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Alumni ·

Innovation Fund Advances New Health Policy Solutions

As the country tackles its response to the coronavirus, AU is also preparing to address future requirements in healthcare and how to support visionaries in the field.
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Mitchell Lenneville

Achievements ·

SPA’s Lenneville Turns Lessons in Leadership into Truman Award

Mitchell Lenneville, SPA/BA’20, has been named a 2020 Truman Scholar, in a national competition that recognizes outstanding leadership, public service, and academic achievement.
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Jane Palmer

Research ·

Examining Attitudes of Young Men about Sexual Assault as they Enter College

The majority of research around violence against women has been focused on victims. A new study examines the likelihood of incoming male college students perpetrating sexual assault, and shows the need for continued sexual assault prevention education.
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On Campus ·

AU Professors Find Innovative Ways to Teach Online

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, 936 full-time tenured, tenure-track, and term faculty and more than 500 adjunct instructors quickly figured out how to move American University’s 3,018 traditional classes online for 8,163 undergraduates.
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Department Spotlight ·

Key Makes Connection a Priority through Special Programming

Dr. Patrick Malone, program director of the Key Executive Program at the School of Public Affairs (SPA), considers Key’s vision of executive development to be based on mutual trust and emotional intelligence rather than theoretical models.
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Achievements ·

SPA Team Wins Cybersecurity Competition

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) students won the Atlantic Council's cyber policy and strategy competition, beating 21 teams from other area colleges and universities.
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Sonja Walti

Achievements ·

Seeking Continuity in Crisis, SPA Pivots Online

When the Covid-19 outbreak response prompted American University to move to online classes as of March 18, Dr. Sonja Walti, Director of Online Programs at the School of Public Affairs (SPA), helped the school’s faculty transition.
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Research ·

Expanded Insurance Coverage Impacts Opioid Crisis

SPA Assistant Professor Aparna Soni examined data from 46 states and DC and discovered a nearly 10 percent reduction rate of opioid-related inpatient hospitalizations in states that expanded Medicaid after implementation of the ACA in 2014.
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AU SPA ranked #13 out of 276 schools of public affairs

Announcement ·

American University’s School of Public Affairs Receives High Recognition in New U.S. News & World Report Rankings

AU SPA Receives High Recognition in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Public Affairs Graduate Schools rankings
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On Campus ·

Female Ambassadors Share Stories on International Women’s Day

Female ambassadors to the U.S. from Afghanistan, Iceland, Oman and Rwanda spoke on campus at a panel moderated by Betsy Fischer Martin, executive director of the American University School of Public Affairs’ Women and Politics March 4.
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