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Research in Progress American University Library

These events showcase research from across the American University community, with a special emphasis on innovative or multidisciplinary approaches, as well as initiatives from AU Project 2030.

AU Project 2030 identifies and promotes work in groundbreaking areas of scholarly exploration with a special emphasis on cross-disciplinary and emerging fields. Events hosted by the Library spotlight projects included in this initiative. Project leaders discuss the inspiration and vision for their projects.


2016-2017 Events

Information about our events for the 2016-2017 academic year is coming soon. 

Past Events

View past events on our You Tube page here

MARCH 25, 2016

The University Library’s Research in Progress Series and the ECOllaborative Colloquium Present: What is Sustainability? A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion

This cross-disciplinary panel showcased research of five American University scholars, with discussions centered on sustainability issues.

Larry Engel, Associate Professor, SOC

David Bartlett, Executive in Residence and Director of Global and Strategic Projects, KSB
Kiho Kim, Department Chair, Environmental Science, CAS
Paul Wapner, Professor, SIS


OCTOBER 30, 2015

The University Library's Research in Progress: AU 2030 Series and the AU Sustainability Collaborative Colloquium Present: The ECOllaborative Colloquium on Climate Change

Rebecca Dell, Adjunct Assistant Professor (CAS)
Daniel Fiorino, Distinguished Executive in Residence (SPA)
Sikina Jinnah, Assistant Professor (SIS)
Simon Nicholson, Assistant Professor (SIS)


APRIL 1, 2015 

Advancing Urban Research at AU: The Metropolitan Policy Center

Derek Hyra, Associate Professor and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Center (SPA) 
Michael Bader, Assistant Professor (CAS)
Malini Ranganathan, Assistant Professor (SIS)
Bradley Hardy, Assistant Professor (SPA) 

FEBRUARY 25, 2014 

Building a Campus-wide Research Initiative at American University: The Center for Latin American and Latino Studies 

Eric Hershberg, Director, Center for Latin American and Latino Studies 


Persuasive Play and Critical Games 

Lindsay Grace, Associate Professor, School of Communication
Michael Treanor, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, College of Arts & Sciences 


FEBRUARY 27, 2013 

Introduction to AU Project 2030 

Scott Bass, Provost, American University 


Ennobling and Enabling: Walking the Talk of Disability Technology, Policy and Education 

Derrick Cogburn, Associate Professor, School of International Service Laura DeNardis, Professor, School of Communication
Sarah Irvine Belson, Dean, School of Education, Teaching & Health 


The Environmental and Biological Bases of Cognitive Dementia 

Anthony Riley, Professor, Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences
Terry Davidson, Director, Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, College of Arts & Sciences 

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