The National Museum of African American History and Culture. Photo by Alan Karchmer.

Alumni ·

AU Alumni Preserving Black History at the Smithsonian

American alumni work to highlight Black history through the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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On Campus ·

SIS Launches New Global Equity and Inclusion Concentration for Graduate Students

The Global Equity and Inclusion concentration prepares SIS grad students with knowledge and skills to create more just and equitable institutions in their careers.
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Partial skull of Leti. University of the Witwatersrand

Research ·

AU Alumna Becca Peixotto Part of Team to Recover Child Remains of Human Ancestor Homo naledi

The team of researchers published research on the remains recovered from the Rising Star cave complex, a child's skull and teeth from around 250,000 years ago.
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Orisanmi Burton

Research ·

Orisanmi Burton Named 2021 Freedom Scholar

Annual award from Marguerite Casey Foundation and Group Health Foundation provides $1.5 million for scholars whose work supports social movements
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Announcement ·

New Cohort of Sine Institute of Policy & Politics Fellows and Distinguished Lecturers Brings Unique Experience and Innovation to American University

Sine Institute of Policy & Politics Announced New Cohort of Fellows and Distinguished Lecturers
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Rusted pipes

Announcement ·

New SPA Research Addresses Environmental Justice

SPA researchers find that homeowners in lower-income neighborhoods are more likely than wealthier residents to suffer the harmful effects of lead in their drinking water.
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Abby Phillip. Courtesy CNN.

Announcement ·

CNN’s Abby Phillip Announced as Fall 2021 Commencement Speaker

Phillip will deliver keynote address in first fully traditional in-person ceremony since the onset of pandemic
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Research ·

Aquatic Foods Offer Great Untapped Potential for Providing More Sustainable Diets, Finds New Research

First assessment of its kind produces environmental profiles for the full range of aquatic, or blue foods, to help guide more sustainable food production and diets.
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Films Across Borders 21

Announcement ·

2021 Films Across Borders Film Festival Presents Stories in A Changing World

2021 Films Across Borders Film Festival Presents Stories in A Changing World
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Photographs of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Ra’naa Iqbal and Stephen Demarais, which were taken while they served in the Peace Corps.

Announcement ·

AU Among Peace Corps’ Top-Enrolling Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Institutions

The Peace Corps has named AU No. 1 among the top 10 Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program institutions for the 2020–21 academic year, ranked by enrollment.
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