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Neuroscience Research Offers Key to Addressing Critical Cognitive Disorders

For decades, scientists have worked to develop treatments for drug addiction, obesity and dementia. Now, highly original research by American University Distinguished Professor Terry Davidson suggests a transformative approach to these problems.
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Don Mike Mendoza on Alumni Volunteer Experience

Alumnus reflects on his time as an Alumni Board Member and APIAN chair.
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Sine Inst Impeachment Last Resort

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AU’s Sine Institute Solves Problems at Intersection of Politics and Policy

AU Board of Trustees member Jeff Sine, SIS/BA ’76, and his wife, journalist Samira Sine, wanted to create an incubator to solve challenges facing politics and policy. Through their $10 million gift, AU launched the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics.
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Global Education Forum Conflict Justice

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Understanding and Interrupting Extremism

Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States. American University's Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) is devising new ways to explore, understand, and counteract this escalating challenge.
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Forward-Looking Gift Helps Create Space for Global Solutions

In October 2020, during a pandemic, on time, and under budget, AU’s new Hall of Science opened its doors, providing our faculty and staff with innovative spaces to support their groundbreaking work.
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Improving Educational Outcomes in DC

The AU/DCPS Teacher Pipeline Project seeks to impact two issues: a shortage of highly qualified teachers in DC and the need for a diverse, antiracist, and culturally responsive teaching pool.
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Student Protest March

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The Power and Responsibility of Free Speech

The Project on Civil Discourse helps students learn to respectfully balance competing ideas in an increasingly polarized society.
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Working Together Toward AU's Future

The American University community is known for vision, generosity, and teamwork—and nowhere is that more apparent or vital than in our donors’ response to annual giving.
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Library and Gardens

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Change Can’t Wait Campaign Volunteers

American University gratefully recognizes the following individuals who are stepping up and leading the way to ensure AU remains an institution where purpose is nurtured, honed, and activated.
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Transforming the World One Scholar at a Time

The American University Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar (FDDS) program has opened a world of possibilities for students with rare talent, creative ability, and extraordinary drive.
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