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Comedian Kenice Mobley at GoodLaugh Initiative Launch Event

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American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact Receives $1.73 Million in New Grants

The grants will expand comedy and social justice programming and initiatives at the innovative center
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Airlie includes a working farm, hotel, events space, and conference center.

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Inaugural Airlie Research Projects Reflect Property’s History, Spirit

The projects include a dissertation workshop and research on the intersection of technology and nature.
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Ken Meier (left) & Austin McCrea (right)

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Representative Bureaucracy Contagion Effects in Health Care

SPA researchers show that a higher proportion of female physicians in the ER improves heart attack outcomes for women, even without doctor/patient gender matching.
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A person sitting on a hill watching the sunset

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Cultivating Gratitude: An Interview with Professor Tony Ahrens

During this season of thanks, professor offers advice on how to approach the holidays mindfully and with gratitude
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Washington D.C. march

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Democratic Erosion Consortium Wins $1.7 Million State Department Grant

SPA Associate Professor Laura Paler part of team working to understand global democratic erosion and develop evidence-based policy recommendations to counteract it.
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Sally and Ray McNeill (Netflix)

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Domestic Violence and Self Defense: What Happens When Women Fight Back?

AU’s Rachel Louise Snyder explains why domestic violence victims face life and death decisions
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The humanities truck on site in the community

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AU Community Focused on a More Equitable and Peaceful World

Faculty and students hard at work on research and action with real-world implications
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American soldier carrying child with flag.

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Study Shows Hope for Veterans Suffering from Gulf War Illness

AU’s Kathleen Holton receives $6.4 million grant to study connection between diet and Gulf War Illness symptoms
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Richard Bennett

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Do Body-Worn Cameras Discourage Police Officers from Doing Their Jobs?

AU researchers examine how body-worn cameras influence police activity.
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Members of the AU community stroll through the Change Can't Wait festival's research walk.

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Students, Professors Showcase Work with Research Walk

More than 40 student, faculty, and staff researchers lined the Friedheim Quad during the Change Can't Wait Festival last month to showcase their solutions to today's most pressing challenges.
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