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Research ·

Turkey’s National Healthcare Program Significantly Reduces Infant Mortality

A new study coauthored by SPA Professor Erdal Tekin, links a nationwide medical program in Turkey to a 25.5 percent reduction in infant mortality.
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On Campus ·

SPA Hosts Second Global Health Forum After Ongoing Interest in 2016

Bringing together scholars from various disciplines who share an interest in global health policy creates a synergy that is gaining momentum.
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Research ·

Use of Natural Gas Linked to Improved Air Quality, Infant Health in Turkey

Improved air quality in Turkey results in healthier infants, according to a recent study published in "The Economic Journal" by SPA Professor Erdal Tekin.
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Achievements ·

SPA PhD Programs Announce Graduate Placements

Four AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) doctoral students graduating this spring have accepted teaching positions at major universities across the country.
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Research ·

Innovative Managers Improve Performance in Nursing Homes, Says New Study

SPA Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan, SPA Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ken Meier, and their co-authors studied the effect of management on U.S. nursing homes.
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On Campus ·

SPA Seminar Series Highlights the Policy Challenges of Domestic Abuse

Andrea Hetling of Rutgers University, recently gave a talk about her book, as part of the SPA Public Administration and Policy Research Seminar Series.
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Research ·

Political Partisanship Influences Racial Inequality in Education Outcomes, Says New Book

The significant effect of partisanship on African American K-12 students is the focus of a new book, "The Politics of African-American Education."
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On Campus ·

Do Constituents Know or Care About Effectiveness of Congress?

Job performance usually matters when it comes to annual reviews, but effectiveness in Congress isn’t always linked to whether voters want to return their lawmakers to office.
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A red house is sandwiched between new development projects in Washington, D.C.

Research ·

New Book Highlights the Challenges of Gentrification

Metropolitan Policy Center Director Derek Hyra’s book, "Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City," examines D.C.’s rapidly changing economic landscape.
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On Campus ·

SPA Event Highlights the Challenges of Governing Diverse Societies

Professor Muhammad Mushtaq of the University of Gujrat visited SPA recently to meet with faculty and students to discuss this growing issue.
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