Congratulations to AU's 2020 University student award winners

Achievements ·

Meet 2020’s University Student Award Winners

Years of hard work, thoughtful scholarship and committed service have earned these students the respect of the campus community. Now they’ll receive the top university-wide awards for graduating Eagles, the University Student Achievement Awards.
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Achievements ·

Collaboration Key to Inclusive Excellence Efforts

PCDI has a huge mandate: to envision and promote a diverse and inclusive campus.
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Hall of Science front view.

Science ·

Inside the Hall of Science, Expected to Open this Fall

Photos take you inside to see how detailed renderings are becoming reality.
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Headshot of Dr. Thespina “Nina” Yamanis

Alumni ·

Faculty Q&A with a Public Health Expert

Dr. Thespina “Nina” Yamanis, associate professor at the School of International Service (SIS), holds a PhD and a master’s in public health, and focuses on understanding health behavior related to infectious diseases.
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Laura DeNardis and Aras Coskuntuncel

Communications ·

PhD Graduate’s New Framework Exposes Information Control Struggles in the Digital Era

Coskuntuncel’s research challenges the narrative that digital communication technologies favor free speech and democratic processes. He offers a new framework for understanding how non-democratic actors use “control points” to censor the flow of info.
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Aaron Grocholski shows visiting students the effects of polarizing filters

Science ·

AU Optics Olympiad Makes STEM Fun for DC Middle Schoolers

American University hosted more than one hundred enthusiastic students from four Washington, DC, middle schools for its fourth Optics Olympiad.
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(L-R) Anupam Chander, Laura DeNardis, Vinton Cerf at Internet in Everything book talk

Communications ·

Dean DeNardis’ Latest Book Argues Cybersecurity Is a Human Rights Issue

In “The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off-Switch,” Interim Dean of the School of Communication and professor, Dr. Laura DeNardis hopes to convince readers that cybersecurity is the great human rights issue of our time.
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Announcement ·

American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

Ten AU student scholars received Fulbright awards in 2019-2020, making AU a top-producing Fulbright institution
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illustration of human brain, colored.

Research ·

Professor Alex Zestos Unraveling Mysteries of Human Brain

American University's Professor Alexander Zestos is conducting groundbreaking brain research and bringing it from the lab to the marketplace.
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Digitally rendered completed Hall of Science

Science ·

New Hall of Science Opening in 2020

As its latest commitment to supporting the sciences, American University will open the new Hall of Science in Fall 2020.
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