Aaron Grocholski shows visiting students the effects of polarizing filters

Science ·

AU Optics Olympiad Makes STEM Fun for DC Middle Schoolers

American University hosted more than one hundred enthusiastic students from four Washington, DC, middle schools for its fourth Optics Olympiad.
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Author wearing yellow jacket, speaking.

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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Alumna Sophia Vos with Dan Myers and Mary Clark

Announcement ·

American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

American University was named one of the nation’s leading universities and colleges for Fulbright U.S. Students.
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Media Production Center 2020

Communications ·

Media Production Center Reopens, Featuring State of the Art Equipment and Facilities

The newly renovated Media Production Center (MPC) at American University’s School of Communication (SOC) held its grand reopening on January 21.
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Six WIS panelists, posing.

Science ·

Annual Event Connects Women Across DC STEM Community

Last week, nearly thirty American University STEM students came together to learn and network at the tenth annual Women in Science Alumnae Panel.
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Tori Powell at NYC Intensive

Communications ·

New York City Career Intensive Gave Me the Opportunity to Get My "Foot in the Door"

The 2020 New York City Career Intensive provided SOC student Tori Powell the unique opportunity to “get her foot in the door” at world-renowned companies like CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Nickelodeon, and Bustle Digital Group in New York City.
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collections of signs announcing homeless cleanups

In the Community ·

Making DC’s Homeless People Count

DC’s homeless population can be difficult to count or neatly characterize, but American University anthropology PhD candidate Aaron Howe has embraced this challenge.
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illustration of human brain, colored.

Research ·

Professor Alex Zestos Unraveling Mysteries of Human Brain

American University's Professor Alexander Zestos is conducting groundbreaking brain research and bringing it from the lab to the marketplace.
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photo of car in front of mountain

Arts ·

AU Museum Winter Exhibits Open Jan. 25

Winter shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Jan. 25.
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The year 2019

Achievements ·

College of Arts and Sciences Top Stories of 2019

A look back at a year filled with awards, honors, and accomplishments
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