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Gift of $7 Million Will Support New Athletics Facility and Center for Israel Studies Fellowship

American University Board of Trustees member Alan L. Meltzer, a graduate of AU, and his wife, Amy, have made a $7 million gift in support of AU’s new Center for Athletics Performance as well as the university’s renowned Center for Israel Studies (CIS).
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Gender on the Ballot: The Electability Question in 2020

The Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation co-hosted a panel discussion on campus to shed light on what the much-discussed concept of “electability” actually means to voters in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
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Science Fiction Is Real – Is the Workforce Ready?

American University’s new Master’s Degree in Data Science is preparing students with the skills to crunch that data with hands-on approaches and cutting-edge methodologies that put them at the top of this competitive field.
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American University Announces $3 Million Gift to Support New Athletics Facility

A $3 million gift in support of a new Center for Athletic Performance at American University will enhance the student experience and help student athletes and Patriot League champion teams reach new heights.
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Pirates Invade the Classroom

SIS professor Dylan Craig’s class on piracy approaches a complex problem in an accessible and engaging way for first-year students.
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President Burwell Offers Encouragement to Veteran Program Leaders

Burwell addressed the 2019 class of scholars in the Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program.
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Condoleezza Rice and Philip Zelikow on Building a Better World

The former Secretary of State and former 9/11 Commission executive director spoke in Bender Arena.
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2019 APPAM Public Policy Camp

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Upcoming Public Policy Camp to bring Students, Policymakers Together

On September 27, AU's School of Public Affairs and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) will host a Public Policy Camp for undergraduate students to discuss the study of public policy and analysis.
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Researchers Identify Negative Impacts of Food Insecurity on Children’s Health

A new paper by researchers by American University’s School of Public Affairs and the Boston University School of Social Work confirms the negative impact of food insecurity on child health.
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AU’s Justice Programs Office Launches Racial and Ethnic Disparities Assessment Tool for Courts

The Justice Programs Office, a research center at AU's SPA, launched a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Program Assessment Tool.
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