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Alumni Board President Rob Johnson on campus

Alumni ·

Greetings from Rob Johnson

This year is already full of big news. We have a new five-year strategic plan, and we are working hard on our commitment to grow and sustain a community of inclusive excellence.
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Washington Mentorship Program Orientation with students and parents

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Learning the Ins and Outs of DC with the Washington Mentorship Program

Milla, a Washington Mentorship Program alumna, credits the program for setting her apart from her peers by helping connect her to an internship at BBC.
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data & code representation

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SPA Joins National Alliance to Help Preserve At-Risk Social Science Data

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) has been chosen to join a select consortium of institutions, including Harvard and Cornell Universities, as part of the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS).
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Stephen casey

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Professor Stephen Casey Wins Drew University Award

Stephen Casey, professor and chair of American University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been honored with a Drew University Alumni Achievement Award in the Sciences.
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Woman in front of grass and trees.

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Jill Klein Wins Tech Award—and Empowers the Next Generation of Women

The SPExS dean was honored for helping young women climb the corporate ladder.
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AU Alumnus Lonnie Bunch III Named 14th Secretary of Smithsonian

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Lonnie G. Bunch III (BA history ’74 and MA history ’76) has been appointed the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, effective June 16. He will lead the world’s largest museum, education and research complex.
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Rep. Lauren Underwood at WeLead Graduation Ceremony

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Rep. Underwood Addresses Graduating Women of WeLead Program

This week, American University School of Public Affairs' Women & Politics Institute held its annual WeLead program graduation at the D.C. Office of MacAndrews & Forbes.
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Professor Kraut stands in Statue of Liberty museum with windows behind him and torch too.

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Alan Kraut’s Vision Becomes Reality in New Statue of Liberty Museum

Last week, our nation’s new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island opened its doors to the public for the first time. American University History Professor Alan Kraut played a big role, serving as chair of the museum's History Advisory Committee.
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police officer, lawyer with prisoner, judge

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New Justice Report Recommends Accelerating the Pace of Reform

American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) and its Justice Programs Office released a report with recommendations from experts to transform the system into one that is more just and fair.
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New York City Urban Skyline

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Math-Econ Alumni Finding Success: Three Stories

AU math-econ alumni are passionate and driven leaders, prompting worldwide change in industries such as business, healthcare, urban studies, and climate change. Read about our alumni making their mark on the world.
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