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SOC PR class with America's Promise Initiative reps

Real-world Experience

Professor Pallavi Kumar’s Public Relations Portfolio students could impact the success of an education initiative supported by General Colin Powell and President Barack Obama.

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Prof's New Blog Looks at Communication, Culture and Public Affairs

Prof. Matt Nisbet's new blog, Age of Engagement, looks at a wide range of topics from politics to public affairs. Read more

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Students Blog about Their Internships

Undergrad student Alex Priest and grad student Ellie Brown are some of many to start blogging about their internship experiences on the AU Intern blog. Brown is currently interning with Abraham Harris LLC while Priest is working with MS&L Public Relations Worldwide. Read more from Alex Priest and Ellie Brown

Professor Conducts Research for Comprehensive Report on New Media

A new report by Public Communication professor Maria Ivancin and Jan Schaffer, executive director of American University’s J-Lab, found journalism is increasingly becoming an act of participation and not just observation.


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Professor Receives Outstanding Teaching Award 

Professor Robert A. Lehrman received American University's 2010 award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment. Read more Photo by Michael Thaul Lehrman.

Professor's New Book Looks at US Public Diplomacy

Professor Rhonda Zaharna's new book Battles to Bridges offers timely insight and tackles the pressing need to expand the vision of strategic US public diplomacy. Read more about the book, see her full profile, or read a review by Philip Seib, Director of the University of Southern California Center of Public Diplomacy.


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Kathryn Montgomery

AU SOC Professor Montgomery Challenges Junk Food Marketers

Kathryn Montgomery worries about the health of American youths.

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PR Job at LivingSocial Develops New Skills for Dean’s Intern

"I realized that there was inspiration throughout the office itself to remind the LivingSocial employees why we are all there in the first place."

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