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Theatre students embracing Sylvia Greenberg.

In Remembrance ·

AU Mourns Passing of Arts Patron Sylvia Greenberg

American University arts patron Sylvia Greenberg, whose generous gifts propelled AU’s arts programs to new levels, has passed away. She was 96 years old.
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AU Students attend AL1GN conference last in March.

Student Life ·

Proud to Be First

AU’s first-generations students are proud of their identity and showing that together they can build the bridges first-generation students need to succeed.
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Downstairs at the White House book cover

Alumni ·

Alumnus Publishes Memoir About His Teen Years Working at the White House

Don Stinson (SPA/BA ’77) worked as a White House messenger when he was a freshman at SPA. His new book, “Downstairs at the White House,” details his experience with politicians at the highest levels — all while studying political science at SPA.
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AU volunteers in action

Alumni ·

Celebrating Volunteerism

April is all about celebrating service, encouraging volunteerism, and honoring those who serve.
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Jasymn Shumate (right) and Syndi Jean (left)

Television & Film ·

Lens Collective 2018: Connecting Real People to Real Communities

American University was one of the eight universities invited to take part in Lens Collective 2018, a multimedia workshop in Mississippi. A student reflects on learning about civil rights and storytelling.
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Professor Todd Eisenstadt in Bangladesh

Research ·

SPA Professor to Study How Climate Change Finance Works in Developing Countries

SPA Professor Todd Eisenstadt has spent years understanding how climate change affects indigenous populations in developing countries. Now, he’s working to track funding for climate change projects from international donors to local development projects.
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students and faculty outside Kerwin Hall

Research ·

School of Public Affairs Faculty Member Named Russell Sage Visiting Scholar

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy is among 15 social scientists selected by the Russell Sage Foundation to be a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Students filming in Baltimore's Harbour

Communications ·

Students’ Film, Airing on MPT, Aims to Inspire Action to Heal Baltimore’s Harbor

Baltimore's harbor is a national landmark and a source of pride for the people of the city. However, water pollution is a serious issue in Baltimore.
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Winning Team stands together at AU's Global health Competition

Achievements ·

Educate, Empower, and Elevate: Team Wins AU’s Global Health Competition

Six teams competed in AU’s 2018 Intramural Public Health Case Competition
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Dr. Kathleen Holton with research subjects

Research ·

Health Studies Professor's Research Sheds Light on Link Between Chronic Pain and MSG

Health Studies Assistant Professor Kathleen Holton's research into glutamate, or what most consumers know as MSG, shows a link between the food additive and chronic pain.
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