academic Impressions workshop on Developing Presidential Voice: Strategies and Best Practices on September 26-27 in New Orleans.

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