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Anthony LoPrete

Science ·

Rising Senior Anthony LoPrete Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Anthony LoPrete (BS physics and computational science ’21) was selected from a pool of 1,343 university-nominated candidates for a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
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Technology ·

Journalists and Historians “Come to Class” Virtually

When classes went online this spring, Professor Pam Nadell had a spark of inspiration. If students were stuck at home, then prominent journalists, historians, and scholars were stuck at home too. So why not invite them to class? Virtually of course.
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Epidemiological model of those susceptible, infected, and recovered from COVID-19

Mathematics ·

AU Math-Stat Students Dive into Pandemic Modeling

When pandemic struck this spring, Mike Limarzi spotted a once-in-a-lifetime teaching opportunity: to teach students how pandemic models work, using a simplified version of what epidemiologists are currently using to predict the spread of COVID-19.
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New gas turbine installed on campus that generates onsite electricity.

Environment ·

New Gas Turbines Now Generating Onsite Electricity

Installation of turbines reduces AU’s off-site electrical energy generation, purchasing, and delivery.
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field with factory in background

Environment ·

Environmental Leaders Discuss Next Gen Environmental Regulations for the Modern Era

On May 28, 2020, the SPA Center for Environmental Policy hosted an online forum on environmental regulation and compliance
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Mathematics ·

AU Offers New BS in Data Science to Meet Soaring Demand

To prepare American University students to become the next generation of data scientists, the College of Arts and Sciences is launching a new BS degree in Data Science this fall.
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Headshot of student Linda Amarante

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Linda Amarante Receives Outstanding Scholarship at the Graduate Level Award

Linda Amarante, a member of the 2020 graduating class of the Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience PhD Program, has received American University’s 2020 Outstanding Scholarship at the Graduate Level Award.
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Headshot of student Julianne Kelleher

Science ·

Going Remote: Interning in Health Advocacy During COVID-19

Having returned from a semester abroad, SPA student Julianne Kelleher hadn’t planned on securing an internship. When a staff member from the NACCHO visited her health policy class and said they needed one more intern—she knew it was too good to pass up.
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Children's drawing that says

Environment ·

American University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th anniversary celebration of Earth Day done online, amid stay-at-home-orders.
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Zoom meeting of students and professor

Science ·

Physics “Phestival” Festivities Go Virtual

American University’s Department of Physics held its annual End-Of-Year “Physics Phestival” online this year.
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