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Recent SIS graduates Sophie Goguichvili, Alan de Beaufort, Alexia Gardner, and Maria Humayun.

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SIS Students Conduct Research for the State Department

Under the guidance of Distinguished Diplomat in Residence Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne, SIS students conducted research on foreign policy challenges for the US Department of State.
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Study Looks at Attitudes Toward Social Distancing in COVID-19 Pandemic

SPA Assistant Professor Nathan Favero's latest research project focuses on the factors that influence an individual’s willingness to social distance.
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New Report Reveals Influence of Race in D.C.-Area Residents' Lives

Survey results show racial divide in perceptions about quality-of-life issues among Latinos, blacks, whites and Asians.
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What Do Citizens Think About Government and Nonprofit Services?

A team of five researchers from SPA look at the local metropolitan D.C. area to find out what its citizens think of local government services, nonprofit services, and their benefits.
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Award to Study Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Vendors in Africa

SPA Associate Professor Adrienne LeBas has received the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) award for a project to study the effects of COVID-19 on market vendors in Africa’s largest city, Lagos, Nigeria.
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First-Ever “Virtual” Mathias Conference Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for a very special Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference, one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ most important forums for students to present their scholarship and creative works.
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Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Conference Moves Online

The Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference will be held remotely on April 18. It is one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ most important forums for students to present their scholarship and creative works to faculty, judges, and peers.
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Examining Attitudes of Young Men about Sexual Assault as they Enter College

The majority of research around violence against women has been focused on victims. A new study examines the likelihood of incoming male college students perpetrating sexual assault, and shows the need for continued sexual assault prevention education.
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Vicky Brown, Jordan Park, and Miranda Baumann

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SIS Undergrads Conduct Compelling Research

Eight SIS students conducted research that garnered them spots to represent AU and SIS at the 2020 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
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Expanded Insurance Coverage Impacts Opioid Crisis

SPA Assistant Professor Aparna Soni examined data from 46 states and DC and discovered a nearly 10 percent reduction rate of opioid-related inpatient hospitalizations in states that expanded Medicaid after implementation of the ACA in 2014.
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