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Updates and Guidance Related to COVID-19

In alignment with the phased reopening of campus, the Office of Research along with the Health and Safety and Workforce Task Forces is providing AU researchers guidance on how they can restart on-campus research in a phased approach. Return to Research instructions is available on the Office Sponsored Programs website. 

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Lallen and TaLisa

Research ·

SPA Professors Examine Racialized Responses to Metro Fare Evasion

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LeBas and Gray

Research ·

Research Examines Perception of African Authoritarian Rulers by Electorate

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Title slide for The Perfect Weapon Book Review

Technology ·

Book Review - The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age

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Dan Fiorino

Research ·

Partisanship Disrupts Governmental Collaboration on the Environment

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In the Community ·

Humanities Truck Switches Gears to Meet New Need

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Stephanie Mirah

Communications ·

2021 Student Journalism Awards and Honors Announced

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