Three wind turbines on a grassy field.

Research ·

SPA Professor Examines Windfalls for Local Economies

New studies demonstrate positive impact of wind turbines on county finances and economic development.
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Dog in a cage

Announcement ·

New Research Identifies Key Differences Between Intentional Animal Abuse and Neglect

A new study by American University and the Animal Welfare Institute analyzed and categorized crimes against animals as either neglect or intentional cruelty. The research is based on newly available police data from across the country.
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Kenneth Meier. Summer Diversity Academy participants.

Announcement ·

SPA Hosts First Annual Summer Diversity Academy

Initiative looks to support the research and careers of underrepresented doctoral students and junior faculty.
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Former Congressman Will Hurd

Government & Politics ·

2022 Sine Summer Series Brings Experts on Government, Health, Bipartisanship

The Summer with Sine series kicks off June 17.
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Person standing with pride flag

In the Community ·

Doors Opening or Closing: Navigating AAPI and LGBTQ+ Intersecting Identities in America

As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month ends and Pride Month begins, members of the AU family in both communities reflect on the intersection of those identities.
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These adorable animals are all business when it comes to educating children about the dangers of misinformation online.

Achievements ·

Mascots on a Mission

AU students are finalists in national competition to combat extremism
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Cassandra Praino. Olivia Higgins. Rionach McEwen. Meghan Mertyris. Anna Keilly.

Achievements ·

Winning MPA capstone poster highlights Roe V. Wade policy history and challenges

Winning MPA capstone poster highlights Roe V. Wade policy history and challenges
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Executive Women in Government.

Government & Politics ·

SPA Hosts Executive Women in Government Summit

The event, in-person for the first time since 2019, featured women in defense, finance, communication, law enforcement, intelligence, diplomacy, and other federal careers.
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Jeffrey Crouch

Government & Politics ·

Pardon His Pardons?

SPA Professor Reviews President Trump’s Unconventional Use of Clemency
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Ed O'Keefe

Alumni ·

Five Questions with Commencement Speaker Ed O’Keefe

Alumnus and senior White House correspondent will address 2020 and 2021 graduates on campus on May 21.
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