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Explore DC participants work at DC Bilingual Public Charter School

In the Community ·

Incoming Students Get to Know DC History and Culture By Serving the Community

The latest participants in the decades-old Explore DC program learn about their new home city by volunteering at dozens of sites across the DMV area.
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Members of the Energy and Engineering team, with Clawed

Buildings ·

How American University’s Energy & Engineering Team Spent Its Summer

Team members found opportunities throughout the season to engage staff and students about their on-campus energy-savings efforts.
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students studying in library

On Campus ·

Back To School Tips

Welcome Back American University! Prepare for a successful school year with these helpful tips from the Library!
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Toni Morrison

On Campus ·

Remembering Toni Morrison

Renowned and celebrated novelist Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88. Morrison is one of the world’s most celebrated authors and will truly be missed. Here are some of her definitive novels available in our collection.
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Ambassador Earl Anthony (“Tony”) Wayne

Announcement ·

Ambassador Earl Anthony (“Tony”) Wayne Joins American University School of International Service

Ambassador Earl Anthony (“Tony”) Wayne, the former United States Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina and former Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, joins SIS as a Distinguished Diplomat-in-Residence.
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Panel of experts at event

On Campus ·

SPA and Guidehouse Bring Experts Together to Discuss Data Management

SPA and Guidehouse - a provider of management, technology and risk consulting services to the public and commercial sectors - convened a panel of thought leaders on July 30 to discuss strategies in the increasingly complex field of data management.
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Collage of book covers

On Campus ·

Add These SPA Book Club Recommendations to Your List

American University's School of Public Affairs (SPA) released its 2019-2020 list of new picks for its SPA Dean's Book Club, a reading club for graduate students led by SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins.
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Students on the quad

Announcement ·

School of Education Achieves Stand-Alone Status

As of July 1, American University’s School of Education became a stand-alone school within the university.
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Betsy Fischer Martin, Anna Palmer, and Jake Sherman

On Campus ·

Authors Offer an Inside Look at Congress During the Trump Administration

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, senior writers for Politico and co-authors of the Politico Playbook newsletter, recently discussed their book, "The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and The Future of Trump's America," during an event held at SPA.
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Gender on the Ballot

Announcement ·

Gender on The Ballot: New Project to Examine the Role of Gender in 2020 Elections

The AU SPA Women & Politics Institute and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and are proud to announce the launch of Gender on the Ballot, a new non-partisan project to examine and contextualize gender dynamics in the 2020 elections.
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