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Education ·

New AU Master’s Degree Program Prepares Students for Number One Job in the U.S.

The demand for data scientists is “astronomical and growing,” according to Jeff Gill, distinguished professor at the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) and the director of the school's new Center for Data Science.
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Announcement ·

Behind the Curtain: New AU Course Will Give Students an Insider’s Perspective on White House History

The nation’s most famous home will be the focus of a new undergraduate course at American University this fall
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Government & Politics ·

Two SPA Women Serve as Assistant Secretary of State, 45 Years Apart

Nicole Nason, SPA/BA ‘92, currently serves as the second SPA alumna and the first woman in more than 40 years to hold the position of Assistant Secretary of State.
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Research ·

How Freedom of Information Act Requests Are Managed

Khaldoun AbouAssi, assistant professor in the AU School of Public Affairs, co-conducted an analysis of the Freedom of Information Act that reveals trends in how public administrators are managing compliance with the federal law.
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On Campus ·

10 Reasons You Need to Go to Preview Day

Why American University’s “open house” event is a must for prospective students.
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Government & Politics ·

SPA Alumna Writes Hopes to Future Women Presidents in New Book

At SPA in late June, Jennifer Palmieri spoke with SPA Executive in Residence Betsy Fischer Martin in front of a packed room of people from the AU community about her new book, "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World."
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Professional News ·

SPA Hosts Ninth Annual Key Executive Leadership Conference with Focus on “Innovation in a Box”

The Key Executive Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. featured 33 speakers from government, the private sector, and SPA, sharing insights on innovation with those new to public service.
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Research ·

SPA Assistant Professor Receives Award for Research on Ethnic and Racial Disparities

Nathan Favero, SPA assistant professor, received an important award from the American Political Science Association for his work ethnic and racial disparities in the U.S.
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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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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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