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Students working on carbon electrodes in Prof. Zestos' lab.

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By Detecting Genetic Material, Fast Sensor Has Potential Use as a Clinical Tool

In less than a second, a small sensor used in brain chemistry research can detect the key molecules that provide the genetic instructions for life, RNA and DNA, a new study from American University shows.
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Passengers on the metro

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Racist Policing Follows the Rail Lines, New Study Shows

People of color are five times more likely than white persons to be ticketed for fare evasion along mass-transit lines in Los Angeles, a new study shows.
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AU Mobile Lab

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D.C. Area Universities Deploy COVID-19 Testing Program

New mobile laboratory at Gallaudet University processes tests reliably, quickly; Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners voted Feb. 23 to join effort
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Sandals, Tuareg people, mid-twentieth century. Lake Chad Basin, Niger. Collection of the Museum of the Peace Corps Experience, Gift of John Hutchison, Chad, Doum Doum 1966–68. Photo: Gregory Staley.

Arts ·

Spring Exhibits at AU Museum Open Virtually

Peace Corps at 60; “The Long Sixties”; Raya Bodnarchuk’s Advice to “Do something you love every day”
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Seafood industry worker with fish stocks. Getty.

Research ·

New Research Uncovers Impacts of COVID-19 on Seafood Supply and Demand

Some areas of sector fare better than others when buffering impacts from the pandemic
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Professors Heng Xu and Nan Zhang, Kogod School of Business

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Kogod School of Business Awarded $1 Million Research Grant from the National Science Foundation and Amazon

Two Kogod School of Business Professors to Research Fairness and Bias in Artificial Intelligence Hiring Practices
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ExoMars orbiter. Credit:ESA-D.Ducros

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ExoMars Discovers New Gas and Traces Water Loss on Mars

American University professor contributes to understanding of Mars’ water cycle and its water reservoirs
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Mayors Lori Lightfoot and Francis Suarez

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Mayors of Chicago and Miami to Join Sine Institute of Policy & Politics as Distinguished Lecturers

Mayors Lori Lightfoot of Chicago and Francis Suarez of Miami join the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics at AU this year as distinguished lecturers.
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Maria Otero, left, and Wes Bush are AU's new board of trustees members.

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New Board of Trustee Members Have Strong AU Ties

Maria Otero and Wes Bush have been approved as new members of the Board of Trustees.
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New SOC Dean Sam Fulwood III

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American University Names Sam Fulwood III Dean of the School of Communication

AU has selected prominent journalist, public policy analyst and author, Sam Fulwood III, as the Dean of SOC.
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