Diane Kim, Maile Young, Shyheim Snead, Laurel Booth, and Abhishek Patel

Achievements ·

AU Wins Prize at National Academy of Medicine Case Competition

Developed solutions for mitigating effects of lead poisoning for children.
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Man kneeling before a light. A man behind him is observing. The painting is Joseph Wright of Derby’s “The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus.” From the cover of Richard Sha's book, Imagination and Science in Romanticism.

Literature ·

Frankenstein, 200 Years Later: AU Lit Professor Explores Shelley’s Classic

Even for a book that’s two centuries old, Sha almost certainly breaks new ground with his research.
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Ibram X. Kendi shown with Robert Benz and Nettie Washington Douglass.

Announcement ·

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

To honor and celebrate 19-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass during his bicentennial, American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center has teamed up with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives for "The FD200."
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Four graphic design students.

Arts ·

Why We Love Graphic Design

American University Design Club leaders share how they discovered their passion for graphic design and what they hope to do with their degree.
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Othello and Emilia face off in Othello

Arts ·

AU Brings Othello to Life for Wilson High School Students

Would Othello interest a room full of high schoolers first thing in the morning? That was the question as the cast and crew of American University's sold-out production took the Katzen Arts Center stage.
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The Design and Build Lab (DaBL) is part of a movement to get people working with their hands. Three shelves with scientific instruments, beneath the periodic table.

Science ·

Full STEAM Ahead

AU science professors incorporate art into classes and the new Don Myers building.
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rubens tube showing flames in waves

Science ·

AU's Optics Olympiad Makes Science Fun

Middle school students from six schools across DC spent the day at AU, learning about physics through lasers, infrared light, and other scientific concepts.
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Graduate student Emmanuel Mayegun-Adola, and undergraduates Mutt Mullin and Samantha Hepworth at the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center

Technology ·

CAS and Kogod Students Team Up for Fed Tech Venture

Last fall, four College of Arts and Sciences and Kogod School of Business students were selected for the FedTech program. The students worked alongside business professionals to bring their innovation skills to fruition.
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Image of the AU Othello promotional poster

Arts ·

Caleen Jennings Talks Othello, Race, and Theatre

On March 1, Prof. Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s newest production, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello, opens in the Katzen Studio Theatre. In Jennings’s remake, the 415-year-old play comes alive through a contemporary lens.
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Laura Owen and Johnnetta B. Cole in conversation

Education ·

Closing the College Opportunity Gap

A new center at American University aims for all U.S. students to get on the path to postsecondary success.
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