Theatre students embracing Sylvia Greenberg.

In Remembrance ·

AU Mourns Passing of Arts Patron Sylvia Greenberg

American University arts patron Sylvia Greenberg, whose generous gifts propelled AU’s arts programs to new levels, has passed away. She was 96 years old.
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Students Graduating

Announcement ·

American University Announces 2018 Commencement Speakers

American University will hold to tradition and host its 135th commencement ceremonies on Mother’s Day weekend on campus in Bender Arena with an illustrious assembly of commencement speakers.
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Winning Team stands together at AU's Global health Competition

Achievements ·

Educate, Empower, and Elevate: Team Wins AU’s Global Health Competition

Six teams competed in AU’s 2018 Intramural Public Health Case Competition
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Dr. Kathleen Holton with research subjects

Research ·

Health Studies Professor's Research Sheds Light on Link Between Chronic Pain and MSG

Health Studies Assistant Professor Kathleen Holton's research into glutamate, or what most consumers know as MSG, shows a link between the food additive and chronic pain.
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Battelle-Tompkins, College of Arts Sciences.

Achievements ·

CAS Student Research Winners Announced

College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students presented their original scholarly and creative works at the 28th annual Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference.
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DC’s Woodson STEM High School students at AU working in a computer lab

Science ·

AU Teaches DC High School Students Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fundamentals

AU brought students from DC’s Woodson STEM High School to campus, giving them an introduction to product development, innovation, and customer discovery.
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smiling physics students working with circuits, circuit boards and batteries in a lab

Science ·

Why We Love Physics

How do you define your passion? We asked students in the AU physics program to share how they discovered their passion for exploring the universe and what they hope to do with their degree.
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Performers stand in front of audience holding flowers at the Russian Embassy

International ·

AU Students Attend Opera Concert at Russian Embassy

AU students visited the Russian Embassy for a joint concert of the Young Artist programs from the Washington National Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre. The students were invited for an evening of music and dining.
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Credit cards

Research ·

Debt Matters: Women Use Credit to Bridge Income Gaps, While Men Are Less Cautious

When it comes to attitudes about money, gender makes a difference in matters of debt, a new study by Economics Professor Mary Hansen finds.
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Student in SIS building, in front of hallway and doors.

Achievements ·

First Generation, Next Generation: Yami Payano Organizes and Connects

The AUSG president is a winner of AU’s inaugural MLK Service Award.
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