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Two Graudates

Alumni ·

Lectureship Advances Civility in Public Discourse

Pamela Deese, SPA/BS ’80, WCL/JD ’83—a member of the American University Board of Trustees, adjunct WCL faculty member, and AU parent—has deep and continuing connections to the university.
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Alumni ·

Paying Forward: Leadership And Shared Opportunity At WCL

When applying to law school, Jacqueline Jackson, WCL/JD ’74, looked for a small university located in her hometown of Washington, DC. She found it at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she received a full scholarship.
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Alumni ·

Student Breaks New Ground for Her Immigrant Family

Kogod School of Business student Tsedal Teshome is a trailblazer, the first in her Ethiopian family to earn a degree. She knows firsthand the weight of that journey—and what a dramatic difference a scholarship can make.
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Alumni ·

Alumna Changemaker Reflects on Family, Community, NHL Championship

Penny Vinik, SIS/BA ’84, grew up with a strong sense of the importance of community.
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Alumni ·

The Durable Impact of Scholarships

AU’s Charles Kligman Central High School Alumni Endowed Scholarship's cascading effect allowed Nicholas O’Connor to continue studying full time toward two bachelor’s degrees, accept an internship, and put him on a career path.
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Alumni ·

AU Women in Tech: At the Front Line of Cybersecurity

In a knowledge-driven world, cutting-edge research distinguishes universities. At AU, a high-profile cadre of women scholars is kicking those goals up a notch with groundbreaking research linked to one of the world’s most urgent challenges: cybersecurity.
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Alumni ·

SOC Alumnus and Journalist Derek McGinty Creates Journalism Endowment Fund for Students of Color

SOC Alumnus reflects on his professional journey and the value of passing on knowledge.
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U.S. Rep. David Trone and June Trone

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Endowed Chair of $5 Million to Accelerate Change in Addressing Addiction and Mental Health

Gift from David and June Trone Family Foundation helps support research on addiction, related disorders
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Alumni ·

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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Sine Inst Impeachment Last Resort

Alumni ·

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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