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A red house is sandwiched between new development projects in Washington, D.C.

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New Book Highlights the Challenges of Gentrification

Metropolitan Policy Center Director Derek Hyra’s book, "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City," examines D.C.’s rapidly changing economic landscape.
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A small child staring at a hand gun within reach on a table.

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High-profile Mass Shooting Incidences Associated with Improved Gun Safety at Home

In the wake of high profile shootings, how do the parents of young children respond with regard to guns in the home?
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Houston Police arrests a young man in downtown Houston.

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New Report Reveals Urgent Need to Educate Americans on Right to Counsel

The right to an attorney in a criminal case hails from the United States Constitution; however, according to a new report very few participants from focus groups were aware of this.
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Molly Dondero is researching how Mexican immigrants' children are influenced by the U.S. food environment.

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American Diet: Prof Looks at the Eating Habits of Immigrants and Children

Sociology professor Molly Dondero is researching Mexican-American diet patterns.
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A Liberian election worker opens a ballot box.

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One-Stop for Election Results in 25 Countries

SPA Professor David Lublin has been gathering election results of upper house legislative races from 25 countries to put together a comprehensive database.
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Kogod School of Business

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Why Washington, D.C., Remains a Top Pick for Millennials

Kogod announces the second annual Kogod Greater Washington Millennial Index, a new report that provides actionable research to help understand, attract, manage or retain millennials in the greater Washington area.
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Children eating fruit at a nursery with their caretaker

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New Book: Make U.S. Globally Competitive by Transforming Childcare

A new book co-authored by SPA Assistant Professor Taryn Morrissey suggests that changes to America’s early childhood policies can improve the country’s competitiveness in the global economy.
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Gratitude issues

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Feeling Grateful? No, Thanks!

Not everyone experiences gratitude in response to the generosity of others, according to new research by American University psychology Prof. Anthony Ahrens.
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CAS professor Colin Saldanha is chair of the Biology Department and a member of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience.

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AU 2030: Colin Saldanha

CAS professor’s curiosity drives his research on the mammalian brain.
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Professor Montgomery's research on health wearable devices reveals new privacy and security risks.

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New Report Finds Health Wearable Devices Pose Consumer and Privacy Risks

An extensive new report published by the Center for Digital Democracy and American University tackles the complicated issue of health wearables and big data systems from every angle.
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