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AU’s Stake in the Twin Cities
Irene Quarshie, SPA/MPP ’00
VP, Product Quality Responsible Sourcing, Target
Every day millions of Americans make a Target run. SPA Alumna Irene Quarshie ensures that everything on their shopping lists—from clothes to furniture to paper plates—meets the retail giant’s standards for product safety, quality assurance, and responsible sourcing. “I love the scope of my job,” says Quarshie, who oversees about 400 employees around the globe. Read More »
Race, Class, and Politics in “The Cappuccino City”
The phrase “cappuccino city” refers to previously low-income, minority neighborhoods that are experiencing major demographic shifts caused by the influx of mid-to-upper income, white millennials. It’s happening in the Bronx in New York City, in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C. Shaw is the neighborhood at the center of SPA Associate Professor Derek Hyra ’s new book, Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City .
17 books published by SPA faculty in 2015-16
100 published academic journal articles written by SPA faculty in 2015-16
5,000 plus SPA media mentions in 2015-16
Innovative Managers Improve Performance in Nursing Homes, Says New Study
SPA Associate Professor Anna Amirkhanyan, SPA Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ken Meier, and their co-authors studied the effect of management on U.S. nursing homes.
SPA PhD Programs Announce Graduate Placements
Four AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) doctoral students graduating this spring have accepted teaching positions at major universities across the country.