Tim Doud with his Art at Amtrak mural “A Great Public Work”

Research ·

College Faculty Receive 80 Awards Totaling Over $11 Million in 2023

Faculty awards making impacts on issues at local, national, and global levels
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Energy and water use on campus during winter 2023-24 closure

Environment ·

Winter Energy Curtailment Efforts Result in Significant Energy and Water Cost Savings

The measurements all have been collected and analyzed and the findings make apparent that American University’s annual Winter Energy Curtailment efforts were again an overwhelming success.
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Seventy-five percent of campus waste filters into large containers near AU’s Sports Center Annex.

Environment ·

Trace Your Waste

Leave fewer (environmental) footprints behind by following Facility Management’s trash-sorting guidelines.
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This year’s Campus Race to Zero Waste competition, running now through March 23, will tip off on February 7 at Bender Arena with the 10th Annual Sustainability-themed Men’s Basketball game.

Athletics ·

AU Men's Basketball 10th Annual Sustainability Awareness Game, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.

Tip-off to eight-week national competition to reduce waste produced on campus
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Mark Freedman of Facilities Management explains how the heating plant operates.

Environment ·

Facilities Management Marks ENERGY STAR Day with a Heating Plant Tour

Facilities Management partners with Office of Sustainability to show staff and faculty AU's energy-saving heating plant
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Some of the reused light fittings that were diverted from waste.

Environment ·

A Bright Idea: Reducing Energy Through Material Reuse

AU reduces waste by reusing materials from demolition during recent tunnel renovation.
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From left: AU undergraduate Maxwell Downing, Dana Fisher, two Columbia University researchers and AU graduate student Caitlin Wiley take a photo at the March to End Fossil Fuels.

Environment ·

Taking the Temperature of Global Warming

SIS professor Dana Fisher and a team of researchers polled participants about climate change at the March to End Fossil Fuels.
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New energy-saving LED fixtures in Mary Graydon Center

Environment ·

Energy-saving LED lights come to Mary Graydon Center and Roper Hall

Renovations this summer brought energy-saving LED lights to Mary Graydon Center and Roper Hall
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Bronté Burleigh-Jones (AU CFO), Edwin Santos (President AUSG), and Marcus Neil (President RHA) with Clawed at the Tunnel ribbon-cutting

Buildings ·

AU Delivers Summer 2023 Transformations in Leonard Hall, the Tunnel, and Mary Graydon Center

Student Thriving Project kicks into high gear with Tunnel, Mary Graydon Center, and Leonard Hall improvements designed to enable students’ success.
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US Park Rangers at Death Valley's Furnace Creek on a 132-degree day, July 16. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Environment ·

Two Facts and a Fiction: Heat Wave

AU atmospheric scientist Valentina Aquila explains what on Earth is happening on the heels of the hottest June on record
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