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The work of Agustin Fernandez is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. Inspired by the demands of survival in an urban environment and the mundane objects that clutter its alleys and streets, Fernandez is a collector on a quest for the substance of creativity, complete with the armor of protection …more

Type: Exhibit

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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This exhibition is our second attempt to tell the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. It was selected by three curators, different from those who chose our first Washington Art Matters exhibition. Ninety artists will represent what was best of Washington art over those five decades. Curated by Benjamin Forgey, Andrea Pollan, and Jack Rasmussen.


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Type: Exhibit

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Sightlines is a group exhibition of works by Ann Pibal, Jill Downen, Frank Trankina, and Dean Smith curated by AU faculty member Tim Doud. Artists meet artists throughout their careers, and no one can predict what kind of work or which artists will have a long lasting impact. Doud structured the show around artists he met in different contexts and at different points in his career. Each of the …more

Type: Exhibit

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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The executive board of Alpha Phi Omega will meet to discuss what's going on in the chapter.

Type: Meeting

Host: Alpha Phi Omega

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On A Sensual Note Rehearsal

Type: Rehearsal

Host: On A Sensual Note

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BI Analysts will learn how to create and manipulate MicroStrategy reports to deliver specific data to their customers. Analysts will learn about MicroStrategy reporting objects, including facts, attributes, and hierarchies. You will discover how to manipulate application objects such as metrics, templates, filters and prompts to provide BI users with the desired data slice. You will also learn …more

Type: Training Session

Host: Office of Information Technology

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Get an introduction to the university's behavior oriented hiring system, which combines competency-based selection criteria and interviewing techniques. Learn strategies for standardizing the hiring process. Participants who complete this course become certified Targeted Selection Interviewers. This course is a day and a half in length. Go to The Learning system via AsuccessfulU in the portal to …more

Type: Training Session

Host: Human Resources

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Bradley Chriss CAS/MFA '08 exhibits new works in the MFA/Alumni Gallery located in the Katzen Arts Center, 2nd Floor Rotunda Gallery.

Bradley Chriss moved from Columbus, Ohio to the Washington D.C. area in 2006. Bradley received his Master of Fine Arts from American University in 2008. Bradley has shown nationally and internationally with a variety of venues ranging from house shows and …more

Type: Exhibit

Host: Katzen Arts Center

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Ryan Johnson CAS/MFA '13 and Samuel Scharf CAS/MFA '12 exhibit their collaboration 'Kill or Be Killed' in the Katzen Kreeger Lobby.

The Kill or Be Killed (A.D.) collaborative project between D.C. artist Ryan Johnson and California artist Samuel Scharf consists of 8 iconic recreated images from the following AbEx predecessors:

Ad Reinhardt: Abstract Painting No. 4, (1961 A.D.) SOLD - NOT ON …more

Type: Exhibit

Host: Katzen Arts Center

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APO Tabling for the Pulsera Project

Type: Table/Display Case

Host: Alpha Phi Omega

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Tabling for upcoming fundraising events

Type: Table/Display Case

Host: Students Helping Honduras

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Join members of Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship for a weekly prayer meeting.

Type: Religious Service

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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SPSS is one of the most user-friendly statistical programs, used widely by faculty and students at American University. This workshop is a complement to our other introductory workshop. New SPSS users can start with either one, and would benefit from taking both. This workshop will give a broad overview of SPSS, emphasizing: manipulating variables; customizing graphs; and customizing output …more

Type: Workshop

Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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Carola Weil, Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies will be available to talk with SPExS students. Enjoy desserts, tea and coffee.

Type: Reception

Host: School of Professional & Extended Studies

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International Trade and Investment Relations

Type: Workshop

Host: SIS: International Economic Relations

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This series of one-hour hands-on workshops on the use and pedagogy of new technologies and software in the classroom offers a variety of topics each semester. For more information about each workshop, and to register, go to http://www.american.edu/ctrl/techinclass.cfm. Please contact Anna Olsson (aolsson@american.edu or x6077) for additional information.

Type: Workshop

Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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Through this workshop, you will develop a better understanding of your own multiple identities, explore personal experiences you have had with privilege and oppression, and 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 learn strategies to …more

Type: Workshop

Host: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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Learn how Clickers and Clicker apps can empower the instructor to engage students through real-time questions and polls via handheld devices, smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

This series of one-hour hands-on workshops on the use and pedagogy of new technologies and software in the classroom offers a variety of topics each semester. For more information about each workshop, and to register, go …more

Type: Training Session

Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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Learn how to create instant bibliographies while searching online catalogs and databases with this popular citation management software, which interacts with your word processing software to make paper writing and citing easier. Please email endnotehelp-l@listserv.american.edu to schedule an individual appointment if you are unable to attend the class. Note: It is preferable for participants to …more

Type: Training Session

Host: University Library

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This course will build upon skills learned in the Introduction to SharePoint 2010 course. You will learn how to customize standard list templates such as the Discussion Board and Calendar templates, and how to create a custom list, You will also learn how to customize SharePoint libraries, and how to create Slide and Wiki libraries. Security and permissions will be discussed in detail, including …more

Type: Training Session

Host: Office of Information Technology

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APO Tabling for the Pulsera Project

Type: Table/Display Case

Host: Alpha Phi Omega

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Stop by our Pop-up Music Library and let us to show you what the Music Library can offer you. We'll even have CDs you can borrow right there.

Type: Information Session

Host: University Library

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Piazza offers a rich platform for asking and answering questions, monitoring class debates, and for sharing ideas. With Piazza's easy to use features, you can easily facilitate online discussions. In this workshop you will setup Piazza for your class.

Type: Workshop

Host: University Library

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Panhellenic Council Weekly Business Meeting

Type: Meeting

Host: Panhellenic Association

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SPSS is one of the most user-friendly statistical programs, used widely by faculty and students at American University. Designed for users who already have a basic understanding of the software, this workshop teaches how to: merge data sets, aggregate data summary cases, and split files; shift values using lags and leads operator; perform multivariate regression analysis; and create advanced …more

Type: Workshop

Host: Center for Teaching, Research and Learning

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Catholic Daily Mass 5 PM

Type: Religious Service

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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A discussion on the new civil rights agenda of Uruguay, featuring H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Luís Almagro Lemes.

Followed by a tribute in recognition of Dr. Robert Pastor in the name of Mrs. Margaret Pastor.

The event can be live-streamed at http://www.american.edu/sis/events/uruguay.cfm.

Type: Lecture/Speaker

Host: School of International Service

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Weekly meeting of the United Methodist Student Association. All are welcome!

Type: Meeting

Host: United Methodist Student Association

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This workshop examines this graduate-level writing task from formulating a research question, to developing a research plan, to producing a well-argued and documented thesis. Special emphasis will be given to writing a literature review. Part of the Research Commons initiative.

Type: Workshop

Host: *Academic Support Center

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Join the Episcopal-Anglican community for a weekly communion service.

Type: Religious Service

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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Please join the Episcopal/Anglican community for a Fellowship Hour featuring speakers, Bible study, and discussion.

Type: Religious Service

Host: Kay Spiritual Life Center

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If you're interested in federal jobs and internships, it is critical that you learn to effectively use USAJobs and have a solid resume for government employers. Join Karlos DelToro from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for a USAJobs tutorial and tips on writing a federal resume that will catch the attention of government agencies.

Type: Lecture/Speaker

Host: Career Center

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Come join the Roosevelt Institute as we kick off the Spring semester! Come learn everything that we do and get free food. From policy discussions with professionals to impact projects, Roosevelt has something for everyone. Come by and see why Roosevelt is popular over 100+ college campuses!

Type: Information Session

Host: Roosevelt Institute

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Join us for Books that Shaped America, a special series of conversations for the local community and American University students, faculty and staff. The Series features selections from "Books That Shaped America," a list compiled by the Library of Congress. Informal discussions about the extraordinary influence of these books on American society will be led by faculty and staff members from AU. …more

Type: Lecture/Speaker

Host: University Library

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join us as we partner with Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop to provide feedback on written works created by incarcerated youth in DC adult jails. Help empower young inmates to write new chapters in their lives!

Free minds is a non profit organization that works with incarcerated youth in adult jails here in D.C. Their mission is to

"introduce young inmates to the transformative power of …more

Type: Workshop

Host: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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Recruitment event for the American University Relay For Life. Our goal is to increase the awareness of our organization on campus, and reach out to the AU community.

Type: Table/Display Case

Host: Colleges Against Cancer (Relay for Life)

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This will be a weekly meeting for the American University Youth and Government Chapter.

Type: Meeting

Host: Youth and Government

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Students interested in French and Francophone language and culture practice their oral skills.

Type: Meeting

Host: French Club

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The AMIRS travel team will be practicing during this meeting.

Type: Meeting

Host: Youth and Government

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JSA weekly executive board meeting

Type: Meeting

Host: Jewish Student Association

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A series of presentations highlighting College of Arts and Sciences faculty research. Lunch will be served.

Type: Lecture/Speaker

Host: CAS Dean's Office

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Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
Evening shows: 8:00, Feb. 20-22 & Feb. 27-Mar.1
Matinee shows: 2:00, Feb. 22 & Mar. 1

Set during the AIDS crisis, Rent highlights the power of community, love, and friendship. The rock musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive …more

Type: Performance

Host: Performing Arts

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Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
Evening shows: 8:00, Feb. 20-22 & Feb. 27-Mar.1
Matinee shows: 2:00, Feb. 22 & Mar. 1

Set during the AIDS crisis, Rent highlights the power of community, love, and friendship. The rock musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive …more

Type: Performance

Host: Performing Arts

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Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
Evening shows: 8:00, Feb. 20-22 & Feb. 27-Mar.1
Matinee shows: 2:00, Feb. 22 & Mar. 1

Set during the AIDS crisis, Rent highlights the power of community, love, and friendship. The rock musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive …more

Type: Performance

Host: Performing Arts

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Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
Evening shows: 8:00, Feb. 20-22 & Feb. 27-Mar.1
Matinee shows: 2:00, Feb. 22 & Mar. 1

Set during the AIDS crisis, Rent highlights the power of community, love, and friendship. The rock musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive …more

Type: Performance

Host: Performing Arts

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Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
Evening shows: 8:00, Feb. 20-22 & Feb. 27-Mar.1
Matinee shows: 2:00, Feb. 22 & Mar. 1

Set during the AIDS crisis, Rent highlights the power of community, love, and friendship. The rock musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive …more

Type: Performance

Host: Performing Arts

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The SPA Leadership Program will be hosting their annual Talent Show which includes singing, dancing, comedy, and martial arts!!!!! Come one, come all, and bring your wonderful talents!!!

Type: Party

Host: SPA: Leadership Program

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This event will feature a panel discussion on the past, present and future of black business. After nearly four centuries of African-American enterprises, many business ventures and entrepreneurial activities remain absent from historical business dialogue. This panel will redress this omission by covering the history, current state, and the future African Americans will play in business and the …more

Type: Panel Discussion

Host: National Black MBA Association

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Open Forum on AU's Brand Campaign

Type: Meeting

Host: Communications and Marketing

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Join scholars from the U.S. and Latin America for a panel discussion on how religious actors are engaging two very different domains of public debate and social conflict throughout Latin America: the protection of the environment and natural resources on the one hand, and gender/sexuality-based rights on the other.

Type: Panel Discussion

Host: Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

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Scholars from the U.S. and Latin America workshop on how religious actors are engaging two very different domains of public debate and social conflict throughout Latin America: the protection of the environment and natural resources on the one hand, and gender/sexuality-based rights on the other. Private event. A public event is scheduled in the evening.

Type: Meeting

Host: Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

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This year we will collaborate with three District elementary schools to promote literacy. Volunteers will read to children between grades pre-kindergarten and second at either Powell Elementary or one of two Latin American Montessori Bilingual School sites.
To honor the 50th anniversary of both, the Civil Rights and the Wilderness Acts. Volunteers will reads from one of two Dr. Seuss books - The …more

Type: Training Session

Host: Center for Community Engagement & Service

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American University presents a one-day symposium on "Israel and Water: Scarcity, Innovation and Cooperation." The symposium will cover issues of the science of water, technology innovations to address water stress, and the politics of water. The symposium is hosted by the Center for Israel Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science (CAS), Global Environmental Politics …more

Type: Conference

Host: Center for Israel Studies

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