At the College of Arts and Sciences, the 2015-16 academic year was filled with new faces, new construction, a surprising political prediction, and a myriad of awards and honors. Read ahead for a roundup of some of the College's biggest stories of the year.
Alumnus Lonnie Bunch
Founding Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Ibram X. Kendi Joins Faculty
Renowned historian will join AU as a professor and will create a new anti-racism center.
Leveling the Playing Field
Cheryl Holcomb McCoy joins AU as the Dean of the School of Education.
New Faces of CAS
CAS welcomed a diverse, accomplished group of new faculty in fall 2016.
AU History Professor Correctly Predicts Trump Win
Allan Lichtman goes against the grain and correctly predicts that Donald Trump will win the presidency, based on his "13 Keys."
Cutting Edge Science, Cutting Edge Facilities
AU is committed to growing the sciences—and opening two new buildings to house its growing scientific scholarship.
AU Team Wins Prize from National Academy of Medicine
A team of AU public health students won the Harrison C. Spencer Interprofessional Prize in the annual National Academy of Medicine's DC Public Health Case Challenge.
eSports at the White House
AU Game Lab students attend Competitive Gaming Event at the White House.
Wynton Marsalis & Igor Butman Perform for Carmel Institute
Renowned jazz musicians Igor Butman and Wynton Marsalis took center stage to celebrate the fifth anniversary of AU's Carmel Institute.
Professor talks Hidden Figures and minority women in math.