Anti-Semitic behavior in both 1945 and 2019

Announcement ·

Distinguished Scholars to Talk About Antisemitism in Series of Virtual Conversations

This fall, American University is bringing together distinguished scholars of Israeli, American, and European history to examine antisemitism over the past seventy-five years.
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Hall of Science update August 2020

Science ·

Hall of Science Construction is Well Underway

American University is putting the final touches on its new Hall of Science, which will open its doors next month. It’s all part of AU’s ambitious commitment to further scientific research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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Katie Holton talking with Kenyan villager

Research ·

Research Shows How a Diet Change Might Help U.S. Veterans with Gulf War Illness

The study, published in the journal Nutrients, details the experiments in a clinical trial of 40 veterans with GWI.
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antiracist word cloud

Research ·

AU Launches Anti-Racist Pedagogy Library Subject Guide

This week, American University unveiled its new Antiracist Praxis, which gives the entire AU community easy access to the main ideas, key terms, and definitions within the scholarship that inform antiracist practice.
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Jason Reynolds

Education ·

Empowering Educators: A Critically Important Racial Equity Convening

Thousands of educators joined award-winning author Jason Reynolds and AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center last week to discuss the critically important issue of teaching children about race and social justice.
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A student is excited to learn online

Announcement ·

A New World of Learning this Fall

As AU goes online this fall, students will have lots of opportunities to perform virtually, become part of history by immersing themselves in current events, conduct experiments from home, build their technology skills for the future, and much more.
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Kids jumping into a pool

First Person ·

Is It Safe to Jump In?

Every summer, Americans flock to swimming pools to cool off and get exercise. But are they safe? Health Studies Professorial Lecturer Jody Gan shares the latest guidance for safe swimming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jeff Kaplan

Science ·

Focusing on the Biology of Coronaviruses During the COVID-19 Lockdown

When the escalating COVID-19 crisis resulted in a shift to online learning in early 2020, Dr. Kaplan revised the syllabus to include a unit on virology (the study of viruses).
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Allan Lichtman

Government & Politics ·

How Did the Keys Turn?

AU’s Allan Lichtman defied pollsters and pundits to predict Donald Trump’s 2016 victory based on his “13 Keys.” He’s been right in every presidential election since 1984. Now he is making his prediction for 2020.
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David J. Vázquez

Announcement ·

David Vázquez Joins AU to Build Latinx Studies Program

Associate Professor of Literature David J. Vázquez has joined American University to launch a Latinx Studies Program, which will reside in the new Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture (CRGC).
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