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Growing Up Too Soon: "Ivan's Childhood" at the Russian Embassy

Sat, 09/28/2019 - 00:00
The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at American University opens a season dedicated to the 75th anniversary of World War II's end with a classic story of an orphan during the great conflict.
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Criminal Background Checks Improve Quality of Care in US Nursing Homes

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 00:00
A team of American University School of Public Affairs researchers recently looked at how the quality of care in nursing homes was affected by a new federal regulation requiring applicants for nursing home jobs to undergo a criminal background check.
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Feature Fridays

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 00:00
In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from Music Library Coordinator Amanda Steadman, who reviews Nebraska, by Bruce Springsteen
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American University Alum Receives Critical Acclaim for Debut Novel

Thu, 09/26/2019 - 00:00
Lara Prescott, SPA/BA ’04, blends her love of politics with her love of writing fiction in her new book, The Secrets We Kept, which will soon be adapted for film.
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American University Partners with Booz Allen Hamilton to Launch Certificate Program

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 00:00
American University's SPExS has partnered with Booz Allen Hamilton to offer a certificate in Measurement & Evaluation.
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Facebook’s Libra: Cure for the Common Cryptocurrency?

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 00:00
Facebook’s recent announcement of Libra made waves in the crypto community. For people who remain without access to even the most basic retail banking services in emerging markets, Libra could provide a universally accepted medium of payment.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 00:00
Hispanic Heritage Month first began as a week-long celebration in 1968. Several Latin American countries also celebrate their independence during this time. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, check out these titles from our collection!
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Susan Rice on the Value of Tough Love

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 00:00
During the Obama administration, Ambassador Susan E. Rice served as the US ambassador to the UN and the president’s national security advisor. We spoke with Rice to learn more about her values and her experiences in foreign policy.
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Celebrate Research at AU

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 00:00
Learn about research at AU at the 3rd Annual Research Fair on Wednesday, October 30, 2019!
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Center for Israel Studies Receives $2 Million as part of $7 Million Gift

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 00:00
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Israel Studies (CIS) has received $2 million as part of an extraordinary gift of $7 million to American University from Board of Trustees member Alan Meltzer and his wife, Amy.
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Get to Know Them: Jessica Gephart

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 00:00
This profile on CAS’s newest environmental science professor is part of a series on recently hired faculty.
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Gift of $7 Million Will Support New Athletics Facility and Center for Israel Studies Fellowship

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 00:00
American University Board of Trustees member Alan L. Meltzer, a graduate of AU, and his wife, Amy, have made a $7 million gift in support of AU’s new Center for Athletics Performance as well as the university’s renowned Center for Israel Studies (CIS).
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Feature Fridays

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:00
In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from student assistant Jalen Lesly, who reviews Homogenic, by Björk
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Katzen Soundbites

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 00:00
Katzen Soundbites is the Music Library's series of lunchtime concerts from 12:35-12:55 in the Katzen Rotunda. Soundbites is a collaboration between the AU Library and the Department of Performing Arts.
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Who’s in Your Wallet?

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:00
The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center and the SANS Institute are working together to increase cybersecurity awareness and decrease the number of data breaches.
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Gender on the Ballot: The Electability Question in 2020

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 00:00
The Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation co-hosted a panel discussion on campus to shed light on what the much-discussed concept of “electability” actually means to voters in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
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Passing on the Passion to the Next Generation of Filmmakers

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:00
Student Beth Ebisch shares speaking about SOC's Center for Environmental Filmmaking at the Smithsonian National Zoo. 
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Science Fiction is Real – Is the Workforce Ready?

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:00
American University’s new Master’s Degree in Data Science is preparing students with the skills to crunch that data with hands-on approaches and cutting-edge methodologies that put them at the top of this competitive field.
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How Does the European Union Really Work?

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:00
Political chaos is growing in the UK as the government tries to manage the country's exit from the European Union. What does the EU do that so angered UK voters that they voted to leave?
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SPA Prof. Jocelyn Johnston Selected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Public Administration

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 00:00
Professor Jocelyn Johnston of American University’s School of Public Affairs (SPA) has been selected by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) for inclusion in its 2019 Class of Academy Fellows.
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