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New Research Identifies Key Differences Between Intentional Animal Abuse and Neglect

A new study by researchers from the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and American University’s School of Public Affairs analyzed and categorized crimes against animals as either neglect or intentional cruelty. The research is based on newly...
23-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Outstanding Achievements of Distinguished Alumni Recognized with AU’s 2022 Alumni Awards

American University presented its 2022 Alumni Association Awards to five distinguished alumni -- changemakers who are leaders in their communities and their fields.
12-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pivotal Midterm Elections 2022: American University Launches Experts and Events Resource Guide for Journalists

Pivotal Midterm Elections 2022: American University Launches Experts and Events Resource Guide for Journalists
14-Apr-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Power of the Diet

AU professor awarded $6.4 million grant for clinical trial researching dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness
30-Mar-2022 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virtual Event at American University: Seeing Climate Change Symposium

Seeing Climate Change, a symposium at American University, will bring together leading figures from the arts, sciences, and policy worlds to address the climate emergency, with a special focus on the role of communications and art.
2-Nov-2021 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Police Training Needs Urgent Reforms, New Report from American University Reveals

The instructional models that are used to train police officers across the U.S. are in many cases antiquated, inadequate, and in critical need of immediate transformation, according to a new report by American University's School of Public Affairs.
25-Oct-2021 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Massachusetts Gun-Control Legislation Has Had No Effect on Violent Crime

A new study examined the impact changes to background checks and licensing policies has made on different types of violent crime in Massachusetts. The study found no immediate impact, suggesting that state lawmakers may want to ensure their...
22-Oct-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ford Once Again Tops 2021 Kogod Made in America Auto Index

American Auto Companies Continue to Take Top Spots on 2021 Kogod Made in America Auto Index
15-Oct-2021 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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