• Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers 12.5 - 12.12,2014
    CNN Newsroom, New York Times, Washington Post and other national news outlets recently featured American University's faculty and programs. Click on the link below to view last week's coverage:
    Sponsor: University Communications
    Contact: University Communications,, 202-885-5950
    Today@AU Holiday Schedule
    The daily Today@AU email will be suspended from December 22 through January 2. Approved submissions scheduled to post during this time period will still appear on the web digest page.
    Sponsor: University Publications
    Contact: Today@AU,
  • Academics » Academic Support
    Info-Metrics One-Day Workshop Featuring our Graduate Fellows, December 19, American University
    Workshop program is now available online. To register please send an email to with the subject line: "December 19 Workshop" and indicate in the body of the email your name and affiliation.
    Registration is free but the deadline for registration is Tuesday, December 16, 5 p.m.
    Sponsor: Department of Economics
    Contact: Info-Metrics Institute,
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    Interested in the human brain? Consider PSYC-518-001 for Spring 2015
    Advanced Human Neuropsychology
    TF, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., spring semester

    Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

    Explores the empirical, anatomical, and theoretical aspects of clinical and experimental human neuropsychology with an emphasis on clinical case studies (e.g., traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke).

    This course should be of particular value to those interested in cognition, psychopathology, neurology/medicine, education, linguistics, and philosophy.

    This course does not require any previous knowledge of human neuropsychology.
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Dr. Bryan Fantie,, 202-885-1790
  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    Looking for Research Support? – CTRL
    During the fall semester, many faculty received assistance planning research, analyzing data, and incorporating research technologies into their classes, through our new Support Request system. We can’t do everything, but we can do a lot. We are open and providing assistance during winter break, and we are happy to pre-plan assistance for next semester. For quick questions you can still drop-in, call us at x3862, or email Request help for extended assistance at:
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Eric Charles,, 202-885-3867
  • Academics » Kogod School of Business
    Alan Meltzer CEO Leadership Speaker Series with Ronnie Mervis of Mervis Diamonds
    Join the Kogod School of Business for the annual Alan Meltzer CEO Leadership Speaker Series on Wednesday, January 21, at 4 p.m. in the Kogod Student Lounge. This year's honored guest will be Ronnie Mervis of Mervis Diamonds. His topic will be "Reflections on the Diamond World: Reality or Perception?"
    Sponsor: Kogod School of Business
    Contact: Laura Herring,, 202-885-1957
  • Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
    LEAD Spring Registration Now Open!
    Spring registration is now open for the LEAD Program: LEAD is an excellent opportunity for professional development for women in transitional stages of their careers and lives.
    Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
    Contact: Francesca Cameron,
  • Life@AU » Alternative Breaks
    Tibetan Rights Summer Alternative Break: Faculty Advisor Needed
    The Center for Community Engagement & Service is currently seeking staff or faculty to serve as advisor to travel with the ‘Statelessness and Social Health of Tibetan Refugee Community’ themed summer Alternative Break program to Northern India.

    If you are interested or would like more information about what is involved in being an advisor for an Alternative Break program, please contact Shoshanna Sumka, Assistant Director of Global Learning and Leadership at ext. 2684 or See website for description of trip:
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Shoshanna Sumka,
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    Recreational Sports and Fitness Finals and Holiday Hours
    RecFit would like to remind all members that we will be beginning our modified hours starting on Monday, Dec. 15.

    Hours will be as follows:

    Jacobs Fitness Center:
    Monday, Dec. 15: 6am-8:30pm
    Tuesday, Dec. 16 - Friday, Dec. 19: 6am-6:30pm
    Saturday, Dec. 20 & Sunday, Dec. 21: 9am-5pm
    Monday, Dec. 22 & Tuesday, Dec. 23: 6am-6:30pm

    Cassell Fitness Center:
    Monday, Dec. 15 - Friday, Dec. 19: 6am-2pm
    Saturday, Dec. 20 & Sunday, Dec. 21: CLOSED
    Monday, Dec. 22 & Tuesday, Dec. 23: 6am-2pm

    All facilities will be closed from Wednesday, Dec.24 - Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Alicia Fodera,
  • Services » Parking & Commuter Resources
    Shuttle Services - Winter Break Schedule
    Shuttle Service will modified for the holidays between Dec. 20 -Dec 23, and Jan. 5 - Jan. 9. Regular shuttle schedules will resume beginning Jan. 10.

    To learn more please visit:

    Sponsor: Facilities Management
    Contact: Ravi Raman,, 202-885-1795
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    Mark Your Calendars: The 2015 Great American Weight Loss Challenge
    Start 2015 off on the right foot with AhealthyU’s Great American Weight Loss Challenge! This eight-week, team-based program for AU Faculty and Staff members will reward participants for losing or maintaining weight, as well as tracking healthy living goals with WELLog. There will be chances to win team, individual and raffle prizes! Program begins January 26. Registration will run from January 5 through January 23. Have questions about the challenge? Attend the orientation session on January 21, 12 - 1 p.m. in MGC 330-N. Registration for the session is required. For more information, see link below:
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman,, 202-885-3742
    News, Information, and Insights Available Online Now in the December HR Newsletter
    Read the December issue of the HR Newsletter to learn more tuition remission, the upcoming workshops, the new PaycheckCity calculator, and the January 16 spring deadline; new required training for faculty and staff, W-2 format elections, status on 2015 Tuition Exchange applicants; SPExS courses for women; goal setting for staff, and group meditation on campus. AhealthyU wraps up their fall activities and the Staff Council highlights their service activities for December and January. Check the January professional development calendar for upcoming workshops and opportunities. Read online today!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Shelly D'Amico,, 202-885-2730


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      • Microsoft Excel 2013 - Intermediate Level
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • The Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate Level course will build on the skills learned in the Introduction course. In this course, you will: work with multiple worksheets to consolidate data and add 3-D references to formulas, use logical functions with comparison operators, create custom formats, view data based on autofilters, create multi-level sorts, remove duplicates and find unique values, and ...more

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Office of Information Technology

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      • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Lauren Adams: American Catastrophe Report
      • Katzen Rotunda 2nd Floor
      • Artist Lauren Frances Adams has created American Catastrophe Report, an installation that acts as both homage and critique of the decorative frescoes in the United States Capitol Building, originally painted in the 19th c. by Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. The site-specific artwork by Adams is installed in American University's Katzen Arts Center, in both the upper and lower rotunda in ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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Important Dates

  • 12/20/2014: WCL: Examinations end 
  • 12/21/2014: WCL: Official Degree Award Date (date that appears on December 2014 diplomas; no event associated with this date) 
  • 12/24/2014 - 12/25/2014: Winter break; university offices closed