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Battelle Tompkins, Room T-21

CAS-Graduate Admissions 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8081 United States

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Discover CAS Week: A Virtual Open House October 26-30, 2020

Discover CAS is a full-week exploration of graduate programs within American University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Each day will feature multiple webinars with Admissions Staff, Faculty, and other university representatives. Join us to learn more about our graduate programs and other opportunities within the Arts & Sciences.

To attend Discover CAS Week, RSVP on our Registration Page
*Registration Closes on Saturday, October 24, at 12:00pm (EST).

Attendees will receive an application fee waiver. (Previously paid application fees cannot be refunded.)

All registrants will receive an electronic information packet by Friday, October 23, 2020. This will include access instructions for all information sessions. A full schedule can be found below. 

Please note: Faculty from the PhD Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience program will not be participating.

Battelle-Tompkins Memorial Building

Schedule of Events

10-11 a.m.
Office of Off-Campus House Info Session
Learn about housing opportunities in the Washington, DC, area.
12-1 p.m.
College of Arts & Science Welcome
Join Graduate Enrollment Staff for an overview of the AU's College of Arts & Sciences and our unique centers and resources.
2-3 p.m.
Arts Faculty Meeting 
Meet with faculty members from Art History, Arts Management, Audio Technology, Creative Writing, and Studio Art programs.
4-5 p.m.
Dean's Welcome
Join Dr. Max Paul Friedman, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of History, for a formal welcome and introduction to our academic community.
10-11 a.m.
Financial Aid Info Session
Meet with Financial Aid Representatives to learn more about the FAFSA and other government loan resources.
12-1 p.m.
How To Apply and Funding Your Degree Info Session
Learn about application procedures and merit award opportunities from the Graduate Enrollment specialists.
2-3 p.m.
Humanities Faculty Meeting
Meet with faculty members from the Ethics Peace & Human Rights, History/Public History, Literature Culture & Technology, Philosophy and TESOL programs.
4-5 p.m.
Q&A with American University Alumni
Learn about career opportunities and the AU experience from alumni throughout The College of Arts & Sciences.
10-11 a.m.
Antiracist Research & Policy Center Info Session
Learn about the initiatives and programs from American University's AntiRacist Research & Policy Center.
12-1 p.m.
Crafting Your Statement of Purpose Info Session
Learn various strategies and techniques for writing a strong statement of purpose.
2-3 p.m.
Social Science Faculty Meeting
Meet with faculty members from the Anthropology, Economics, Health Promotion Management, and Sociology Research & Practice programs.
4-5 p.m.
Life in DC Panel
Hear more about our living in the dyanmic Washington, D.C. metropolitan area from your future classmates.
10-11 a.m.
Career Center Info Session
Join the AU Career Center for a presentation on their services and resources for both current students and alumni.
12-1 p.m.
International Students Info Session
Meet with the Office of International Student and Scholar Services to learn more about the VISA process and other resources for international applicants.
2-3 p.m.
Science Faculty Meeting 
Meet with faculty members from the Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Psychology programs.
4-5 p.m.
Q&A with Current Graduate Student
Get your questions answered from current graduate students from throughout the College of Arts & Sciences.
10-11 a.m.
Humanities Truck Info Session
Learn more about AU's Humanities Truck, an experimental mobile platform for collecting, exhibiting, preserving, and expanding dialogue around the humanities.
12-1 p.m.
Q&A with Graduate Admissions Representatives
Get your questions answered from the Office of Graduate Enrollment.
2-3 p.m.
Data Science Faculty Meeting (Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, Statistics)
Meet with faculty members from the Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, and Statistics programs.
4-5 p.m.
Alumni Interview: Laura Yochelson
Join us for an interview with Health Promotion Alumna, Public Speaker, and Mental Health Advocate Laura Yochelson, who will discuss her AU experience as well as her advocacy for mental wellness.

Participating Faculty & Alumni

Please note: more faculty participants forthcoming soon.

  • Art History
    Juliet Bellow
    Kim Butler-Wingfield
  • Arts Management
    Ximena Varela
  • Audio Technology
    William Brent
    Michael Harvey
  • Creative Writing
    Stephanie Grant
    Patricia Park
  • Studio Art
    Luis Silva
  • History
    Eric Lohr
    Gautham Rao
    Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska
  • Literature, Culture, Technology
    Benji Djain
    Dustin Friedman
  • Philosophy/EPHR
    Kelso Crastley
    Ellen Feder
  • TESOL
    Sarah Knowles
    Polina Vinogradova
  • Brian DiZio (MS Mathematics)
    Computer Engineer, SEACORP
  • Kristen Horning (MA Public History)
    Museum Specialist, National Air & Space Museum
  • Becca Peixotto (PhD Anthropology)
    Director and Research Scientist, Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • Mo Sheriff (MFA Creative Writing)
    Division Coordinator for Literary Arts & Arts Education, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Anthropology
    Kareem Rabie
    Rachel Watkins
  • Economics
    Boris Gerhsman
    Bernhard Gunter
    Ralph Soneneshine
  • Health Promotion Management
    Stacey Snelling
  • Sociology
    Nicole Angotti
    Ernesto Castaneda
    Chengyang Xiao
  • Biology/Biotechnology
    John Bracht
    Daniel Fong
  • Chemistry
    Shouzhong Zou
  • Environmental Science
    Valentina Aquila
    Stephen MacAvoy
  • Post-Bacc Pre-Med
    Lynne Arneson
  • Psychology
    Kathleen Gunthert
    David Kearns
    Zehra Peynircioglu
  • Data Science
    Richard Ressler
  • Computer Science
    Mohammad Medhi Owrang
  • Mathematics
    Michael Robinson
  • Statistics
    Michael Baron