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  • Tate Donovan and an AU SOC student on the set of Claudia Myers' Below the Beltway.

    Professor Gives Students Real World Film Experience

    As producer of a new feature film, professor Claudia Myers recruited students to work in her crew.

  • Alia Yunis

    Abu Dhabi-Based Alumna’s New Novel Boasts Global Appeal

    A seasoned journalist, filmmaker, and professor whose debut novel, The Night Counter, has already garnered widespread praise, Alia Yunis, SOC/MA ’91, relies on basic storytelling skills to distill her work across fields to its most essential points.

  • David Coffey, recipient of the first American University - Associated Press foreign internship, reports on his experience in Taiwan covering Typhoon Morako

    Student Reports for Associated Press from Taiwan

    David Coffey, recipient of the first American University - Associated Press foreign internship, reports on his experience in Taiwan covering Typhoon Morakot.

  • International Media Student Leila Hernandez staffs the

    Summer in Brussels Yields Professional Experience

    This past summer, I gained real International Media experience through the SIS Summer Abroad Internship Program in Brussels, Belgium. For six weeks I worked as a trade assistant for the State of Illinois – West European Office of Trade and Investment.

  • Greg Grauman, SOC/BA '99.

    Propelled by School Spirit, Alumnus Recruits Next Generation

    The love that Greg Grauman, SOC/BA ’99, has for AU is palpable – so it’s no wonder that he has made a career of rallying others to become Eagles too.  As acting director of AU’s Office of Admissions, Grauman’s relationship with AU “has only strengthened.”

  • Kate Hoffman, SOC/BA '04, attended a White House Easter Egg Hunt.

    Alumna Builds Successful Career in D.C. Entertainment Scene

    Kate Hoffman, SOC/BA ’04, was always busy, both in- and outside the classroom. Now a senior publicist at the firm where she was first an intern, she says, “AU provides you with a huge networking opportunity.  It’s everything they tell you it will be.”