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Professor Alex Zestos Unraveling Mysteries of Human Brain

American University's Professor Alexander Zestos is conducting groundbreaking brain research and bringing it from the lab to the marketplace.
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Get to Know Them: Brian McGowan

Brian McGowan, who has a dual appointment in the School of Education and the Center for Teaching, Research & Learning, researches the experiences of black men on college campuses.
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Small Increases in Family Food Support Yield Big Benefits for Children’s Health

Just as the federal government is considering cuts to food programs that help the poor, a new study shows the positive effects that financial support for nutrition can have on children’s access to health care.
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Examining the Impact of Charter Schools on Growing Income Segregation

Research by Professor Dave Marcotte and Kari Dalane on charter schools examines their expansion along with student segregation by income. Their study shows that segregation of low-income students increased by 15 percent in large school districts.
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Get to Know Them: Chris Parker

This profile is part of an ongoing series on recently hired faculty.
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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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The Hard Questions: Center Will Confront Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

Provost Emeritus Scott Bass and Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss will lead a new research-based center.
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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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