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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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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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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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Group picture in front of the Quad of the 2018 Student Award recipients.

Achievements ·

AU's Top Leaders

AU Student Award recipients serve and lead with smarts and heart.
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Lonnnie Bunch

Announcement ·

AU Alumnus Lonnie Bunch Honored by Brown University

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Lonnie Bunch (BA history ’74 and MA history ’76) and founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will receive an honorary doctorate from Brown University.
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Kim Blankenship

Announcement ·

New CAS Associate Dean for Research Announced

Following a national search, Professor of Sociology Kim Blankenship has been appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Research in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 15, 2018.
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Mantled howler monkey on a tree branch in Costa Rica. To understand habitat quality, Dorian Russell observes mantled howler monkeys in the Costa Rican rainforest. Credit: Aspen Russell.

Research ·

In the Rainforest: Grad Student Found Costa Rica and a Passion

Dorian Russell is finishing her master’s in environmental science.
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Professional News ·

A Graduate Economics Degree: Five Things You Need to Know

A degree in economics opens doors to careers in business, policy, law, technology, and a myriad of other fields. Here are five things you should know about the field and how American University’s graduate economics program can help you get there.
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