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OCTOBER 25

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  • Academics » Faculty Issues
    Call for Nominations for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award
    The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning invites nominations for the 2014 Milton and Sonia Greenberg Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award. The award recognizes faculty who have made a significant contribution to research-based analyses of teaching practices or of curricular design. Nominations may be made by any member of the AU faculty. The recipient(s) will receive an award of $2,000. Learn more and make nominations by November 15, at: http://www.american.edu/ctrl/greenbergscholarship.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
    Nominate a Professor for the Teaching with Research Award
    The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning invites nominations for faculty who creatively incorporate original student research activities into the course experience. The research topic may or may not relate to the faculty member’s own professional research program. Nominations may be made by any member of the university community. The winning professor will receive an award of $1,000. Learn more and make nominations by November 15, 2014, at: http://www.american.edu/ctrl/researchaward.cfm.
    Sponsor: Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning
    Contact: Anna Olsson, aolsson@american.edu, 202-885-6077
  • Academics » Academic Support
    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
    Fulfilling (and Excelling at) Your Foreign Language Requirement Exam: Resources and Strategies
    We'll discuss how to tailor your prep efforts to address the exam's demands. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and capabilities and have a clear idea of where you stand. For those planning on starting a new language or brushing up on a language you haven't used recently, we will discuss strategies specific to language study, as well as the resources available to you at AU. RSVP using link or contact info below.
    October 29
    5:30-6:30 p.m.
    GRC in Bender Library
    Sponsor: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research
    Contact: Marshay Hall, mahall@american.edu, 202-885-6738
    Manage Time and Goals Over Your AU Career
    Internships, study abroad, clubs, student government, major requirements, and GenEds. This workshop will teach you how to create a plan to fit in all the opportunities over your AU career. It doesn't all have to fit in one semester! Join us on Wednesday, October 29, from 1:10 p.m.-2:25 p.m. in MGC 247!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    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
    Simplify Citations and Academic Integrity Code Awareness Workshop
    What is the Academic Integrity Code? Can you spot the violation? Begin to understand the important and subtle realities of proper citation and reference in this workshop. Learn about citation tech tools that can help you master citations while you write your paper, not after. Join us on Tuesday, October 28, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in MGC 247!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
    Successful Student Series - Maintaining Mid-Semester Motivation. For New Undergraduate Students!
    The next Successful Student Series discussion will take place on Wednesday, October 29, in Bender Library room 115 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. This session will focus on how to re-invigorate yourself by looking ahead and taking steps to keep the motivation you had on the first day of classes!
    Sponsor: Academic Support and Access Center
    Contact: Academic Support and Access Center, asac@american.edu, 202-885-3360
  • Academics » Career Center
    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
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Information Session 10/29
    The Career Center will host The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for an information session on Wednesday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in MGC 245. Graduate students are invited to attend to learn about the Leadership Fellows Program. Log into AU CareerWeb or Kogod CareerSource for additional information about the Leadership Fellows Program and to RSVP.
    Sponsor: Career Center
    Contact: Jessie Carter, jessicac@american.edu, 202-885-1814
  • Academics » College of Arts and Sciences
    "How Jewish is the Jewish State? Religion and Society in Israel" Conference October 28 at 9 am
    Come join us for the "How Jewish is the Jewish State?: Religion and Society in Israel” conference. Speakers include Moshe Halbertal, Fania Oz, Nobel prize nominee Amal Elsana-Alh'jooj, and more. This conference examines the separation of state and religion in Israel, looks into the treatment and the internal structure of non-Jews in the Jewish state, and asks about Jewish religious pluralism and Orthodox dominance. Location: SIS Abramson Family Founders Room. Free with rsvp.
    Sponsor: Center for Israel Studies
    Contact: Laura Cutler, cutler@american.edu, 202-885-3780
    "The Physics of Baseball: You Can Observe a Lot by Watching", a talk by Prof. Alan M. Nathan
    The Department of Mathematics and Statistics presents its annual Halloween talk: The Physics of Baseball: "You Can Observe A Lot By Watching", a talk by Prof. Alan M. Nathan.

    When: October 31st 2014, 7-8 pm
    Where: Ward Hall 1

    Following Yogi Berra's words of wisdom, Prof. Nathan will use high-speed video clips to highlight some of the interesting physics underlying the game of baseball. The talk will focus on the subtleties of the baseball-bat collision, the intricacies of the flight of a baseball, and many other things.

    Desserts will follow in Gray Hall.
    Sponsor: Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Contact: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, mathstat@american.edu, 202-885-3120
    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
    CAS Pre-registration Workshops
    The College of Arts and Sciences requires all new students to attend a Pre-registration workshop to prepare you for the registration process, remind you of academic regulations, and reiterate the plethora of resources available to you.

    If you have not signed up yet, we recommend you do so as soon as possible. To view dates and times, locations, and to sign-up, please visit our CAS Advising webpage.
    Sponsor: CAS Office of the Dean
    Contact: Emily Jones-Green, ask-cas@american.edu, 202-885-2453
    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
    Lecture: James H. Johnston, author of From Slave Ship to Harvard
    Yarrow Mamout, a Fulani Muslim, came to Maryland on a slave ship in 1752. After 44 years as a slave, he settled in Georgetown as a free man. Artist Charles Willson Peale heard of him and painted a stunning portrait of the man. Author James Johnston not only reconstructs Yarrow’s life but also traces his family from Georgetown to Yarrowsburg, MD, through the Civil War, to Harvard in 1923, and to Baltimore today. It is a unique story of an extraordinary family and race in America. Johnston is a lawyer and writer who lives in Bethesda.
    Lecture takes place on Oct 28 at the Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW, from 12:15 - 1:15 pm.
    Sponsor: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
    Contact: Mary Fran Miklitsch, olli@american.edu, 202-895-4860
    NO BOUNDARIES: "Staged Reading of Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapukasing"
    October 26, 7:30 P.M.
    Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center
    Admission is free.

    As part of the NO BOUNDARIES series, the Theatre/Musical Theatre Program presents a staged reading of Tomson Highway's companion piece to The Rez Sisters – Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapukasing.
    Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
    Contact: AU Arts, auarts@american.edu, 202-885-2787
    PSYC PARTICIPATION- $, PSYC RESERCH CREDIT, OR RAFFLE!
    PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH ON HEAD INJURIES!

    You are eligible to participate if you:
    -Are between ages 18-30
    -Are a native English speaker
    -Had a mild or moderate concussion more than 6 months ago but less than 5 years ago

    *Also looking for uninjured controls whom have never had a significant blow to the head

    Participation will consist of two 30-45 minute sessions on two separate days.

    For EVERY 30 MIN OF PARTICIPATION, participants will be compensated with their choice of:
    -0.5 PSYC research credit
    -$5
    -1/20 drawing to win $25

    Email BRAIN@AMERICAN.EDU to schedule!
    Sponsor: Department of Psychology
    Contact: Christine So, BRAIN@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
  • 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
  • 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
    Master Class with Award-winning Screenwriter Morgan Gendel Oct. 30
    Morgan Gendel (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Law and Order, Star Trek: Deep Space 9) will present a Master Class on screenwriting that will touch on story elements useful to writers in various stages of developing, writing, shooting or editing projects. Gendel won the Hugo Award for writing the popular and lauded Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "The Inner Light," Thursday, October 30th in the Doyle-Foreman Theater, McKinley Building, 2:35-5:15 pm
    Sponsor: School of Communication
    Contact: Professor John Douglass, jdougla@american.edu
  • 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
  • Academics » University Library
    Books That Shaped America: Seuxal Behavior in the Human Male
    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    7-8:30pm
    Training & Events Room (115), Bender Library
     
    Please join us for a community discussion on Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male. Jonathan Tubman, Vice Provost for Research, and Dean of Graduate Studies will lead the discussion. All members of the American University and greater Washington, D.C. communities are invited. Attendees are not required to have read the book. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free. No RSVP is required.
    Sponsor: University Library
    Contact: Library Events, LibEvents@american.edu, 202-885-3847
  • 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
  • Life@AU » Alternative Breaks
    Community Responses to Eviction, Gentrification and Police Violence in Pre-Olympic Rio de
    Please join AU Alternative Breaks to Brazil and Guatemala, AU Student Government, and Delta Phi Epsilon, on October 30th @ 8pm in the SIS Founders Room. Catalytic Communities Director, Dr. Theresa Williamson, will offer an overview of Rio’s recent boom’s impacts on and policies directed towards favelas and then a detailed look at how communities have responded, developed and grown resistance strategies in response to these policies. We will specifically be discussing Community Responses to Eviction, Gentrification and Police Violence in Pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro relating to police brutality.
    Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
    Contact: Nicole Piedra; Rachael Hilderbrand, np4962a@student.american.edu
  • Life@AU » Athletics & Recreation
    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 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 Women’s Soccer vs. Colgate Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.
    AU women’s soccer will take on their Patriot League opponent of the season for Senior Day, Colgate Saturday, November 1, at Reeves Field. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 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
    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
  • 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
    Ebola: A Scientific and Political Discussion
    Ebola has become an epidemic that is growing exponentially. Join the SIS Undergraduate Council for a scientific and political discussion on the outbreak of Ebola on Thursday, October 30 from 3-4pm in SIS 300.

    Speakers:
    -Professor Jeffrey Kaplan, Professor of Biology in CAS
    -Lt. Col. (rtd) Idrissa Kamara, Former Secretary of State to Sierra Leone
    -Salifu Kamara, International student from Sierra Leone at AU
    Sponsor: SIS Undergraduate Council
    Contact: SISUGC, sisinvolvement@gmail.com
    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!
    J Street U General Interest Meeting
    Come learn what J Street U is and eat pizza!!
    Sponsor: J Street at AU
    Contact: Katie Corwin, kd2236a@student.american.edu
    Sushi and Tea with the SIS Dean
    Come chat with Dean Jackson and the SIS Undergraduate Council from 3-5 pm in the SIS Atrium on Wednesday, October 29. Sushi and tea will be provided!
    Sponsor: SIS Undergraduate Council
    Contact: SISUGC, sisinvolvement@gmail.com
    The New Threat in Town: Iraq, ISIS, and Managing the Crisis
    The sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority - American University will be co-hosting a panel discussion with the U.S. Foreign Policy program on the current security situation in Iraq regarding ISIS, the implications it has on the regional security of the Middle East, and how the United States can engage with the region in order to mitigate the situation from spiraling out of control.

    Panel speakers will include Dr. Tricia Bacon, Ambassador James F. Jeffrey from the Washington Insitute, and Dr. Paul Salem from the Middle East Institute.
    Sponsor: U.S. Foreign Policy Program
    Contact: Nausheen Rajan, nr4005a@student.american.edu, 6266652061
    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
    USPWC Chai Talk/General Meeting
    Join the US Pakistan Women's Council on Wednesday October 26th at 5:30 pm in SIS 267 for our second Chai Talk with Dr. Kiran Pervez, South and Central Asia Regional Course Chair at the Foreign Service Institute - US State Department. Following the chai talk will have our general meeting where we will discuss our "Moqah" mentorship program. We hope to see you there!
    Sponsor: School of International Service
    Contact: Mahnoor Hussain, uspwcau@gmail.com
  • 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
    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
    DC LGBTQA Symposium - November 8
    The DC LGBTQA Symposium is a one-day conference that aims to create a communal space for education and reflection on leadership, activism, and research on LGBTQA issues and topics for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff.

    This year's event will be held on Saturday, November 8, at George Mason University. Check-in will start at 1 p.m. and the day will end with a reception at 6 p.m.

    We are providing transportation on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please email Matt Bruno at mbruno@american.edu for more information. For more info on the event please see http://bit.ly/LGBTsympo.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Matt Bruno, mbruno@american.edu
    Intergroup Dialogue Call for Topic Suggestions!
    The Intergroup Dialogue Program hosts facilitated discussions sessions every semester to encourage knowledge-sharing, community-building, and cross-cultural engagement. Dialogue groups for this semester included discussions around Israel-Palestine, military-civilian relationships, faith, and socioeconomic status. Now, we want to hear from students, staff, and faculty - what dialogue topics would you like to see next? Voice your opinion in our online survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2Y8F3YB
    The deadline to submit a response is Friday, November 7!
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Tracey Livingston, dialogue@american.edu, 202-885-3651
    Schlegel Travel Grant to Creating Change Applications Due November 9
    Apply to go to Creating Change, the National LGBTQ Task Force Annual Conference on LGBTQ Equality, through the Schlegel Student Travel Grant. The grant provides travel to a limited number of current students who are interested in learning more about LGBTQ advocacy from leaders and peers from across the country.
    For more information and application instructions, visit our website at http://bit.ly/SchlegelTravel.
    Applications due November 9.
    Sponsor: Center for Diversity and Inclusion
    Contact: Matthew Bruno, mbruno@american.edu
    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 » Religious Life
    Muslim Students Association Meeting - October 30
    Everyone is invited to come plan for upcoming events and learn about future events that the MSA has planned. We will also explore different Islamic topics! Hope to see you there!
    Meetings are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Kay Lounge. Join us for our next meeting on October 30.
    Sponsor: Muslim Student Association
    Contact: Hena Rafiq, hr7668a@student.american.edu
    Quran Study
    Come explore the meaning of the Quran! Open to all interested!
    Join us Sunday, October 26, 2:30-4 p.m. in Kay Lounge.
    Sponsor: Muslim Student Association
    Contact: Hena Rafiq, hr7668a@student.american.edu
  • President » Cabinet Memos
    Faculty and Staff Holiday Party
    Faculty and staff are invited to attend a holiday reception hosted by President and Mrs. Kerwin on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 1 - 3 p.m. in Bender Arena. Please join the AU community as we support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program and D.C. Central Kitchen with a donation of a new, unwrapped toy or canned goods at this holiday gathering. Thank you.
    Sponsor: Office of the President
    Contact: Jonathon Sorge, sorge@american.edu, 202-885-2159
  • Work@AU » Human Resources
    Cooking Demo: Healthy Sweet Halloween Treats
    Scare up some healthy and delicious Halloween treats with AhealthyU on Friday, Oct. 31 from 12 - 1 p.m. in MGC 245. Chef Kyle from AU's dining services will share some ideas for healthy Halloween sweets. Light lunch and food samples will be provided. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/workshops.cfm
    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, Tuesday, October 28
    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 Tuesday, October 28, from noon - 1 p.m., in MGC 200. Register on AsuccessfulU.
    Sponsor: Human Resources
    Contact: Dave Null, autuitionbenefits@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: Taking Charge of Your Career Development
    Wondering what your next move should be? Take advantage of this opportunity to reflect on your career development by learning how your skills and interests can guide your professional decisions. Join us on November 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Hughes Formal Lounge. 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
      • 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 – 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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      • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A New Musical
      • Greenberg Theatre
      • 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....more

        Type: Performance
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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      • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      • American University Rowing Club Learn to Erg Fundraiser
      • Eric Friedheim Quadrangle, Section 1
      • VSPACER
      • AU Club Crew is hosting a Learn to Erg fundraiser. Students and professors are invited to come to the main quad and learn how to use a rowing machine. Members of the team will teach you how to properly use the machine for the price of $8. All profits go directly to necessary boat repairs for the crew team.

        Type: Recreation
        Fee: $8.00
        Host: Club Crew

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      • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • American University Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Concert
      • Abramson Family Recital Hall
      • VSPACER
      • 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. The program ...more

        Type: Concert
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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      • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A New Musical
      • Greenberg Theatre
      • 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

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      • 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
      • AU Gamers Saturday Night Gaming
      • The Gianni Lounge (Mary Graydon Conference Room 200)

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

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      • 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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      • 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

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      • 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

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      • 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

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      • 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

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      • Thursday, November 6
      • Amnesty International Panel Discussion: Police Brutality
      • VSPACER
      • This event will be hosted by American University's chapter of Amnesty International. It will be a panel discussion on police brutality and will be followed by a brief reception.

        Type: Panel Discussion
        Host: Amnesty International

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      • Friday, November 7
      • Religious Engagement with Rights and Justice Movements in Latin America - Public Event
      • November 8 to 12
      • Remembrance Day Veteran's Day Vigil

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

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