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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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Three-story brick townhouses

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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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Photo of Professor Catherine Stoodley. Headshot in front of computer.

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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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Professor and student working in lab.

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Unraveling The Genetic Causes of Skin Cancer

New research from American University reveals the interplay between a key gene and receptor in the progression of squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer in the U.S.
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Matt Mullins, Irena Volkov, and Samantha Hepworth present their I-CORPS projects at the Mathias Student Research Conference.

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American University I-CORPS Program

Spring 2018 marked American University’s inaugural participation in the I-CORPS program, which is a National Science Foundation sponsored program developed to foster science and technology entrepreneurship through a five-year $253,000 grant.
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Varanga Temple in Karkala, Karnataka.

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Trouble in Paradise

Professors Karen L. Knee, Kiho Kim and senior environmental science major Alexandra Morris studied nutrient pollution from human populations on land on the island of Saipan in March 2018.
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Hyperbolic Triangles

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The Analysis and Geometry of Information

Stephen Casey, chair and professor of mathematics in the American University Department of Mathematics and Statistics is looking at the fundamental structures of information and how it is gathered, stored, and communicated.
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A chalkboard filled with equations and writing.

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A Building Made for Collaboration

The Don Myers Technology and Innovation Building serves as an environment that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between students and faculty. With the new building finished, the faculty celebrated with a welcome party.
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Student works in a lab at a cryogenic workstation.

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Trying to Understand Addiction

David N. Kearns, Associate Professor of Psychology, discusses his research on drug addiction.
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Anila (middle) is hooded during graduation by her mentor Stoodley (right).

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Excellence in Neuroscience Training at AU: Anila D’Mello, BCaN Graduate and Current MIT Postdoc

Anila D’Mello discusses the PhD program in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
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