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Alumni ·

New Program Pairs Alumni with First-Year Classes

From Silicon Valley to New Zealand, alumni have answered the call for guest speakers for AU’s signature Complex Problems program.
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Alumni ·

Greetings from Rob Johnson

August is always an exciting time at AU, as we welcome the newest Eagles to our family.
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Alumni ·

Estate Gift Helps Library Innovate During COVID-19

When the late Doris Blaisdell, CAS/BA ’44, planned an estate gift to American University, she could not have known that her generosity would impact the university at a pivotal moment in history. But that’s exactly what happened.
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ABetterU Skills Development Institute

Achievements ·

AU Kicks Off Series of Skill-Building Workshops for Community

“ABetterU,” a free five-part virtual workshop series launched October 9, included a dozen professional and personal enrichment sessions for students, alumni, and faculty.
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Achievements ·

SPA Experts Recommend Creation of National Cyber Director in New Report

A new report by SPA faculty members Sasha Cohen O'Connell and Kiran Raj provides a plan for the creation of a National Cyber Director
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Lisa McGrail wears a mask and gloves while volunteering for Women Giving Back.

Alumni ·

Volunteering in the Midst of a Pandemic

Lisa McGrail has been volunteering with Women Giving Back since 2017 and won’t let a pandemic stop her from helping her community.
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Alumni ·

SIS Alumnus and Author Promotes Clean Energy and “Climate Courage”

SIS alumnus Andreas Karelas is the founder of the nonprofit RE-volv, and he also authored the book Climate Courage.
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Achievements ·

AU Celebrates Fulbright Scholars

The highly competitive Fulbright US Scholars Program honored 11 American University alumni and one PhD student with awards to carry out self-designed research projects or teach English during the 2020–2021 academic year.
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Amy K. Dacey

Achievements ·

Five Questions with Amy Dacey, Director of the Sine Institute of Policy and Politics

As Sine’s second year of programming draws to a close, we sat down with Director Amy K. Dacey for a conversation about the institute’s past and future, and its role in responding to one of the most challenging years in modern history.
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Achievements ·

SIS Professor Named to White House Commission

Dr. Arturo Porzecanski, distinguished economist in residence at American University’s School of International Service and Hurst senior professorial lecturer, has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity.
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