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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Wattrelos, FRANCE - November 6, 2015 : Marine le Pen from Front National during her speech for Regionales 2015. Photo credit: magicinfoto / Shutterstock.com

International ·

How Marine Le Pen Managed to Gain Ground with Youth Voters—and Why Her Success Isn’t Being Replicated by the US Right

While Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National has engaged in a decade-long campaign to rehabilitate its image with youth voters, the GOP is moving in the opposite direction.
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A man pulls luggage and holds a small boy's hand as they walk toward the camera. In the background, other refugees do similarly.

International ·

NATO Membership, Proxy Wars, and the Nuclear Threat: Six Current Questions about the War in Ukraine

Three SIS professors answer pressing questions about the war in Ukraine, including possible NATO expansion and stepped-up rhetoric from both US and Russian officials.
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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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Meghann Seril is one of the research fellows and teaches at Broadway Elementary School in California. She is looking forward to the SOE coursework. Photo courtesy Teach Plus.

Announcement ·

Training Teachers in Education Policy and Research: Teach Plus and American University Launch Fellowship to Enhance Teachers’ Skills

Teach Plus and American University's School of Education have launched a new program to train teachers in education policy, practice, and research.
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Laurie Bayet

Achievements ·

Laurie Bayet Named Rising Star by Association for Psychological Science

Award recognizes outstanding APS members in early stages of research careers
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Salone Monet

Communications ·

From Public Relations to Pumps: How Alumna Salone Monet Is Creating Her Own Path

Salone Monet is the founder and creative director of the color-inclusive shoewear brand, Salone Monet.
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Prof. Katie Holton

Research ·

The Power of the Diet

CAS Professor Katie Holton awarded $6.4 million grant for clinical trial researching dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness
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X-ray solar image of the Sun, taken by the Hinode satellite. The halo is the super-hot solar corona and the white patches on the disk are active regions, the regions of concentrated magnetic field that produce solar flares.

Research ·

New Research Highlights Role of Magnetic Flux in Radiation Emission Signatures of Ultra-Hot Gas in Sun-like Stars

Physics Professor and NASA Scientist Vladimir Airapetian contributed to findings
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The words "food prices are high" spelled out in beans on background of flour

International ·

Food Price Inflation is Endangering Global Food Security

In this Q&A, SIS professor Johanna Mendelson Forman answers questions about the causes and impacts of higher food prices on people worldwide.
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