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Paul Behringer

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The Making of an International Political Historian

With two published articles and three research fellowships, Paul Behringer, Ph.D. student in History, paves his way to becoming a renowned academic in U.S.- Russian-Japanese History.
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Unraveling The Genetic Causes of Skin Cancer

New research from American University reveals the interplay between a key gene and receptor in the progression of squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common form of cancer in the U.S.
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A bride character from The Bremen Town Musicians smiles and holds her pigtails in her hands.

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Animating the ‘Ideal’ Soviet Woman

Intercultural and International Communication graduate student Shayna Vayser argues that Soviet animation counters the idea that the USSR was egalitarian. To conduct her research, Vayser revisited the Soviet cartoons she watched as a child.
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Out of the Margins: Prof. Finds Jewish Women at the Forefront of American History

In America’s Jewish Women, Pamela Nadell examines prominent trailblazers and unsung heroes.
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Bender Library: Supporting Impactful Research at AU

Bender Library is committed to the success of the sciences at AU and is a partner in helping make the sciences impactful on our campus and beyond.
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Paul Manafort

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How Nations Attempt to Influence U.S. Members of Congress

A new book co-edited by AU School of Public Affairs Distinguished Professor James Thurber is perhaps the most timely and detailed study ever conducted of how other nations attempt to influence U.S. Members of Congress.
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Research Shows Deeper Knowledge Not Necessarily Motivating for Voters

Results from a new study by AU SPA Professor David Barker suggest the more people are encouraged to think deeper about issues, the worse democracy functions.
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Research Partnership Shows Impact of Capacity-Building Grants

SPA associate professor Lewis Faulk worked with Mandi Stewart (SPA/PhD '15), now an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, to analyze data for 400 organizations that applied for grants from the Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C.
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Civil War Cannon

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Professors Link Relevance of Civil War to Political Debate Today

The Civil War may have been more than 150 years ago, but AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professors Alan Levine and Thomas Merrill say many of the questions at the heart of the conflict remain unresolved and relevant today.
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Study Reveals Early Education is Good for All Children

Kids who attend center-based early care and education the year before kindergarten have higher math and reading scores regardless of the income level of their neighborhood, according to new research by SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey.
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