Rivals for Power book cover

Research ·

Rivals for Power: Biden’s Agenda in a Dysfunctional Congress

New book by SPA Professor Emeritus James Thurber grades President’s Biden’s legislative record at the midterm
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Administratively Adrift book cover

Achievements ·

Administratively Adrift: Overcoming Institutional Barriers for College Student Success

New book by Provost Emeritus and SPA Professor Scott Bass recommends organizational reform for higher education institutions.
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Amdrew Ballard

Research ·

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: The Influence of Negative Rhetoric

SPA Researchers Examine Incivility in Congressional Tweets.
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Former Congressman Will Hurd discussed bipartisanship at the Sine Institute.

Government & Politics ·

Finding Bipartisanship in a Divided Nation

Former Congressman Will Hurd talks about bridging the gap in the political divisions in the US.
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Bob Dylan plays guitar in Hamburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons license.

Research ·

Summer Scholars Funding Enables Unique Research

AU's Summer Scholars and Artists Research Fellowship provides funding to help students conduct research.
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Isabel Aldunate.

Alumni ·

Political Communication Alumni Speak the Language of Politics and Government

High-profile SOC/SPA graduates share stories of their career rise and using messaging to affect real change.
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Kate Pringle and John McCormick

Alumni ·

Supporting Today’s Student Researchers—Tomorrow’s Agents of Change

Katherine Pringle, SPA/BA ’90, and her husband, John McCormick, believe that young people are the lynchpin in addressing the world’s most challenging problems, from climate change to world hunger to income disparity.
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Three wind turbines on a grassy field.

Research ·

SPA Professor Examines Windfalls for Local Economies

New studies demonstrate positive impact of wind turbines on county finances and economic development.
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Announcement ·

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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Kenneth Meier. Summer Diversity Academy participants.

Announcement ·

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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