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It's On Us presentation in classroom.

On Campus ·

AU Hosts It's On Us First Regional Advisor Summit

On Aug. 4 and 5, American University hosted the first ever It's On Us regional advisor summit.
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Che Rose

Communications ·

From the Navy to Comedy to Game Design

Che Rose has not followed your average career path. He has gone from being a Navy journalist to a stand up comedian to a game designer and developer.
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Colin Saldhana sits on the AU quad.

Science ·

AU Professor Appointed New Program Director at National Science Foundation

Professor of Biology Colin Saldanha has been appointed a program director for the NSF. He will be on a team that oversees neuroscience grants.
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SOC Ben Stokes

Communications ·

Augmented Reality Games Provide New Opportunity for Cities to Strengthen Communities

A new study from American University reveals how cities can leverage augmented reality (AR) games for civic engagement and to build stronger communities.
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Man with a visual reality head set.

Communications ·

Krzysztof Pietroszek to Lead Game Design Program

Krzysztof Pietroszek has been named the Director of the American University School of Communication Game Design MA program.
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Freshman Harrison Eichelberger standing near the Cherry Blossoms.

Student Life ·

Year One Done

Freshman Economics and Political Science double major Harrison Eichelberger returns to talk about his first year experience.
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Zebra Finch

Research ·

Gene Discovery Boosts Understanding of Zebra Finch Biology

Using sophisticated genome-sequencing techniques, American University researchers identified a gene in the zebra finch that could pave the way for further research into what makes a bird male or female.
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Liliana Zigo seated on campus in front of building.

Achievements ·

Inspiring Grad Stories: Lili Zigo

Faith and family fueled this AU grad’s improbable journey.
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Kim Blankenship

Announcement ·

New CAS Associate Dean for Research Announced

Following a national search, Professor of Sociology Kim Blankenship has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 15, 2018.
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Mantled howler monkey on a tree branch in Costa Rica

Research ·

In the Rainforest: Grad Student Found Costa Rica and a Passion

Dorian Russell is finishing her master’s in environmental science.
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