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Steven Putansu

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SPA Alumnus and Adjunct Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

Steven Putansu, SPA/PhD ’12, a senior social science analyst with the Government Accountability Office and SPA adjunct professor, was honored on June 6 for improving research methodology at the agency and saving significant taxpayer dollars.
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Batalá Washington, playing at the Funk Parade. Red, green, and white drums. Vibrant scene with all-female drum unit.

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Funk City: SPExS Prof on Building Bridges Through Music

Lauren Sinclair is historian coordinator in chief for DC’s Funk Parade.
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Dr. Carola Weil holds two crystal bookends behind a podium, smiling, in a polka dot blazer. To her left is Dr. Diane Lowenthal.

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From Washington to Montreal, Lifelong Learning in Action

As the founding Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies prepares to leave American University, Dr. Carola Weil reflects on an innovative career in academe and higher ed.
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Maril MacDonald

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American University Welcomes Two New Board Members

Public relations professional and former professor to begin first terms as board members.
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Students pose before colorful artwork at the Latin American Youth Center. Community-Based Research Scholars presented their research findings to the Latin American Youth Center.

In the Community ·

Food for Action: Community-Based Research Scholars Help LAYC and Seek Answers

The class used surveys and focus groups to get a clearer picture of food insecurity.
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Dr. Christine Chin, Dean of AU's School of International Service

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American University Names Christine Chin as New Dean for School of International Service

Christine Chin starts as the new dean for the School of International Service on June 1.
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Blue, pink, yellow, and purple faces with a darker blue backdrop.

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AUx2: Two Facilitators Discuss the Race and Social Identity Course

Andrea Malamisura and Brazil McCray reflect on race discussions in the classroom.
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Center for
Media & Social Impact

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AU SOC's Center for Media & Social Impact Wins $20,000 NEA Grant

The AU School of Communication's Center for Media & Social Impact received a $20,000 grant from the NEA for the study of present and future trends in the art and business of documentary storytelling.
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A student jots down notes on a piece of white paper, a grey laptop in front of him.

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American University Launches Pegasystems Certification Training Course for Beginning and Mid-Level IT Professionals and Recent Grads

American University has partnered with software company Pegasystems to offer the first course of its kind in the Washington, DC region.
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Lonnnie Bunch

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AU Alumnus Lonnie Bunch Honored by Brown University

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Lonnie Bunch (BA history ’74 and MA history ’76) and founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will receive an honorary doctorate from Brown University.
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