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Communications ·

SOC and CAS Partner for an All New Photography Degree Program

The School of Communication, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Art are excited to announce the brand new B.A in Photography degree program.
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Department Spotlight ·

American University’s Public Health Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation

American University’s Public Health Program has received five-year accreditation by the highly respected Council on Education for Public Health.
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Government & Politics ·

Ibram X. Kendi Discusses Racism, Hope, and How to Be an Antiracist

Last Monday evening, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most influential historians and antiracist thinkers of our time, had a conversation about racism with a seemingly unlikely moderator—former white supremacist Derek Black.
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Arts ·

Growing Up Too Soon: "Ivan's Childhood" at the Russian Embassy

The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at American University opens a season dedicated to the 75th anniversary of World War II's end with a classic story of an orphan during the great conflict.
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Announcement ·

Center for Israel Studies Receives $2 Million as part of $7 Million Gift

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Center for Israel Studies (CIS) has received $2 million as part of an extraordinary gift of $7 million to American University from Board of Trustees member Alan Meltzer and his wife, Amy.
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Announcement ·

Gift of $7 Million Will Support New Athletics Facility and Center for Israel Studies Fellowship

American University Board of Trustees member Alan L. Meltzer, a graduate of AU, and his wife, Amy, have made a $7 million gift in support of AU’s new Center for Athletics Performance as well as the university’s renowned Center for Israel Studies (CIS).
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Research ·

Get to Know Them: Jessica Gephart

This profile on CAS’s newest environmental science professor is part of a series on recently hired faculty.
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Announcement ·

Science Fiction Is Real – Is the Workforce Ready?

American University’s new Master’s Degree in Data Science is preparing students with the skills to crunch that data with hands-on approaches and cutting-edge methodologies that put them at the top of this competitive field.
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Arts ·

When the Students Run the Show

This week, the AU Museum opened Moves Like Walter, the debut exhibition from the massive art collection donated to American University by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The 87-piece show was curated by AU students.
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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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