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In the Community ·

CAS Roundup: Top Stories of 2016-17

Top ten stories for AU's College of Arts and Sciences in the 2016-17 academic year.
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Innovative Management in Nursing Homes

Announcement ·

Innovative Management Is Needed to Reduce Violations, Problems in Nursing Homes, Says New Study

New study demonstrates the need for innovative management is needed to reduce violations and problems in nursing homes.
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Jeff Gill

On Campus ·

Jeff Gill to join SPA as a Distinguished Professor of Government

“I am pleased and honored to be returning to American University and I anticipate interesting and productive collaborations with colleagues on campus,” said Gill.
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David Barker

On Campus ·

SPA Announces New Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies

Political scientist David Barker will join the AU School of Public Affairs in August 2017 as the new director of The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies.
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Kareem Jordan

On Campus ·

Kareem Jordan to Join SPA Criminology and Law Faculty

“I like being involved and part of a community – not just talking about it in the classroom,” said Jordan. “I enjoy working with people who want to make a difference.”
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On Campus ·

SPA Seminar Series Highlights the Policy Challenges of Domestic Abuse

Andrea Hetling of Rutgers University, recently gave a talk about her book, as part of the SPA Public Administration and Policy Research Seminar Series.
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On Campus ·

Do Constituents Know or Care About Effectiveness of Congress?

Job performance usually matters when it comes to annual reviews, but effectiveness in Congress isn’t always linked to whether voters want to return their lawmakers to office.
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Commencement stage

Announcement ·

AU Announces Spring 2017 Commencement Speakers

The speakers demonstrate compassion, integrity, and unwavering commitment to public service.
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President Neil Kerwin shakes the hand of a new graduate as she crosses the stage.

On Campus ·

American University Announces Spring 2017 Commencement Speakers

Ceremonies will take place in American University’s Bender Arena and feature an impressive roster of commencement speakers.
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On Campus ·

SPA Event Highlights the Challenges of Governing Diverse Societies

Professor Muhammad Mushtaq of the University of Gujrat visited SPA recently to meet with faculty and students to discuss this growing issue.
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