People next to a wagon, in front of a butcher shop.

Research ·

Out of the Margins: Prof. Finds Jewish Women at the Forefront of American History

In America’s Jewish Women, Pamela Nadell examines prominent trailblazers and unsung heroes.
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Announcement ·

Professor Max Paul Friedman Wins Prestigious Bessel Award

American University History and International Studies Professor Max Paul Friedman has won the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.
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students tour the white house

Government & Politics ·

AU Students Are Immersed in White House History

See some of the experiences students involved in a unique new undergraduate course have enjoyed, including a tour of the White House.
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A crowd gets catering at the Embassy.

Arts ·

Love and Loss: Anna Karenina – Vronsky’s Story at the Russian Embassy

On November 28, American University’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History screened Shakhnazarov’s sweeping romantic epic to a full house of cinema enthusiasts at the Russian Embassy’s Tunlaw Theater.
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Seminar on Education Policy and Leadership

Education ·

From Theory to Practice

EPL students present findings from their Summer 2018 field projects with DC-based organizations.
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Senator Elizabeth Warren with Amrutha Chatty

On Campus ·

Students Share What It's Like to Meet Elizabeth Warren

Students share what it's like to meet U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who on Nov. 29 spoke at AU, sponsored by AU School of Public Affairs, Kennedy Political Union, and AU College Democrats.
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College Students walk on campus together outdoors.

Announcement ·

Grad Student Career Seminar on Thursday Offers Skills To Get Ahead

This Thursday, the College is sponsoring its third Career Seminar for grad students, designed to provide critical career and life skills that might not be taught in the classroom, but are important for future career success.
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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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Woman and man standing on a trolley.

Television & Film ·

The Tao of The Good Place: Profs Discuss TV’s Most Cerebral Sitcom

The breezy NBC comedy manages to work in Kant and Kierkegaard.
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Kim Blankenship

Announcement ·

Kim Blankenship New CAS Associate Dean of Research

As American University focuses on growing its research excellence across the arts, humanities, and sciences, it has named Professor Kim Blankenship as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences.
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