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First Person ·

Ask the Expert: Can We Fix Our Immigration Crisis?

Professor Ernesto Castañeda shares his expertise on our current immigration crisis and the need for immigration reform.
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First Person ·

The Global Rise of Right-Wing Extremism

Ask the Expert: Right-Wing Extremism. Professor Cynthia shares her expertise on recent terrorist attacks and the rise of right-wing extremism across the world.
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Alumni ·

AU Celebrates the 2019 Scholarship Luncheon

On March 20, the 2019 Scholarship Luncheon celebrated the impact of philanthropy on student success at AU with more than 160 students, donors, and university leaders.
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Science ·

CAS Scholar and Entrepreneur Headed to Harvard and MIT

During her time at AU, Irena Volkov has excelled academically, launched a successful medical technology company, earned a spot in the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, led AU’s neuroscience club, and served as captain of the university’s equestrian team.
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Communications ·

Employers Seek Candidates with Video Game Savvy

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights the value video game expertise brings to your resume.
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Achievements ·

AU 2019 Global Health Competition Winners Announced

What would you do if you received a $2.5 million grant to address climate change at the local level? This was the question confronting teams of students in AU’s 2019 Intramural Global Health Case Competition.
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Research ·

AU Researchers Develop Genetic Test to Detect Antimicrobial Resistance

Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and other respiratory illnesses.
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Alex Godwin

Research ·

Expanding Research in Computer Science

Alex Godwin is a new faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Computer Science. We recently interviewed Professor Godwin on his research interests and the projects he plans to pursue at AU.
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Research ·

Study Finds Correlation Between Eviction Rates and High Number of STIs in the U.S.

A study published by American University and Yale University outlines a correlation researchers found between America’s eviction crisis and the high rate of sexually transmitted infections.
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Science ·

Cutting-Edge Brain Research Honored by Association for Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Stoodley has been elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
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