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Maggie Burnetter Stogner is an AU professor and the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking in the School of Communication. Her recent film, Upstream, Down River, examines the health of our waterways, 50 years after passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972. The film will released at the Clean Water Act Symposium on September 29, 2022 at AU. The film will also be featured at the Chesapeake Film Festival on October 3.

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SPA Assistant Professor Aparna Soni and Alexandra Rakus (SPA/PhD ’24) conducted an analysis of the wellbeing of low-income adults during the pandemic in states with expanded public health insurance. Their article, Association between state Medicaid expansion status and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic, was published in Health Services Research.

“Having access to health insurance gives people resources to understand more about protecting their own health and making healthy choices.” -Alexandra Rakus

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TRAPPIST-1 System. Credit NASA.

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Exploring the Worlds of TRAPPIST-1

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SOE Faculty Members Awarded $700k Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

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SOE Faculty Members Awarded $700k Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grant

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Dani S. Bassett (left) and Perry Zurn (right). Credit: Tony & Tracy Wood Photography

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Perry Zurn and Identical Twin Dani S. Bassett Publish Groundbreaking Book on Curiosity

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Students Silas Engel, left to right, Libby Wahlenmayer worked as student researchers on Public Affairs Lab projects. Saul Newman, second from right, oversees the program and professor Lara Schwartz worked with Engel on a research project.

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AU Lab Fosters Collaborative, Changemaking Research

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Aparna Soni and Alexandra Rakus

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Did Medicaid Expansion Ease COVID Suffering Among Low-Income Populations?

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