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Research ·

Public Administration Faculty and Students Collaborate to Publish New Top-Ranked Study

Two SPA faculty members and two graduate students embarked on a research project to shed light on how nursing homes serve racially and ethnically diverse residents.
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Research ·

Paper Finds Nursing Home Staff Skilled in Diversity Provide Better Care

Managers who consider diversity and hire employees skilled in caring for diverse clientele have better facilities with fewer regulatory violations, according to a paper to be published in Public Administration Review by four SPA authors.
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Research ·

Research by SPA Associate Professor on Long-Term Impact of Government Assistance Wins "Best Article"

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy has been honored with the Best Article Award from WEAI for his research on the long-term impact of government assistance on Americans who find themselves caught in the cycle of economic expansion and recession.
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In the Community ·

Seat at the Table: Taylor Berlin Talks About ANC Service

With a commission post unfilled, this AU student stepped forward.
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Announcement ·

In Honduras, Anti-Corruption Effort Makes Headway, but Its Future in Doubt, Report Reveals

Independent report reveals that an anti-corruption effort in Honduras makes headway, but its future in doubt.
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Education ·

New AU Master’s Degree Program Prepares Students for Number One Job in the U.S.

The demand for data scientists is “astronomical and growing,” according to Jeff Gill, distinguished professor at the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) and the director of the school's new Center for Data Science.
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Behind the Curtain: New AU Course Will Give Students an Insider’s Perspective on White House History

The nation’s most famous home will be the focus of a new undergraduate course at American University this fall
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Government & Politics ·

Two SPA Women Serve as Assistant Secretary of State, 45 Years Apart

Nicole Nason, SPA/BA ‘92, currently serves as the second SPA alumna and the first woman in more than 40 years to hold the position of Assistant Secretary of State.
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Research ·

How Freedom of Information Act Requests Are Managed

Khaldoun AbouAssi, assistant professor in the AU School of Public Affairs, co-conducted an analysis of the Freedom of Information Act that reveals trends in how public administrators are managing compliance with the federal law.
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On Campus ·

10 Reasons You Need to Go to Preview Day

Why American University’s “open house” event is a must for prospective students.
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