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Updates and Guidance Related to COVID-19

In alignment with the phased reopening of campus, the Office of Research along with the Health and Safety and Workforce Task Forces is providing AU researchers guidance on how they can restart on-campus research in a phased approach. Return to Research instructions is available on the Office Sponsored Programs website. 

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Jack Johnson Fighting

Research ·

Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and Race in America

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The container ship Ever Given reaches the port of Rotterdam on July 3, 2019. Editorial credit: MartinLueke /

International ·

The Ever Given, International Shipping Routes, and Piracy

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Sesame Street Muppets in Universal Studios Singapore.

International ·

How Sesame Street Uses Muppets to Teach Inclusion in the US and Abroad

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Dan Fiorino

Research ·

Partisanship Disrupts Governmental Collaboration on the Environment

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Sami Pye

Communications ·

SOC Student Changemakers: Sami Pye

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Becky Topol is in South Korea on a Fulbright teaching assistantship.

Achievements ·

Perseverance Key for AU Fulbright Winner in South Korea

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