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Under the leadership of Professor Caty Borum Chattoo, the Center for Media and Social Impact has received significant funding for initiatives at CMSI's core intersection of creative culture, entertainment, and social justice and equity. “The resources provided by these grants makes it possible for CMSI’s work, which is critical within SOC, to continue and to expand at a moment in our national history when it is desperately needed.” -Sam Fulwood III, dean of the AU School of Communication

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Orisanmi Burton, assistant professor of anthropology at American University, is one of six recipients of the Freedom Scholars Awards.

“I’m deeply honored to receive this award, which will put me in a great position to sustain my work over the long term. What Cedric Robinson and my esteemed co-Freedom Scholar, Robin D.G. Kelley, have called “The Black radical tradition” is an archive, a library of largely unknown knowledge. The research I’ve been doing is collecting, organizing and interpreting this extensive archive.” - Professor Orisanmi Burton

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ITP Event

Watch the Celebration of Inclusivity in Technology Policy Virtual Event honoring AU alumna and ITU Telecommunications Development Bureau Director Doreen Bogdan-Martin.

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International ·

Boycotting the Olympics: Five Questions about the US’s Diplomatic Boycott of the Winter Games in Beijing

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Department Spotlight ·

AU’s Chemistry Research Advancing Solutions to Real-life Problems

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Education ·

Mind the Teacher: The Podcast for Stakeholders in Public Education

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Jorhena Thomas, left to right, Dianna Burley, Derrick Cogburn, and Sasha O'Connell are among a group of AU leaders seeking to ensure decisions are made with an equitable and inclusive lens.

Technology ·

AU Group Pushing Inclusive Approach to Tech Policy

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