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Student Life ·

Feature Fridays

In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from student assistant Ryan Jacobs, who discusses the works of Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera.
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Professor David Vine

International ·

Report Finds at Least 37 Million People Displaced by US Post-9/11 Wars

The United States’ post-9/11 wars have displaced at least 37 million people, mostly civilians, according to a groundbreaking new report produced by American University Anthropology Professor David Vine and his AU Public Anthropology Clinic students.
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Science ·

Light, Sound, Action: PHYS 200 Turns Twenty

From the physics of stage lights to the use of color in political ads, AU's PHYS 200 Light, Sound, Action course teaches students to solve real-world problems through the principles of physics.
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American University alumni Khalifa Said-al Mahmoud  talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Alumni ·

Historic Moment Between Netanyahu and Former AU Student

Former AU student Khalifa Said-al Mahmoud, who now is a representative of the United Arab Emirates, talks peace with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Research ·

Housing and Policing Practices Have an Impact on Overdose Mortality in Philadelphia

SPA Assistant Professor Lallen Johnson and graduate student Tayler Shreve (SPA/PhD ’23) analyzed the variations in fatalities of drug overdose mortality rate across neighborhoods and found housing conditions and policing patterns played a role.
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Alumni ·

SPA Alumna Takes the Reins at LADOT

SPA alumna (MPA, '07) Monique Earl has been appointed the new executive officer of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT).
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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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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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Mia Van Allen

Communications ·

Color of Music Collective Unites Diverse Voices for Change

With the goal of amplifying voices of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals working in the music industry, the Collective offers networking and career support.
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Achievements ·

AU Recognized for Undergraduate Teaching and Innovation in U.S. News National University Rankings

AU ranks #76 overall, with additional achievements in first-year experiences and study abroad.
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