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Research Centers and Initiatives

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Alper Initiative for Washington Art

Preserving, presenting, and creating the art history of Washington, DC.

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Antiracist Research and Policy Center

Engaging in research of racial inequity and discrimination that leads to policy innovation and implementation.

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Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History

Building lasting connections between Russian and American youth.

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Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

Promoting excellence in the study of brain function and its manifestation in behavior.

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Shimon Peres is hooded at the 1998 AU Commencement

Center for Israel Studies

Studying, examining, and interpreting the rich landscape of Israel as a nation and a people.

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Center for Language Acquisition and Research

Promoting and facilitating AU students' acquisition and enrichment of language skills and cultural competency.

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Center on Health, Risk, and Society

Applying social science theories, concepts, and methods to the study of health.

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Center for Postsecondary Sucess and Readiness

Increasing equitable and accessible pathways to postsecondary success for all students.

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Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative

Exploring diverse voices and experiences through socially engaged scholarship.

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Game Lab

A hub for experiential education, persuasive play research, and innovative production in the fields of games for change and purposeful play.

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Humanities Lab

Supporting interdisciplinary and collaborative projects and scholarly activities among faculty, students, and the broader community.

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Info-Metrics Institute

Promoting the interdisciplinary study of information, information processing and decision rules based on efficient use of information.

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Institute for Innovation in Education

Conducting, administering, and disseminating educational research.

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Nuclear Studies Institute

Improving access to teaching and learning materials regarding the history of the nuclear arms race.

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