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Hack-for-a-Change Hackathon Gives Away $10,000 in Prize Money

AU students compete in National Science Foundation Innovation Corps event
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COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out in the US.

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Public Health Experts Answer Questions about COVID-19 and Vaccines

Three AU public health experts answered some questions about where the country stands in fighting the pandemic.
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Social Media Needs a Refresh

Recent attacks on the U.S. Capitol demonstrated that social media platforms can aid in the spread of online disinformation and fuel real-world violence.
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AI and the Future of Work in the United States

Artificial intelligence will change the future of work in the United States, but the consequences will differ across regions and industries.
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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke to AU students about climate change and his new book.

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Gates Stresses Optimism in Face of Climate Crisis

Bill Gates painted both optimistic and realistic pictures of climate change during an hour-long virtual conversation.
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Adaptation & Development

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SPA Center for Environmental Policy Hosts Panel on Climate Adaptation and Development

The Worldwide Search for Policies to Address Climate Change in Vulnerable Communities
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Looking Ahead: A Roadmap for Healthy Air & Equitable Climate Action for the Biden Administration

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SPA Center for Environmental Policy Co-Hosts Panel on Biden Climate Priorities

Experts discuss the path to healthy air and equitable climate action.
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Community by ocean

Environment ·

The Challenge of Protecting the Environment Amid Populist Opposition

Climate change researchers examine the impact of political populism on the ability of countries to protect the environment.
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Students at Great Falls National Park

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Environmental Science and Geology Classes Move Outdoors

Hikes through local parks give students opportunity to see region’s geology
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Todd Eisenstadt

Environment ·

Climate Change Lessons from Some of the World's Most Vulnerable Communities

A November 18 online event discussed strategies to protect Dominica from climate change
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