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Seth Gershenson and Erdal Tekin

April 2

Study: Effects of Community Traumatic Events Can Reduce Student Performance

Traumatic community events can reduce student achievement, according to a new study conducted by SPA faculty members Erdal Tekin and Seth Gershenson.

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  • Kathleen Franz is a curator for a new Smithsonian exhibition. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American History.

    American Enterprise

    CAS professor speaks at Mad Men event in advance of new Smithsonian exhibition on history of business.
    April 1, 2015

  • DC elementary schoolchildren reach for healthy lunch options.

    Food for Thought

    AU Students Researching Nutrition at DC Public Schools
    March 30, 2015

  • SPA professor Elizabeth Suhay started at AU in 2014.

    AU 2030: Elizabeth Suhay

    SPA professor studies political psychology, public opinion, and how science gets politicized.
    March 26, 2015

  • American University sociologist’s new research finds little news coverage of the Fukushima disaster identified health risks to public.

    News Coverage of Fukushima Disaster Found Lacking

    A new analysis by American University sociology professor Celine Marie Pascale finds that U.S. news media coverage of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan largely minimized health risks to the public.
    March 10, 2015

  • Professor Robert Johnson

    SPA Students Publish Work with Prof. Johnson

    Robert Johnson, professor of justice, law, and criminology, published three works with students from the School of Public Affairs that all uncover a fuller picture of those on death row.
    March 4, 2015