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AU Answers the Challenges of COVID-19

AU changemakers are taking action and helping to shape a changing world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. By supporting one another, helping our communities in Washington, D.C., the nation, and around the world, Eagles are engaging in solutions and answering the call.

Here, you can learn about the ways our students, alumni, faculty and staff are creating impact through research, virtual events, experiences and service. For our COVID-19 Resources page, please visit


Pluto the schnauzer

Communications ·

Take It from Pluto the Schnauzer: Comedy Will Help Us Through the Coronavirus Crisis

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Headshot of student Julianne Kelleher

Science ·

Going Remote: Interning in Health Advocacy During COVID-19

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Market Street in Lagos, Nigeria

Research ·

Award to Study Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Vendors in Africa

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Group of students in masks on food truck

In the Community ·

Feeding India’s Poorest During COVID-19 Lockdown

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Sylvia Burwell

Webinar on COVID-19 and Higher Ed

President Burwell particpates in Council on Foreign Relations webinar on COVID-19 and higher education.


students at school listening to teacher

Education ·

School of Education Offers Resources and Prioritizes Innovation During COVID-19

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How Hand Sanitizer Changed a Business

We hope we’ve helped fulfill that mission of what we learned at American.

As entrepreneurs at the helm of the mission-based Soapbox—which donates one bar of soap for every bar sold—Dave and Dan were already busy before COVID-19 hit the U.S. But over the last few months, their entire business has changed—and they’ve been able to help countless more people as a result.
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Starting Out at a Start-Up Panel

KSB’s Office of Career Engagement is hosting a virtual panel featuring representatives from early-stage companies in the D.C. region. Virtual networking from 7 to 7:30 p.m. follows the 6 p.m. panel.

Tuesday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event


Community and Connection During Quarantine

Join SPA's Lara Schwartz in conversation with activists, faith leaders and others, on building and maintaining community during quarantine.

12 p.m. Tuesdays, through June 23
Virtual Event

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Raw Hope of Humanity Rising

The next talk in a series featuring a panel of artists, activists, and others on the political impact of COVID-19 during the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. Co-hosted by American University Museum.

June 17, 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event


SPA Scholar on COVID-19 Fiscal Policy

SPA professor Bradley Hardy discusses fiscal policy and COVID-19.

We Are Eagles

We may be apart, but we are Eagles. We are resilient. We are determined. We are stepping up and helping out. We are in this together. And we are up to the challenge.

Faculty Experts

AU COVID-19 Experts: Economy and Business

American University economists and business professors are available to discuss topics related to the economic fallout from the pandemic.

AU COVID-19 Experts: Impact on Politics and Elections

American University experts comment on the impact of COVID-19 on politics and the 2020 election.

AU COVID-19 Experts: Public Policy

With COVID-19 not yet contained in the United States, what are the impacts on education, families, and health? AU experts are available to discuss these and other issues in public policy.