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The child of AU professor Sarah Knight Marvar is tutored remotely by an AU student

WJLA news: AU’s Solution to Teaching Kids in the Pandemic

AU matches kids of employees with students for virtual tutoring

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Hack-for-a-Change Hackathon Gives Away $10,000 in Prize Money

AU students compete in National Science Foundation Innovation Corps event

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A person receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

Tackling Coronavirus Vaccine Inequities

AU’s Jody Gan brings medical experts and communities together to share COVID-19 facts

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The Hall of Science at AU

Inside AU's New Hall of Science

Explore the state-of-the-art facility supporting the cutting-edge research conducted by our STEM faculty/students

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CAS Achievements

  • Melissa Scholes Young (literature) wrote an article called "Thank You, Rush Limbaugh, For My Feminism" that was published in Ms. Magazine. February 2021

  • Daniel Kerr (history) received an award of $100,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation for his project called "Food Security in DC during COVID-19" with the purpose of supporting the activities of the Humanities Truck during the coronavirus pandemic. January 2021

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The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter

ExoMars Discovers New Gas and Traces Water Loss on Mars

AU professor contributes to understanding of Mars’ water cycle 

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AU College: The Faculty Experts’ Corner

Faculty scholars from American University’s College of Arts and Sciences share their research and expertise on the pressing issues of the day, including the many aspects of COVID-19 and their far-reaching consequences.

Growing Passion, Reducing Impact

Being able to be part of this is just an incredible feeling.

AU becoming carbon neutral instills me with such a feeling of pride. I've worked on so many different aspects of sustainability-social media promotion, sustainability-themed trivia night, and the Waste Race, a competition between residence halls to divert trash away from landfill and into compost and recycling-so reaching this milestone still gives me goosebumps.

Learn more about ways to get involved with Sustainability at AU.

Why the College of Arts & Sciences?

Students and alumni discuss distinctive features of the College, why they chose their particular degrees, and program opportunities they pursued.