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Evidence Shows Costly Superfund Cleanup Worth the Investment

New research by SPA Assistant Professor Claudia Persico finds prenatal exposure to hazardous waste contamination during pregnancy can significantly hurt a child’s development and performance in school.
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To Stay or Go? Why and How Millennials Job Hop by Sector

SPA Associate Professor Khaldoun AbouAssi conducted a study about how millennials switch jobs by sector.
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How to Get to Sesame Street…in Nigeria

Professor Naomi Moland just published, Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?: Children’s Television and Globalized Multicultural Education.
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How You Engage: Study Looks at the Nexus Between Social Media and Social Anxiety

PhD student Nicolette Carnahan examines anxiety and online engagement.
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New Study Finds that Nursing Homes Run Better with Experienced Managers

New research by American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) researchers shows the value of job tenure when it comes to managerial effectiveness in nursing home operation.
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Get to Know Them: Andrew Phelps

This profile is part of an ongoing series on recently hired faculty.
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Get to Know Them: Erik Lin-Greenberg

This profile is part of an ongoing series on recently hired faculty.
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Criminal Background Checks Improve Quality of Care in US Nursing Homes

A team of American University School of Public Affairs researchers recently looked at how the quality of care in nursing homes was affected by a new federal regulation requiring applicants for nursing home jobs to undergo a criminal background check.
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Save the Date for AU Research Fair

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Celebrate Research at AU

Learn about research at AU at the 3rd Annual Research Fair on Wednesday, October 30, 2019!
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Get to Know Them: Jessica Gephart

This profile on CAS’s newest environmental science professor is part of a series on recently hired faculty.
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