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  • What do Castro, Midlife Crises, and Silicon Valley Have in Common?

    How will the Obama administration influence environmental policy? Will a U.S. citizen ever land on Mars?  Answers to, and debates about, these thought-provoking questions can be found at an upcoming Faculty on the Road lecture in a city near you.
    September 15, 2009

  • AU Alumni Board Vice President Erin Fuller, SPA/BA '93, SPA/MPA '94, addresses the Class of 2013.

    Class of 2013 Adds New Tradition to List of College Firsts

    A new tradition, unveiled at the 84th Opening Convocation, indoctrinates freshmen to their AU experience with a ceremonial walk through Glover Gate and into Bender Arena, where they’ll receive their diplomas just a few short years from now.  
    September 15, 2009

  • Gail Moaney, SOC/MA '75

    Gail Moaney, SOC/MA '75

    SOC alumna joins the New York Urban League's Board of Directors.
    September 1, 2009

  • Andy Sides, '11, a recipient of the Alumni Assocation Scholarship, with his grandmother, Virginia Ruff, CAS/BA '72.

    Eagles Fly Across Generations: Scholarship Links Students and Alumni

    The recipients of the Alumni Association Scholarship, who all share a legacy connection to AU, also share similar stories of achievement and ambition.  Andy Sides, a 2007 recipient, traces his AU roots back to his grandmother, Virginia Ruff, CAS/BA ’72.
    August 19, 2009

  • Alumni from the Class of 1998 took over the Capital City Brewing Company for their 10-year reunion last year during Alumni Weekend 2008. Photo credit: Rachel Mlinarchik.

    Going the Distance: Alumni Weekend’s All-Star Line Up

    An all-star lineup of faculty and alumni will be leading the charge at Alumni Weekend ‘09, hosting events from Classes without Quizzes to reunion receptions, so join us to catch up with old friends, visit campus, and reminisce about your AU student days.
    August 18, 2009

  • Parade past College Of History (Hurst Hall) to the McKinley Building Cornerstone-laying ceremony, 1902.  Source: American University Archives

    Freshmen Beanies No More: New AU Traditions Revive Nostalgia, Stir Pride

    In anticipation of a new convocation ceremony for the Class of 2013, take a look back at some old AU traditions, from freshman beanies to green socks, for a heartwarming retrospective into the ceremonies and symbolism that mark the AU experience.
    August 18, 2009