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AU in the Neighborhood - June Events

Saturday, June 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.:  Summer 2010 Artists Reception at the AU Museum in the Katzen Arts Center.  Admission is free.  Join us to celebrate the opening of new summer exhibitions at the AU Museum: Soaring Voices: Recent Ceramics from the Women of Japan;  Good Things Come in Small Packages; Norse Sour: The Legacy of Edvard Munch, Social Democracy, Old Myths, Anarchy and Death Longings;  works by Jacob Kainen; and Gery de Smet: See Something, Say Something.  Free parking for the reception is available at the Katzen Arts Center.

Monday, June 14, at 7 p.m.:  REEL Journalism with Nick Clooney at the Newseum.  Screening of the political thriller State of Play, followed by a discussion with Clooney and AU alums David Gregory, host of the NBC news show Meet the Press, and Betsy Fischer, the show's executive producer.  Tickets: $20 for AU community with AU Discount code 80050206 at

Tuesday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.:  Author Anne McLaughlin, an AU alum, will read from her sixth and latest novel Leaving Bayberry House, and answer questions at the Bender Library in the Training and Events room on the first floor.  Admission is free for alumni, neighbors, and guests. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.  Please rsvp to Elizabeth LaRocca at 885-3847.

Thursday, June 17 through Sunday, June 20:  BuddaFest – film festival accompanied by a series of talks and meditation sessions. Opening reception is at 6:30 p.m. on June 17 at the Katzen Arts Center, followed by the opening ceremony led by Tibetan Drupon Tinley Ningpo.  AU's Kay Spiritual Life Center is a major sponsor of the festival with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington.  For information about BuddaFest, a schedule of events, and to purchase tickets, go to Tickets are also available by phone 24/7 at 800-838-3006.

Saturday, June 19 at 9 a.m.:  Join AU alums for a private History on Foot Walking Tour starting at Ford's Theatre. Wear comfortable shoes as the tour covers about 1.4 miles from Ford's Theatre to the White House with about eight stops.  Before the tour begins, enjoy a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Subway Restaurant at 901 E Street, NW.   Tickets: $10. Register at and click on "Alumni" at the top of the page.  For more information, call Heather Buckner in AU's Office of Development at 885-5902.  

Saturday, June 19 at 2 p.m.:  Join us downtown at the Newseum for the launch of AU School of Communication professor W. Joseph Campbell's newly-released book Inside Media: Getting it Wrong – 10 of the greatest misreported stories in American journalism.  Admission to the event is free. Use the Freedom Forum entrance at the Newseum. For more information, contact Adell Crowe at 885-2220.