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Dean's Picks: Fahy Profiles Celebrity Scientists, Williams Donates Academy Awards

Katie Couric

The Rise of the New Celebrity Scientists

In his latest book, SOC's Declan Fahy profiles eight celebrity scientists and explores how their ideas influence our understanding of the world. Read more



Spreading Oscar Glory

SOC's Russell Williams donates two Academy Awards to the new African American history museum. Read more


Stand Up Planet

PR Students Work to Honor a Fallen Journalist

Professor Gemma Puglisi's class is proud to be working with the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation this semester. Read more

In the News

The ’90s Startup That Terrified Microsoft and Got Americans to Go Online
Wired online featured communication professor Joseph Campbell’s new book, 1995: The Year the Future Began. The piece excerpted content from Campbell’s book. Read more

Broken by the Bubble

For the Washington Post, students from AU’s Investigative Reporting Workshop, led by School of Communication professor Charles Lewis and Lynne Perri, contributed to an article about a Prince George’s County neighborhood damaged by the housing crisis. Read more

Reducing Risk When Telling Truth to Power
The Center for Media & Social Impact's latest report helps filmmakers fell more secure while engaging powerful interests. Read more

American Forum with The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday joined SOC professor Jane Hall and American University students for an American Forum discussion. The talk focused on controversies, performances and cultural implications concerning this year's Academy Awards. Read more

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