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The Lavender Lab, headed by Prof. Ethan Mereish, produces research on the psychological and social determinants of health for LGBTQ individuals and racial and ethnic minorities.

Research ·

Study Shows Links Between Youth Emotional Distress and Stigma Around Sexual Orientation

LGBTQ youth report negative feelings in connection with the daily stresses they experience because of their identity.
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Horace Bartilow

Announcement ·

Political Scientist Horace Bartilow Joins SIS in Fall 2021

Professor Horace Bartilow aims to make academic contributions that broaden the perspective of international relations study beyond its traditional Western focus.
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Title slide for The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Book Review

Technology ·

Book Review - The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Book review of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power.
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AU 2021 District Sholars

Achievements ·

AU Welcomes its Second Cohort of District Scholars

The prestigious award covers tuition and room and board for high-achieving students who demonstrate significant financial need.
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On Campus ·

On the Quad: Higher Ed Institutions Urge Climate Target

On the Quad will be a monthly feature for This Week at AU collecting news and notes from around campus.
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Alumni ·

SOC Alumnus and Journalist Derek McGinty Creates Journalism Endowment Fund for Students of Color

SOC Alumnus reflects on his professional journey and the value of passing on knowledge.
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COVID-19 vaccination drive for medical personnel in Banyumas, Indonesia.

International ·

Global Herd Immunity Remains Out of Reach Because of Inequitable Vaccine Distribution

The high costs of the world's colossally unequal COVID-19 immunization rates.
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Bill Gentile. Photo by Murry Sill.

Communications ·

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and Professor Bill Gentile Releases Memoir

New book explores family, self, love, and loss against a backdrop of adversity and warfare in Central America.
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FLARE: Lighting Their Legacies

Government & Politics ·

First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE) Studies the Impact of First Ladies Over Time

National initiative, convened by SPA, studies the impact of first ladies over time.
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First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hilary Clinton, Barbara Bush and Rosalynn Carter posing together

Announcement ·

American University Inaugurates First Ladies Association for Research and Education (FLARE)

AU SPA announces the launch of the nation’s first association dedicated to the study of the evolving roles and history of America’s First Ladies.
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