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Hubble Telescope

Research ·

New AU Institute Supports Research in Space Science and Technology

New AU Institute Supports Research in Space Science and Technology
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Cardboard containers of tomatoes, squash, and peppers at a farmer's market.

Science ·

AU Showcases Online Nutrition Degree

On September 28 and 29, AU kicked off its inaugural Nutrition Education Conference, a two-day event featuring a campus tour and cooking class, career panels, skill-building workshops, and more.
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Sample headline from the Factitious game: China Assigns Every Citizen A Social Credit Score to Identify Who Is and Is Not Trustworthy. Buttons let player vote true or false.

Communications ·

Teachers Find Fake News Fighting Game Useful in the Classroom

A fake news fighting game, Factitious, became an unexpected viral hit and continues to provide teachers with a useful classroom tool to help students spot the real from fake.
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Ben Stokes speaking into microphone

Communications ·

Building Community in DC through Game Design

American University professor Benjamin Stokes empowers neighborhoods and communities to build stronger social connections through digital media.
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interior of car with steering wheel and dashboard

Research ·

Computer Science Research Aids in Mitigating Cyberthreats in Vehicles

Using machine learning techniques, American University Computer Science Professor Nathalie Japkowicz and her colleagues designed a way to detect unusual activity in a car’s computer system.
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Isaac Calvert, SIS '20, participates in the dead-lift challenge during Healthy Campus Week.

Student Life ·

Lifting Away Stress

Student uses time in the gym to help deal with the stress.
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HPAC Director Mickey with Peer Health Educators Teanna and Maddie.

On Campus ·

Advocating for Health

The Wellness Center changed its name this summer – and why it matters.
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Lit cigarette burning

Science ·

Researchers Discover Biochemical Pathway That Spurs Beige Fat Cells to Burn Energy

The discovery of a new signaling pathway in the brain is helping to unlock the biochemical mysteries between smoking and weight gain and loss.
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rendering of the exterior of the hall of science

Announcement ·

AU Receives $5 Million Gift to Advance Sciences

The generous gift from Board of Trustees member Gary Abramson, SPA/BA ’68, and his wife Pennie Abramson will contribute to construction of AU's new Hall of Science.
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Man with a visual reality head set.

Communications ·

New Communication Faculty Diversify and Strengthen Programs

Each new scholar brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and backgrounds that will help diversify SOC programs and give students new perspectives and ideas.
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