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Research Finds Black LGB Youth at Greater Risk for Poor Mental Health Outcomes

American University researchers have found that black lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are at greater risk for poor mental health outcomes compared with black heterosexual youth.
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Yes, And... Laughter Lab

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Comedy x Social Change Collaboration Launches "Yes, And… Laughter Lab” to Spark More Comedy That Drives Change

The Center for Media & Social for Impact is partnering with Comedy Central, Define American and Moore+Associates to launch "Yes, And... Laughter Lab."
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School of Public Affairs at AU Jumps in National Ranking in U.S. News & World Report Survey

Four specialties receive first-time recognition; three specialties jump in ranking
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Antiracist Research and Policy Center to Host National Antiracist Bookfest

The National Antiracist Book Festival, the first book festival of its kind organized around authors writing for racial equity and justice, will be hosted by American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center on AU's campus on Saturday, April 27.
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AU Researchers Develop Genetic Test to Detect Antimicrobial Resistance

Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and other respiratory illnesses.
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Ed Fisher

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American University Names Ed Fisher Assistant Vice President of Community and Government Relations

American University is proud to welcome Ed Fisher as assistant vice president of community and government relations.
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Carrying the Torch: Awards Gala Celebrates Change Agents and the Legacy of Frederick Douglass

AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center co-hosts event with Douglass descendants.
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Study Finds Correlation Between Eviction Rates and High Number of STIs in the U.S.

A study published by American University and Yale University outlines a correlation researchers found between America’s eviction crisis and the high rate of sexually transmitted infections.
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Inaugural Sine Fellows

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AU Sine Institute of Policy and Politics Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

Experts in politics, business, and the arts will address complex policy challenges, engage with American University students and faculty.
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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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