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Neuroscience Research Offers Key to Addressing Critical Cognitive Disorders

For decades, scientists have worked to develop treatments for drug addiction, obesity and dementia. Now, highly original research by American University Distinguished Professor Terry Davidson suggests a transformative approach to these problems.
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Endowed Chair of $5 Million to Accelerate Change in Addressing Addiction and Mental Health

Gift from David and June Trone Family Foundation helps support research on addiction, related disorders
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Change Can’t Wait Campaign Volunteers

American University gratefully recognizes the following individuals who are stepping up and leading the way to ensure AU remains an institution where purpose is nurtured, honed, and activated.
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Global Education Forum Conflict Justice

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Understanding and Interrupting Extremism

Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States. American University's Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) is devising new ways to explore, understand, and counteract this escalating challenge.
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Working Together Toward AU's Future

The American University community is known for vision, generosity, and teamwork—and nowhere is that more apparent or vital than in our donors’ response to annual giving.
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Transforming the World One Scholar at a Time

The American University Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar (FDDS) program has opened a world of possibilities for students with rare talent, creative ability, and extraordinary drive.
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An Athletic Center Where All Students Can Thrive

The 58,000 square-foot Center for Athletic Performance will propel teams and coaches to new levels of excellence and help their student fans achieve mind and body health and wellness.
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Dean Holcomb McCoy

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Improving Educational Outcomes in DC

The AU/DCPS Teacher Pipeline Project seeks to impact two issues: a shortage of highly qualified teachers in DC and the need for a diverse, antiracist, and culturally responsive teaching pool.
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Helping First-Generation Students Access the American Dream

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion supports first-generation students, helps them build community, and connects them with faculty and staff.
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Forward-Looking Gift Helps Create Space for Global Solutions

In October 2020, during a pandemic, on time, and under budget, AU’s new Hall of Science opened its doors, providing our faculty and staff with innovative spaces to support their groundbreaking work.
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