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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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Greetings from Jonathan Mathis

Monthly messages from AU Alumni Association President Jonathan Mathis
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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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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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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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Celebrating A Centenarian: Dr. Edmund Gordon, SPA/MA ’50, Co-Architect, Federal Head Start Program

Still active in the education community, including as Scholar in Residence at AU’s School of Education, Dr. Gordon celebrates his 100th birthday this month.
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Alumni Audit Program Welcomes Alumni Back into the Classroom

For many alumni, learning at AU does not stop after graduation.
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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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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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