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The Schmidt arrangement for the square root of 2: the result of applying a certain collection of fractional linear transformations to a line in the complex plane.

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The DC Math Circle Opening This Fall at AU

Math circles, a tradition imported from Russia, are places where kids get together to discuss challenging problems of the sort that they are unlikely to encounter in school.
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SOC Professor Chris Palmer and daughter Kimberly, who is also a published author.

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From Cradle to College: SOC Professor Pens Book on Parenting

Chris Palmer’s new book offers practical advice on raising your kids to succeed.
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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser SPA/MPP’00 recently announced the creation of a new social science research effort to inform and improve policy. AU School of Public Affairs is the founding academic partner in the effort.

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SPA Joins D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to Launch New Research Partnership

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser SPA/MPP’00 recently announced the creation of a new social science research effort to inform and improve policy. AU School of Public Affairs is the founding academic partner in the effort.
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In recognition of 30 years of service advising and mentoring students at AU School of Public Affairs, Academic Counselor Bob Briggs was recently honored with American University’s 2017 Maria Bueno Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Bob Briggs Honored for Staff Member Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of 30 years of service advising and mentoring students at AU School of Public Affairs, Academic Counselor Bob Briggs was recently honored with American University’s 2017 Maria Bueno Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Teen girls in Zaporizhia, Ukraine participate at a calligraphy workshop, learning to write symbols on a paper with brush and black gouache.

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How Nonprofits Forge Ahead When Faced with Potential Cuts to Foreign Aid

Nonprofits forge ahead when faced with potential cuts to foreign aid.
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Jeff Chang

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Summer Reading Ties New AU Students Together

Incoming students read We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
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Person sitting on the beach reading a book

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Summer Reading Suggestions

Summer is underway! If you are looking for a great book to read try one of these picks from our collection.
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Left to right: Former Congressman David Skaggs, former AU president Neil Kerwin, and Laura Skaggs

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New Madison Prize to Honor Compromise in Congress

Former Congressman David Skaggs (D-Colo.) and his wife Laura have established a new award to reward bipartisanship in Congress.
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The bronze eagle statue outside of AU's Bender Arena on a sunny spring day.

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10 Reasons You Need to Go to Preview Day

Why American University’s “open house” event is a must for prospective students.
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Hosts and event coordinators from SPA and OPM gathered together in Kerwin Hall.

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Summit Highlights the Ways Research Can Shape the Federal Workforce

As part of the effort to foster a culture of inquiry and collaboration that drives effective Federal workforce policy, for the second year in a row, SPA co-hosted the OPM Research Summit.
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