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Kerner Report: 50 Years Later

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Race and media relations have only become more complex since the original commissioning of the Kerner Report. AU SOC is hosting a panel of journalists to discuss the importance of the Kerner Report in both a historical and contemporary context.
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Big Hollywood Break: Alumnus Co-Writes Black Klansman

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Charlie Watchel, an AU alumnus, and his co-writer will have their film, Black Klansmen, produced by Jordan Peele and Spike Lee.
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Kogod’s Master of Science in Finance Program Named University Affiliate by the CFA Institute

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
Kogod’s MSF program is now a CFA Institute Affiliate.
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Grant Award Explores Effective Ways to Communicate Science

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 00:00
When scientists talk, do policymakers listen? Elizabeth Suhay, SPA assistant professor and her colleague were given a $30,000 grant from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and the Rita Allen Foundation to explore that question.
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Blockchain and Bitcoin

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:00
Blockchain technology is here to stay, and its impact on central banks—and consumers—is undeniable. What does this mean for the future of finance?
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Energy Burst: Alumna Talks Black Lightning and Hollywood

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:00
The SOC grad is a visual effects assistant editor for the new CW TV series.
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Five things to know about North and South Korea

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:00
Ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics,Professor Ji-Young Lee discusses five facts about relations between North and South Korea and their history cooperating with the US.
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Shares Insights into Middle East at AU

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
Daniel Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, spoke at the recent Amos Perlmutter Memorial Lecture about the relationship between Israel, the U.S., and the Middle East.
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ASA President-Elect Exposes Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Human Rights Violations

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
Sociology students and faculty members crowded into AU’s Abramson Recital Hall to hear American Sociological Association President-Elect Mary Romero discuss the anti-immigrant law enforcement and human rights violations committed by Joe Arpaio.
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AU Launches New Biochemistry and Applied Chemistry Grad Programs

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 00:00
AU's Department of Chemistry will launch new graduate programs in the fall of 2018. It will split the MS in Chemistry into two tracks—Clinical Biochemistry and Applied Chemistry—and offer a new Graduate Certificate in Clinical Biochemistry.
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AU Alumni Make Time for You

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
The Dinner with Alumni program students and alumni an opportunity to network.
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Emmy-Winning Reporter Arradondo (SOC/MA ’11) Brings the News to Nashville

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
Briona Arradondo (SOC/MA '11) recently received a Midsouth regional Emmy for the Newscast/Morning category for her reporting about three school buses that were swept away during flooding in May 2017 in Tennessee.
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Survey Finds Washington Area Still Attractive to Millennials, but Majority Plan to Move within Five Years

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:00
For the third consecutive year, the Kogod Millennial Index presents data pertinent to what Millennials need in work and life.
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New SPA Institute Offers Practical Analytical and Management Skills to Grad Students

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00
The AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently introduced the SPA Analytics and Management Institute (SAMI), bringing leading experts from outside and inside academia to offer a variety of practical, cutting-edge skills to SPA graduate students.
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SPA Celebrates Black History Month

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 00:00
During the month of February, SPA will share Black History Month quotes, stories, and the history of important African American figures in U.S. history. You can follow along on all our social media platforms.
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Former AU Journalism Fellow Moves Up at the Post

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
We touch base with Fenit Nirappil, 2016 AU SOC Washington Post Fellow.
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Fourth Annual Tatiana Ball at the Embassy of the Russian Federation

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
AU’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Provides Tickets for Students to Attend Mid-Winter Gala.
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Student Brings Avatars to Life for ETS

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
Kirby Cofino, a student in AU's Game Design MA program, worked last summer as part of a paid internship with the DIAMONDS research group in the San Francisco office of Educational Testing Service (ETS) on a speech system called HALEF.
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American University Launches Plan for Inclusive Excellence

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
American University President Sylvia M. Burwell today launched AU’s Plan for Inclusive Excellence, a far-reaching effort to build a truly inclusive community at the University.
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Sunshine State Standout: Journalism Student Wins Scholarship

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 00:00
Eagle editor-in-chief Courtney Rozen is recognized by the Capitol Press Club of Florida.
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