Today@AU

NOVEMBER 28

Friday

Announcements

  • Academics » Academic Support
    Save the Date: Faculty Grant Writing Workshop
    The Faculty Grant Writing Workshop will be Presented by Dr. Ralph Pollack on May 6-7, 2015. The morning session will focus on the basics of external funding proposal preparation on May 6 and will focus on applications to NSF, with specific information about how to tailor applications to this agency on May 7. You can schedule a 30-60 minute 1-on-1 session with Dr. Pollack to discuss your research work and funding strategies from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days. Please RSVP to Anita Brown, Special Assistant to Vice Provost for Research, at abrown@american.edu. More info will be sent in early 2015.
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Anita Brown, abrown@american.edu, 202-885-6333
  • Academics » Career Center
    #ineedajob: Acing Your Interview Workshop
    Employers conduct interviews to assess three primary factors that influence their hiring decisions: your likelihood for success given your background and skills, your willingness to perform the position’s duties, and your cultural fit with the organization. Participate in this interactive workshop on Wednesday, December 3 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Career Center library and learn about types of interviews and scenarios you might face, practice answering tough interview questions, and gain other insider tips and tricks for mastering your interview.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Rob SanGeorge, sangeorg@american.edu
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    "Vichy France and the Jews" Lecture December 2
    When: Tuesday, December 2 at 2:35 PM
    Where: Ward 4

    Please join us for a Holocaust Studies Forum lecture by Professor Daniel Lee. Professor Lee will discuss the Jews of Vichy France and his book on French Jewish youth and the Vichy Regime.
    Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program
    Contact: Martha Cramer, judaic@american.edu, 202-885-2423
    Alexandra Lohse - Dissertation Defense
    Alexandra Lohse, candidate for the PhD in history, will defend her dissertation, "'In spite of all that': Total War and Popular Opinion in Nazi Germany, 1943-1945" on December 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm in the Battelle REC room. All are welcome to attend.
    Sponsor: Department of History
    Contact: Sarah Adler, sadler@american.edu, 202-885-2401
  • Academics » School of Communication
    AU Abroad SOC New Course Proposals
    The School of Communication has posted New Course Proposals for COMM-251 AU Abroad Communication Program and COMM-351 AU Abroad Communication Program. Please direct feedback to Dean Rose Ann Robertson. We will be accepting feedback on this proposal through December 1st, 2014.
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Rose Ann Robertson, rrobert@american.edu
    Memorial & Reception Honoring Prof Emeritus Laird Anderson, Dec. 1, 3-4 pm in McKinley 201
    Please join Dean Rutenbeck and SOC in remembering Prof. Emeritus Laird Anderson, a member of SOC's Journalism faculty from 1973 to 1996 and longtime SOC donor. A program of remembrance will be held Mon., Dec. 1, 3:00-4:00 pm in McKinley's Doyle/Forman Theater, with a reception to follow in the theater lobby and Anderson/Ashby Faculty & Staff Lounge.
    Sponsor: SOC Office of the Dean
    Contact: Kristi Plahn-Gjersvold, kristipg@american.edu, 202-885-2059
  • Academics » School of International Service
    Experiences in DC Social Enterprise
    Come learn from two DC-area social entrepreneurs on their experiences in starting and managing their social enterprises. Michael Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen, and Marty Schwartz, President of Vehicles for Change will share their personal stories about the journey their organizations have taken: the ups and the downs, the good decisions and perhaps even the occasional bad one. The event promises to be a lively discussion on the experiences that social entrepreneurs and anyone interested in social change can learn from each of these innovative organizations.
    Sponsor: Social Enterprise Initiative
    Contact: Social Enterprise MA Program, socialenterprise@american.edu
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    AU Women's Basketball vs. UMBC, Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.
    AU Women’s Basketball will take on UMBC, Wednesday, December 3, at 7 p.m. in Bender Arena. Admission is free with valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    Fueling for a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
    Need tips and recipes for healthy eating? Look for both on Wednesday, December 3, posted in the Cassell and Jacobs fitness centers all day AND attend a special presentation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Cassell Fitness Center.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
  • Life@AU » Health & Wellness
    Step Up Leadership Team. New Student Opportunity!
    The Wellness Center is accepting applications for Step Up Student Leaders. Step Up is a bystander intervention program that teaches students how to intervene in high risk situations such as alcohol abuse, hazing, and sexual assault. Students will facilitate workshops and conduct community outreach. This is a great opportunity to strengthen leadership and public-speaking skills. Students must be available for two consecutive semesters and complete required trainings. Applications are due by Friday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled in January.
    Sponsor: Wellness Center
    Contact: Sara Yzaguirre, sarayza@american.edu, 202-885-3382
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    Professional Development Opportunity: Embracing Change
    This course develops the confidence and skills needed to face change and welcome it as an opportunity to grow and learn. Please join us on December 11 from 1 - 5 p.m. in MGC 247. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    Problems caused by ineffectiveness cannot be solved with the same ineffective thinking that created them. Learn the power of effectiveness and feel more satisfied with what you accomplish each day. Know where you are going and discover the secrets to success and fulfillment within you. This three-day course will provide you with insights on how to be more focused, develop strong relationships based on trust, and how to reach a work-life balance. To join us from December 19 to 23, log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172
    Professional Development Opportunity: Valuing Diversity and Inclusion
    The differences people bring to the workplace can promote tremendous creativity and innovation. Those same differences, however, also can contribute to misunderstandings as you work with others who have different styles and work ethics. This course creates awareness of how to recognize and appreciate differences leading to more options and better problem solving. Please join us on December 9 from 1 - 5 p.m. in MGC 247. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Jennifer Taylor, AsuccessfulU@american.edu, 202-885-1172

Events

      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Ad Infinitum
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Lay of the Land: Surface Memory by Alan Sonfist and Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm by Karin F. Giusti
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • Alan Sonfist created Surface Memory in 1967-1971 to elucidate his childhood memories of the destroyed forest of his youth. Surface Memory pays homage to Sonfist's earlier masterpiece Time Landscape, 1956.

        Karin Giusti's Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm is a monumental installation utilizing sculpture and photography to meld both environment and time into a singular experience. Void of figures, ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • My Oyster #7: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The My Oyster projects are a collaboration between Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, a husband and wife pair working together since 1992. For their My Oyster series, Grabner and Killam employ a large hanging support system to display a selection of their works. The project includes other artifacts that demonstrate their familial relationship to a life of art, including sculptures, working ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Prague, The City of Eugenic Minds
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The Eugenic Minds project, comprised of a documentary by Pavel Stingl, animations and paintings by Xenia Hoffmeisterová, and literary artwork by Patrik Ouredník, offers timeless meditation upon the abuse of the human pinnacles of science and education. It also addresses the question of academic careerism, which under totalitarian regimes reaches self-destructive proportions. This exhibition is ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Sculpture Now 2014
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The Washington Sculptors Group celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibition of sculpture curated by Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the AU Museum. In 1978, the art theorist Rosalind Krauss declared that sculpture as a discipline had collapsed because of the wide range of practices. More recently, Johanna Burton remarked that the category of sculpture had not collapsed but was rather ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Some Uses of Photography: Four Washington Artists
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The definition of a photograph and its relationship to other visual art forms has undergone enormous changes since the invention of photography in the 19th century. The work of four female Washington, DC artists - Jenn DePalma, Sandra Rottmann, and Siohban Rigg - represents this ongoing dialog about craft, authenticity, the role of the artist, and other concerns that define photography. This ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper: 1949 - 1992
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper: 1949-1992 is the first show produced by the Diebenkorn Foundation. This extraordinary exhibition features 40 pieces, most of which have never been publicly viewed. The selected works of pencil and ink drawings on paper, collages of torn paper, and watercolors portray a richly intimate glimpse into the artist's evolution spanning more than 40 years.

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Lauren Adams: American Catastrophe Report
      • 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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Must See Events

      • October 17 to December 5
      • International Cinema Series: Opening Reception
      • VSPACER
      • Join us for a pre-screening reception to kick off a new month of the International Cinema Series in the School of Communication's Media Innovation Lab within the McKinley Building. Learn more at www.american.edu/nga.

        First come, first serve. Light refreshments provided.

        Where to park and directions to campus can be found at www.american.edu/aumaps

        Type: Reception
        Host: School of Communication

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      • Thursday, December 4
      • DACH-Talk with Matthias Hedinger, Principal Investment Officer at the IFC of the World Bank Group!
      • VSPACER
      • DACH - the Networking, Language and Cultures Club for the German-speaking Europe - is happy to present a talk with Matthias Hedinger, Principal Investment Officer at the IFC, member of the World Bank Group!
        Matthias Hedinger will talk about the International Finance Corporation his work at the IFC and how he got from Switzerland to Washington, D.C.
        Join DACH for this great opportunity to get ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: DACH

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Important Dates

  • 11/28/2014 - 11/30/2014: Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday 
  • 12/03/2014: WCL: Last day of classes (includes make-ups for holidays)