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Communications ·

Smokey (the) Bear Is Still Keeping His Watchful Eye on America’s Forests after 75 Years on the Job

On the occasion of the 75th birthday of American icon Smoke Bear, SOC professor Wendy Melillo discusses the origins and legacy of this long-standing public service campaign.
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Government & Politics ·

Get to Know New Sine Executive Director Amy Dacey

Dacey talks political compromise, good bosses, and golf.
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Kimberly Reason in front of a teal background

Communications ·

'My Value Has Only Increased' Says MA Student

Kimberly Reason is a strategic communications professional with over 20 years’ experience. She spoke to SOC about her experience in the Online MA in Strategic Communication program.
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Government & Politics ·

Betsy Fischer Martin Shares Insights on July Democratic Primary Debates

Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the Women & Politics Institute (WPI), shared her insights of the recent Democratic primary debates.
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Business ·

From Veteran to Venture

Kogod alum-turned-professor helps veteran entrepreneurs launch their businesses.
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On Campus ·

SPA and Guidehouse Bring Experts Together to Discuss Data Management

SPA and Guidehouse - a provider of management, technology and risk consulting services to the public and commercial sectors - convened a panel of thought leaders on July 30 to discuss strategies in the increasingly complex field of data management.
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Arts ·

AU and Arena Stage Team Up to Support Nation’s Top New Theatre Artistic Directors

American University and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater hosted a first-of-its-kind Artistic Director Intensive Program last week.
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Preeti P. Menon, Zephi Francis, Leola Abraham, Janeanne Gonzales, Joseph T. Johnson II

Achievements ·

JPO Unveils New Resources for Drug Treatment Courts

The Justice Programs Office (JPO), a research center in the School of Public Affairs, showcased its new resources during the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Rise19 Conference.
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Government & Politics ·

New Poll examines the Tricky Question of ‘Electability’

Gender on the Ballot - a non-partisan project founded by the Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF) - released a new poll that examined the question of electability with likely voters in the 2020 presidential election.
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Members of the 1st Marine Division land on Guadalcanal on Aug. 7, 1942.

International ·

A World War II Battle Holds Key Lessons for Modern Warfare

A defender that can hold out while inflicting greater losses on its attacker can wear down an adversary – reducing the threat of additional attacks.
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