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Steven Putansu

In the Community ·

SPA Alumnus and Adjunct Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

Steven Putansu, SPA/PhD ’12, a senior social science analyst with the Government Accountability Office and SPA adjunct professor, was honored on June 6 for improving research methodology at the agency and saving significant taxpayer dollars.
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Batalá Washington, playing at the Funk Parade. Red, green, and white drums. Vibrant scene with all-female drum unit.

In the Community ·

Funk City: SPExS Prof on Building Bridges Through Music

Lauren Sinclair is historian coordinator in chief for DC’s Funk Parade.
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Students pose before colorful artwork at the Latin American Youth Center. Community-Based Research Scholars presented their research findings to the Latin American Youth Center.

In the Community ·

Food for Action: Community-Based Research Scholars Help LAYC and Seek Answers

The class used surveys and focus groups to get a clearer picture of food insecurity.
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Dr. Carola Weil holds two crystal bookends behind a podium, smiling, in a polka dot blazer. To her left is Dr. Diane Lowenthal.

In the Community ·

From Washington to Montreal, Lifelong Learning in Action

As the founding Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies prepares to leave American University, Dr. Carola Weil reflects on an innovative career in academe and higher ed.
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Blue, pink, yellow, and purple faces with a darker blue backdrop. The AUx2 course on race and social identity will be mandatory for all first-year students next year.

On Campus ·

AUx2: Two Facilitators Discuss the Race and Social Identity Course

Andrea Malamisura and Brazil McCray reflect on race discussions in the classroom.
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Jimmy Ernst Icarus

Arts ·

AU Chosen to Receive Majority Share of Works from Corcoran Art Collection

Nearly 9,000 works offered to American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.
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Solar panels on roof

Environment ·

American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality

American University achieves carbon neutrality in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, becoming the first university in the US to do so
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Gwen Sykes and Elida Sarmiento

On Campus ·

Conference Highlights Value of Women in Leadership Roles

SPA hosted the first Key Executive Women's Leadership Forum on April 11, bringing together more than 100 women in academia, business, and government.
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Faith Lewis, Matilda Kitabwalla, Danielle Smith

Environment ·

Three Students, One Mission: Promoting Sustainability at AU

Danielle Smith, Faith Lewis, and Matilda Kitabwalla discuss their work as Student Sustainability Educators.
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Light and pole with the AU flag, in between trees and in front of residence hall. AU set up a new Faculty Development Leadership Cohort (FDLC) on Diversity and Inclusion, essentially a process of training the trainers.

On Campus ·

Classroom Inclusion: Faculty Training on Race and Identity

The Faculty Development Leadership Cohort model enables professors to train their colleagues.
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