Maria Rose Belding

Achievements ·

AU Student Maria Rose Belding Named CNN Hero

American University student Maria Rose Belding (BS public health '19) has been named a CNN Hero for her work to get food to hungry Americans.
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Man with his bike helmet and sporty AU shirt.

In the Community ·

On the Road: Chaplain Mark Schaefer Rides his Bike for Kay Spiritual Life Center

The university chaplain is a strong advocate for AU’s interfaith community.
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Cheryl Holcomb McCoy sits by a table.

Achievements ·

Dean Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy Joins Deans for Impact

Dean Cheryl-Holcomb McCoy is chosen as a member of nationwide Deans for Impact group of influential educators.
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Colin Saldhana sits on the AU quad.

Science ·

AU Professor Appointed New Program Director at National Science Foundation

Professor of Biology Colin Saldanha has been appointed a program director for the NSF. He will be on a team that oversees neuroscience grants.
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Connected data points

Education ·

New AU Master’s Degree Program Prepares Students for Number One Job in the U.S.

The demand for data scientists is “astronomical and growing,” according to Jeff Gill, distinguished professor at the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) and the director of the school's new Center for Data Science.
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white house and gardens

Announcement ·

Behind the Curtain: New AU Course Will Give Students an Insider’s Perspective on White House History

The nation’s most famous home will be the focus of a new undergraduate course at American University this fall
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Man kayaking on the Potomac River with sunset in front of him

In the Community ·

Top 20 Things to Do This Summer in DC

Summertime in DC means unique art exhibitions, delicious food options, and outdoor celebrations. From year-round favorites to seasonal events, here are 20 ways to spend this summer like a District native.
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Student Irena Volkov standing at a podium addressing students at the Merit Award Breakfast.

Achievements ·

Big Award Season for the College of Arts and Sciences

It was a remarkable spring season for College of Arts and Science students, who were awarded fellowships from some of the country’s most prestigious programs.
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Mexican Day Parade

Government & Politics ·

A Tale of Three Cities: Immigrant Exclusion and Belonging

In his new book, CAS professor Ernesto Castañeda examines immigrant integration in New York, Paris, and Barcelona.
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Jack Rasmussen stands smiling in front of a painting in the AU Museum.

Announcement ·

Director of AU Museum Named Chair of Maryland State Arts Council

Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, has been named chair of the Maryland State Arts Council.
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