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Students Silas Engel, left to right, Libby Wahlenmayer worked as student researchers on Public Affairs Lab projects. Saul Newman, second from right, oversees the program and professor Lara Schwartz worked with Engel on a research project.

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AU Lab Fosters Collaborative, Changemaking Research

Since 2019, PAPL has grown from fewer than 20 student applications that resulted in 10 active projects to 120 applications for 20 available spots on research collaborations.
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Aparna Soni and Alexandra Rakus

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Did Medicaid Expansion Ease COVID Suffering Among Low-Income Populations?

SPA Assistant Professor and Doctoral Student Publish Study on Link Between COVID-19 Health Outcomes and Medicaid Coverage
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Two people perform music at the center of a volumetric capture stage

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Musical Artists Record Holograms At IDEAS

Creating the Future of Music
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Taryn Morrissey

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The Vital Role of Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs in Rural Areas

SPA professor demonstrates the need for public investment in programs like Head Start in non-metropolitan areas.
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Jean Accius

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Reimagining and Transforming Long-Term Care

SPA Professor Examines Racial Inequities in Elder Care
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Rivals for Power: Biden’s Agenda in a Dysfunctional Congress

New book by SPA Professor Emeritus James Thurber grades President’s Biden’s legislative record at the midterm
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A person interacts with a VR experience while wearing a headset and operating a set of controllers

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Space Ocean Library At UFVA

Sharing Immersive Experiences With New Audiences
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Amdrew Ballard

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet: The Influence of Negative Rhetoric

SPA Researchers Examine Incivility in Congressional Tweets.
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Bob Dylan plays guitar in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons license.

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Summer Scholars Funding Enables Unique Research

AU's Summer Scholars and Artists Research Fellowship provides funding to help students conduct research.
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A woman dressed in traditional Emirati clothing stands at the center of a volumetric capture studio stage

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Sharing History & Heritage Through a New Medium

The American University of Sharjah project bringing the past to life
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