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Lonnie G. Bunch III

Announcement ·

Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III Awarded 2020 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal

American University named Lonnie G. Bunch III the recipient of the 2020 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal for leadership and service.
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School of Education students

Education ·

SOE's Elementary Teacher Prep Program Gains Accolades for Strong Clinical Practice

An “A” grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality reflects the School of Education’s commitment to clinical practice and working in Washington.
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Tim Doud and Zoe Charlton

Arts ·

ARTivism: TALMBOUT the VOTE Digital Poster-Design Contest Around Antiracism and Election 2020

The contest kicks off a collaboration by AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, Eaton Workshop and ‘sindikit on role of art in antiracism.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci and AU President Sylvia Burwell

Announcement ·

American University Welcomes Dr. Anthony Fauci to Family Week

Dr. Fauci discussed COVID-19 in wide-ranging conversation with American University President Sylvia Burwell.
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Spinach leaves

Research ·

Spinach: Good for Popeye and the Planet

Spinach, when converted from its leafy, edible form into carbon nanosheets, acts as a catalyst for an oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells and metal-air batteries.
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Report Cover

Announcement ·

New American University Report Underscores a Critical Need for a National Cybersecurity Director

A new report by AU SPA experts urges the creation of a National Cybersecurity Director.
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Henry Graves in front of computer

Research ·

‘The Boogaloo Ballad of Henry Graves’ Outlines Movement’s Tactics of Misinformation in COVID-19 Era

An animated video co-created by AU's Polarization and Extremism Innovation Lab seeks to educate viewers about the activities of the boogaloo movement.
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Mia Owens with Ohio resident working at a computer

Humanities ·

Fellowship Created for Studying History of Slavery in Washington, D.C.

Mia Owens is the inaugural fellow for a new, two-year Public History Graduate Fellowship in the History of Slavery and Its Legacies in Washington, D.C.
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Collage of personal items

Arts ·

AU Museum in Fall: Contested Space Explores Themes Relevant to Presidential Election of 2020

Art on view this fall explores themes around the global climate crisis, particularly water as a declining resource, immigration policies, and truth and illusion in public discourse.
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Philadelphia skyline

Announcement ·

Abandoned Buildings, Fear of Calling Police Contribute to High Rate of Fatal Overdoses in Philadelphia, New Study Shows

A new SPA study reveals a relationship between overdose mortality and the conditions of neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
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