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Literature ·

Welcome to the House of Machado

Carmen Maria Machado, bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and American University alumna came back to campus this week to read from her new memoir In the Dream House in front of a packed crowd in Katzen’s Recital Hall.
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Literature ·

Extinctions and Catastrophes: First-Year Students Start with the Tough Questions

The Writer as Witness book selection, The Sixth Extinction, confronts climate change.
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Two women MMA fighters in a cage match.

Literature ·

The Butterfly and the Bee: How Covering Combat Sports Can Improve Writing Skills

AU lecturer and alumna teaches a college writing seminar on MMA and boxing.
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Achievements ·

Fulbright and Book Prize for Professor Richard C. Sha

February was filled with prestigious honors for Professor Richard C. Sha. His latest book received the Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize and he has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Italy.
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Research ·

Secret No More: New Book Exposes the Truth About Domestic Violence

Rachel Louise Snyder’s No Visible Bruises shows how ‘private’ violence is a public threat.
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Sociologist Eve L. Ewings talks to best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates at American University's Greenberg Theatre.

On Campus ·

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Eve L. Ewing Discuss Racism and Schools

Best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down with writer and sociologist Eve L. Ewing to discuss racism, the impact of school closings on African-American communities, and Ewing’s new book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard.
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Literature ·

Life and Energy: Kyle Dargan on Poetry and his New Book

The AU literature professor publishes his fifth collection of poems.
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Literature ·

Strangers No More: First-Year Students Read an Intimate Portrait of the American South

Author Arlie Russell Hochschild will discuss Strangers in Their Own Land in Bender Arena.
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