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Environment ·

Curbing Overpopulation with Positive Psychology Strategies

Daniel Fiorino, director of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy, hosted an online discussion on the topic of using positive psychology to curb overpopulation on September 9, 2020.
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Abbie Veitch

Achievements ·

Abigail Veitch ’21 Awarded Udall Scholarship

Abigail “Abbie” Veitch (environmental studies and communications ’21) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship from the Udall Foundation in recognition of her leadership, public service, and commitment to environmental issues.
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Fish

Research ·

Aquaculture’s Role in Nutrition in the COVID-19 Era

New paper from American University environmental science professor and global working group ponders four likely scenarios.
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The Fight For Clean Air

Announcement ·

New Documentary Celebrates Clean Air Act, Highlights Communities Still Waiting for Clean Air

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital will host the premiere of a new documentary directed by the Executive Director of AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking Maggie Stogner.
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Environment ·

Environmental Leaders Discuss Next Gen Environmental Regulations for the Modern Era

On May 28, 2020, the SPA Center for Environmental Policy hosted an online forum on environmental regulation and compliance
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Environment ·

American University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day done online, amid stay-at-home-orders.
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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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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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