Mandel School in the Media: November 2018

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Faculty and researchers at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School make headlines every day for work that advances social justice and creates a more just world.

Check out some of this month’s top stories.

October 31, 2018

Synagogue shooting shows US political divide
China Daily USA
Daniel J. Flannery, Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center, told China Daily that there is little good evidence on how to prevent firearm violence due to legislative restrictions, but that there is no evidence that arming more persons would prevent it.

Read more about preventing gun violence.

November 6, 2018

Backlogged Rape Test Kits Produce Several Leads
Associated Press via US News
The Associated Press interviewed Rachel Lovell, senior research associate with the Begun Center, about how testing backlogged sexual assault kits can lead to DNA matches and solved cases.

Learn more about untested kits.

November 15, 2018

Group Warns Against Spanking Children
WVIZ Ideas
WVIZ's Ideas program hosted Jane Timmons-Mitchell, senior research associate with the Begun Center, to discuss the American Association of Pediatrics' new recommendation on the harmful nature of spanking.

Watch the full program.

November 15, 2018

Is our safe place just an illusion?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Daniel J. Flannery, Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center, spoke with the Atlanta Journal Constitution about how, reality just about mirrors our perception that none of us are safe.

Read on to learn how to cope with national tragedies.

November 21, 2018

Can Amazon Really Rename a Neighborhood?
City Lab
Amazon awarded HQ2 to Northern Virginia’s “National Landing.” Locals know it as Crystal City. For neighborhood boosters, it’s a shot at a much-needed rebrand. Claudia Coulton explains how rebranding a city or neighborhood to make it trendier is a tricky business, and more efforts fail than succeed.

More on Rebranding Northern Virginia

November 21, 2018

Former Cuyahoga County judge Lance Mason showed homicidal tendencies, group says
News 5 Cleveland
News 5 Cleveland interviewed Jeff Kretschmar, research associate professor and managing director of the Begun Center, about his work with the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative in Cuyahoga County, and how their screening instrument helps prevent escalating violence that may end in murder.

Learn about how this group prevents suicide.

November 29, 2018

Cleveland receives $1M to help save at-risk kids from tumbling down ruinous path
Channel 19 News
Mark I. Singer, Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare and deputy director of the Begun Center, spoke with Cleveland 19 news about how police are being trained to become first social responders in the community.

Learn more about this initiative.