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Three wind turbines on a grassy field.

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SPA Professor Examines Windfalls for Local Economies

New studies demonstrate positive impact of wind turbines on county finances and economic development.
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Mia Owens

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“Slavery and Its Legacies” Fellow Mia Owens Develops Antiracist Research Tool

Owens (CAS/MA ’22) developed key resource to help students research racial histories of AU and DC
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New Study by SOC Researchers Explores How Civic Engagement is Portrayed on Television

The study examines how voting, civic engagement, and leadership are portrayed in leading television programming in the U.S.
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Jane Palmer

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Reconsidering Objectivity in the Quest for Social Justice

SPA professor explores the inherent biases in research methods and recommends practices that better capture the experiences of marginalized groups.
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Liana Garcia, Nitya Aggarwal, Hannah Nisonson, and Kayah Ryerson

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Winners Announced! Mathias Student Research Conference

Excellence in scholarship and creative works awarded
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Prof. Katie Holton

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The Power of the Diet

CAS Professor Katie Holton awarded $6.4 million grant for clinical trial researching dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness
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Aparna Soni

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Repeal of ACA Mandate Linked to Rise in Uninsurance Levels

SPA professor analyzed the impact in states that did and did not impose state-level mandates
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Dan Fiorino

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Does Right-Wing Populism Impede Climate Policy?

Daniel Fiorino, director of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy, explores how the rise of populism within the Republican party has affected U.S climate policy.
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X-ray solar image of the Sun, taken by the Hinode satellite. The halo is the super-hot solar corona and the white patches on the disk are active regions, the regions of concentrated magnetic field that produce solar flares.

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New Research Highlights Role of Magnetic Flux in Radiation Emission Signatures of Ultra-Hot Gas in Sun-like Stars

Physics Professor and NASA Scientist Vladimir Airapetian contributed to findings
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Khaldoun AbouAssi

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When Do Nonprofits Scale Up Staffing

SPA Researcher Analyzes Management of Staff and Volunteers at Nonprofits
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