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Achievements ·

Banner Award Season for College of Arts and Sciences Students

Congratulations to the 2020 University Student Award Winners!
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Science ·

Physics “Phestival” Festivities Go Virtual

American University’s Department of Physics held its annual End-Of-Year “Physics Phestival” online this year.
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Environment ·

2019 Winter Break Curtailment Saves Energy

Annual winter curtailment effort yields significant energy savings
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Environment ·

Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide on Environmental Issues

Environmental experts spoke at an online webinar on April 15, 2020 sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs Center for Environmental Policy.
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Research ·

Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Conference Moves Online

The Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference will be held remotely on April 18. It is one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ most important forums for students to present their scholarship and creative works to faculty, judges, and peers.
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Students outside East Campus

Environment ·

East Campus Receives LEED Gold Certification

East Campus is the latest AU facility to be receive U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating.
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Participants at the annual Sustainability Awareness Basketball game

Athletics ·

Men’s Basketball Hosting 7th Annual Sustainability-Themed Game

Cheer on AU men’s basketball and celebrate university’s environmental accomplishments.
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Students signing a pledge to not use single-use plastics

Environment ·

Sustainability and Zero Waste Teams Spearhead Single-Use Plastic Reduction Campaign

University community signs pledge to use reusable utensils to help reduce waste.
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Environment ·

AU Facilities Management Gets Ready for Curtailment

Each winter break for the past seven years, AU Facilities Management ensures lights are turned off, non-essential cords are unplugged, and thermostats are turned down, all in a process to save energy while students and staff are away.
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Environment ·

Environmental leaders explore path forward on sustainable policies

Attendees gathered at a recent conference hosted by the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) discussed what it will take to move the agenda forward to adequately combat the many environmental and energy challenges facing the nation and the world.
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