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Celebrating Black History Month

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 00:00
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans in the U.S. and the African diaspora. Learn more about African American history and culture with these titles from our collection.
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Men’s Basketball Hosting 7th Annual Sustainability-Themed Game

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:00
Cheer on AU men’s basketball and celebrate university’s environmental accomplishments.
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Making DC’s Homeless People Count

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 00:00
DC’s homeless population can be difficult to count or neatly characterize, but American University anthropology PhD candidate Aaron Howe has embraced this challenge.
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Feature Fridays

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 00:00
In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from Music Library Coordinator Amanda Steadman, who reviews Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, by Elton John.
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Britain’s Brexit Divorce Is Here

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 00:00
Even though the UK is officially out of the EU on January 31, it'll take at least another 11 months of negotiations before its departure is complete.
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#GenerationPersuasion

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:00
Learn how Kogod student and Forbes Under 30 Scholar Naomi Oladeinde is using peer persuasion to motivate her success and inspire others.
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Study of Zika Virus Misinformation Reveals Need to Rethink Public Health Messaging

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:00
With international focus on the outbreak of the coronavirus, a study by a group of scholars, including SPA Associate Professor Thomas Zeitzoff, points to lessons from public health campaigns conducted during previous outbreaks.
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Steve Munson Named American University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:00
As a key member of the university’s leadership team, Munson will direct AU’s university-wide technology efforts, oversee the Office of Information Technology, and drive innovation across schools and divisions.
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Public Servants Gather for Second Edition of Classes Without Quizzes

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 00:00
Over two hundred federal employees converged on Kerwin Hall on January 10th for a second installment of Classes Without Quizzes, the unique SPA initiative that began in January 2019, during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
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AU Strengthens Ties to Community by ‘Working with Washington’

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:00
The Dual Enrollment partnership with DCPS allows high school seniors to get a jump start on their college education at AU.
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Experts Analyze Survey Showing Wave of Women Engaged in Politics

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 00:00
Nearly one-third of likely women voters report increased political involvement since 2016, according to the national Gender on the Ballot poll.
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AU Model UN Now Ranked #2 in North America

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 00:00
AU’s Model UN team is now ranked #2 in North America and is the top program on the East Coast, according to Best Delegate's fall 2019 College Model UN ratings.
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Technical Training: AU in The Defense Digital Service

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:00
Defense Digital Service (DDS) isn’t your typical Department of Defense organization. In fact, they’re far from traditional.
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Feature Fridays

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:00
In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from student assistant Jacob Tracey, who reviews Lush, by Snail Mail.
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School of Education Provides Analysis of D.C. Public Schools' Teacher Evaluation Program

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 00:00
American University’s School of Education will provide an independent analysis for District of Columbia Public Schools as the school district conducts a comprehensive review of IMPACT.
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Where the Red Cedar Grows

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:00
A 2017 SIS practicum team corroborated USDA Discrimination through their published research.
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Students Gain New Insights Through Public Affairs and Policy Lab

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 00:00
10 Students participated in the first PAPL to conduct primary research, sharpen data analysis and statistical skills, and determine findings and convey them to the public.
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SIS Alum Uses Business Strategies to Improve Healthcare

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 00:00
Alumnus Anthony Cino is a senior vice president at Albright Stonebridge Group, and through his role, he aims to serve the global community.
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Stepping Up and Standing Out

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:00
A new online nationwide survey reveals that women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016.
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Sustainability and Zero Waste Teams Spearhead Single-Use Plastic Reduction Campaign

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:00
University community signs pledge to use reusable utensils to help reduce waste.
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