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Environment ·

How Will the California Gas-Powered Car Ban Help Fight Global Climate Change?

California has introduced a new ban on gas-powered vehicles starting in 2035.
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International ·

Six Questions about the Six-Month-Old War in Ukraine

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine; more than six months later, the conflict rages on. SIS professor Keith Darden answers questions about the current status of the war.
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On Campus ·

Bender Library Launches 24/7 Study Space

Starting September 19th, the first floor of Bender Library will be open 24/7 to all AU students, faculty, and staff.
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Arts ·

Discounted and Free in D.C.

Check out the free or discounted exhibits and shows available to students!
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Alumni ·

The Art of Black Philanthropy: Highlighting Alumna Tiffany Townsend

Tiffany Townsend talks about Black Philanthropy Month.
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US News and World Report ranked AU's first-year experience 12th nationally in its 2023 rankings.

Achievements ·

AU’s First-Year Experience Named Among the Country’s Best

AU also ranked in the top 30 nationally for study abroad, service learning,  international business programs, and for innovation.
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Danielle Bowes '08, Chief Development Officer, School of Education

Education ·

Danielle Bowes ’08 Welcomed as SOE’s Chief Development Officer

AU alumna with experience at Brookings Institution joins SOE senior leadership.
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Education ·

New Partnership Gives School Counselors Affordable Continuing Education Option

New Partnership Gives School Counselors Affordable Continuing Education Option
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Students Silas Engel, left to right, Libby Wahlenmayer worked as student researchers on Public Affairs Lab projects. Saul Newman, second from right, oversees the program and professor Lara Schwartz worked with Engel on a research project.

Research ·

AU Lab Fosters Collaborative, Changemaking Research

Since 2019, PAPL has grown from fewer than 20 student applications that resulted in 10 active projects to 120 applications for 20 available spots on research collaborations.
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Announcing New SPA Faculty 2022-2023

Achievements ·

SPA Welcomes New Faculty in the 2022-23 Academic Year

The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at American University is pleased to welcome a new cohort of experts to the school in academic year 2022-23, including traditional and term faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and research scholars.
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