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How Nations Attempt to Influence U.S. Members of Congress

A new book co-edited by AU School of Public Affairs Distinguished Professor James Thurber is perhaps the most timely and detailed study ever conducted of how other nations attempt to influence U.S. Members of Congress.
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Research Shows Deeper Knowledge Not Necessarily Motivating for Voters

Results from a new study by AU SPA Professor David Barker suggest the more people are encouraged to think deeper about issues, the worse democracy functions.
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Research Partnership Shows Impact of Capacity-Building Grants

SPA associate professor Lewis Faulk worked with Mandi Stewart (SPA/PhD '15), now an assistant professor at North Carolina State University, to analyze data for 400 organizations that applied for grants from the Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C.
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Professors Link Relevance of Civil War to Political Debate Today

The Civil War may have been more than 150 years ago, but AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professors Alan Levine and Thomas Merrill say many of the questions at the heart of the conflict remain unresolved and relevant today.
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Research Suggests Looking Beyond Test Scores to Measure School Quality

A new study coauthored by SPA Distinguished Professor Ken Meier shows parents do a good job at evaluating the overall quality of a school, regardless of how well their child does in the classroom.
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Study Reveals Early Education is Good for All Children

Kids who attend center-based early care and education the year before kindergarten have higher math and reading scores regardless of the income level of their neighborhood, according to new research by SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey.
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Study Focused on High School Grade Inflation Exposes Inequities

Grade inflation is a growing problem and one that is more prevalent in high schools attended by affluent students, according to new research by AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Seth Gershenson.
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The Future of Capitalism? AU Grad Student Says Look at Honduras

While earning her PhD in anthropology, Beth Geglia spent a year filming and interviewing Hondurans.
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New AU Institute Supports Research in Space Science and Technology

New AU Institute Supports Research in Space Science and Technology
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Computer Science Research Aids in Mitigating Cyberthreats in Vehicles

Using machine learning techniques, American University Computer Science Professor Nathalie Japkowicz and her colleagues designed a way to detect unusual activity in a car’s computer system.
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