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On Campus ·

AU Professors Find Innovative Ways to Teach Online

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, 936 full-time tenured, tenure-track, and term faculty and more than 500 adjunct instructors quickly figured out how to move American University’s 3,018 traditional classes online for 8,163 undergraduates.
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Literature ·

Going to the Movies for Class, When Class is Remote

Professor Jeff Middents has taken his “Critical Approach to the Cinema” class online in a brand-new and very popular way. Students are watching movies, critiquing them, and sharing their thoughts online through social media.
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Arts ·

Music Grant Winners Hopeful in the Face of Uncertainty

In February, seven standout music majors received Koster Foundation Summer Study Grants to pursue their musical ambitions. Now their plans are uncertain. But these talented students remain hopeful and thankful—and focused on accomplishing their dreams.
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Student Life ·

Coping Tips from AU Health Promotion Students

A group of AU Health Promotion ’20 students researched strategies for promoting mental health during this difficult and uncertain time. They share them here, in their own words.
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Literature ·

New MA Degree Combines Literature, Culture, and Technology

This fall, American University is offering an exciting, forward-looking new graduate degree: an MA in Literature, Culture, and Technology, combining literary and cultural studies, cinema, and writing, along with digital technology and coding.
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On Campus ·

First Things First: Get to Know AU's First-Gen Resources

AU provides resources and support to help them navigate the college experience, whether it’s figuring out finances, deciphering the many acronyms used around campus, or finding a community.
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In the Community ·

AU Providing Emergency Resources to DC Teachers and Children

As schools across DC face long closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are worried about having enough food to eat. AU's Department of Health Studies is working to help.
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In the Community ·

AU Public Health Students’ Work Continues Unabated

In the midst of the global pandemic crisis, fifty-seven AU public health students are continuing their important mission to support community public health organizations, ranging from the DC Department of Health to the American Heart Association.
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Research ·

New Psychology Research Shows Children and Teens Worry About Political Issues

It’s unclear that children’s and teens’ worry is a cause for concern, or that it is interfering with their mental health functioning.
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Communications ·

Game Design Programs Ranked #15 by Princeton Review

American University’s MA in Game Design and MFA in Games and Interactive Media surged to #15 in the world according to the just-released 2020 International Rankings by Princeton Review.
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