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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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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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Anthony LoPrete

Science ·

Rising Senior Anthony LoPrete Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Anthony LoPrete (BS physics and computational science ’21) was selected from a pool of 1,343 university-nominated candidates for a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
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AU Hall of Science

Science ·

Hall of Science Set to Open, Marking New Era for Science at AU

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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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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Hollow video game

Communications ·

Capstone Projects Showcase Game Design Students’ Skills and Creativity

The 2020 capstone projects from AU's MA in Game Design, such as the video game Hollow, were as diverse and imaginative as the students who created them.
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Diagram of regions of the brain

Announcement ·

AU Launches New Neuroscience Department

This summer, American University has launched a new Department of Neuroscience under the leadership of Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience Terry Davidson.
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Monica Jackson

Announcement ·

Monica Jackson Named AU Deputy Provost and Dean of Faculty

Mathematics and Statistics Professor Monica Jackson has been named AU Interim Deputy Provost and Dean of Faculty. She has served as CAS Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and is the College’s very first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.
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People wearing masks

In the Community ·

Five Videos to Watch: 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 in a new series of short videos.
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Maryam Tabrizi, BCCRS

In the Community ·

AU Alumna Answers the Call to Lifesaving Work

Alumna Maryam Tabrizi volunteers as one of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad's 150 trained volunteers who respond to an average of more than twenty calls for help each day. Last year alone in 2019, the BCCRS responded to nearly 8,000 emergency calls.
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