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CTRL - Noontime Conversation: Judging the Veracity of Sources of Information
CTRL invites the AU community to the Noontime Conversation “Judging the Veracity of Sources of Information,” on Tuesday, February 28, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., in the Butler Board Room. What is fact and what is opinion? How can we help students learn how to critically analyze the sources they turn to for daily news and information? Please join us for a panel discussion on this especially timely topic. Lunch will be provided. Register on the website below.

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 2028856077

Web: http://www.american.edu/ctrl/noontimeconversations.cfm

Last Chance to Apply for a Green Teaching Certificate for Your Spring Courses
Did you know that 188 AU professors have already qualified for a Green Teaching Certificate this academic year? You can join them today! The purpose of this program is to reward faculty who teach sustainably, and to give green courses a familiar face among students. Faculty members can qualify for a Green Teaching Certificate by filling out an online questionnaire about their efforts to make their courses more sustainable. To learn more and to apply for a Green Teaching Certificate for your spring courses, please visit www.american.edu/ctrl/green.cfm.

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 2028856077

Web: http://www.american.edu/ctrl/green.cfm

Academics » Academic Support

CTRL Research Software Workshops, February 18 - February 25 , in Hurst 202
Join us this week for Advanced Stata - Logit/Probit Regressions, Intro to SAS, Intro to Qualtrics, Intro to SPSS workshops. Check dates and times, read descriptions, and register to attend at https://myau.american.edu/dept/Provost/CTRL/CTRLrsg/SitePages/Registration.aspx

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Bill Harder, rsg@american.edu, 2028853862

Web: http://www.american.edu/ctrl/rsg.cfm

Reading Strategies Workshop
Are you struggling to get through your course readings? This workshop will help you read more efficiently and effectively to achieve course goals. We will share active reading strategies, tips for creating context around your readings, and how to take useful reading notes. We will also briefly discuss methods for effectively engaging with PDFs and electronic texts. Join us, Wednesday, March 1st at 5:30 PM in MGC 245.

Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center

Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 2028853360

Web: http://www.american.edu/asac

Workshop: Fulfilling (and Excelling at) your Foreign Language Requirement Examination
We will start by looking at the current format of the exam and look at some samples. We'll continue with a discussion about what is entailed by the exam and tailoring your prep efforts to address the exam's demands. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and have a clear idea of where you stand in regard to the required proficiency. RSVP at the link below.
March 1, 2016, 5:30 p.m., Graduate Research Center, Library

Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research

Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738

Web: https://www.american.edu/provost/grad/upcoming-events.cfm

Academics » Academics

Dissertation Proposal Defense by Michael Cauvel - March 3
Economics Doctoral candidate Michael Cauvel will defend his dissertation proposal, "Three Essays on the Empirical Estimation of Wage-led and Profit-led Demand Regimes," Friday, March 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in Kreeger 100. The public is invited to attend.

Sponsor: Department of Economics

Contact: Ashley Noe, noe@american.edu, 202-885-3770

Academics » College of Arts and Sciences

Artist Talk: Sam Moyer

February 27, 6 pm
Katzen Arts Center, Room 201

Visiting artist Sam Moyer introduces students and the public to her work, which fuses the languages of painting, sculpture, and photography. Moyer’s work is featured in the exhibition "New Ruins," curated by AU Studio Art Assistant Professor Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell, at the American University Museum. Free and open to the public.

Sponsor: Department of Art

Contact: AU Arts, auarts@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/studio/visiting/index.cfm

Contemporary Writing in Israel: Can you Avoid Politics? with Assaf Gavron, Thursday, Feb. 23 7:00 PM
The Sondra D. & Howard Bender Israeli Writer Series, “The New Generation of Israeli Writers,” continues 2/23 at 7PM with a discussion with acclaimed writer Assaf Gavron. Gavron's recent book, The Hilltop, addresses the reality in the West Bank, including violence, greed, lust for power and the blurring of values, but also a burning ideological passion. The book was a bestseller and won major awards in Israel, applauded by both sides of the political spectrum. Co-sponsored by Center for Israel Studies & Dept. of Literature. Book-signing dessert reception Location: Butler Board Rm. RSVP req.

Sponsor: Center for Israel Studies

Contact: Laura Cutler, cutler@american.edu, 2028853780

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/israelstudies/calendar/?id=7248569

Erin Moriarty-Harrelson Anthropology PhD Dissertation Defense
PhD Candidate Erin Moriarty-Harrelson will defend her dissertation - Regimes of Mobilities: Deaf Development, NGOs and Deaf Tourism in Cambodia - on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at noon in Hamilton 303.

Sponsor: Department of Anthropology

Contact: Jean Wogaman, wogaman@american.edu, 2028851830

Participants needed for PAID study!
The Developmental Neuroscience Lab is recruiting right-handed men aged 18-40 years old who are native English speakers for a study of the cerebellum. You will attend 3 sessions scheduled one week apart at Georgetown. You would perform a series of motor and cognitive computer tasks after transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is applied over the cerebellum. tDCS is a non‐invasive technique that delivers a very small electrical current to the scalp. Each session will take about 1‐2 hours of your time. You will be compensated with Psychology research credit or $50 per session.

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Catherine Stoodley, stoodleylab@gmail.com, 2028851723

Psychology Experiments Human Memory and Cognition Lab
Need psychology research credit or some quick pocket money? The Human Memory and Cognition Lab has a short experiment for you:

Piano Experiment - participants will study single bars of written music and determine whether they saw the music before. Earn 1 credit or $10 in ~40 min. Must have played piano for 3 years and be able to sight read simple music on both clefs.

Vocabulary Experiments(x2) - participants will study words individually and rate the likelihood they will recall each word later. Earn 0.5-1 credit from up to two 25 minute studies (can do both, but not on the same day)

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Joshua Tatz, jt5673b@student.american.edu

Termination of Minor: Public Anthropology
CAS proposes a termination of the Public Anthropology Minor. The proposal for this change is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until February 27, 2017 .

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Matt Lantry, mlantry@american.edu, 2028852418

Web: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BynfOQuj3aE_WTRzRU1uTWNzOG8/view?usp=sharing

Academics » Faculty Issues

Nominate a Faculty Member for the Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award
Do you know a colleague who uses technology to teach? Do you have a professor who is creative and innovative? The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning invites you to nominate a faculty member for the 2017 Jack Child Teaching with Technology Award. The deadline is April 15. The winner receives a $1,000 award. Nominees must be teaching either full-time or part-time during this academic year. Both individuals and groups of professors will be considered. To learn more and to nominate a professor, go to the website listed below.

Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning

Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 2028856077

Web: https://www.american.edu/ctrl/techaward.cfm

Academics » School of Communication

Fake news: A real problem for communication professionals
DATE: Monday, Feb. 27
TIME: 12:55 to 2:10 p.m. (during Understanding Media class)
PLACE: McKinley Building, Doyle-Forman Theater

Public relations professionals, advertisers, online news sites, and even mainstream publishers are trying to deal with the issue of fake news. And according to a Pew Research study, 64 percent of Americans said fake news has left them more confused about basic facts. The SOC's Public Communication Division is hosting a panel of experts to discuss the problem of fake news and its impact on the communications field.

Sponsor: SOC Ambassadors

Contact: SOC Ambassadors, socambassadors@american.edu

Academics » School of International Service

International Economic Policy in the Trump Era - March 1
On March 1 at 3:45 pm in SIS 300 Todd Tucker will be discussing the proposed economic and trade policies of the Trump administration and their international ramifications.
Tucker is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where he researches global economic governance, with a focus on international trade agreements.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Delaney Ward at ggps@american.edu.

Sponsor: International Politics Program

Contact: Delaney Ward, ggps@american.edu, 2028851843

South Sudan: The Past, the Present, and Ideas for the Future
Please join us for a Panel Discussion on:

REASSESSING AND REASSURING SOUTH SUDAN’S COMMON DESTINY
WILL SOUTH SUDAN HOLD OR WILL IT DISINTEGRATE?

Sponsor: School of International Service

Contact: Carl LeVan, levan@american.edu

Academics » School of Public Affairs

"Somos Langley Park: Equitable Development along Maryland's Purple Line"
Tuesday, February 28, 4:00 - 5:00pm, MGC Conference Room 200: Come hear MPC's visiting Ford fellow, Willow Lung-Amam, speak as part of the Urban Speaker Series brought to AU by SPA's Metropolitan Policy Center. Willow Lung-Amam is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program within the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland. Join us for light refreshments and stimulating discussion as Professor Lung-Amam speaks on, "Equitable Development along Maryland's Purple Line".

Sponsor: School of Public Affairs

Contact: Metropolitan Policy Center, dk8766a@student.american.edu, 2028852440

Web: http://www.american.edu/spa/metro-policy/events.cfm

SPA Program Proposal - Significant Change to the BA in Political Science
The following proposal is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Visit the link below to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until February 25, 2017.

Significant Change to a UG Major - Political Science (BA): https://www.american.edu/spa/resources/proposals/upload/bfr571g.pdf

Sponsor: SPA Office of the Dean

Contact: Thomas Merrill, merrill@american.edu

Web: https://www.american.edu/spa/resources/proposals/upload/bfr571g.pdf

Academics » University Library

Enter for your chance to win $1,000 for your research paper/project!
Your research paper could be worth $1,000! Enter your best work for the annual Library Prizes for Outstanding Undergraduate and College Writing Research Paper or Project. Deadline for submission is 5pm March 17. For full details and eligibility, visit www.american.edu/library/awards.

Sponsor: University Library

Contact: Mary Mintz, mmintz@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/library/awards/index.cfm

Communications » News

South Sudan: The Past, the Present and Ideas for the Future
Join SIS for an activism seminar and discussion with South Sudan experts John Prendergast (Enough Project), Amb. Princeton Lyman (USIP), and Brian Adeba (Enough Project). 2:30-4:30pm in SIS Founder's Room (refreshments will be served at 2pm).

Sponsor: Comparative and Regional Studies Program

Contact: Claire Metelits, metelits@american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1371425119605182/

Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events

Founders Day Celebration - Friday, February 24
Join Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow and the American University Alumni Association for our annual Founders Day Celebration on Friday, February 24 from 1 -3 p.m. in the MGC Tavern! Enjoy cake and fun with fellow students and alumni!

Sponsor: Annual Giving

Contact: EmilyAnn Walrath, walrath@american.edu, 2028855962

Highlights from the 2017 Environmental Film Festival (EFF) - 2/28, 7pm - CEF & SOC Film Series
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 at 7pm, Reception at 6:30pm in the Doyle/Forman Theater (McKinley)

EFF is the largest and longest running environmental film festival in the country and will present 140+ films to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing the earth. The films will explore endangered wildlife, freshwater and oceans, food and agriculture, energy and resources, sustainable living, and the built environment. Join Festival Executive Director Maryanne Culpepper for a sneak peek at some of the most exciting new films to be shown during the 25th annual festival.

Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu

Web: http://american.edu/soc/cef/upcoming-events.cfm

Finances » Budget/IRC

Faculty and Staff Collaboration Award Submissions Due Wednesday, March 1
A new addition to the existing Human Resources-sponsored Staff Awards, this award will recognize and reward faculty and staff whose collaborative efforts break down barriers and make American University an exceptional place to live and work. To view award criteria, visit: http://www.american.edu/finance/breakingbread/Breaking-Bread-Overview.cfm#criteria

Sponsor: Office of Finance and Treasuer

Contact: Bridget Cooney, bcooney@american.edu, 2028852718

Web: http://www.american.edu/finance/breakingbread/Breaking-Bread-Overview.cfm#criteria

Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations

Patagonia Worn Wear Fair March 1
Patagonia, the Post-Landfill Action Network, the Office of Sustainability, and the Student Zero Waste Club are all partnering to bring you the Worn Wear Tour! Events will occur throughout the day including:

*9 AM - 3 PM, Quad
-Patagonia will be taking requests for clothing repairs (any brand) and selling repaired merchandise.

*10 AM - 3 PM; Quad
-The Student Zero Waste Club, Nourish AU, and AU's Fashion Club will be having a clothing drive.
-Get a free sewing kit for your own repairs.

*7:30 PM in MGC Tavern
Film Screening of "Before the Flood."

Sponsor: Office of Sustainability

Contact: Hannah Debelius, debelius@american.edu, 2028856262

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149257298497733/

Research and lessons from the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
Join IDPSA for this week's #IDPFridayForum!

THIS Friday, 5:30 - 6:30pm, in the SIS Abramson Family Founders Room.

Professor Nina Yamanis and Dr. Susan Shepler will present their findings and experience during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, specifically the fears and misperceptions of the Ebola response system in the population. They will also look at the role of public trust in controlling an outbreak.

Sponsor: International Development Program

Contact: Kaja Wold, auidforums@gmail.com, 3157175334

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1876658802621167/

The Energy of Objects: Loving and Loathing Our Material Things
In this engaging and creative discussion, writer and cultural critic Arielle Bernstein explores the emotional power of objects, from everyday things to precious mementos and historical documents.

This talk will offer a rich and compassionate look at the challenges of deciding which things to keep and which things to discard, and how the way in which minimalism has been co-opted by consumer culture ends up obscuring the power of preserving and valuing the things we choose to keep.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served 15 minutes before the lecture. Come early.

Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences

Contact: Jessica Harris, jh7833a@student.american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/360797340969730/

Worn Wear Tour @ American University!!
The Worn Wear Tour is coming to AU! This is a nation wide tour with Patagonia and the Post-Landfill Action Network! Activities Include: (1) Free clothing repairs and reduced Patagonia merchandise for sale! (2) Free coffee, hot chocolate, pastries, and sewing kits for your own repairs! (3) Clothing drive where you can buy and donate clothes! (4) Decorate your own succulents with the Wellness Crew (5) "Kleen Kanteen" Trivia with the Office of Sustainability and more!

Sponsor: Student Activities

Contact: Jessica Balerna, jb3540a@student.american.edu, 7813369957

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1149257298497733/

Life@AU » Community Service

Be the 2017 AU Summer Service Learning Graduate Fellow In Mandalay, Myanmar
The Leaps and Learning Fellowship, sponsored by the Alternative Breaks office, sends a graduate student to the Phaung Dwa Do Monastic school to teach community engagement. Travel, room and board are covered for the summer. Find out more at https://www.american.edu/altbreak and apply on EngageNet by 2/24/17!

Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service

Contact: Nicole Phillips, altbreak@american.edu, 202-885-7322

Web: https://engagenet.american.edu/applications/main.asp

Life@AU » Diversity & Inclusion

Mass Deportation, Disposable Labor, & Global Capitalism - March 3
Professor Tanya Golash-Boza from the University of California, Merced draws on the stories of 147 people deported from the U.S. to Guatemala, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. These stories illustrate the political economy of international flows of migration and capital as well as gendered racism in immigration policy enforcement. Golash-Boza's book Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism won the Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latino/a Studies Section of the American Sociological Association. March 3, 9:45-11:00 a.m., MGC 5.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Celine-Marie Pascale, pascale@american.edu, 202-885-2524

Web: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BynfOQuj3aE_QkNQU0JtWnZGNGc/view?usp=sharing

Life@AU » Health & Wellness

Davenport Open Mic!
Please join us for Davenport Open Mic 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, February 23!

Set list is first-come-first-serve. Sign up to perform at the counter starting at 5:30 p.m.!

Sponsor: School of International Service

Contact: Davenport Coffee Lounge, davenport@american.edu

Public Safety Self Defense Classes
Public Safety offers self defense classes, also known as RAD, to anyone in the community, including those who prefer non gender specific curriculum. Classes are either 2 to 12 hours depending on your schedule. Visit our website at the link below to learn more. All classes are free and are available to anyone in our community, both past and present.

Sponsor: Public Safety

Contact: Rima Sifri, sifri@american.edu, 2028852563

Web: http://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/RAD-Classes.cfm

Life@AU » Housing & Dining

One Card and Dining Services Office Closed 3/3
The One Card and Dining Services Office will be closed all day on Friday, March 3. The office will reopen on Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. In the event of an emergency, please contact Public Safety at 202-885-2527.

Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs

Contact: Ethan Willing, ethanw@american.edu, 202-885-3775

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/housing/onecard.cfm

Life@AU » Religious Life

Catholic Community Dinner - Pancake Supper
Our next Catholic Community Dinner will be Saturday, February 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kay Spiritual Life Center Lounge. Enjoy a Pancake Supper before Lent! All are welcome!

Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center

Contact: Fr. Carlos Quijano, OP, priest@american.edu

Web: http://www.aucatholic.net

Life@AU » Student Governance

AU Graduate Student Happy Hour
Come out and meet other graduate students from different schools at AU (Kogod, SIS, CAS, SPA, SOC, GLC) over FREE food and games!

Location: Penn Social
When: Friday, Feb. 24th from 6-9PM
Who: Kogod, SIS, CAS, SPA, SOC graduate students

Sponsor: Graduate Leadership Council

Contact: Maria Beltran, mb4411a@student.american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1019382841496875/

Free Graduate Social at Penn Social
Come and join graduate students from Kogod, SIS, SPA, SOC, and CAS in a first ever social at Penn Social (801 E St. NW) on Friday, February 24th from 6-9PM. Enjoy free food & games and come to meet students from across AU.

Sponsor: Kogod School of Business

Contact: Michael Chan, gba@american.edu

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/1019382841496875/

President » Cabinet Memos

Auditions for Graduating Students to Sing National Anthem at Commencement
The Office of the President and Department of Performing Arts are seeking graduating students to sing the National Anthem at each of the five commencement ceremonies on May 13 and May 14. Auditions will take place Wednesday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Katzen Arts Center. To sign up, visit Katzen 100 or email Ashley Hunter (ashleyh@american.edu) by February 27 at 5 p.m. Each singer will be assigned a three-minute audition. Students should come prepared to sing the full National Anthem, a cappella and memorized. Please bring a one-page resume with contact information.

Sponsor: Special Events

Contact: Jonathon Sorge, sorge@american.edu, 2028852159

Web: http://www.american.edu/commencement/spring/National-Anthem-Singers.cfm

Technology » Core Services

Colleague and myAU Portal Service Interruption
The weekly maintenance period for the Ellucian Colleague system will be extended on Sunday, February 26, from 2:00 a.m. until noon, in order to perform critical system maintenance. All Colleague and some myAU Portal applications will be unavailable during this time. Please contact the OIT Help Desk at 202-885-2550, helpdesk@american.edu, or AskAmericanUHelp, if you have any questions about the altered schedule.

Sponsor: Office of Information Technology

Contact: Help Desk, helpdesk@american.edu, 202-885-2550

Work@AU » AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Register for the Next Cooking Demo: Savory Sweets | Feb.24
You may associate desserts with only the sweet kind, but ending your meal with a savory treat is just as delicious! Chefs from AU dining will demonstrate unique twists to your favorite desserts in this cooking demo on Friday, February 24th, from 12pm – 1pm in the new University Club (located on Level 2 of Butler Pavilion, formally the lower level of the Campus Bookstore). Registration is required. To RSVP click the link below and follow the instructions on how to register through AsuccessfulU. Points Game players ask for your 1 pt stamp!

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/workshops.cfm

Registration Now Open: AhealthyU Couch to 5k Program
This beginners’ running program for AU faculty and staff will take you from the couch to the finish line of a 5K in 8 weeks. Prepare to run the Miles For Melanoma 5K Race in this 2 day a week training program. You’ll start with intervals of walking and jogging to increase endurance while keeping you injury-free. Training is on the AU track on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm beginning March 13. Registration fee includes training, wicking T-shirt, and race entry fee. The deadline to register is March 10 and is limited to the first 30 people. More information and registration in the link below. Points Game players collect 4 stamps upon program completion.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/Couchto5k.cfm

Seated Massage Available for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff, relieve stress and tension with a 15- or 30-minute seated massage. All services provided by a licensed massage therapist. Available by appointment Thursday, March 9th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, in MGC 203 - 205. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes. Book your appointment online today at www.infinitemassage.com. Be sure to register using your @american.edu e-mail address. Points to AhealthyU Game Players: Ask for your 1 point stamp!

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://american.edu/hr/Massage.cfm

Work@AU » Human Resources

2017 Staff Performance Awards - Nominations Due March 1
Recognize your staff colleagues for their outstanding contributions by nominating them for one of six Staff Performance Awards: The Maria Bueno Lifetime Achievement, Collaboration, Customer Support, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation & Change, and Service to the AU Community. Nominations are due by March 1. Nominate an individual, group, or team, depending on the award. Nominations may come from supervisors, subordinates, peers, faculty, and students. Award winners are honored during Staff Appreciation Week.

Sponsor: Human Resources

Contact: Staff Performance Awards, staffperformanceawards@american.edu, 2028852591

Web: https://myau.american.edu/groups/Committee/Awards/SitePages/Staff%20Awards.aspx

Volunteer for Dr. Seuss Day of Service: Thursday, March 2
Join AU’s Center for Community Engagement & Service and Read Across America in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. We are looking for volunteers to read to children at DC schools on Thursday, March 2 from 9am - 12pm. We will be visiting Latin America Montessori Bilingual, Brightwood Education Center, and Powell Elementary to promote literacy by reading Dr. Seuss books. Supervisor pre-approval is required to participate in this event. Staff who volunteer may count the service hours as work hours.

Register by February 24: Email Jose Cadiz at jcadiz@american.edu. For HR questions, contact Carol Edwards in Human Resources at cedward@american.edu.

Sponsor: Human Resources

Contact: Jose Cadiz, jcadiz@american.edu, 2028857378

Web: http://www.american.edu/ocl/volunteer/ODSE-Dr-Seuss-Day.cfm

Events

The sixth exhibition in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art features Washington photographer Joe Cameron in an exhibition of the artists black and white photographs.
To talk about Joe Cameron’s art is to talk about several arts. Few photographers have ever been more interested in drawing and design, or more steeped in imagery whose analogues are poetic, musical and phenomenological. Despite …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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What if we could better understand our own human social systems—the means by which we communicate with each other, the patterns that govern our interdependence, and the minutiae that form those larger structures?  And what if we could appreciate the infinitely more complex systems that thrive in our natural world?  Perhaps we, as humans, could then see how we fit into a larger universal system …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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This exhibition presents a survey sample of the early Color Field paintings of Howard Mehring (1931-1978). Building on the late 1950s breakthrough stain paintings of Morris Louis and Ken Noland, Mehring was prominent amongst the artists of the loosely-defined Washington Color School. These initial Color Field pictures were made of continuous area of dappled zones of subtle colors; in the …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Towers and Monuments presents sculptures and paintings that incorporate the artist’s career-long fascination with grid-patterning and perpendicular stacking techniques, selected from a body of work created by the artist beginning in the early 1970s to the present. This exhibition highlights Shaffer’s inventive combination of styles of Minimalism, Pop and Conceptual art and rooted in an empirical …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell
New Ruins explores the tactile, perceptual, and temporal dimensions of surface and form among a resonant grouping of abstract works. Physical processes such as rubbing, layering, building, wearing away and, on occasion, obliterating, combine to offer an alternative to the traditional painter’s mark, altering perception of time and presence. …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Join AU student and faculty performers for live midday mini-concerts.  Free and open to the public.

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: Performing Arts

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Susan McDonic will present a talk titled "Buddhist Lessons for Living in a Precarious World"

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative

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Being first in the family to attend college can present itself as a challenging experience. When the lack of support or tools to help navigate the journey is not present, it can be even more challenging. This workshop will provide an overview of common challenges facing first-generation college students. Participants will increase their awareness of this growing population at AU and receive …more

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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Through this workshop, participants will be able to recognize that disability as both a part of the definition of diversity and is an identity, explore personal experiences you have had with privilege and oppression as it relates to ableism and be able to engage in ally behaviors that apply to people with disabilities.

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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This course, plus a reference book, teaches you work habits to increase your productivity and decrease your stress due to unfinished or late projects, abandoned initiatives, or dissatisfied customers. Gain tools that can make the difference between success and failure in your work. Faculty and staff are invited to join us. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and …more

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Human Resources

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Are you interested in studying abroad in China? Come to the AU Abroad table focused on the program offered through G-MEO in China!
A representative from G-MEO will be tabling on the quad to answer any questions you may have!

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Host: AU Abroad

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Join us for our annual Marketing & Communications Day sponsored by the Kogod Center for Career Development. Students will have the opportunity to meet with marketing and communications employers to discuss job and internship opportunities during our Career & Networking Fair. After the fair, we invite corporate partners, alumni, and students to join us for a reception.
Students …more

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: Kogod Center for Career Development

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The Google University Programs team has some exciting YouTube Live events coming up in February and we would love for you to join us.
What's YouTube Live, again?
It’s just like watching a YouTube video, except we’ll be broadcasting live from our offices and you can chat in and ask us questions in real time. This also means you have to tune in live at the time of the event to participate. We …more

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Career Center

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The ECOllaborative Colloquium is a monthly panel series showcasing the work of AU scholars on topies of pressing environmental and societal concern.

Type: Conferences. Panels. Speakers

Host: Anthropology

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Catholic 5 PM Mass

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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This season’s salon-style conversation in the Alper Initiative will feature a conversation between curator Jane Livingston and Joe Cameron on the poetic compositions in his black and white photographs.
Free and open to all interested in Washington art.
Space is limited. RSVP Required.

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Catholic Men's and Women's Group Meetings

Type: Meetings. Workshops. Trainings. Info Sessions

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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At the 2015 Hillman Prize ceremony, presenter and journalist Hendrik Hertzberg described the work of Jelani Cobb as combining the “rigor and depth of a professional historian with the alertness of a reporter, the liberal passion of an engaged public intellectual and the literary flair of a fine writer.” So it is with Cobb’s riveting, auspicious keynotes: up-to-the-moment …more

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Host: CAS Dean's Office

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Award-winning Israeli Writer Assaf Gavron will discuss "Contemporary Writing in Israel: Can you Avoid Politics?" in the second event in the Sondra D. and Howard Bender Israeli Writer Series sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies.  
Gavron's most recent book, The Hilltop is a sprawling, daring novel, which dismantles the extreme and absurd reality in the Israeli-occupied …more

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Host: Center for Israel Studies

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This is the weekly worship service (religious event) for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and is called Thursday Night Worship (TNW). It is attended by 80-100 students and the service features worship through songs, occasional testimonies, a sermon and an extended time of prayer. 

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Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Music by Richard RodgersBook and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIDirected by Karl Kippola
A small-town doctor tries to follow in his father’s footsteps—but is tempted by fortune, fame, and the big city. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most innovative and contemporary musical explores the challenges facing an ordinary person in a chaotic modern world. ALLEGRO is presented through special arrangement with …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: Performing Arts

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Weekly prayer and communion service sponsored by the United Methodist-Protestant Community

Type: Ceremonies. Receptions. Banquets

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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