Event Spotlight

Nicki WashingtonLook for Helpers: Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Allyship/Advocacy in Computing+Tech

October 28 | online | 2-3 p.m. | Pre-registration required

The Bishop McCabe Series presents Dr. Nicki Washington, professor of the practice of computer science at Duke University and author of Unapologetically Dope: Lessons for Black Women and Girls on Surviving and Thriving in the Tech Field. Her lecture, followed by Q & A session, will discuss how to create and maintain a culture wherein allyship/advocacy is not only celebrated, encouraged, and nurtured, but also expected. 

Selected Events

ARPC October Series

In conjunction with the Deparment of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies and other campus partners, the Antiracist Research and Policy Center hosts a series of free virtual discussions:

  • October 20, Juan Cole, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amidst the Clash of Empires
  • October 21, Interrogating Normativity: A Conversation on Disability and Racial Justice 
  • October 22, SIS Global to Local: Climate Justice
  • October 29, The Palestinian Exception to Calls for Social Justice
  • October 30, A Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo

PhoCo at Home: Fall 2020 Artist Talks

Phoco at home series.AU Photo Collective cosponsors a series of weekly Zoom photographer talks, Wednesday nights at 8:00 — see PhoCo at Home for event details:

  • Alexandra Silverthorne, September 30
  • Janette Beckman, October 7
  • Chan Chao, October 14
  • Announcement Reggie Cunningham, October 21
  • Odette England, October 28
  • Nakeya Brown, November 11

DFT 2020: The District Fourier Talks

October 24 | online | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The District Fourier Talks is the inaugural conference for an annual meeting of local mathematicians, engineers, and applied scientists. Learn more about DFT

Discover CAS Week:
A Virtual Open House

October 26-30 | online | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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. Learn more about Discover CAS Week.

AU Museum Gallery Talk: Art and Authenticity in the Age of Fake News

October 26 | online | 4:15 p.m. 

Join American University Art Historian Nika Elder and MA graduates Abigail Swaringham and Michael Quituisaca for a discussion of AU Museum exhibition Art and Authenticity in the Age of Fake NewsRSVP

Queer Threads Visiting Artists Series Fall 2020

In conjunction with Queer Threads, Curious Spaces — a multi-venue suite of exhibitions in DC this fall — a series of online lectures by past, present, proto, and future Queer Threads artists:

  • T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, September 17, 6 p.m. 
  • Paolo Arao, October 1, 6 p.m. 
  • Oliver Herring, October 15, 6 p.m.
  • Announcement Sheila Pepe, October 29, 6 p.m.
  • Angela Hennessy, November 12, 6 p.m.

Registration & Artist Bios

Miss You Like Hell

October 29 & 30 | online | 7:30 p.m.

This fresh new folk-rock musical by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes explores the complicated bond between a teenage daughter and her mother—an undocumented immigrant from Mexico—as they embark on a roadtrip together across the US. Tickets for Oct. 29 & 30

“Miss You Like Hell” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036.


November 13 & 14 | online | 7:30 p.m. 

A dance concert of fresh new works. Tickets on sale soon.

Theatre Capstone Performances

December 4 & 5 | online | 7:30 p.m. 

Selections from plays written during the Great Depression through the Federal Writers' Project. Tickets on sale soon.


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