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OCTOBER 22

Wednesday

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  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    CTRL – Technology in the Classroom Workshops: October 20 – 31 in Hurst 202
    Join us this week for workshops on Class Organization with Google Docs (Oct. 20: 10:30-11:30am); and Introduction to WordPress (October 21: 10:30-11:30am). Join us next week for Advanced Prezi (Oct. 28: 1:15-2:15pm); and Digital Storytelling and Podcasts for Instructors (October 30: 4:00-5:00pm). Learn more about this series of hands-on workshops, and register to attend either in person or online at http://www.american.edu/ctrl/techinclassschedule.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
  • Communications » News
    AU Newsmakers 10.10 - 10.17, 2014
    The Kojo Nnamdi Show, MSNBC, The New York Times 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
  • Academics » Academic Support
    Finish the Semester Strong! A Time Management Workshop
    Can the semester already be halfway over? Assess how you're using your time to accomplish your goals and manage your priorities. Create a plan to finish the semester strong in this workshop! Join us on Wednesday, October 22, from 1:10-2:25 p.m. in MGC 200!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Framing a Research Question - Oct. 28
    Successful applications for nationally competitive grants have one element in common: a clear and compelling research question or research problem. In this session we will address some of the challenges associated with framing a research question, such as determining the appropriate breadth vs. narrowness of the topic, achieving concision and "punch," and anticipating the needs and expectations of screening committees. This session is intended for students applying for international fellowships or field research funding.
    Oct. 28
    6:00-7:00 p.m.
    Graduate Research Center, Bender Library
    RSVP at link below.
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
    Keep Calm and Carry On: Writing For Exams
    This workshop is designed to help students develop skills for timed writing assignments and exams. Key topics include reducing stress, outlining, and revising. Experienced Writing Center consultants will offer tips on how to best survive in-class exams. Students are invited to participate by asking questions.
    Location: Training and Events Room (Room 115) First Floor of the Library
    Date: Wednesday, October 22
    Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
    Who: Open to all undergraduate students, no RSVP required
    Sponsor: Department of Literature
    Contact: The Writing Center, wcenter@american.edu, 202-885-2991
    New Media Center Trainin Session - Making Videos w/ iMovie
    Monday, October 27, 11 a.m. in the New Media Center lab (Library lower level next to Media Services).

    Have a class project but don't know how to edit video? Learn to create quality videos with simple software. Import footage, edit, add titles and export for web or DVD.

    RSVP not required.
    Sponsor: New Media Center
    Contact: New Media Center, libnmc@american.edu, 202-885-2560
    New Media Center Training Session - Podcasting 101 (Garageband)
    Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m. in the New Media Center lab (Library lower level next to Media Services).

    Start from scratch and record some audio with an audio recorder. Then learn to import your recordings into Garageband, edit it, and export a finished mp3.

    RSVP not required.
    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: New Media Center, libnmc@american.edu, 202-885-2560
    Public Speaking Workshop
    Learn to give your best presentation and tips to overcome common hurdles at this public speaking workshop! Join us on Thursday, October 23, from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in MGC 245.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Successful Student Series - What to do if you're struggling in a course. For New Undergraduate Students!
    The next Successful Student Series discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 22, in Bender Library room 115 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. This session will cover information about study habits and campus resources that can help you raise your grades before the semester ends.
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
  • Academics » Career Center
    #ineedajob: Building Resumes & Cover Letters Workshop
    Most employers decide whether or not to consider job applicants in 30 seconds or less. Your resume and cover letter content must be clear, concise, and compelling in order to catch their attention. Participate in this workshop on Wednesday, October 22, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Career Center library to learn how to tailor your resume and cover letter to the specific position for which you are applying and how to best present your most relevant skills, experience, and achievements.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Sue Gordon, gordon@american.edu
    Boren Graduate Fellowship Info Sessions 10/21 and 10/22
    Are you a graduate student interested in language study in Africa, Asia, Central or Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, or the Middle East? Learn about the Boren Graduate Fellowship at an info session on either Oct. 21 or 22 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Bender Library Graduate Research Center. The Boren Fellowship provides up to $30,000 for up to one year of language study in areas critical to U.S. national security. U.S. citizenship required. E-mail meritawards@american.edu to be added to the Boren Fellowship Blackboard site.

    Sponsor: Merit Awards Office, Career Center
    Contact: Office of Merit Awards, meritawards@american.edu, 202-885-1854
    Bustle.com Information Session 10/23
    The Career Center will host Bustle.com for an information session on Thursday, October 23, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., in MGC 247. Bustle.com is a new women's site that covers news, politics, entertainment, lifestyle, fashion, books, and more. They are currently seeking AU talent for full-time and part-time communications and journalism opportunities in their New York office. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    CNN Information Table 10/23
    The Career Center will host CNN for an information table on Thursday, October 23, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in MGC Lobby. Please visit the table to learn about internships and career opportunities with CNN. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource for additional information.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    Fox News Information Session 10/22
    The Career Center will host Fox News for an information Session on Wednesday, October 22, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., in MGC 200. A Fox representative will provide an overview of the organization and also discuss Spring and Summer internship opportunities, as well as full-time opportunities for May 2014 and December 2014 graduates. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
    How to be Competitive in the U.S. Job Market: Workshop for International Students
    International students face unique challenges when job searching in the U.S. Understanding key cultural components of the U.S. workforce and having a strategy for obtaining employment are essential to being a competitive applicant. Attend this session on Tuesday, October 28 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in MGC 203 to gain tips and insights on applying for positions in the US.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Anna Litman, litman@american.edu
    Merit Awards Drop-in Advising (Grad Students Only) 10/22, 3-4pm
    Graduate Students: Interested in applying for the Boren Fellowship, Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship, Bosch Fellowship, Alfa Fellowship, Critical Language Scholarship or Fulbright Grant but cannot attend one of our info sessions? Come to drop-in advising hours on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 3-4pm in GRC B54. A Graduate Advising Fellow will be available to answer all general questions with regards to the above mentioned merit awards.
    Sponsor: Merit Awards Office, Career Center
    Contact: Office of Merit Awards, meritawards@american.edu, 202-885-1854
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    AU Dance Program Friends and Family Benefit Concert
    The American University Dance Program presents our 3rd annual Friends and Family Benefit Concert to benefit the Dr. Naima Prevots Guest Artist Fund
    Saturday November 8, 2014 at 8 p.m.

    American Dance Institute (ADI)
    1570 East Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD

    Featuring performances by students, faculty and alumni.

    Tickets: http://2014friendsandfamilyconcert.bpt.me/
    $25 General Admission
    $10 Student Tickets
    All proceeds directly benefit AU dance students.
    For More information please contact danceprogram@american.edu
    202-885-3433
    Made possible by a theater sponsorship from ADI.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Melanie George, danceprogram@american.edu, 202-885-3433
    American University Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Concert
    October 25, 8 P.M. & October 26, 3 P.M.
    Yaniv Dinur, conductor and director of orchestral activities
    Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
    Tickets: $15, $10 AU community and seniors, $5 AU students

    Marking its third season under the musical leadership of Yaniv Dinur, the American University Symphony Orchestra continues to enhance its profile as one of the unique and exciting student ensembles in the DC area. Each piece on the program for the season's opening concert combines musical elements from future and past.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: AU Arts, auarts@american.edu, 202-885-2787
    Feed Your Brain: Welcome to the New Neuroscience Major
    Interested in the new neuroscience major?

    Please come this Thursday October 23  from 4 to 6 PM to the 
    Mary Grayden Center room 330 N (SETH conference room)

    Get information, meet faculty, and ask questions about this new major.
    Plus feed your brain with some light refreshments!
    Sponsor: Department of Biology
    Contact: Dr. Colin Saldanha, saldanha@american.edu, 202-885-2178
    Learn the iconic choreography from "Thriller" with the AU Dance Program Director
    Thursday, October 30 | 2:35 - 3:50 p.m. | Katzen 152

    In honor of Halloween, Dance Program Director Melanie George will teach the original choreography from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” by Michael Peters.

    ALL ARE WELCOME!

    Michael Jackson/80's zombie costumes encouraged.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Melanie George, mgeorge@american.edu
    Reducing Violence & Conflict Through Schools: Constraints & Possibilities
    The International Training and Education Program will be hosting Dr. Ian Warwick on October 27, 2014, who will present a lecture themed - "Reducing Violence and Conflict through Schools: Constraints & Possibilities." Drawing on work of staff at the Institute of Education, University of London, this presentation outlines how education can reproduce harms yet also, more positively, be used to counter and prevent violence. Using a critical realist framework, the talk will draw on research on political conflict in Nepal and violence against girls in three sub-Saharan countries.
    Sponsor: School of Education, Teaching, and Health
    Contact: Ophira Bansal, bansal@american.edu, 202-885-3128
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a New Musical
    October 16–18 & 24–25, 8 p.m.
    October 18 & 25, 2 p.m.
    Book by Jeffrey Lane, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
    Based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar
    Carl Menninger, director
    Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
    Tickets: $15, $10 AU community and seniors

    A musical adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's film of the same name, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a story about women and the men who pursue them.

    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is presented by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: AU Arts, auarts@american.edu, 202-885-2787
  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    CTRL Research Software Workshops, October 20 – October 25, in Hurst 202
    Join us this week for Intro to ICPSR and Public Use Data, Intermediate SAS, Intermediate R, and Intro to SPSS. Next week, join us for our workshops on Advanced STATA (Panel Data Analysis), Intermediate STATA, and Intro to Qualtrics. Check dates and times, read descriptions, and register for attendance at: https://myau.american.edu/dept/Provost/CTRL/CTRLrsg/SitePages/Registration.aspx .
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Eric Charles, rsg@american.edu, 202-885-3862
  • Academics » Kogod School of Business
    ASIAN, (EAST, SOUTHEAST, SOUTH) STUDENTS NEEDED
    Marketing researchers in the Kogod School of Business will PAY $6 to students from various Asian backgrounds, over the age of 18, to participate in a short, 15 minute experiment about some common brands.

    Studies will take place in Kogod on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 27 to 30. This is a second round of studies (we did not collect enough data earlier this semester). We are conducting the experiment throughout the day and space is limited. Sign up now by contacting us via e-mail with the “Study” in the subject line of your e-mail (contact info below).
    Sponsor: Department of Marketing
    Contact: Josh Kamins, jk0658a@student.american.edu
    CASH ($6) FOR SHORT (15 MIN) SURVEY
    Marketing researchers in the Kogod School of Business will PAY $6 to students over the age of 18 to participate in a short, 15 minute experiment about some common brands.

    Studies will take place in Kogod on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, October 27 to 30. This is a second round of studies (we did not collect enough data earlier this semester). We are conducting the experiment throughout the day and space is limited. Sign up now by contacting us via e-mail with the “Study” in the subject line of your e-mail (contact info below).
    Sponsor: Department of Marketing
    Contact: Josh Kamins, jk0658a@student.american.edu
    Guest Speaker: First American to do Business with Russia During the Collapse of the Soviet Union!
    Kogod's Undergraduate Business Association is excited to welcome Guest Speaker Jeffrey Zeiger, the first American to do business in Russia during the collapse of the Soviet Union! Mr. Zeiger will be discussing the following: his unique experiences, working as an entrepreneur versus working for a large corporation, the similarities/differences in the managerial skills he learned in Russia versus in the United States, and the value of leadership.
    There will also be a Q&A session!
    All students and faculty are strongly encouraged to attend on October 23rd in MGC 200 at 5:00PM!
    Sponsor: Kogod Leadership and Applied Business (K-LAB)
    Contact: Alexandra Zeiger, alexandra.zeiger@ausg.org, 856-745-4621
    How to Use Social Media Effectively in Business
    Join us this Tuesday, October 21st for a Business in the Capital Event Series event on how to use social media effectively in business.

    The event will feature panelists:
    Peter LaMotte: senior vice president and digital chair, LEVICK PR and

    Mark Kogan: manager, Ward Circle Strategies.

    The event will take place in the Kogod School of Business Room 118 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Sponsor: Department of Management
    Contact: Tom Kohn, tkohn@american.edu
  • Academics » School of Communication
    Greenpeace Video: Brand jamming, mini films, and Postcards from Climate Change - CEF Film Series
    Melissa Thompson, Senior Video Producer for Greenpeace USA, describes how Greenpeace uses video (make it funny! make it sharable! tell a good story!). She will show lots of clips and discuss her best tips for getting videos out there to be seen by millions.
    Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking
    Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu, 202-885-3408
    Greenpeace Video: Brand jamming, mini filmsx, and Postcards from Climate Change — CEF Film Series
    October 28, 7pm, Forman Theater
    Melissa Thompson, Senior Video Producer for Greenpeace USA, describes how Greenpeace uses video (make it funny! make it sharable! tell a good story!). She will show lots of clips and discuss her best tips for getting videos out there to be seen by millions.
    Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking
    Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu, 202-885-3408
    International Cinema Series: Viewing China 10/24
    Closing night of the series: 7:00 pm — Ghost Town (2008, 169mins) Directed by Zhao Dayong

    Free and open to the public. Doyle/Forman Theater in the SOC McKinley Building has seating capacity on a first-come, first-serve basis. Take Blue line shuttle from Tenleytown or park in the School of International Service or Katzen Arts Center. Campus directions: www.american.edu/AUMaps
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Don Michael Mendoza, dmendoza@american.edu, 202-885-2220
    Moving Beyond the Obituaries: From Doom and Gloom to #Oceanoptimism - CEF Film Series
    October 21, 7pm, Forman Theater
    Nancy Knowlton, Sant Chair of Marine Science, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History says that psychologists have known for some time that scary news without solutions causes people to disengage. While not discounting the scope of the environmental problems we face, we need to do a better job of celebrating our successes.
    Sponsor: Center for Environmental Filmmaking
    Contact: Chris Palmer, palmer@american.edu, 202-885-3408
    SOC & KPU Present: An American Forum on the 2014 Midterm Elections
    The School of Communication and the Kennedy Political Union, in association with The Washington Post, are proud to host an American Forum with Chris Cillizza: “The Midterm Elections, the Media and Issues that Matter 2014.” The event will take place Thursday, October 23 at 8:15 p.m. It will be moderated by SOC professor Jane Hall.

    First come, first seated in the Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater in the McKinley Building. Event live stream: http://www.american.edu/soc/american-forum-live-stream.cfm
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Don Michael Mendoza, dmendoza@american.edu, 2028852220
    SOC Dean's Internship Reception & Panel - 10/22 @ 12:30pm
    Learn about upcoming opportunities to become a School of Communication Dean's Intern in the spring from present interns and members of two partner media organizations.

    The reception and panel discussion will be in the Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater on the 2nd floor of the McKinley Building from 12:30pm to 2pm. Light refreshments provided in the 2nd floor theater lobby prior to and after panel discussion.
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Don Michael Mendoza, dmendoza@american.edu, 2028852220
  • Academics » School of Public Affairs
    Benefactors Award for the Campaign Management Institute and Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute
    The Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies has established an award fund for the Campaign Management Institute and Public Affairs & Advocacy Institute. The fund is intended to provide financial assistance to AU students enrolled in either of the institutes for credit.

    This award provides up to a $1,000 stipend. To apply, please submit a resume, transcript, and a 1-2 page cover letter detailing merit and financial need (including income, financial aid, and expenses). The application deadline is December 5th. For more information please see our webpage or contact the CCPS office.
    Sponsor: Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies
    Contact: Kacey Buderi, kacey.buderi@american.edu, 202-885-6296
    MPC Urban Speaker Series presents Dr. Amanda Huron
    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4:00-5:30 PM, SIS 300
    The Metropolitan Policy Center invites you to our next Urban Speakers Series event featuring Amanda Huron of the University of the District of Columbia. Dr. Huron will deliver a talk entitled "Theorizing the Urban Commons: Limited-Equity Co-ops in D.C." Light refreshments will be provided.
    Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy
    Contact: James E. Wright II, jw5069a@american.edu
    SPA Master's Professional Development Series: Using Social Media to Advance Your Career

    The inaugural event in the new SPA Master's Professional Development Series will be held this Friday, October 24th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in Ward 3. Attendees at the event, which is open to all SPA Master's students, will learn how to use social media platforms to develop their personal brand and build career connections. Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, and SPA staff will help you to get started on your preferred device. Catering from Cava will be provided. If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP by email to Kevin Nesline at nesline@american.edu.

    Sponsor: Department of Public Administration and Policy
    Contact: Kevin Nesline, nesline@american.edu
  • Communications » Call for Participants
    Faculty/Staff Portrait Session
    This month's on-campus portrait session for faculty and staff will take place in conjunction with the Staff Council Fall Reception on Wednesday October 29th. The AU photographer will be set up in the Bender lobby for professional portraits from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Please make a reservation at www.timecenter.com/auphotography.
    Sponsor: University Publications
    Contact: Nadia Trowers, photography@american.edu, 202-885-5970
    Staff Council Fall Reception- Oct. 29th from 2:30-4pm
    Join us in Bender Arena to mingle with your colleagues, eat desserts, hear updates from President Kerwin and Staff Council and enter for a chance to win a raffle prize. RSVP at www.american.edu/staffcouncil
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Celina Ryan, ryan@american.edu, 202-885-6617
  • Communications » University-Sponsored Campus-Wide Events
    15th Annual Human Right Films Series screening: The Hand that feeds
    FREE SCREENING – The Hand That Feeds. The 15th Annual Human Rights Film Series. At a NY Hot and Crusty café, behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sublegal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. Mahoma López, convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back, risking deportation. Take a stand on human rights. Engage in lively discussion with the filmmakers, human rights activists and legal experts. Film screens Wednesday evening at 7pm, October 1, in the SOC Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater. FREE ADMISSION.
    Sponsor: Center for Social Media
    Contact: Angelica Das, das@american.edu, 202-885-3641
    CHRS Wednesday Seminar
    CHRS Wednesday Seminar this week (10/22; 2:30-4 PM at Battelle T30) features David Vine, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, American University.

    Talk title: Dying of a Broken Heart? How a People Exiled by the U.S. Military Are Dying of Sadness.

    Sponsor: Department of Sociology
    Contact: Nimesh Dhungana, dhungana@american.edu, 2028954973
  • Life@AU » Alternative Breaks
    Special Opportunity to Participate in Alternative Break: Mexico City
    AU students have a special opportunity to participate in an Alternative Winter Break program in the Community Organizing for Human Rights track. There are limited spots open for Mexico City -- application deadline extended until 10/24/14. See the website for application information.
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Sylvie Lerner, sl2246a@student.american.edu, 303-246-0710
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    AU Field Hockey vs. Boston U, Friday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.
    AU Field Hockey will take on Patriot League opponent for the final home match of the season, Boston U, Friday, October 24, at the turf of Jacobs Field. The match is scheduled for 3 p.m. Admission is free with a valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    AU Hoop Talk with Coach Mike Brennan at Chef Geoff's on October 30
    Fans are invited to the annual AU Hoop Talk radio show tip-off dinner on Thursday, October 30, at Chef Geoff's on New Mexico Avenue. The pre-show gathering and dinner are set for 7 p.m. with the taping of AU Hoop Talk to begin at 7:30 p.m. Listen in as Coach Brennan provides insights on the team and previews American's upcoming basketball season. The cost of the tip-off dinner is $40, and admission to the event includes dinner and non-alcoholic drinks. Purchase tickets by emailing eaglesclub@american.ed or calling 202-885-3104.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Katie Congdon, congdon@american.edu, 2028853104
    AU Swim & Dive Bender Spashdown Friday, Oct. 24 @ 5 p.m.
    AU Swimming & Diving host Howard University & Mount St. Mary's this weekend for the Bender Splashdown this Friday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. There will be a pre-game fan fest before the meet on the Bender Arena Concourse with free Domino's, Coca-Cola, & Robeks. Be sure to arrive early to get your free food and refreshments.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    AU Volleyball vs. George Washington Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m.
    AU volleyball will take on Patriot League opponent George Washington Wednesday, October 29, in Bender Arena. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is free with a valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    AU Volleyball vs. Navy & Loyola (Md.) Oct. 17 & 22 at 7 p.m.
    AU volleyball will take on Patriot League opponents Navy & Loyola (Md.) Friday, October 17, & Wednesday, October 22, in Bender Arena. The matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is free with a valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    Drop-in Meditation - October 29
    Practice relaxation strategies in Studio A of Cassell Fitness Center with professionals from the Counseling Center on Wednesday, October 29, from 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.! This program is FREE and open to only AU students.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
    Free Body Composition Testing - October 22
    A certified personal trainer will take measurements to calculate your body composition on October 22 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for FREE! Drop-ins are encouraged! Students and members are welcome to attend. First come, first serve.
    Sponsor: Recreational Sports and Fitness
    Contact: Catherine Lynch, clynch@american.edu, 202-885-6657
    Men’s Soccer vs. Loyola (Md.) Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.
    AU men’s soccer will take on Patriot League opponent Loyola (Md.) Wednesday, October 29, at Reeves Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. Admission is free with a valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
    Women’s Soccer vs. Loyola (Md.) Wednesday Oct. 22 at 3 p.m.
    AU women’s soccer will take on Patriot League opponent Loyola (Md.) Wednesday, October 22, at Reeves Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. Admission is free with a valid AU student ID.
    Sponsor: Athletics
    Contact: Malinda Morawetz, morawetz@american.edu, 202-885-2617
  • Life@AU » Clubs and Organizations
    Appetizing Advertising with KMA
    Get Hungry for Kogod Marketing Association Food Marketing Panel, Appetizing Advertising. Wednesday Oct. 29 from 7-9pm in the Kogod Student Lounge.

    We have speakers from:
    Chipotle,
    Krispy Kreme,
    Open City/The Diner/Tryst, &
    Potomac Pizza.

    Come out and learn how to break into the Food Industry, how to market a restaurant, and get a chance to network with our Panelists too.

    Tickets are $8 for Non-KMA Members and $5 for KMA Members. Seats are limited so hurry and buy your ticket now!
    Dress Business Casual. Invite your friends and we hope to see you there!
    Sponsor: Kogod Undergraduate Marketing Association
    Contact: Janella Polack, jp6850a@student.american.edu
    Bi, Pan, Fluid, Ace Hangout in the Hatch
    This Wednesday (10/22) at 8:30PM, join Queers and Allies for a special weekly hangout as the Bi, Pan, Fluid, Ace Community takes over The Hatch! PFAB is a brand new community in Queers and Allies this year so we will be asking general members what they want to see for bi, pan, fluid, and ace students on our campus. We hope to see you there!
    If you are in need of accessible accommodations, email emmett@auqueersandallies.org.
    Sponsor: Queers and Allies
    Contact: Emmett Patterson, emmett@auqueersandallies.org
    Halloween-O-Grams
    Halloween-O-Grams are a great way to show your friends and loved ones that you care about them on Halloween: the unofficial holiday of love.

    For only $1, you can write a personalized message on a Halloween card, and have it (with candy!) delivered to anyone on campus!

    Buy these grams between 5-8pm in MGC on October 20, 22, 24, 28, and 30. Terrify the ones you love, with candy!
    Help Plan Queers and Allies' Halloween Party
    Queers and Allies needs your help to plan our upcoming Halloween party. Stop by this Thursday (10/23) at 9PM on the steps in SIS for the party planning committee’s first meeting to get involved! Contact Andy at al4486a@student.american.edu with any questions. See you there!
    Sponsor: Queers and Allies
    Contact: Andy Lalwani, al4486a@student.american.edu
    Human Rights Defender Series: Sunjeev Bery, Amnesty International USA
    Join us in welcoming Sunjeev Bery, Advocacy Director for Middle East North Africa issues at Amnesty International USA. Sunjeev lobbies US officials, diplomats, and officeholders regarding human rights concerns in the MENA region. His commentaries on US foreign policy and human rights have appeared in a range of U.S. newspapers and publications. He is a recipient of the 2007 Asian Law Alliance Community Impact Award.
    Join us at 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 22 in the Kay Lounge. A light lunch will be provided.
    To RSVP, or if you require any accommodations, please contact kslc@american.edu
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Ethan Goss, egoss@american.edu, 202-885-3321
    IR Research: What's the Scoop?
    Come join the SIS Undergraduate Council on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 5:30-7pm in the SIS Founders Room for a roundtable on Undergraduate Research. The roundtable will be followed by an ice cream social!

    Alumni Panelists:
    Hannah Suh (Center for a New American Security)
    Robbie Gramer (Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security-Atlantic Council)

    Faculty Panelists:
    Professor Aaron Boesnecker
    Professor Susan Thomas
    Professor Eugene Walton

    Student Panelists:
    Melis Cengiz
    Sagatom Saha
    Hannah Schiff
    Sponsor: SIS Undergraduate Council
    Contact: SISUGC, sisinvolvement@gmail.com
    J Street U Presents: Samer Makhlouf, Director of OneVoice Palestine
    We invite you to hear Director of OneVoice Palestine, Samer Maklouf on Wednesday, October 22 at 8pm in Ward 4. OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution. Maklouf oversees the different programs and activities of the movement in Palestine, maintains the strong network of OVP volunteers and activists, and works toward building a coalition of civil society organizations in support of the two-state solution.
    Sponsor: J Street at AU
    Contact: Katie Corwin, kd2236a@student.american.edu
    Master Class with Vertigo Dance Company
    The American University Dance Program will host a master class in intermediate/advanced modern dance technique by members of the world-renown Vertigo Dance Company.
    Thursday, October 23 | Noon - 1:30 p.m. | Katzen 152
    Register online at http://vertigodancecomasterclass.brownpapertickets.com/

    Admission is free for current students - contact Melanie George for promo code before registering.

    Vertigo Dance Company’s master class at AU is made possible through a partnership with American Dance Institute (ADI).
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: Melanie George, mgeorge@american.edu
    Philippine Music Featured at Kay Spiritual Life Center Chapel
    The AU community will be treated to an evening of Philippine indigenous rhythms and sounds on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30pm at the Kay Spiritual Life Center Chapel. The one-hour program features the Angklung, a bamboo instrument. Presented by the Tanghalang Pilipinong DC the Angklung Ensemble will perform classical and contemporary tunes that evoke the diversity and richness of Filipino cultural history and traditions. Co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and the Philippine American Coalition to celebrate Filipino American History Month. The event is free and open to the public.
    Sponsor: Kay Spiritual Life Center
    Contact: Elvie P. Melegrito, 202-361-0368
    The Roosevelt Institute: Policy Publication Opportunity
    Does the thought of getting your ideas published in a nationally distributed journal sound exciting? Join Roosevelt every Wednesday to learn how we can help you make this a reality.

    Follow us on Facebook for meeting times and locations.
    Sponsor: Roosevelt Institute
    Contact: Katie Kirchner, kk7073b@student.american.edu
  • Life@AU » Community Service
    A Walk to End Homelessness - Service Opportunity
    Join Friendship Place and Alpha Phi Omega on a walk to end homelessness. November 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on the National Mall. $10 for ages 7-24. $30 for adults 25+. Walk by yourself or create a team!

    Visit Friendshipwalks.org to sign up, learn more about the walk, and see all of the great things that Friendship Places does! Contact Alpha Phi Omega at service@auapo.net with any questions.
    Sponsor: Alpha Phi Omega
    Contact: Alpha Phi Omega, service@auapo.net
    Join the FDDS SNAP Challenge
    Starting Monday, October 20, the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) will lead AU's 2014 SNAP Challenge - a week long effort to bring awareness to hunger and food scarcity.

    How to Participate in the Challenge - Monday, October 20, through Sunday, October 26:
    1. Plan to spend the average food stamp benefit as your budget for the week. That amount is $33 for all food and beverages.
    2. All food purchased and eaten during the Challenge week, including fast food and dining out, must be included in the total spending.
    3. Join us on social media to share your experience.
     
    Sponsor: Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars
    Contact: Larry Thomas, 202-885-6213
    Trick or Can, Can Drive - October 28
    The American University Men of Strength and Zeta Psi Fraternity present the Trick or Can, Drive. Come out and join us in the AU Park area on Tuesday October 28 as we collect cans to benefit the District Alliance for Safe housing DASH. For more information please like us on Facebook @ facebook.com/aumenofstrength or check us out on twitter @aumenofstrength. Check out our facebook event for full details including the different ways you can get involved!
  • Life@AU » Diversity
    Conversations That Matter: Exploring Masculinity In Men's Everyday Lives
    What does it mean to identify as a man in U.S. society today and how does this affect the expectations of and interactions among men?
    Join us Monday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in MGC 200. The discussion will feature:

    Patrick McGann, Director, Strategy & Planning, Men Can Stop Rape

    Patrick Noel, President, American University Chapter of Men of Strength

    David S. Reitman, Medical Director, American University Student Health Center

    Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila, Scholar-in-Residence, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

    Moderated by Lauren Weis, Director, Women’s, Gender,
    & Sexuality Studies
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Kerry Diekmann, diekmann@american.edu, 202-885-3959
    Games for Good, Games for All Summit: Launching Your Career in Games & Gaming
    Games foster community, change behavior, and solve problems and are used by various industries - nonprofits, media, government, the financial services sector and more - to influence change.

    Join us on Saturday, October 25, for Games for Good, Games for All Summit, where our faculty will offer free workshops on the how to launch your career in digital play.
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Graduate Office, gradcomm@american.edu, 202-885-2040
    Safe Space - October 22
    The Center for Diversity & Inclusion's Safe Space workshop seeks to create a safer and more inclusive campus environment for all members of the campus community by reducing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia. The program creates a visible and supportive network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally members of the campus community. Participants are given a Safe Space placard at the end of the program, which identifies them as someone who has a basic knowledge about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and are able to provide support and referrals to members of the campus community.
     
    See upcoming CDI trainings, and sign up at the link below for the next Safe Space workshop on October 22, 5-8 p.m.!
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, cdi@american.edu, 202-885-3651
    Unmasking Your Privilege Workshop - October 28
    Participants will develop a better understanding of their own multiple identities, explore personal experiences they have had with privilege and oppression. Participants will have the opportunity to critically evaluate how we are socialized to adopt beliefs that maintain harmful attitudes and behaviors in U.S. society. Join us to learn what you can do to break negative patterns of socialization and develop strategies to develop effective ally behaviors. It is required to receive the Eagle Allies certificate.
     
    Visit the link below to register for the next workshop on October 28, 5-8 p.m. and see other upcoming Center for Diversity & Inclusion trainings!
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Sara Bendoraitis, cdi@american.edu, 202-885-3651
  • Life@AU » Health & Wellness
    Tea & Talk with Prof. Talan: Greens & Protein - How to Eat Healthy in College
    Tea & Talk with Prof. Talan and GUEST SPEAKER Jo-Ann Jolly, AU Dining Services Registered Dietician
    Discuss healthy eating tips, easy snack ideas AND try a special healthy snack taste test!
    As always, FREE tea and treats!
    TODAY! Oct. 22 at 8pm in the Perch!
    Sponsor: Housing and Dining Programs
    Contact: Liz Varner, ev5490a@student.american.edu, 508-269-8437
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    AU Farmers’ Market Today
    The AU Farmers’ Market will be on campus today and every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the quad between MGC and the library. Today’s market features fresh fruits, vegetables, and Amish cheese and yogurt from Agora Farms, as well as hearth-baked breads, pastries, and cookies from Upper Crust Bakery.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742
    Dependent Children Education Benefit - Tuition Exchange Application/Renewal Deadline November 1
    Tuition Exchange is an AU education benefit for dependent children of full-time faculty and staff. If your child is considering a university other than AU, the Tuition Exchange program offers tuition scholarships to more than 600 schools. If your child already receives a Tuition Exchange scholarship, YOU MUST REAPPLY each year. The deadline to complete the online application to apply for or renew the Tuition Exchange program is Nov. 1. To view participating institutions, visit www.tuitionexchange.org or click the link below to access the online application. Questions? Contact Dave Null at x3575.
    Educational Benefits for Dependent Children Brown Bag Workshop, Thursday, October 23
    Do you have a child or children who are exploring colleges and universities for next fall or in the next few years? Attend an educational benefits brown bag workshop to learn about educational benefits for dependent children of full-time faculty and staff. Learn about the three programs that AU offers for dependent children including eligibility, deadlines, and the application process. Join us on Thursday, October 23, from noon - 1 p.m., in MGC 200. Register on AsuccessfulU.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Dave Null, aututitionbenefits@american.edu, 202-885-3400
    Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff at 4401 Connecticut Ave.
    AHealthyU & Kaiser Foundation administer flu shots at no cost to faculty and staff on Monday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in WAMU Lower Level Community Room. Appointment required; to schedule, contact Rena Munster (see below). Bring your AU ID and Kaiser Medical card (if you are a Kaiser member) to your appointment. Contact your medical provider with any questions. Staff who administer flu vaccinations will not offer advice on whether you should receive a flu shot based on your medical history. Flu vaccinations are not available to students, or the families of students, faculty, or staff.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Rena Munster, rena@american.edu, 202-885-5973
    Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff at 4620 Wisconsin Ave.
    AHealthyU & Kaiser Foundation will be administering flu shots at no cost to faculty & staff on Monday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in 4620 Wisconsin Ave. Room 333. Appointment required; to schedule an appointment, call 202-885-1369. Bring your AU ID and Kaiser Medical card (if you are a Kaiser member) to your appointment. Contact your medical provider with any questions. Staff who administer flu vaccinations will not offer advice on whether you should receive a flu shot based on your medical history. Flu vaccinations are not available to students, or the families of students, faculty or staff.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Front Desk - 4620 Wisconsin Ave., 202-885-1369
    Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Creating a Service Culture
    Learn the essential skills to create and promote a service-oriented culture. Examine your role in supporting AU’s commitment to student-centered service and what you can do to create an environment that fosters service-oriented processes and behaviors. Join us on November 4 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: Dealing with Out-of-Bounds Customers
    This session will help you to identify when customers are being difficult and effective solutions to prevent customers from becoming difficult. Please join us on November 5 from 12 - 2 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: Political Savvy
    Territorial Games are a behavior pattern. Learn how to stand your ground and remain professional when your professional territory is threatened. This session will help you learn to alter territorial games by recognizing the game itself. It will give you self-awareness of when you are playing or being played, and analysis about how to deal with this difficulty. Please join us on November 4 from 1 - 5 p.m. in MGC 4. 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: Presenting Yourself with Impact
    This workshop helps you communicate more effectively in conversation, presentation, seminars, and workshops. At the end of the course you will be able to express yourself confidently in any situation. Please join us on October 31 from from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for 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
    The Greater Washington Heart Walk - Service Opportunity
    Join AhealthyU at the Greater Washington Area Heart Walk on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. on the National Mall. All faculty, staff, students, family, and friends are invited to participate. To sign up for AU’s team, visit: http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1091681. Click “Find a Company” (on the left, under “information”), find American University, and register on either the AhealthyU Faculty and Staff Team or AU Students Team. Each participant will receive an AU drawstring backpack. Details of where the AU team will meet will be sent to all registered walkers.
    Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program
    Contact: Leah Tasman, ltasman@american.edu, 202-885-3742

Events

      • 10:00 am – 11:00 am
      • Fox News Information Session
      • The Gianni Lounge (Mary Graydon Conference Room 200)
      • VSPACER
      • The Career Center will host Fox Networks Group for an information Session on Wednesday, October 22, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., in MGC 200.

        A Fox representative will provide an overview of the organization and also discuss Spring and Summer internship opportunities, as well as full-time opportunities for May 2014 and December 2014 graduates.

        Please log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource to RSVP.

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Career Center

        Full Event Information

      • 10:00 am – 11:00 am
      • Yoga in the Galleries
      • Katzen AU Museum
      • 10:00 am – noon
      • Lotus Notes Client - Advanced Level
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • Expand your expertise with Lotus Notes. Build upon the skills you learned in the Lotus Notes Introduction course. Learn how to work with graphic objects, add tables to a mail object, create reusable stationery, automate Notes tasks, use Notes as a time management tool, explore the collaborative features of Notes, and create both image and HTML signature files.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Office of Information Technology

        Full Event Information

      • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
      • Department of Literature Colloquium -- 10/22, 10AM to 4PM
      • Battelle-Tompkins Atrium
      • VSPACER
      • The Literature Colloquium will gather undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in a conference setting to present on Seamus Heaney's Beowulf through close readings of the text on subjects ranging from adaptation to literary translation. Morning session held 10am - 1pm in the Battelle Atrium (Battelle 130); afternoon session held 1pm - 4pm in the Humanities Lab (Battelle 228)

        Type: Conference
        Host: Literature Department

        Full Event Information

      • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
      • J Street U Gaza Water Fundraiser
      • Quad Info Table 5
      • VSPACER
      • We are tabling to raise money for Friends of the Earth Middle East. It is an environmental advocacy organization, who works to provide clean water to a municipality in Gaza that desperately needs it.

        Type: Table/Display Case
        Host: J Street U

        Full Event Information

      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • AU Farmers' Market
      • Eric Friedheim Quadrangle Roadway
      • VSPACER
      • The AU Farmers' Market will be on campus every Wednesday from 11am - 4pm on the Quad. Don't miss out on the fresh fruits and vegetables and Amish cheese and yogurt from Agora Farms as well as the hearth-baked breads, pastries, and cookies from Upper Crust Bakery.

        Type: Fair
        Host: Human Resources

        Full Event Information

      • 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

        Full Event Information

      • 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

        Full Event Information

      • noon – 1:00 pm
      • AhealthyU Brown Bag Wellness Workshop
      • Mary Graydon Conference Room 247
      • noon – 1:00 pm
      • Human Rights Defenders Series "Sunjeev Bery- Advocacy Director, Middle East North Africa Amnesty International USA"
      • Kay Lounge A
      • noon – 1:15 pm
      • Department Seminar
      • Kreeger Economics Conference Room 100
      • VSPACER
      • The Department of Economics sponsors a weekly series in which economists from all facets of the profession present their cutting edge research on a wide variety of topics. All workshops are open to the public, and held on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:15 in Kreeger 100, unless otherwise noted.

        August 27th: Sudipta Sarangi, LSU/NSF
        "Contests with Complementarities: Theory and Experiments"

        September ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Economics

        Full Event Information

      • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Microsoft Excel 2013 - Advanced Level
      • Anderson OIT Training Lab
      • VSPACER
      • The Microsoft Excel 2013 Advanced Level course builds upon the data organization and spreadsheet skills learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Excel 2013 courses. In this course, you will: apply conditional formatting to emphasize specific data elements, work with comments, use Paste Special options, create dynamic named ranges, set up a basic pivot table, show data trends with sparklines, ...more

        Type: Training Session
        Host: Office of Information Technology

        Full Event Information

      • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
      • CHRS Seminar Series
      • VSPACER
      • Please see CHRS Events for speakers, abstracts and more details.

        Location for all events (except Oct. 1 and 15): Battelle T30.

        The CHRS weekly seminar series discusses critical issues in the social dimensions of health. It covers cross-disciplinary topics and features a combination of presentations, "work in progress" seminars, methods overview seminars, and thematic seminars involving local ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Sociology

        Full Event Information

      • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Keep Calm and Carry On: Writing for Exams
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • VSPACER
      • This workshop is designed to help students develop skills for timed writing assignments and exams. Key topics include reducing stress, outlining, and revising. Experienced Writing Center consultants will offer tips on how to best survive in-class exams. Students are invited to participate by asking questions. This workshop is open to all undergraduate students.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

        Full Event Information

      • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • The Science Hour(s)
      • Battelle-Tompkins Atrium
      • VSPACER
      • The weekly Science Hours are available for all students taking science and math classes. The purpose is to provide a time (Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.) and a place (Battelle Atrium) where students can relax, work with friends, or get help from peer mentors. Free advice on lab reports and assignments is provided as well as information on science resources. Meet up with a study group or come set ...more

        Type: Meeting
        Host: CAS Dean's Office

        Full Event Information

      • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Successful Student Workshop Series
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • VSPACER
      • The Successful Student Series is a weekly, one-hour offering of topic-based discussions related to academic skills to help students build confidence in their abilities as college students. Topics will cover academic areas such as using the course syllabus, using time effectively, and developing effective class participation habits. The discussions are open to accepting new students from week to ...more

        Type: Workshop
        Host: Academic Support and Access Center

        Full Event Information

      • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      • Pop-up Music Library
      • Bender Library Lobby
      • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
      • Safe Space Training
      • Hughes Formal
      • VSPACER
      • The Safe Space Program seeks to create a safer and more inclusive campus environment for all members of the campus community by reducing heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia. Through the training program and the display of Safe Space placards & buttons the program creates a visible and supportive network of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally members of the campus community who ...more

        Type: Workshop
        Host: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

        Full Event Information

      • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
      • Getting Started on Your Boren Fellowship Application
      • Bender Library Graduate Research Center Classroom
      • VSPACER
      • The Boren fellowship funds graduate student study abroad programs in underrepresented areas, such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.borenawards.org. U.S. citizenship required.

        Students who plan to apply for the Boren Fellowship should attend either our October 21 or 22 info session. Interested graduate ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Office of Merit Awards

        Full Event Information

      • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Washington Mentorship Preregistration Workshop
      • The Hatch
      • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
      • #ineedajob Workshop Series
      • Career Center Library
      • VSPACER
      • Building Resumes & Cover Letters (10/22)
        Your resume and cover letter tell a story about you and your experience. This workshop is designed to help you highlight your skills and convey your broader impact in your application materials. We will discuss how to be more specific and concrete in the examples you use and how to translate a job task into a results-oriented accomplishment. We will ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Career Center

        Full Event Information

      • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Human Rights Film Series: The Hand That Feeds
      • McKinley Theater
      • VSPACER
      • FREE SCREENING – The Hand That Feeds, The 15th Annual Human Rights Film Series
        At a NY Hot and Crusty café, behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sublegal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. Mahoma López, convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back, risking deportation. Take a stand on human rights. Engage in lively discussion with the filmmakers, human ...more

        Type: Film/Movie
        Host: Center for Media & Social Impact

        Full Event Information

      • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • J Street U Presents: Samer Makhlouf, Director of One Voice Palestine
      • Ward Circle Classroom 4
      • VSPACER
      • We will be hearing from the Director of OneVoice Palestine, Samer Maklouf. OneVoice is an international grassroots movement that amplifies the voice of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians, empowering them to propel their elected representatives toward the two-state solution. Maklouf oversees the different programs and activities of the movement in Palestine, maintains the strong network of OVP ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: J Street U

        Full Event Information

Must See Events

      • October 16 to 25
      • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A New Musical
      • Book by Jeffrey Lane, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
        Based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar
        Carl Menninger, director
        Tickets: $15, $10 AU community and seniors

        A musical adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's beloved film of the same name, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a story about women and the men who pursue them.... Finding them, losing them, needing them, and rejecting them.

        See QA ...more

        Type: Performance
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

        Full Event Information

      • October 21 to 22
      • Getting Started on Your Boren Fellowship Application
      • VSPACER
      • The Boren fellowship funds graduate student study abroad programs in underrepresented areas, such as Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.borenawards.org. U.S. citizenship required.

        Students who plan to apply for the Boren Fellowship should attend either our October 21 or 22 info session. Interested graduate ...more

        Type: Information Session
        Host: Office of Merit Awards

        Full Event Information

      • Wednesday, October 22
      • Human Rights Film Series: The Hand That Feeds
      • VSPACER
      • FREE SCREENING – The Hand That Feeds, The 15th Annual Human Rights Film Series
        At a NY Hot and Crusty café, behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sublegal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers. Mahoma López, convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back, risking deportation. Take a stand on human rights. Engage in lively discussion with the filmmakers, human ...more

        Type: Film/Movie
        Host: Center for Media & Social Impact

        Full Event Information

      • Friday, October 31
      • Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference
      • VSPACER
      • The Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference, will take place October 31 to November 2, 2014. In 2009, the Art History program faculty and staff began organizing an annual Feminist Art History Conference that takes place in the fall and brings scholars and grad students who are interested in feminism, gender studies, and art history to our campus from across the U.S. and internationally.

        Type: Conference
        Host: Art Department

        Full Event Information

      • November 1 to 2
      • Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference
      • VSPACER
      • The Fifth Annual Feminist Art History Conference, will take place October 31 to November 2, 2014. In 2009, the Art History program faculty and staff began organizing an annual Feminist Art History Conference that takes place in the fall and brings scholars and grad students who are interested in feminism, gender studies, and art history to our campus from across the U.S. and internationally.

        Type: Conference
        Host: Art Department

        Full Event Information

      • Monday, November 3
      • "Africans vs. African-Americans" - Panel Discussion
      • VSPACER
      • Discussion on the relationship and tension between Africans and African-Americans (as well as other members of the Diaspora). A panel of professors and community activists will also give commentary on the topic.

        Type: Panel Discussion
        Host: African Students' Organization

        Full Event Information

      • Wednesday, November 5
      • McCabe Lecture Series: Ta-Nehisi Coates
      • The McCabe Lecture Series features American writer, journalist, and educator Ta-Nehisi Coates.

        Coates is one of the most original and perceptive voices in black America—and one of our best writers, period. With rich emotional depth and a sonar sense of how pop culture, politics, and history shape discussions of diversity, Coates is “the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation” (Walter ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

        Full Event Information

About Today@AU

To learn more about Today@AU or to submit an announcement, please visit the myAU portal. Today@AU lists events from the Master Calendar. To learn how to schedule and advertise an event see the Resource 25 informational site.

Important Dates

  • 10/24/2014: Spring 2015 priority registration for graduate students begins. Payment due December 18, 2014 
  • 10/25/2014: Writing Proficiency Examination 
  • 10/27/2014: Spring 2015 priority registration for undergraduate students begins. Payment due December 18, 2014