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Mathcamp@AU
American University is offering a math camp to rising seventh graders (students entering 7th grade in Fall 2016). This math camp is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Student will be introduced to new mathematical concepts while working on interesting problems with their teacher's and peers. The camp will be full of fun, games, and problem solving! Visit the link below for details.

Sponsor: Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Contact: Jaime Miller, jmiller@american.edu

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/mathstat/mathcamp/

Writing Center Summer Hours
Rain and clouds have you down? Channel that energy into a Writing Center session by bringing in your summer writing projects! Simply drop by the Writing Center when we’re open or call us (202-885-2991) to schedule an appointment. We will re-open for summer hours May 23 and will remain open from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Former and current AU undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

Sponsor: Department of Literature

Contact: John Hyman, wcenter@american.edu, 202-885-2991

Web: http://www.american.edu/cas/writing/

Academics » Academics

SIS Proposes Changes to Two Graduate Degree Programs and Proposes Two New Graduate Courses
SIS proposes changes to two graduate degree programs and proposes two new graduate courses. Comments should be addressed to Lee Schwentker at lschwent@american.edu. Please see the proposals at the links below:
Significant Change to a Graduate Degree Program - MA Intercultural and International Communication: https://goo.gl/0Rlu5F
Significant Change to a Graduate Degree Program - MA International Media: https://goo.gl/Igic1G
New Course Proposal - SIS 7XX-Economic Development: https://goo.gl/8hNU0c
New Course Proposal - SIS 7XX-Special Topics in Int'l Economic Relations: https://goo.gl/2GD31M

Sponsor: SIS Office of the Dean

Contact: Lee Schwentker, lschwent@american.edu, 2028851604

Academics » College of Arts and Sciences

CAS Proposes Major Change to BA in Studio Art
CAS proposes a major change to the BA in Studio Art. 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 May 30.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, Schagunn@american.edu, 2028852446

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYMEhJdGJTYUt6SFU

CAS Proposes New Course in Art
CAS proposes a new course: ART-220. The proposal for this new course 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 May 30.

Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, Schagunn@american.edu, 2028852446

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYUEs5OEJZeGpwaHM

CAS Proposes New Course in Biology
CAS proposes a new course: BIO-399. The proposal for this new course 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 June 2.

Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean

Contact: Kelsi Schagunn, schagunn@american.edu, 2028852446

Web: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9Wx_6nUDmJYNWc0RVVSSEN1WVU

June 1, 10 am, Jennifer Wiseman, Hubble's Greatest Discoveries, Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Center
Dr. Wiseman will highlight the Hubble Space Telescope’s greatest achievements over the past 25 years, from tracking the solar system's dynamics to detecting the universe's most distant galaxies. The telescope helps scientists explore dark energy and dark matter, as well as analyze the atmospheres of planets beyond our solar system. It is an icon of human cooperation for scientific exploration, involving the support of scientists, engineers, astronauts, government leaders, and the public around the world. Jennifer Wiseman is NASA’s Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Sponsor: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Contact: Mary Fran Miklitsch, maryfran@american.edu, 2028954860

Web: https://www.olli-dc.org/lecture_series

May 31, 10am, Interview with Martin Baron by Judy Havemann, Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Center
Martin Baron, hero of the Oscar-winning "Spotlight," is now executive editor of the Washington Post. Baron directs coverage of Washington, the nation, and the world in a brutal business environment of competition and change. On his watch, Baron has welcomed home a reporter extracted from an infamous Iranian prison and added three Pulitzer prizes to his previous seven. He has been called the best editor in America. His managing perspective includes this warning: adapt or fail.

Sponsor: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Contact: Mary Fran Miklitsch, maryfran@american.edu, 2028954860

Web: https://www.olli-dc.org/lecture_series

Academics » School of Communication

Dissertation Defense: Cultural Cognition, Public Opinion, & Media Polarization in the U.S. Climat
Please join the School of Communication community for the opportunity to watch PhD candidate Todd Newman defend his dissertation titled Cultural Cognition, Public Opinion, and Media Polarization in the U.S. Climate Change Debate at 3PM in McKinley 303

Sponsor: School of Communication

Contact: Nicole Cusick, ncusick@american.edu, 2028853175

Significant Change to the MA in Interactive Journalism
The School of Communication has posted a Significant Change for the MA in Interactive Journalism. Please direct feedback to Dean Rose Ann Robertson. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through .

Sponsor: School of Communication

Contact: Laura BonDurant, bonduran@american.edu, 2028852054

Web: https://cms.american.edu/soc/journalism/degrees/MA-ITRJ.cfm

Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies

Improve your English at American University
Registration is still open for AU's summer Part-time English Language Program, which offers Business Communication and TOEFL Preparation for students of intermediate to advanced level of English proficiency. Course tuition is now just $595. Each course includes 8 weeks of classes and a total of 40 in-class hours. All applicants are welcome - students do not need to attend AU to apply. For more information or to register for classes, click on the link below.

Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies

Contact: Danielle Capano, elta@american.edu, 2028954970

Web: http://www.american.edu/spexs/elta/elp/index.cfm

New Course Proposal: SPEX-125
The School of Professional & Extended Studies (SPExS) has posted a new course proposal for the Washington Mentorship Program at https://cms.american.edu/spexs/upload/SPEXS-125-College-Inquiry-Proposal-Composite-5-24-16.pdf. Please direct feedback to Senior Associate Dean Diane Lowenthal by June 1.

Sponsor: Washington Mentorship Program

Contact: Diane Lowenthal, dlowent@american.edu, 2028954915

Web: https://cms.american.edu/spexs/upload/SPEXS-125-College-Inquiry-Proposal-Composite-5-24-16.pdf

Study English at American University
Improve your language skills with American University’s Intensive English Language Program!
Summer session begins June 06, 2016 and includes more than 20 hours of instruction per week, site visits in DC, academic advising, and access to all campus facilities including the library and athletic center. Students who are currently in the U.S. are welcome to apply for the summer as the deadline for students living abroad has already passed. Visit our website to learn about this exciting opportunity and to start an application: http://www.american.edu/spexs/elta/iel

Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies

Contact: Danielle Capano, elta@american.edu, 2028954970

Web: http://www.american.edu/spexs/elta/iel/index.cfm

Academics » Washington College of Law

SJD Dissertation Defense: Chen-Hung Chang
The SJD Program invites the AU Community to observe
Chen-Hung Chang defend his dissertation entitled:
“New Technology, New Privacy: Facing Information Privacy Challenges in an Age of Emerging Information Technology.”

Sponsor: Law and Government Program

Contact: Diana Sawyer, dsawyer@wcl.american.edu, 2022744368

Communications » Call for Participants

Students needed for PAID ONLINE STUDY!
Current undergraduate students are needed for an online study regarding interpersonal relationships and emotional experiences. This study involves two 15-20 minute sessions, as well as contact with a close friend or significant other. Participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon.com gift card for EACH session that they complete ($10 total). If interested, please contact Vicki Anagnostopoulos at va5637a@student.american.edu to see if you qualify!

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Vicki Anagnostopoulos, va5637a@student.amerian.edu

Technology » Core Services

Colleague and myAU Portal Service Interruption
The weekly maintenance period for the Ellucian Colleague system will be extended on Sunday, May 29, 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: IT Help Desk, helpdesk@american.edu, 202-885-2550

Technology » Technology Tools

Office 365 is coming in June - Free classes and webinars are filling up quickly!
Outlook Web App and Outlook 2016 are replacing Lotus Notes as AU's email and calendaring platform. In this two-hour course, you’ll learn how to use Outlook to send and receive email, create signatures, apply an Out of Office message, sort/filter/flag mail, add delegation to mail and/or calendar, manage your contacts, work with personal and group calendars, and explore other apps in Office 365.  You will also learn how to use Skype for Business, Office 365’s Instant Messenger tool, as well as how to store and share files in the cloud using OneDrive for Business.

Sponsor: Office of Information Technology

Contact: Jacqueline Palumbo, jpalum@american.edu, 2028852243

Web: http://www.american.edu/training/OITClasses.cfm

Work@AU » AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Register Today for Financial Wellness Seminars on Wed., June 8 – Helping You Stay on Track
Feeling stressed about your finances? You’re not alone. Nearly half of all employees say that financial matters cause them the most stress in their lives. Join us on June 8 to build your investment knowledge or help you take control of your finances. PricewaterhouseCoopers will be at AU leading sessions on The Basics of Investing and Cash and Debt Management. Sessions are open to all faculty and staff; register to attend on AsuccessfulU.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Andie Rowe, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: https://myau.american.edu/Work/Pages/AsuccessfulU.aspx

Work@AU » Human Resources

AhealthyU Summer Fitness Classes Are Back This Week
Join AhealthyU for a group fitness class! No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members. MONDAY: Pilates from 12:05pm-12:50pm @Cassell and Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @3201 New Mexico Ave Suite 350; TUESDAY: Total Body from 12:05-12:50pm @Cassell, Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @WCL Tenley Campus Library Room 100B, and Zumba from 5:30-6:30pm @Cassell; WEDNESDAY: Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @Cassell; THURSDAY: Light Spin from 12:05-12:50pm @Cassell, Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @4401 Connecticut Ave Room 611, and Cardio Strength from 5:30-6:30pm @Cassell

Sponsor: 392;

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

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

Give Us 15 minutes, We'll Give You $50 - Complete an Online Health Assessment
Complete the confidential health assessment to get a personalized wellness report. All full-time faculty and staff who complete the assessment by May 31 will receive a $50 credit towards an AU Rec Sports membership or $50 in EagleBucks this summer. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit® Flex™. All rewards subject to tax. Additional opportunities for the reward will be available in the fall. Visit the link below for more information and to complete your online health assessment.

Sponsor: 27;

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

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

Register Today for the Staff Appreciation Week Volleyball Tournament and Cookie Bake-Off!
Planning to compete in this year’s staff Volleyball Tournament? Interested in joining the new Cookie Bake-Off? Gather your team and/or baking supplies and register by Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Participants must be full or part-time staff members. Bakers will be limited to one entry. Visit the Staff Appreciation website or follow us on Twitter at @AUappreciates for more info and updates.

Sponsor: Human Resources

Contact: Heather Smith, heathers@american.edu, 2028852578

Web: http://www.american.edu/staffappreciation/index.cfm

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