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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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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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Understanding and Interrupting Extremism

Domestic terrorism incidents have soared to new highs in the United States. American University's Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) is devising new ways to explore, understand, and counteract this escalating challenge.
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Forward-Looking Gift Helps Create Space for Global Solutions

In October 2020, during a pandemic, on time, and under budget, AU’s new Hall of Science opened its doors, providing our faculty and staff with innovative spaces to support their groundbreaking work.
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Improving Educational Outcomes in DC

The AU/DCPS Teacher Pipeline Project seeks to impact two issues: a shortage of highly qualified teachers in DC and the need for a diverse, antiracist, and culturally responsive teaching pool.
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