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Celebration of College Research Starts Sept. 24

DNA

New series features faculty stars' emerging research: biologist Katie DeCicco-Skinner, lit scholar David Pike, arts management expert Ximena Varela, and sociologist Michael Bader.

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Student Summer Research Projects

Studies cover antibiotic resistant strains of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, skin cancer genetics, and suburban poverty, among other topics.

Eight students named as 2014 American University Summer Scholars and Artists.

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Green Roofs Keep Pollutants out of Urban Waterways

American University environmental science professor’s research shows green roofs that use a special foam instead of soil capture pollution while reducing energy use.

Professor’s research shows green roofs capture pollution while reducing energy use.

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Biology Student Making Strides in Cancer Research

Biology student Nicholas Watson researches the link between blood cancer and obesity.

Essay collections demonstrates transnational sweep and wide variety in growing field.

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Faculty Research

I, Robot
Literature professor Despina Kakoudaki’s new book analyzes artificial people in film and fiction.

AU Evaluates Impact of D.C. Healthy Schools Act
Gains and challenges in supporting student health reported.

Rising Treatment Costs Drive Health Care Spending
Professor Martha Starr's research also reveals increased disease cases have modest impact on spending growth.

Chemistry Professors Improve Furniture Smoldering Test
Results show that current test can severely underestimate smoldering-combustion propensity in real furniture.