Chris Nardelli behind the bar at Blue44

Alumni ·

Alum Restaurateur Fulfilled His Dream in the Neighborhood

You may have heard about Chris Nardelli’s restaurant in the news a few years back.
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(L to R) Joel Simon, Charles Lewis

Communications ·

Lewis Accepts $1 Million for Investigative Journalists

American University Professor Charles Lewis accepted a major grant for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a group he founded in 1997.
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Ambar Pardilla

Communications ·

Student Covers the Human Impact of Ending TPS for Salvadorans

Journalism student Ambar Pardilla talked to families in the DC area who have built a life on TPS.
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Picture of comedian Bethany Hall on a TV show.

Communications ·

Meet AU SOC’s New Comedian in Residence

Bethany Hall, a talented comedy writer and performer, will work on the Center for Media & Social Impact’s “The Laughter Effect” initiative
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Rafaella Pastor Ferrari holds up a script for talent to read from during a shoot.

Communications ·

How to Save Lives Using Strategic Communication

American University senior Rafaella Pastor Ferrari studying Public Relations & Strategic Communication provides a perfect case study of how you can create change - and literally save lives - when you practice strategic communication effectively.
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Flowers and cultivated plants next to a bench, right near the School of International Service building.

On Campus ·

How the Garden Grows: Graduate Student Plans Film on Arboretum

The short doc will celebrate the beauty of AU’s 84-acre campus.
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Laptop with google analytics on screen

Communications ·

Students Earn Analytics Certification and Professional Experience

Jason Mollica's class was able to road test new software and earn more than a grade this semester.
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JOLT

Communications ·

Can Game Design Concepts Increase Journalism Engagement? New Report Says Yes

News outlets looking to increase engagement with readers should look to concepts from game design.
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Sonya Gavankar and a male colleague stand in front of a Washington, DC backdrop on an American University Television set in 1999.

Communications ·

SOC@25

Celebrating 25 years as a school and generations of making media matter.
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Professor in front of white screen, with the Onion and CMSI written on the wall.

Communications ·

A Laughing Matter: Comedy’s Role in Social Change

SOC’s Caty Borum Chattoo is leading a research and creative initiative called The Laughter Effect.
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