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AU’s Vladimir Airapetian has been studying the star Kappa 1 Ceti, which is estimated to be around 600 to 750 million years old, to learn all about the sun’s earliest years.

"Professor Airapetian’s research is significantly advancing our understanding of the early solar system." -Professor Philip Johnson

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Professor Hyra, director of the Metropolitan Policy Center, is examining ways in which inequities manifest across urban landscapes, especially in response to public policy interventions.

“How do you get resources into under-served communities that actually benefit low- and moderate-income people, rather than displace them?” -Prof. Hyra

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ITP Event

Register for the Celebration of Inclusivity in Technology Policy Virtual Event honoring AU alumna and ITU Telecommunications Development Bureau Director Doreen Bogdan-Martin.

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Hive Mechanic

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American University and DC Public Library Partner for Neighborhood Games and Outdoor Stories

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Langbein and Roberts

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SPA Researchers Explore the Labor Market for Public-Sector Nurses

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Flink and Chen

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SPA Researcher Shows Key to Better Roads Involves More Than Money

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Hazard symbols on a map of the world

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Closing the Gaps in Chemical Weapons Nonproliferation

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