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On Campus ·

New Class Shows Potential Paths for Political Theory Majors

Students say they enjoy deep discussions in political theory classes, but they worry that it has limited job prospects. Now, a one-credit class taught by practitioners at think tanks, nonprofits, and in journalism may just change their minds.
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Ambassador Susan E. Rice and radio host Joshua Johnson

On Campus ·

SIS@60: A Conversation with Ambassador Susan E. Rice & NPR’s Joshua Johnson

On March 8, SIS continues its 60th anniversary celebration by hosting Ambassador Susan E. Rice and WAMU/NPR’s 1A host Joshua Johnson as they discuss America’s place in a changing world.
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Marc Edwards standing at podium addressing audience at AU’s Abramson Family Recital Hall

Environment ·

Activist Marc Edwards Illuminates Flint Water Crisis

The AU environmental science department hosted Marc Edwards for a presentation on how government science institutions went to great lengths to conceal critical information about the toxic levels of lead in Flint’s water supply.
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SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

On Campus ·

SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

In today’s polarized society, universities have an opportunity to engage in civil dialogue. SPA is working with the Office of Campus Life to encourage students to have tough conversations, listen to other points of view, and learn from those experiences.
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The AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently introduced the SPA Analytics and Management Institute (SAMI), bringing leading experts from outside and inside academia to offer a variety of practical, cutting-edge skills to SPA graduate students.

In the Community ·

New SPA Institute Offers Practical Analytical and Management Skills to Grad Students

The AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) recently introduced the SPA Analytics and Management Institute (SAMI), bringing leading experts from outside and inside academia to offer a variety of practical, cutting-edge skills to SPA graduate students.
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On February 1, 1960, four African American students sat down at a lunch counter in North Carolina.

In the Community ·

SPA Celebrates Black History Month

During the month of February, SPA will share Black History Month quotes, stories, and the history of important African American figures in U.S. history. You can follow along on all our social media platforms.
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Male dancer on stage in front of pink background.

Arts ·

AU’S Exciting Spring Arts Season Calendar

American University’s 2018 spring arts season will fill the campus with art, music, drama, and dance. Our exhibition schedule will bring you artists from DC and around the world, working in a variety of media.
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Math professor Jaime Miller with two students in front of a white board with math problems.

In the Community ·

Growing Minds: Local Kids Embrace Math Challenges at AU

AU math professors run a DC Math Circle for 5th-8th grade students.
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A Catholic chaplain speaks at an interfaith service.

On Campus ·

Reformation Anniversary Provides Opportunity for Cross-Campus Collaboration

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, AU held a series of events hosted by schools and programs across the campus.
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AU Student Maria Rose Belding stands at breakfast honoring her work to fight hunger and reduce food waste in America.

In the Community ·

AU Student Recognized for Fighting Hunger in America

Maria Rose Belding was awarded a $12,000 scholarship from the Kilner Group for her work to fight hunger in America.
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