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AU students paint a wall at the Latin American Youth Center Career Academy in DC for the Black History Month Day of Service.

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Students, Faculty Partner with DC Career Academy

Members of the AU community, including undergraduate students, have stepped up to provide advice, mentoring, and tutoring to Latin American Youth Center Career Academy students.
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SIS alumnus Knox Thames

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SIS Alumnus Knox Thames Dedicates Career to Promoting Religious Freedom

Knox Thames, SIS/MA and WCL/JD '01, has served in various government roles having to do with the intersection of global affairs, religion, and human rights.
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SIS Dean Shannon Hader

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Shannon Hader Named Dean of American University’s School of International Service

Shannon Hader, MD, MPH, has been named the dean of the School of International Service at American University. She succeeds Christine BN Chin, PhD, who has served as dean of SIS since August 2017 and is returning to the faculty.
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Interim Dean Max Paul Friedman

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Interim Dean Max Paul Friedman Heading to Berlin for Sabbatical 

Extraordinary scholar, author, and teacher led College for two years during pandemic 
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Person standing with pride flag

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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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Jeffrey Moeller, Soukayna Lakhsassi, and Lina Abisoghomyan

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Mentoring Program Strengthens SIS Students’ Career Development

The SIS mentoring program has evolved since its initial launch in 2019, helping foster mentoring relationships even through the pandemic.
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Pride parade. Photo by Ian Taylor.

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Pride Month 2022: Celebration, Honor, Activism, and Justice

At a time when LGBTQI+ rights are at risk, CAS faculty share what we need to know about Pride
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Kenneth Meier. Summer Diversity Academy participants.

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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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Dog in a cage

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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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New Dean of Kogod School of Business David Marchick

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David Marchick Named Dean of American University’s Kogod School of Business

A prominent leader with decades of experience in global finance and private equity, public policy, and service, David Marchick joins American University as dean of the Kogod School of Business.
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