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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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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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Children in Nigeria watching Sesame Street

Research ·

How to Get to Sesame Street…in Nigeria

Professor Naomi Moland just published, Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?: Children’s Television and Globalized Multicultural Education.
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Caleen Jennings

Achievements ·

Professor Caleen Jennings Wins Award for Inclusive Excellence

First-ever Faculty Award for diversity, equity, and inclusion goes to Theatre Professor Caleen Jennings.
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Science ·

NASA Partnership Provides Grants for AU Research

Space Grant Consortium funds research opportunities for faculty and students
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David Haaga

Achievements ·

Professor David Haaga Wins University’s Top Award

2018-19 Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award
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2019 Student Award recipients

Achievements ·

Honoring Student Award Winners

2019 student award winners share their success stories.
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Alumni ·

Scholarship Students Study Education, Empowerment, and Equality

Rachel Oguntola, SIS/MA ’20, and Adam Odomore, SIS/MA ’19, are current recipients of the Martin H. Steiner Scholarship.
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Caty Borum Chattoo

Communications ·

Center for Media & Social Impact Hosts Convening on Media and Social Justice

There’s a new movement in “civic media for social justice,” and AU’s Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) is playing a leadership, research, and convening role in this burgeoning field and practice.
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headhot of student Irena Volkov

Science ·

CAS Scholar and Entrepreneur Headed to Harvard and MIT

During her time at AU, Irena Volkov has excelled academically, launched a successful medical technology company, earned a spot in the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, led AU’s neuroscience club, and served as captain of the university’s equestrian team.
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