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Cherry Blossoms on Campus

On Campus ·

AU Arboretum: Digging into the Glories of the Garden

American University’s campus is far more than bricks and mortar—it’s an 84-acre accredited and award-winning arboretum and public garden. This academic year, AU completed several significant improvements to campus and the arboretum.
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Alumni ·

Renowned Alumnus Gary Cohn Drives Impact with Investments in AU

Former Board of Trustees member Gary Cohn, Kogod/BSBA ’82, established an enduring legacy at AU through service and philanthropy, including two endowments that strengthen the Kogod School of Business.
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Wooden crates filled with peaches and apples

Alumni ·

Eagles Provide Food and Support During the Crisis

Members of the AU community are bringing resources and expertise to make sure others are fed and supported through these challenging times.
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Kerwin Hall

Alumni ·

Innovation Fund Advances New Health Policy Solutions

As the country tackles its response to the coronavirus, AU is also preparing to address future requirements in healthcare and how to support visionaries in the field.
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Alumni ·

Faculty Q&A with a Public Health Expert

Dr. Thespina “Nina” Yamanis, associate professor at the School of International Service (SIS), holds a PhD and a master’s in public health, and focuses on understanding health behavior related to infectious diseases.
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Professor of Law Lindsay F. Wiley

Alumni ·

Public Health Law Professor: Three Things to Understand about COVID-19

As the AU community navigates the effects of the pandemic, Wiley shares her thoughts on a few key areas.
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Alumni ·

Alumna’s Love of Knowledge Powers Future Opportunities

American University received a $2 million gift to create the Karin A. Akerson Memorial Scholarship Fund. After Akerson passed away in 2018, her husband honored her memory by advancing their plan to endow the transformational scholarship fund.
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Donors with AU President

Announcement ·

Combined Gift Supports Community on American University’s East Campus

A gift bolsters AU’s educational mission on a key part of its Northwest D.C. campus and furthers AU’s momentum. AU will name Congressional Hall and its lobby on East Campus the Marc N. Duber and Nancy E. Duber Hall and Stuart and Wilma Bernstein Lobby.
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American University flag

Announcement ·

Gift of $7 Million Will Support New Athletics Facility and Center for Israel Studies Fellowship

American University Board of Trustees member Alan L. Meltzer, a graduate of AU, and his wife, Amy, have made a $7 million gift in support of AU’s new Center for Athletics Performance as well as the university’s renowned Center for Israel Studies (CIS).
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Two students

Alumni ·

Scholarship Students Study Education, Empowerment, and Equality

Rachel Oguntola, SIS/MA ’20, and Adam Odomore, SIS/MA ’19, are current recipients of the Martin H. Steiner Scholarship.
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