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School of Public Affairs Faculty Member Named Russell Sage Visiting Scholar

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy is among 15 social scientists selected by the Russell Sage Foundation to be a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Health Studies Professor's Research Sheds Light on Link Between Chronic Pain and MSG

Health Studies Assistant Professor Kathleen Holton's research into glutamate, or what most consumers know as MSG, shows a link between the food additive and chronic pain.
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Elizabeth Suhay’s New Research Examines Attitudes on Gay Rights

Does changing a person’s mind about the origins of sexual orientation actually influence a person’s attitudes toward LGBTQ citizens and policies that affect them? New research by SPA Assistant Professor Elizabeth Suhay’s tackled this question.
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Memorial for where Minnesota African-American Philando Castile was shot by police. Balloons and a sign below that reads

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Whitesplaining on Facebook: PhD Student Donte Newman Looks at Race and Social Media

Newman is in the communication doctoral program, focusing on media, technology, and democracy.
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Debt Matters: Women Use Credit to Bridge Income Gaps, While Men Are Less Cautious

When it comes to attitudes about money, gender makes a difference in matters of debt, a new study by Economics Professor Mary Hansen finds.
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Understanding How the Prison Population Rises as Crime Falls

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Understanding How the Prison Population Rises as Crime Falls

The SPA Political Theory Institute kicked off its spring semester lecture series recently with a presentation by John Pfaff, author of “Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform."
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AU School of Public Affairs Student Recognized for Work in Comparative Politics

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AU School of Public Affairs Student Recognized for Work in Comparative Politics

An AU School of Public Affairs doctoral student studying comparative politics and American politics, recently received a scholarship from the Gill Family Foundation to support her dissertation research.
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What is the Impact of Bullying on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students?

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What is the Impact of Bullying on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students?

Bullying presents a critical issue for educators, given its negative repercussions for both the direct victims and the overall school climate. A growing issue is that lesbian, gay, bisexual (LGB) students experience a disproportionate amount of bullying.
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Kogod professor Sonya Grier (right) talking with colleagues at the 2017 Race in the Marketplace Forum.

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Small World, Big Ideas: The Race in the Marketplace Initiative Facilitates Collaboration

Kogod professor Sonya Grier is a cofounder of RIM.
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Report Raises Risks of Artificial Intelligence: Playing Out in Political Reality

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Report Raises Risks of Artificial Intelligence Playing Out in Political Reality

Artificial intelligence has incredible promise to make the world a better place. But the technology is also creating a growing concern about its potential to do harm.
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