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Research ·

Analysis of Affordable Care Act Shows Promising Impact on Health

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marks its 10th anniversary, a new study of the literature on how the insurance expansions have affected health outcomes finds encouraging news.
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Students at the New Hampshire primaries 2020

Communications ·

AU Students Fan Out Across NH, SC to Cover Primaries

The events capped off a nonstop week of reporting for 24 AU students enrolled in Presidential Primaries, a course offered every four years by SOC and SPA. Now in its fourth cycle, the class featured a new twist this year: South Carolina.
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Campaign banner for Whig Party candidates in the national election of 1848, promoting Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore

Research ·

Grants Will Support Publication of Presidential Letters of Taylor and Fillmore

New SPA research professor Michael Cohen is spearheading a project for the SPA Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS) that will edit and publish the letters of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.
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Taryn Morrisey

Research ·

New Grants Support Examinations of Access to Quality Child Care

SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey was awarded two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the barriers for low-income families in enrolling children in early childcare and preschool.
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On Campus ·

Public Servants Gather for Second Edition of Classes Without Quizzes

Over two hundred federal employees converged on Kerwin Hall on January 10th for a second installment of Classes Without Quizzes, the unique SPA initiative that began in January 2019, during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
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Research ·

Study of Zika Virus Misinformation Reveals Need to Rethink Public Health Messaging

With international focus on the outbreak of the coronavirus, a study by a group of scholars, including SPA Associate Professor Thomas Zeitzoff, points to lessons from public health campaigns conducted during previous outbreaks.
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Panel at Women & Politics Institute event

Government & Politics ·

Experts Analyze Survey Showing Wave of Women Engaged in Politics

Nearly one-third of likely women voters report increased political involvement since 2016, according to the national Gender on the Ballot poll.
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Kemo Grant

Research ·

Students Gain New Insights Through Public Affairs and Policy Lab

10 Students participated in the first PAPL to conduct primary research, sharpen data analysis and statistical skills, and determine findings and convey them to the public.
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New Research: Stepping Up and Standing Out: Women's Political Participation in 2020

Announcement ·

Stepping Up and Standing Out

A new online nationwide survey reveals that women of all ages and political affiliations — particularly millennials and women of color—have become more politically engaged since 2016.
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Blocks spelling out 'Fake' or 'Fact'

Government & Politics ·

Matter of Fact: Measuring How Much People Care About the Truth in Politics

AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) Professor David Barker, however, finds that fact-checking can make a difference to certain voters––specifically those who are comparing candidates within a given party, over time.
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