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Satellite picture of Earth with lights to indicate cross-cultural communication. Krisztina Domjan uses technology to facilitate communication and simplify the learning process for international students.

Technology ·

Universal Language: Krisztina Domjan Uses Technology to Help ESL Students

The SPExS professorial lecturer was a winner of the Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award.
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human stem cells are stained in green color.

Science ·

The Complexity of Cells

John Bracht, American University biology assistant professor, and his students discovered a new type of cell state that could help ensure one always has the ability to generate healthy fat cells.
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Solar panels on roof

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American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality

American University achieves carbon neutrality in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, becoming the first university in the US to do so
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Faith Lewis, Matilda Kitabwalla, Danielle Smith

Environment ·

Three Students, One Mission: Promoting Sustainability at AU

Danielle Smith, Faith Lewis, and Matilda Kitabwalla discuss their work as Student Sustainability Educators.
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DC’s Woodson STEM High School students at AU working in a computer lab

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AU Teaches DC High School Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

AU brought students from DC’s Woodson STEM High School to campus, giving them an introduction to product development, innovation, and customer discovery.
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smiling physics students working with circuits, circuit boards and batteries in a lab

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Why We Love Physics

How do you define your passion? We asked students in the AU physics program to share how they discovered their passion for exploring the universe and what they hope to do with their degree.
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Sandra Cauffman addresses students in Katzen classroom

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From Adversity to Outer Space

On March 22, Sandra Cauffman, NASA Earth Science Division Deputy Director, visited AU to share her inspiring story of perseverance, from her childhood in Costa Rica, to her rise through the ranks of NASA.
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Grad student Linda Amarante seated next to a microscope and wearing a white lab coat. She is researching the brain’s frontal cortex and its role in reward-based decision-making with food.

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Softball and the Brain: Grad Student’s Sport Made Her Think About Choices

Linda Amarante is earning her PhD in behavior, cognition, and neuroscience.
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SPA Hosts Student Public Policy Hackathon

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SPA Hosts Student Public Policy Hackathon

AU students got the chance to apply what they are learning in the classroom to a real-world environmental challenge at the first SPA Public Policy Hackathon recently.
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William Baker, 2018 William K. Reilly award winner

Environment ·

2018 Reilly Award-Winner Spent 40 Years Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay

On March 8, Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), will receive the William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy.
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