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AU SPA ranked #13 out of 276 schools of public affairs

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American University’s School of Public Affairs Receives High Recognition in New U.S. News & World Report Rankings

AU SPA Receives High Recognition in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Public Affairs Graduate Schools rankings
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New Psychology Research Shows Children and Teens Worry About Political Issues

It’s unclear that children’s and teens’ worry is a cause for concern, or that it is interfering with their mental health functioning.
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Logo of National Antiracist Book Festival

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AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center to Host 2nd Annual National Antiracist Book Festival

The 2nd annual National Antiracist Book Festival, the only book festival of its kind organized around authors writing for racial equity and justice, will take place Saturday, April 25.
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American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

American University was named one of the nation’s leading universities and colleges for Fulbright U.S. Students.
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American University Names First Chief Online Officer to Lead Digital Learning Efforts

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced the appointment of Joseph Riquelme as vice provost and chief online officer.
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Steve Munson Named American University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer

As a key member of the university’s leadership team, Munson will direct AU’s university-wide technology efforts, oversee the Office of Information Technology, and drive innovation across schools and divisions.
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Chloe Ifill, Keirah Daniels, Desmond Curtis, and Aaron Jackson

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AU Strengthens Ties to Community by ‘Working with Washington’

The Dual Enrollment partnership with DCPS allows high school seniors to get a jump start on their college education at AU.
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School of Education Provides Analysis of D.C. Public Schools' Teacher Evaluation Program

American University’s School of Education will provide an independent analysis for District of Columbia Public Schools as the school district conducts a comprehensive review of IMPACT.
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New Research: Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women's Political Participation in 2020

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Stepping Up and Standing Out

A new online nationwide survey reveals that women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016.
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AU’s Center for Media & Social Impact Receives $1.1 Million

Funding supports projects including the national Story Movements convening, the Yes, And Laughter Lab co-created with Moore + Associates in partnership with Comedy Central, and Comedy ThinkTanks.
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