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In alignment with the phased reopening of campus, the Office of Research along with the Health and Safety and Workforce Task Forces is providing AU researchers guidance on how they can restart on-campus research in a phased approach. Return to Research instructions is available on the Office Sponsored Programs website. 

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SOC Student Amrutha Chatty

Communications ·

SOC Student Changemakers: Amrutha Chatty

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Book cover of The Flying Man, Aristotle, and the Philosophers of the Golden Age of Islam: Their Relevance Today

Research ·

Examining Islam’s Golden Age to Bridge the East and West Divide

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Jack Johnson Fighting

Research ·

Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and Race in America

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Dan Fiorino

Research ·

Partisanship Disrupts Governmental Collaboration on the Environment

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Todd Eisenstadt

Environment ·

SPA Professor Takes on the Politics of International Climate Change

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Becky Topol is in South Korea on a Fulbright teaching assistantship.

Achievements ·

Perseverance Key for AU Fulbright Winner in South Korea

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