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Research ·

Unraveling The Genetic Causes of Skin Cancer

New research from American University reveals the interplay between a key gene and receptor in the progression of squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer in the U.S.
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On Campus ·

American University Offers Furloughed Federal Workers a Day of Free Classes

On January 8, SPA hosted Classes Without Quizzes — a free all-day event on AU's campus that featured 15 workshops and training sessions.
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Announcement ·

Nation’s Top Public Affairs Schools Announce Diversity Alliance

A collective of six schools of public affairs, led by AU's SPA, announced the launch of the new Public Affairs Diversity Alliance.
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Daniel Myers

Announcement ·

Daniel J. Myers Named American University Provost

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the selection of Daniel J. Myers as provost and chief academic officer effective January 15, 2019.
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Announcement ·

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts
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Announcement ·

She Votes. She Leads.

New poll from American U. reveals what mattered to women in the 2018 midterm elections.
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Helene Gayle

Announcement ·

American University Names Helene D. Gayle as Fall 2018 Commencement Speaker

Helene D. Gayle, M.D., president and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, will give the keynote speech and receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
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Dilanthi Ranaweera, SIS/MA '15.

Announcement ·

AU's International Student Body Up 39 Percent; 61 Percent of AU Students Study Abroad

The increase at AU bucks a continuing decline in international student enrollment nationwide.
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Announcement ·

Ambassador Susan E. Rice to Receive AU's Cyrus A. Ansary Medal

Ambassador Susan E. Rice will receive American University’s Highest Honor, the Cyrus A. Ansary Medal
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Research ·

Computer Science Research Aids in Mitigating Cyberthreats in Vehicles

Using machine learning techniques, American University Computer Science Professor Nathalie Japkowicz and her colleagues designed a way to detect unusual activity in a car’s computer system.
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