Jeff Kaplan

Science ·

Focusing on the Biology of Coronaviruses During the COVID-19 Lockdown

When the escalating COVID-19 crisis resulted in a shift to online learning in early 2020, Dr. Kaplan revised the syllabus to include a unit on virology (the study of viruses).
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Mass of scouts gathered in the AU amphitheater

On Campus ·

Host to the World: UCGS Lands Two Top Awards

Two major honors have been landed by AU and staff for their event-hosting skills: Outstanding Institutional Achievement for a Single Event and the Session of the Year Award.
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Abbie Veitch

Achievements ·

Abigail Veitch ’21 Awarded Udall Scholarship

Abigail “Abbie” Veitch (environmental studies and communications ’21) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship from the Udall Foundation in recognition of her leadership, public service, and commitment to environmental issues.
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AU Hall of Science

Science ·

Hall of Science Set to Open, Marking New Era for Science at AU

American University is putting the final touches on its new Hall of Science, which will open its doors next month. It’s all part of AU’s ambitious commitment to further scientific research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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students in a photo montage

Achievements ·

AU Welcomes District Scholars

Meet the high-achieving students from Washington, DC’s public and public charter high schools who have received full scholarships as part of the AU District Scholars Award.
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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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People standing outdoors

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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