A crowd of people at the Stilyagi screening

Arts ·

Counter-Cultural Cool: Valery Todorovsky’s Stilyagi (Hipsters) at the Russian Embassy

Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Hosts Screening of Cult Favorite Film
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Four person cast of JQA, two actors shaking hands in the front.

Arts ·

Aaron Posner’s John Quincy Adams Play Debuts at Arena Stage

Two American University faculty members— Aaron Posner and Meghan Raham—have teamed up to bring John Quincy Adams to life in JQA, a new play that opened to glowing reviews at Arena Stage on March 15.
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What It Is 4 CD box set

Student Life ·

Feature Fridays

What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves is a 4-disk box set that uncovers some of funk’s most unique hidden gems, featuring over 90 songs “from the vaults of Atlantic, ATCO, & Warner Bros. Records.”
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Sybil Williams wearing gold shirt.

Achievements ·

Sybil Williams Wins AU NAACP Professor of the Year

Sybil Williams wins the very first AU NAACP Teacher of the Year Award for her work as a scholar, teacher, advocate, and mentor.
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Black LGBTQ flag

Research ·

Research Finds Black LGB Youth at Greater Risk for Poor Mental Health Outcomes

American University researchers have found that black lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are at greater risk for poor mental health outcomes compared with black heterosexual youth.
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Heather Kirkland

Research ·

Research to Mitigate the Impact of Disasters on Underserved Communities

Heather Kirkland is not a traditional Ph.D. student. She works full-time as a budget officer and trainer at American University while pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Learn about her important research in Emergency Management.
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headhot of student Irena Volkov

Science ·

CAS Scholar and Entrepreneur Headed to Harvard and MIT

During her time at AU, Irena Volkov has excelled academically, launched a successful medical technology company, earned a spot in the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, led AU’s neuroscience club, and served as captain of the university’s equestrian team.
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An Energy and Engineering staff member shows students the energy efficiency measures in the Katzen mechanical room

Environment ·

LEED Students Study Real-World Energy Challenges Presented by Katzen Arts Center

Energy & Engineering team partners with SIS professor for class tour of building’s mechanical room
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Two women MMA fighters in a cage match.

Literature ·

The Butterfly and the Bee: How Covering Combat Sports Can Improve Writing Skills

AU lecturer and alumna teaches a college writing seminar on MMA and boxing.
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Eric Leal

Announcement ·

Financial Exec Eric Leal Joins College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Starr has announced that veteran financial executive Eric Leal will be joining the College as its new associate dean for budget and administration. Leal starts at AU on April 15.
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