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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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Viral Game That Helps Users Spot Fake News Gets a Makeover

A viral game that helps users spot fake news is getting a makeover, just in time for the 2018 midterm elections.
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Historic Survey of Documentary Filmmakers Reveals New Opportunities for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Alongside Economic Hurdles

The Center for Media & Social Impact released The State of the Documentary Field: 2018 Study of Documentary Professionals is the first study of its kind to reveal the trends and experiences of documentary filmmakers in the United States.
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American University Creates the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the launch of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics.
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Humanities ·

AU to Host Second Biennial Trans Philosophy Conference

The conference aims to define philosophy’s place within the field of transgender studies.
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American University Teams with Sony to Launch Innovative “Tour AU” Mobile Admissions App

American University has partnered with Sony to launch "Tour AU."
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Science ·

Researchers Discover Biochemical Pathway That Spurs Beige Fat Cells to Burn Energy

The discovery of a new signaling pathway in the brain is helping to unlock the biochemical mysteries between smoking and weight gain and loss.
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Gift of $5 Million Advances Construction of New Science Building

American University received a $5 million gift from alumnus and trustee Gary M. Abramson (School of Public Affairs/BA ’68) and his wife, Pennie.
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Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker to Lead AU's Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Maggie Burnette Stogner will be the new director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking.
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