A group of 2022 graduates exemplify AU's changemaking efforts.

On Campus ·

Making Meaningful Change at AU

A distinguished group of changemakers reflect on their time at AU before they graduate.
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Sen. Cory Booker and James Thurber discuss current affairs in the first of the Thurber Dialogues.

Government & Politics ·

Thurber Dialogues Continue for Second Year

Designed as a tribute to longtime SPA professor James Thurber, the success of the initial series led Thurber and his wife Claudia Harley Thurber to endow the series in perpetuity.
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Jane Palmer

Research ·

Reconsidering Objectivity in the Quest for Social Justice

SPA professor explores the inherent biases in research methods and recommends practices that better capture the experiences of marginalized groups.
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Key Issues for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and Executive Directors

Alumni ·

SPA Offers First Alumni-only SAMI Course Offering, Key Issues for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and Executive Directors

The SPA Analytics and Management Institute (SAMI) has announced the creation of its first alumni-only, and heavily discounted, course offering, Key Issues for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders, to be held virtually in May.
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Mollie Russell

On Campus ·

Students Lead the Way In Combatting Compost Contamination

Compost contamination is widespread on college campuses. Students are testing solutions as AU works to meet zero waste goals.
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AU Spring Commencement Speakers

Announcement ·

American University Celebrates 143rd Commencement with Seven Dynamic Changemakers

Unparalleled Group of Speakers to Address 2022 Graduates over Two Weekends
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Voters in line to vote

Announcement ·

Pivotal Midterm Elections 2022: American University Launches Experts and Events Resource Guide for Journalists

New guide for 2022 midterm elections highlights AU experts across various disciplines
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student on high-tech chalkboard depiction

Achievements ·

SPA Launches New Cyber Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Policy and Management and related curriculum now open to SPA students outside the THSP program.
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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Announcement ·

AU SPA Ranked Tenth Overall, Remains Top Ranked in D.C., in New U.S. News & World Report Rankings

AU's School of Public Affairs is ranked No. 10 overall among all public affairs institutions in the U.S.
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Aparna Soni

Research ·

Repeal of ACA Mandate Linked to Rise in Uninsurance Levels

SPA professor analyzed the impact in states that did and did not impose state-level mandates
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