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Announcement ·

AU Receives National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant

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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Research ·

Examining the Impact of Charter Schools on Growing Income Segregation

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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Research ·

Get to Know Them: Chris Parker

This profile is part of an ongoing series on recently hired faculty.
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Research ·

Evidence Shows Costly Superfund Cleanup Worth the Investment

New research by SPA Assistant Professor Claudia Persico finds prenatal exposure to hazardous waste contamination during pregnancy can significantly hurt a child’s development and performance in school.
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Research ·

The Hard Questions: Center Will Confront Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

Provost Emeritus Scott Bass and Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss will lead a new research-based center.
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Alumni ·

Kicking Stigma: Former AU Soccer Player Talks Sports Psychology Research

Carly Perry, CAS/BA ’18, is starting a PhD program in England, where she’ll research mental health challenges facing women’s soccer players.
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Research ·

To Stay or Go? Why and How Millennials Job Hop by Sector

SPA Associate Professor Khaldoun AbouAssi conducted a study about how millennials switch jobs by sector.
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Research ·

How to Get to Sesame Street…in Nigeria

Professor Naomi Moland just published, Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?: Children’s Television and Globalized Multicultural Education.
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How You Engage: Study Looks at the Nexus Between Social Media and Social Anxiety

PhD student Nicolette Carnahan examines anxiety and online engagement.
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Research ·

New Study Finds that Nursing Homes Run Better with Experienced Managers

New research by American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) researchers shows the value of job tenure when it comes to managerial effectiveness in nursing home operation.
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