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Students Graduating

Announcement ·

American University Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

American University will hold to tradition and host its 135th commencement ceremonies on Mother’s Day weekend on campus in Bender Arena with an illustrious assembly of commencement speakers.
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Students filming in Baltimore's Harbour

Communications ·

Students’ Film, Airing on MPT, Aims to Inspire Action to Heal Baltimore’s Harbor

Baltimore's harbor is a national landmark and a source of pride for the people of the city. However, water pollution is a serious issue in Baltimore.
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World of social media

Communications ·

To Serve a Free Society, Social Media Must Evolve Beyond Data Mining

As Congress and the public wrestle with the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people are now realizing the risks data collection poses to civic institutions, public discourse and individual privacy.
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Sid Dawnson III

Television & Film ·

Through the Valley of Death: A Student's Exploration of Police Brutality

MFA student Sid Dawnson III's uncle died while in police custody in 2000. He explores his uncle's death in a documentary film, years later.
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Memorial for where Minnesota African-American Philando Castile was shot by police. Balloons and a sign below that reads

Research ·

Whitesplaining on Facebook: PhD Student Donte Newman Looks at Race and Social Media

Newman is in the communication doctoral program, focusing on media, technology, and democracy.
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American University School of Communication (SOC) Professor Patricia Aufderheide.

Communications ·

Professor Aufderheide to Testify at Library of Congress

Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor in the American University School of Communication (AU SOC), will testify at the Library of Congress part of hearings on the topic of Digital Millennium Copyright Act exemptions which will run April 10-12.
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Sarah Medeiros

Communications ·

Diversity and Professional Development Defined International Communication Program, Says Alumna

Sarah Medeiros is Assistant for Communications and External Affairs at the National Women's Law Center in DC.
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Brittany Williams

Alumni ·

Talking Game Design with Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams (SOC/MA '17) is a game designer for the Wilson Center’s Serious Games Initiative.
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(L to R) Joel Simon, Charles Lewis

Communications ·

Charles Lewis Receives I.F. Stone Medal

Investigative Reporting Workshop founding executive editor Charles Lewis has been awarded the I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence.
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Wye River Classroom in the Wild

Communications ·

Blown with the Wind: A Week in the Classroom in the Wild

Freelancer Caroline Kettlewell reflects on her terrific experience in Classroom in the Wild.
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