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House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks at a memorial service held for Lorenzen in April.

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SPA Alumnus Remembered for Leadership on Capitol Hill

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Members of Congress spoke recently at a memorial for SPA alumnus Ed Lorenzen, SPA/BA '92, who died tragically in a house fire.
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Provost shakes professor's hand, holding a piece of paper in the other hand

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AU Honors College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Work Across Disciplines

Each year, American University honors outstanding faculty who have made significant contributions in teaching, research, collaboration, and service.
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Professor of Anthropology Chap Kusimba

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Chap Kusimba Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American University Professor of Anthropology Chapurukha “Chap” Kusimba has been elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the prestigious honorary society of world leaders, innovators, artists, and academics.
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Hillary Chorny and her student and fellow AU alum, Jenna Shaw

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AU Alumnae Cross Paths in Rabbinic Studies

Two AU alumnae unexpectedly crossed paths in Los Angeles and realized that they shared similar AU undergrad experiences and parallel values and career goals
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Liliana Zigo seated on campus in front of building.

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Inspiring Grad Stories: Lili Zigo

Faith and family fueled this AU grad’s improbable journey.
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Fulbright 70 educate, exchange, engage, lead

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SPA Student Selected to Participate in Fulbright Summer Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland

American University student Allison Higgins will be heading to Belfast, Northern Ireland, this summer to participate in the prestigious scholarship program Fulbright Summer Institute at Queen's University, Belfast.
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AU President Sylvia Burwell with Shyheim Snead

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SPA Students Recognized with 2018 American University Awards

SPA students were among those recently honored with University Awards for their exceptional work and accomplishments.
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Irene Magafan

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Forging one’s own path & embracing what makes you nervous

Award winning filmmaker, Irene Magafan, makes humans think by providing a voice to animals who do not have their own
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The 2018 Student Award recipients in front of the Quad.

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AU's Top Leaders

AU Student Award recipients serve and lead with smarts and heart.
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WLC faculty earn AU awards

Gorky Cruz and Juliana Martinez recognized for their contributions.
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