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Connections Features, Spring 2015

Gift Funds Home for DC Art at AU Museum
New art initiative established by alumna Carolyn Alper, BA studio art '68

Pixels or Pages?
Linguistics Professor Naomi Baron on the art of reading in the digital age

A Call to Action
Historian Max Paul Friedman's welcome to the Class of 2018

Passages from India
The journey of visual anthropologist Harjant Gill

Book Club
New books by literature faculty

Women in Science
Prominent roles for women scientists at AU

From AU Chem Lab to NIH
Alumna Irene Glowinski, BS chemistry '75, leading nation's fight against pandemics

A Day in the Life
From class to classroom with special education student teacher Avery Luck

AU's Public Health Pioneers
First class of public health scholars preparing for graduation

The Power of Data
Economics professor Paul Winters making research relevant with real-world data

Sound Games
Valerie Rennoll, BS audio technology and physics '16, training US Navy sonar operators

CAPRI: Pushing the Limits of Technology
New initiative changing the way students experience and learn

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