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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The purple ribbon for domestic violence prevention.

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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Professor reading a book, wearing a grey sweatshirt.

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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Trees and shrubs in front of industrial site of an oil refinery.

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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Painting of an alchemist discovering phosphorus by Joseph Wright of Derby

Literature ·

Frankenstein, 200 Years Later: AU Lit Professor Explores Shelley’s Classic

Even for a book that’s two centuries old, Sha almost certainly breaks new ground with his research.
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Chadwick Boseman, actor, in the new movie Black Panther. Credit: Marvel Studios.

Television & Film ·

Wading into Wakanda: AU Profs Discuss Black Panther

In advance of the movie’s release, two AU professors ponder its cultural impact.
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