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Latino Businesses Experienced Disproportionate Hardship as a Result of COVID-19, and Benefitted Less from Pandemic Assistance

A new study identifies challenges faced by Latino-owned enterprises in the DC Metro Area when seeking aid during the crisis, but also local innovations for the future.
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2021 Films Across Borders Film Festival Presents Stories in A Changing World

2021 Films Across Borders Film Festival Presents Stories in A Changing World
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Aquatic Foods Offer Great Untapped Potential for Providing More Sustainable Diets, Finds New Research

First assessment of its kind produces environmental profiles for the full range of aquatic, or blue foods, to help guide more sustainable food production and diets.
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Artist Suzanne Firstenberg's 2020 exhibition outside of RFK Stadium commemorated those who died from COVID-19.

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Education Resources to Help Teachers and Students Navigate the Impact of COVID-19

School of Education partners with In America: Remember Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg.
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Bronte Burleigh-Jones

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Bronté Burleigh-Jones Named Chief Financial Officer

Bronté Burleigh-Jones is chief financial officer, vice president, and treasurer.
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Diane Burko, Summer Heat 1 and 2, 2019-20. Mixed media on canvas, 84 x 162 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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AU Museum Fall Exhibits Open Aug. 28

Fall exhibitions will open Aug. 28 in the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.
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Prof. Michael Alonzo

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When a Single Tree Makes a Difference

A single tree along a city street or in a backyard can provide measurable cooling benefits.
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AU Campus Plan Approved by D.C. Zoning Commission

The District of Columbia Zoning Commission voted to approve American University’s 2021 Campus Plan.
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New Web Resources Can Help Prevent Youth Radicalization

New tools to help parents and educators protect young people from online radicalization released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab.
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The Lavender Lab, headed by Prof. Ethan Mereish, produces research on the psychological and social determinants of health for LGBTQ individuals and racial and ethnic minorities.

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Study Shows Links Between Youth Emotional Distress and Stigma Around Sexual Orientation

LGBTQ youth report negative feelings in connection with the daily stresses they experience because of their identity.
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