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AU Professor Teams Up with BAE to Win DARPA Contract for New Cyber Tools

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 00:00
American University Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Michael Robinson has teamed up with BAE Systems’ FAST Labs research and development team to work on a new contract awarded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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Alumni profile: Chris Donovan SPA-SOC/BA ‘97

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 00:00
Chris Donovan SPA_SOC/BA '97 is now an executive editorial producer working with George Stephanopoulos and other network anchors and correspondents.
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AU Receives National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 00:00
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $300,000 to American University for an analysis of gender and racial equity among its STEM faculty.
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Why Do Rebel Groups Govern?

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 00:00
SIS professor Megan Stewart's recent research explores the relationship between rebel governance and rebel military strength.
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Inspiring Grad Stories: Diana Knott

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 00:00
The Boren Scholar faced challenges, studied abroad, and succeeded.
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Leading KIND: Alumna Wendy Young advocates for unaccompanied minors

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 00:00
KIND – or Kids in Need of Defense – an organization co-founded by actor and activist Angelina Jolie and Brad Smith of Microsoft.
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Dr. Charlton McIlwain Proves the Black Community’s Contribution to the Internet and Social Media with “Black Software”

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 00:00
American University welcomed Dr. Charlton Mcllwain, NYU Professor, on Nov. 14 to discuss his latest book “Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter.”
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SOC Panel Discusses How To Make Writing About Race, Culture, and Ethnicity Tactful and Not Taboo

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 00:00
This November, SOC held the panel “How to Write About Race,” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and SOC adjunct professor, Leonard Pitts, Jr.; WAMU 88.5 reporter, Sasha-Ann Simons; and NPR Writer and Editor, Malaka Gharib.
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Five Questions for David Simpson

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 00:00
We spoke with David Simpson for our getting-to-know-you series with new SIS faculty.
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Meet the Community Voice Fellows

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:00
Meet the talented fellows of the Community Voice Lab.
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Community Voice partners with Street Sense Media

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 00:00
The Community Voice Lab’s new partnership with Street Sense Media aims to connect AU’s film community with the Street Sense filmmaker’s co-op, with the goal of providing Street Sense artists and journalists with media training and resources.
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American University Shares Bold Steps With Annual Report

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 00:00
With the theme “Bold Steps,” American University’s 2018-2019 annual report captures the momentum across the university as it embarks on its new strategic plan, Changemakers for a Changing World.
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Examining the Impact of Charter Schools on Growing Income Segregation

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 00:00
Research by Professor Dave Marcotte and Kari Dalane on charter schools examines their expansion along with student segregation by income. Their study shows that segregation of low-income students increased by 15 percent in large school districts.
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Get to Know Them: Chris Parker

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 00:00
This profile is part of an ongoing series on recently hired faculty.
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2019 Made History

Mon, 12/02/2019 - 00:00
To help put the last year into perspective, we asked experts from the School of International Service to list what they believe will be remembered as historic in the years to come.
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Bold Steps – The 2019 President’s Circle Celebration

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 00:00
Thanks to its generous donors, American University is stepping boldly into the future. More than 200 AU supporters and friends joined President Sylvia Burwell and AU leadership at the President’s Circle Celebration on November 14.
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Leaving a Legacy to Remember at American University

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 00:00
Tracey Myers-Preston and her family have made AU a tradition, as all four of Tracey’s children have attended after her father was an employee for four decades.
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Syria Military Presence Risks US Credibility with World Community

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 00:00
In northern Syria, Trump has caused US allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the US, weakening national power.
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Data in Decision-Making

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 00:00
Episode 3 of the Mission is Possible podcast discusses challenges, opportunities, and best practices of assessing program effectiveness and aligning resources to strategy.
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Inaugural Lincoln Scholar Lecture Finds Lessons in Declaration of Independence

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 00:00
According to Harvard Professor Danielle Allen, though the Declaration of Independence falls short on issues of slavery and gender, its essence has provided a lasting blueprint for the experiment of American democracy.
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