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Erran Carmel

Technology ·

Getting with the (AI) Future

Artificial intelligence (AI) has slowly crept into the fabric of our lives, influencing who we date, the news we read, and, eventually, the job we have.
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Cardboard containers of tomatoes, squash, and peppers at a farmer's market.

Science ·

AU Showcases Online Nutrition Degree

On September 28 and 29, AU kicked off its inaugural Nutrition Education Conference, a two-day event featuring a campus tour and cooking class, career panels, skill-building workshops, and more.
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Lit cigarette burning

Science ·

Researchers Discover Biochemical Pathway That Spurs Beige Fat Cells to Burn Energy

The discovery of a new signaling pathway in the brain is helping to unlock the biochemical mysteries between smoking and weight gain and loss.
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An electric vehicle charging station on campus

Environment ·

AU’s Growing Number of Charging Stations For Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Installation of charging stations intended to encourage driving electric vehicles
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Colin Saldhana sits on the AU quad.

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AU Professor Appointed New Program Director at National Science Foundation

Professor of Biology Colin Saldanha has been appointed a program director for the NSF. He will be on a team that oversees neuroscience grants.
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Earth with lights to indicate cross-cultural communication.

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

Environment ·

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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