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Research ·

New Study Finds Performance Gaps Play Role in Public Budget Decisions

A new paper from SPA Assistant Professor Carla Flink shows that as public managers decide how to allocate funds, performance is a key consideration. Budgets can rise and fall based on how well an organization is delivering on its promises.
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Betsy Fischer Martin

Government & Politics ·

Emmy-Winning Journalist to Lead the Women & Politics Institute

Betsy Fischer Martin to lead AU SPA's Women & Politics Institute
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Government & Politics ·

Rising Above: A New Project on Civil Discourse

SPA prof. and project director Lara Schwartz talks civility, truth, and consequences.
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In the Community ·

Graduate Student Day of Service Supports Local Community

Sixty new AU School of Public Affairs graduate students and faculty volunteered to spend the day sorting household items and moving furniture at A Wider Circle.
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Meghan Ballard

Student Life ·

Graduate Student Meghan Ballard Talks About "Being Part of the Change"

Meghan Ballard (SPA/JLC ’18) has worked on antitrust criminal cases and is now a civil rights paralegal specialist. Ready for a new challenge, Ballard enrolled in SPA’s Justice, Law & Criminology graduate program with a concentration in public policy.
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In the Community ·

SPA Faculty Participate in White House Presidential Sites Summit

There are about 200 presidential sites around the country — birthplaces, childhood homes, museums, and libraries. Two SPA faculty members joined representatives from many of those sites this week for the Presidential Sites Summit.
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Public Administration Faculty and Students Collaborate to Publish New Top-Ranked Study

Two SPA faculty members and two graduate students embarked on a research project to shed light on how nursing homes serve racially and ethnically diverse residents.
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Research ·

Paper Finds Nursing Home Staff Skilled in Diversity Provide Better Care

Managers who consider diversity and hire employees skilled in caring for diverse clientele have better facilities with fewer regulatory violations, according to a paper to be published in Public Administration Review by four SPA authors.
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Research by SPA Associate Professor on Long-Term Impact of Government Assistance Wins "Best Article"

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy has been honored with the Best Article Award from WEAI for his research on the long-term impact of government assistance on Americans who find themselves caught in the cycle of economic expansion and recession.
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In the Community ·

Seat at the Table: Taylor Berlin Talks About ANC Service

With a commission post unfilled, this AU student stepped forward.
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