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The North Grounds of the White House. Several people walking outside the greenery. Circa 1860s. Photo provided by the White House Historical Association.

Government & Politics ·

Living Museum: A New Course Will Examine White House History

SPA executive-in-residence Anita McBride talks symbols, preservation, and the executive mansion.
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Children in classroom raising hands

Research ·

SPA Graduate Students Polish Research Skills in First-Ever Capstone Competition

A research project that analyzed K-12 public school funding formulas recently won the first-ever SPA Master of Public Administration poster competition this spring.
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Steven Putansu

In the Community ·

SPA Alumnus and Adjunct Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

Steven Putansu, SPA/PhD ’12, a senior social science analyst with the Government Accountability Office and SPA adjunct professor, was honored on June 6 for improving research methodology at the agency and saving significant taxpayer dollars.
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Freshman Harrison Eichelberger standing near the Cherry Blossoms.

Student Life ·

Year One Done

Freshman Economics and Political Science double major Harrison Eichelberger returns to talk about his first year experience.
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Students pose before colorful artwork at the Latin American Youth Center. Community-Based Research Scholars presented their research findings to the Latin American Youth Center.

In the Community ·

Food for Action: Community-Based Research Scholars Help LAYC and Seek Answers

The class used surveys and focus groups to get a clearer picture of food insecurity.
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Tricia Bacon talks about her book

Research ·

New Book Examines How Terrorist Groups Become Allies

A new book, Why Terrorist Groups Form International Alliances, by SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon, examines why some terrorist groups choose to work together.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks at a memorial service held for Lorenzen in April.

Alumni ·

SPA Alumnus Remembered for Leadership on Capitol Hill

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Members of Congress spoke recently at a memorial for SPA alumnus Ed Lorenzen, SPA/BA '92, who died tragically in a house fire.
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DNA Strand

Research ·

Visiting Researcher Shares Latest on Efforts to Regulate Genetic Resources

Nicolas Pauchard of the University of Lausanne recently shared findings from his research on governing genetic resources at an SPA event.
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Aaron Torop, SPA/BA ’18, presenting research

Research ·

SPA Sponsors Six Undergraduate Students to Present Research at National Conference

For the third year in a row, SPA sponsored six students to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
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Fulbright 70 educate, exchange, engage, lead

Achievements ·

SPA Student Selected to Participate in Fulbright Summer Institute in Belfast, Northern Ireland

American University student Allison Higgins will be heading to Belfast, Northern Ireland, this summer to participate in the prestigious scholarship program Fulbright Summer Institute at Queen's University, Belfast.
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