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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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Two SIS Students Receive 2021 Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowships

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SPA Professor Bradley Hardy Wins WorkRise Grant for Research on Safety Net Programs’ Impacts on the Labor Market

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Kogod School of Business Awarded $1 Million Research Grant from the National Science Foundation and Amazon

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