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Dean's Picks: Students and Staff Shine Through Film Projects

AU Celebrates Diversity Week

The School of Communication in partnership with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion is proud to co-sponor "Share Your Story: Student Dialogues on Diversity and Inclusion 2013." #AUdiversitydialogue Event Schedule


Latest Stories

Mishi and Bittman

Workshop Journalists Join A-List Celebrities and Producers on Showtime Series

Investigative journalists Mishi Ebrahim and Chuck Lewis work with A-list celebrities and producers on climate change documentary series. Read more


David Grant

ATV Alum Takes Skills to Reality Television

David Grant (SOC ’12) quickly transitioned his time behind the camera at AU into a career working on Property Wars, Iron Chef, and more. Read more



Through Their Eyes

“Through Their Eyes” Follows Students on Redefining Trip to Cuba

Professor Gentile documents students' exploration into Cuban culture in latest film. Read more



In the News

Kathy Montgomery

Kids Mobile Apps Trample Children's Privacy Rights

Professor Kathryn Montgomery spoke with Investor’s Business Daily on the need for mobile app makers who market to children to take children’s privacy rights into account. Read more

AU’s WONKS Discuss the State of the Union

Adjunct professor Bob Lehrman spoke to the McClatchy News Service about President Obama's State of the Union speech’s importance. More than 50 additional outlets republished the article. Read more

Rampage Suspect Dorner has Fans on Social Media

Regarding ex-police officer Dorner’s suspected shooting spree, Professor Scott Talan spoke with USA Today about how social media publicly reveals people’s innermost thoughts. This article was republished by more than to 70 media outlets, including the Cincinnati Inquirer and Indianapolis Star. Read more


Upcoming Events

American Women: A Special Lecture Series Highlighting the Inspirational Women of AU moderated by Professor Iris Krasnow

Brigid Maher

Professor Brigid Maher on Filming Women in Islamic Cultures
February 27: 7:30, Battelle Thompkins Atrium

Maher will share her experiences filming Muslim women religious leaders in Syria, Egypt, and Lebanon for her film Veiled Voices. She will discuss cultural challenges three women face and her approach to documenting issues of representation and ethnographic filming in the Muslim world. She will also speak about her upcoming interactive project about Women and Islam, and show a sneak preview of her current documentary, The Mama Sherpas. Register for this event

Betsy Fischer

Alumna Betsy Fischer: Women in Broadcasting
March 6: 7:30, Battelle Thompkins Atrium

AU alumna Betsy Fischer, SPA/BA '92, SOC/MA '96, presents backstage insights from her tenure as Executive Producer of Meet the Press, NBC's number one rated Sunday morning public affairs program. Fischer has produced interviews with U.S. Presidents, key Cabinet officials, heads of state, and presidential candidates. She will share stories from her work with leaders from the Beltway and beyond, as well as discuss her own own extraordinary career ascent - from NBC intern to producing the longest running television program in the world. Register for this event

DC Startup Forum: Network like an Entrepreneur
February 20 - 8:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

SOC Student-Alumni Networking Reception
March 5 - 7:00 p.m., MGC 4, Learn more

Visiting Filmmakers Bernardo Ruiz
Screening "Reportero"

March 7 - 5:30 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

Visiting Filmmakers Byron Hurt
Screening "Soul Food Junkies"

March 7 - 5:30 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

Admitted Students Day
April 6 - 9:00 a.m., Butler Board Room, Learn more

2013 Kappa Tau Alpha Reception
April 16 - 5:30 p.m., MGC 200, Learn more


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