Samantha Miller accepts diploma

Internships ·

Ready to Launch: The Power of Mentorships for Jumpstarting Careers

Samantha Miller, a 2019 CAS BA graduate, currently serves as a Community Wildlife Fellow at the National Wildlife Foundation. She was guided to this position after her internship with Dr. Mamie Parker.
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Headshot of student Julianne Kelleher

Science ·

Going Remote: Interning in Health Advocacy During COVID-19

Having returned from a semester abroad, SPA student Julianne Kelleher hadn’t planned on securing an internship. When a staff member from the NACCHO visited her health policy class and said they needed one more intern—she knew it was too good to pass up.
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Parents sitting on steps.

Parents & Families ·

DC Provides Cultural and Historical Connections for AU Students and Families

Sending their son Harrison to AU from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, parents Michael and Amy Ferachi knew AU would provide a high-quality education in a global city. They discovered how integral Washington, DC is to educational and co-curricular opportunities.
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Market Street in Lagos, Nigeria

Research ·

Award to Study Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Vendors in Africa

SPA Associate Professor Adrienne LeBas has received the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) award for a project to study the effects of COVID-19 on market vendors in Africa’s largest city, Lagos, Nigeria.
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Two men posing in front of world map.

Alumni ·

How Hand Sanitizer Changed a Business—and a Mission to Help Others

As entrepreneurs at the helm of the mission-based Soapbox—which donates one bar of soap for every bar sold—Dave Simnick, SPA BA ’09 and Dan Doll, Kogod BSBA ’10 have been able to help countless more people during COVID-19.
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Laptop keyboard with accessibility button

Achievements ·

SPA Works to Increase Diversity in the Digital Realm

As Celebrate Diversity Month comes to a close, the School of Public Affairs offers a glimpse of what efforts go into building diverse and inclusive digital community.
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SPA senior Santiago Guerrero and team of organizers

Achievements ·

SPA Students, Alums Support Communities During COVID-19 Crisis

members of the SPA community have stepped up to provide for local and national needs during the response to COVID-19.
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Cows on rural landscape

Environment ·

Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide on Environmental Issues

Environmental experts spoke at an online webinar on April 15, 2020 sponsored by the AU School of Public Affairs Center for Environmental Policy.
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Head shot of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Announcement ·

Noted Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Deliver 2020 Commencement Address

The 139th commencement cerebration is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.
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Panel at virtual book talk event

Government & Politics ·

Wave of Women Elected Shatters What It Looks Like to Serve in Congress

On April 14th the SPA Women & Politics Institute sponsored a virtual book talk on women in congress.
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