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Updates and Guidance Related to COVID-19

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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SPA Professor Examines Agenda Control in House and Senate

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Dalit Hip-Hop and American Country Music: SIS Students Research the Sounds of Identity

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Technology ·

Book Review - Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care

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The SIS building with a banner on the image that says "AU Number One for 2021 Boren Fellows"

International ·

American University #1 in Boren Fellows; SIS Recognizes 11 Boren Award Winners

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RACE Matters 2021

Communications ·

R.A.C.E. Matters Initiative Supports SOC Efforts at the Intersection of Race and Communication

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Alumni ·

AU’s Sine Institute Solves Problems at Intersection of Politics and Policy

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