The North Grounds of the White House. Several people walking outside the greenery. Circa 1860s. Photo provided by the White House Historical Association.

Government & Politics ·

Living Museum: A New Course Will Examine White House History

SPA executive-in-residence Anita McBride talks symbols, preservation, and the executive mansion.
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Nabina Liebow.

Announcement ·

Nabina Liebow New Director, CAS LEAD Program

Nabina Liebow, a professorial lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was chosen as CAS LEAD director after the university conducted a national search.
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human stem cells are stained in green color.

Science ·

The Complexity of Cells

John Bracht, American University biology assistant professor, and his students discovered a new type of cell state that could help ensure one always has the ability to generate healthy fat cells.
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Freshman Harrison Eichelberger standing near the Cherry Blossoms.

Student Life ·

Year One Done

Freshman Economics and Political Science double major Harrison Eichelberger returns to talk about his first year experience.
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Zebra Finch

Research ·

Gene Discovery Boosts Understanding of Zebra Finch Biology

Using sophisticated genome-sequencing techniques, American University researchers identified a gene in the zebra finch that could pave the way for further research into what makes a bird male or female.
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Provost shakes professor's hand, holding a piece of paper in the other hand

Achievements ·

AU Honors College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Work Across Disciplines

Each year, American University honors outstanding faculty who have made significant contributions in teaching, research, collaboration, and service.
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Professor of Anthropology Chap Kusimba

Achievements ·

Chap Kusimba Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American University Professor of Anthropology Chapurukha “Chap” Kusimba has been elected as a fellow to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the prestigious honorary society of world leaders, innovators, artists, and academics.
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Jimmy Ernst Icarus

Arts ·

AU Chosen to Receive Majority Share of Works from Corcoran Art Collection

Nearly 9,000 works offered to American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.
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Hillary Chorny and her student and fellow AU alum, Jenna Shaw

Alumni ·

AU Alumnae Cross Paths in Rabbinic Studies

Two AU alumnae unexpectedly crossed paths in Los Angeles and realized that they shared similar AU undergrad experiences and parallel values and career goals
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Liliana Zigo seated on campus in front of building.

Achievements ·

Inspiring Grad Stories: Lili Zigo

Faith and family fueled this AU grad’s improbable journey.
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