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In the Community ·

12 for ’23: A Dozen Things to Look Forward to This Year at AU

Mark your calendar for the 12 things we’re looking forward to at AU and keep an eye out for more throughout the year in This Week at AU, on social media, and elsewhere.
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Kevin McCarthy addresses the 118th Congress after his election as the Speaker after 15 votes.

Government & Politics ·

Three Facts and a Fiction: House of Pain

Distinguished Professor Emeritus James Thurber reflects on the recent turmoil in the US House of Representatives.
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On Campus ·

American University Faculty Experts On Why Change Can’t Wait

American University faculty are the leading experts in these essential fields of study (and more). AU scholar-teachers are finding solutions to the world’s most pressing issues and shaping the next generation of changemakers.
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C'Asha Faltz

Alumni ·

SPA Alumni Profile: C’Asha Faltz, SPA/MS ’21

Data science graduate making an impact in the world of global IT
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Roommates Noah Burke, left, and Aidan Levinson work together to prove civil discourse is alive and well amongst younger students.

Government & Politics ·

Friends First: AU Roommates Set Example for Bipartisanship

Noah Burke,  SIS/BA ’22, and Aidan Levinson, SPA/BA ’23, hope their work together as student associates at the Sine Institute serves as an example that civility is alive and well amongst the next generation of political changemakers.
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Ken Meier (left) & Austin McCrea (right)

Research ·

Representative Bureaucracy Contagion Effects in Health Care

SPA researchers show that a higher proportion of female physicians in the ER improves heart attack outcomes for women, even without doctor/patient gender matching.
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HSEF panel

Education ·

SPA Students Learn and Network at Forum with Homeland Security Experts

SPA Graduate students recently got a front row seat at a gathering of top homeland security professionals in Virginia.
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Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with student leaders at the White House in October 2022.

First Person ·

AU Student Activist Gets Face Time with Kamala Harris

Kaniya Harris, CAS-SPA/BA ’24, and other student activists visited the White House for a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris about reproductive rights.
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AU librarian Jee Davis, left, speaks with the National Archives' Pamela Wright.

Achievements ·

National Archives Pioneer Pamela Wright Honored at American University

Pamela Wright’s work in fostering digital accessibility was honored with American University’s 2022 Outstanding Inclusive Technology Policy Changemaker Award. 
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Gabe Cash

Alumni ·

SPA Alumni profile: Gabe Cash SPA/MS ‘20

Gabe Cash, SPA/MS ’20, is passionate about doing what he can to bolster the homeland security enterprise.
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