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Map showing the maximum range of Soviet missiles deployed in Cuba in 1962.

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What Individual Events in Political Science Can Teach Us

SIS professor Joseph Torigian recently authored an article advocating his case for event-specific research. We spoke with him to ask some questions about his article and the study of such events.
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Profs. Nathalie Japkowicz and Zois Boukouvalas

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Using Statistics to Aid in the Fight Against Misinformation

Machine learning model detects misinformation, is inexpensive and is transparent
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Janice Iwama

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Do Background Checks Reduce Gun Violence?

SPA Professor Examines Early Outcomes of the Massachusetts Gun Control Legislation
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AU Environmental Science Research Booming

Discoveries and innovations in new Hall of Science
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An Initial Evaluation of the Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN)

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SPA Professors Publish Evaluation Report on NASEM Pandemic Response Initiative

SEAN (Societal Experts Action Network) provides rapid expert consultations to policymakers managing the pandemic.
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Partial skull of Leti. University of the Witwatersrand

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AU Alumna Becca Peixotto Part of Team to Recover Child Remains of Human Ancestor Homo naledi

The team of researchers published research on the remains recovered from the Rising Star cave complex, a child's skull and teeth from around 250,000 years ago.
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Carla Flink and Xiaoyang Xu

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What Prompts States to Act on Housing Crises?

SPA Researchers Examine Factors that Impact State-level Policy and Funding for Affordable Housing
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Does Gender Representation Improve Learning Outcomes? Only Sometimes

In 44-country study, SPA professor finds that national political context affects the benefits of same-sex teachers on student math performance.
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Does Online Learning Work? Answers From a Large University Study

SPA professor finds that face-to-face classes lead to better outcomes when accounting for instructor differences
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David Malet

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20 Years Later, A Survivor and Scholar Reflects on Amerithrax

The homegrown threat was a harbinger of modern biotech advances, and their potential unintended consequences.
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