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AU's new Hall of Science

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STEAM Faire Goes Virtual

Virtual tours, STEM student group presentations, and an early look at the Hall of Science
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Dan Fiorino (left) and Mary Nichols (right)

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A Conversation with Mary Nichols – Chair, California Air Resources Board

If you ask Mary Nichols what the biggest air pollution and climate challenge of the next few years will be for California and the country, she feels the answer is obvious: our “seeming inability to solve the political impasse.”
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Hall of Science update August 2020

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Hall of Science Complete and Opening Doors

American University's cutting-edge new Hall of Sciences is complete. It’s all part of AU’s ambitious commitment to further scientific research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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Sunspots

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Sunspots Help NASA Understand Flares and Life Around Stars

AU research professor in residence Vladimir Airapetian co-authors NASA study
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Diagram illustrating AU's combined heat and power plant

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AU Combined Heat and Power System Reuses Waste Heat, Saves Campus Energy and Money

Natural gas-fired microturbines generate electricity locally on-campus.
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Q and A with Dr. Fauci

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AU’s Kennedy Political Union Hosts Dr. Anthony Fauci

The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) hosted Dr. Anthony Fauci, the physician, immunologist, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who received an honorary doctor of science degree from AU in 2018.
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Tree Campus, Higher Education. An Arbor Day Foundation Program

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AU Earns Tree Campus USA Designation for 10th Year in a Row

This summer, American University received the Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 10th year in a row.
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Plants growing out of sand.

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Curbing Overpopulation with Positive Psychology Strategies

Daniel Fiorino, director of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy, hosted an online discussion on the topic of using positive psychology to curb overpopulation on September 9, 2020.
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Light beams shining through a prism

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Light, Sound, Action: PHYS 200 Turns Twenty

From the physics of stage lights to the use of color in political ads, AU's PHYS 200 Light, Sound, Action course teaches students to solve real-world problems through the principles of physics.
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Jeff Kaplan

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Focusing on the Biology of Coronaviruses During the COVID-19 Lockdown

When the escalating COVID-19 crisis resulted in a shift to online learning in early 2020, Dr. Kaplan revised the syllabus to include a unit on virology (the study of viruses).
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