Tuesday, May 1 through Sunday, May 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Late spring exhibitions at the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center features Like – Comment – Share: An Experiment in Art and Social Media that explores the interaction between art and social media. Take a picture, tweet a response, “like” the exhibition. #LikeArt. Also on display is IN THE STUDIO: A CAPSTONE EXHIBITION where AU undergraduate students explore process in the pursuit of perfection. The museum is closed on Mondays. Free parking is available on weekends under the Katzen building.
Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Faculty Down the Road with Allan Lichtman. Reception for AU alumni hosted by Peter Starr, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Program features an interactive lecture by Professor Allan Lichtman titled Who Will Be the Next President of the United States? Dr. Lichtman, confirmed recently as a Distinguished Professor by the university’s Board of Trustees, will focus on his prediction system, the “Keys to the White House,” which has predicted correctly the outcomes of all presidential elections since 1984. Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD. Admission: $15 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Register at http://www.american.edu/alumni/. For information, call Tara Lang at 202-885-5921 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Screening of student films United Planning Organization: The Voices of Overcomers in celebration of Community Action Month and The Anacostia Watershed Society: Re-Storying The Anacostia River. At the Anacostia Community Services Center, 1649 Good Hope Rd., SE. Light refreshments to follow. The Community Voice Project is led by Filmmaker-in-Residence, Nina Shapiro-Perl, and the American University Filmmakers. To learn more about the project, visit http://www.american.edu/soc/communityvoice/.
Saturday, May 5, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Project Move Out sale of items donated by AU students, faculty, and staff is an effort to reduce waste and reuse items at the end of the academic year. Held in the Tavern in the Mary Graydon Center, located on the quad by the flag pole. All items are $10 or less. Early birds from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. for $5. Admission free after 9 a.m. All earnings from the sale are donated to local charities.
Saturday, May 5, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Gallery talk at the AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Hear from MFA Thesis students from AU’s Department of Art as they discuss the diverse range of subjects and techniques featured in their final group showcase on display at the museum. Free and open to the public. Free parking under the Katzen building. The gallery talk is in conjunction with the students’ exhibition NINE DEGREES at the museum through May 13.
Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hands on DC with AU’s DC Young Alumni Chapter. Join fellow alumni in the DC area for a one-day Work-a-thon with some 2,000 volunteers to assist with revitalization projects at DC schools. For more information and to register, visit http://www.american.edu/alumni/, or call Melissa Bevins at 202-885-5933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Israel Studies Academic Conference with leading Israel Studies scholars from across the country. Co-sponsors: American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and AU Center for Israel Studies. Mary Graydon Center, located on the AU quad. For more information and to RSVP, contact Laura Cutler at email@example.com.
Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg of Insight Meditation Community of Washington. The program will focus on Buddha’s enlightenment which was said to have three facets: Great Renunciation, Great Realization, and Great Brave Mind (the mind of boundless compassion). Through discourse, discussion, and guided meditation, the workshop will explore these elements in individual lives. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators. Co-sponsored by the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, AU’s Kay Spiritual Life Center, the Center for Spirituality and Social Work, National Catholic School of Social Service, and Catholic University. Kay Spiritual Life Center, located on the AU Quad. For information, fees, and registration, visit http://imcw.org/calendar/vw/3/itemid/322/d/20120526.aspx.
Wednesday, May 30, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Kogod, Cocktails, and Art. Kogod School of Business. An evening for AU alumni to connect with other business professionals and enjoy the more than 200-piece art collection displayed throughout the building. For more information and to register, visit http://www.american.edu/alumni/, or contact Rebecca Youngerman at 202-885-1865 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For a listing of upcoming events for AU alumni, please visit the Alumni Events Calendar.