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First Person ·

AU Hosts Arts, Social Healing, and Restorative Justice Colloquium

The AU community gathered for a day of dialogue to reflect on the relationship between art and social and restorative justice. It was the university’s first colloquium on Creativity and Innovation for Social Healing & Restorative Justice.
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Student Life ·

Feature Fridays

In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from student assistant Elisabeth McCarren, who reviews Channel Orange, by Frank Ocean.
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Julian Bond

Achievements ·

New Oral History Project Reveals Untold Stories About the Civil Rights Movement

SPA Professor of Government Gregg Ivers documents the professional rise of Julian Bond in the Julian Bond Oral History Project.
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Science ·

What Can a Small Worm Teach Us About Climate Adaptation?

Genome of the Devil Worm has been sequenced.
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Communications ·

Exploring Environmental Filmmaking from East Coast to West with SOC Student Amelia Tyson

Amelia Tyson is a documentarian who aims to infuse the heart and a message of stewardship in the films she creates. Tyson focuses on environmental stories, hoping to both educate viewers to genuinely care for the earth.
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Alumni ·

Alumna’s Love of Knowledge Powers Future Opportunities

American University received a $2 million gift to create the Karin A. Akerson Memorial Scholarship Fund. After Akerson passed away in 2018, her husband honored her memory by advancing their plan to endow the transformational scholarship fund.
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Communications ·

From Class Assignment to Passion Project: MFA Student Eman Alghamdi on the Process of Creating “A Piece of Paper”

What if your family was separated by a simple piece of paper? MFA film student Eman Alghamdi tells the story of Remi, a Syrian refugee who hasn’t seen his family in three years. The film, “A Piece of Paper,” screened Nov. 10 at Suns Cinema.
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Rikki Kyle

Communications ·

The Next Olivia Pope? PR Student Rikki Kyle Changing Representation in the Industry One Step at a Time

Public Relations and Strategic Communication student Rikki Kyle was the recipient of the organization’s Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award at the 2019 Public Relations Student Society of American conference.
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Research ·

Evidence Shows Costly Superfund Cleanup Worth the Investment

New research by SPA Assistant Professor Claudia Persico finds prenatal exposure to hazardous waste contamination during pregnancy can significantly hurt a child’s development and performance in school.
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Research ·

The Hard Questions: Center Will Confront Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

Provost Emeritus Scott Bass and Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss will lead a new research-based center.
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