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Diagram illustrating AU's combined heat and power plant

Environment ·

AU Combined Heat and Power System Reuses Waste Heat, Saves Campus Energy and Money

Natural gas-fired microturbines generate electricity locally on-campus.
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Q and A with Dr. Fauci

Science ·

AU’s Kennedy Political Union Hosts Dr. Anthony Fauci

The Kennedy Political Union (KPU) hosted Dr. Anthony Fauci, the physician, immunologist, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who received an honorary doctor of science degree from AU in 2018.
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Tree Campus, Higher Education. An Arbor Day Foundation Program

Environment ·

AU Earns Tree Campus USA Designation for 10th Year in a Row

This summer, American University received the Tree Campus USA designation by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 10th year in a row.
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Plants growing out of sand.

Environment ·

Curbing Overpopulation with Positive Psychology Strategies

Daniel Fiorino, director of the SPA Center for Environmental Policy, hosted an online discussion on the topic of using positive psychology to curb overpopulation on September 9, 2020.
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Light beams shining through a prism

Science ·

Light, Sound, Action: PHYS 200 Turns Twenty

From the physics of stage lights to the use of color in political ads, AU's PHYS 200 Light, Sound, Action course teaches students to solve real-world problems through the principles of physics.
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Hall of Science update August 2020

Science ·

Hall of Science Construction is Well Underway

American University is putting the final touches on its new Hall of Science, which will open its doors next month. It’s all part of AU’s ambitious commitment to further scientific research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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Jeff Kaplan

Science ·

Focusing on the Biology of Coronaviruses During the COVID-19 Lockdown

When the escalating COVID-19 crisis resulted in a shift to online learning in early 2020, Dr. Kaplan revised the syllabus to include a unit on virology (the study of viruses).
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Anthony LoPrete

Science ·

Rising Senior Anthony LoPrete Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Anthony LoPrete (BS physics and computational science ’21) was selected from a pool of 1,343 university-nominated candidates for a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
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A microphone at a podium in front of a lecture hall

Technology ·

Journalists and Historians “Come to Class” Virtually

When classes went online this spring, Professor Pam Nadell had a spark of inspiration. If students were stuck at home, then prominent journalists, historians, and scholars were stuck at home too. So why not invite them to class? Virtually of course.
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Epidemiological model of those susceptible, infected, and recovered from COVID-19

Mathematics ·

AU Math-Stat Students Dive into Pandemic Modeling

When pandemic struck this spring, Mike Limarzi spotted a once-in-a-lifetime teaching opportunity: to teach students how pandemic models work, using a simplified version of what epidemiologists are currently using to predict the spread of COVID-19.
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