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The Humanities Truck in front of Batelle-Tomkins building. There is a map of DC on the truck.

In the Community ·

The Humanities Truck Brings Food and Community to DC’s Day Laborers

AU’s Humanities Truck engages DC communities by gathering and disseminating research and shared stories. Now it’s doing much more than that—it is helping ease food distribution to people in need impacted by COVID-19.
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Plants growing out of sand.

Environment ·

Curbing Overpopulation with Positive Psychology Strategies

Daniel Fiorino, director of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy, hosted an online discussion on the topic of using positive psychology to curb overpopulation on September 9, 2020.
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Collage of personal items

Arts ·

AU Museum in Fall: Contested Space Explores Themes Relevant to Presidential Election of 2020

Art on view this fall explores themes around the global climate crisis, particularly water as a declining resource, immigration policies, and truth and illusion in public discourse.
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DC Read poster

In the Community ·

Engaging DC Students in the Age of Online Learning

When DC public schools shut down due to COVID-19 this spring and sent students home, AU students who tutored them knew they needed to keep going.
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Coronavirus

In the Community ·

AU Public Health Scholars “Go Inside the Outbreak”

AU Public Health Scholars Director Melissa Hawkins designed this summer’s Emerging Issues in Public Health Seminar class to focus solely on the pandemic—even as events were unfolding in real time.
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Art

Arts ·

Experience AU Museum Summer Shows Online

Summer exhibits and virtual events can be experienced online now.
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People wearing masks

In the Community ·

Five Videos to Watch: Faculty Experts’ Corner

Faculty scholars from American University’s College of Arts and Sciences share their research and expertise on the pressing issues of the day in a new series of short videos.
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smiling professor

Arts ·

Celebrating Juneteenth

CAS performing arts professor Sybil Roberts Williams answers some questions about the holiday, its history, and the best ways to celebrate.
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Maryam Tabrizi, BCCRS

In the Community ·

AU Alumna Answers the Call to Lifesaving Work

Alumna Maryam Tabrizi volunteers as one of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad's 150 trained volunteers who respond to an average of more than twenty calls for help each day. Last year alone in 2019, the BCCRS responded to nearly 8,000 emergency calls.
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New gas turbine installed on campus that generates onsite electricity.

Environment ·

New Gas Turbines Now Generating Onsite Electricity

Installation of turbines reduces AU’s off-site electrical energy generation, purchasing, and delivery.
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