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Light, Sound, Action: PHYS 200 Turns Twenty

From the physics of stage lights to the use of color in political ads, AU's PHYS 200 Light, Sound, Action course teaches students to solve real-world problems through the principles of physics.
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Hall of Science update August 2020

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Hall of Science Construction is Well Underway

American University is putting the final touches on its new Hall of Science, which will open its doors next month. It’s all part of AU’s ambitious commitment to further scientific research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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Research Shows How a Diet Change Might Help U.S. Veterans with Gulf War Illness

The study, published in the journal Nutrients, details the experiments in a clinical trial of 40 veterans with GWI.
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Jeff Kaplan

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Focusing on the Biology of Coronaviruses During the COVID-19 Lockdown

When the escalating COVID-19 crisis resulted in a shift to online learning in early 2020, Dr. Kaplan revised the syllabus to include a unit on virology (the study of viruses).
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Abbie Veitch

Achievements ·

Abigail Veitch ’21 Awarded Udall Scholarship

Abigail “Abbie” Veitch (environmental studies and communications ’21) has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship from the Udall Foundation in recognition of her leadership, public service, and commitment to environmental issues.
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Anthony LoPrete

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Rising Senior Anthony LoPrete Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Anthony LoPrete (BS physics and computational science ’21) was selected from a pool of 1,343 university-nominated candidates for a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
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Aquaculture’s Role in Nutrition in the COVID-19 Era

New paper from American University environmental science professor and global working group ponders four likely scenarios.
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Hollow video game

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Capstone Projects Showcase Game Design Students’ Skills and Creativity

The 2020 capstone projects from AU's MA in Game Design, such as the video game Hollow, were as diverse and imaginative as the students who created them.
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AU Launches New Neuroscience Department

This summer, American University has launched a new Department of Neuroscience under the leadership of Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience Terry Davidson.
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