2022 has been a time of big news and new beginnings. The American University community came together once again, committed to working towards a more equitable and peaceful future on campus, across the nation, and beyond. College of Arts and Sciences, faculty, students, departments, and centers are working on research and activism with real-life implications for democracy, equity, human rights, and more. The creativity on campus has been inspirational: books published, music and theatre performed, grants received, and breakthroughs across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Below, we share just a few notable CAS events of the year. We also hope you’ll find inspiration in a book written by one of your favorite faculty members, or in a free artistic performance, or in the incredible work our community is doing to make the world a better place.
Creativity at Work
App showcases Native American history in nation’s capital
Dargan edited award-winning “The Memory Librarian” book with Monáe for Harper Collins
AU students can now enjoy the arts for free!
College of Arts and Sciences faculty are publishing across disciplines and genres
Read what AU historians think about Putin’s invasion and how history brought us to this place
An interview with Professor of Sociology Tracy Weitz, national expert on abortion care and policy
Appointment follows university tradition of sponsoring displaced scholars
Historian Justin M. Jacobs answers our questions about China’s position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine
AU’s Kathleen Holton receives $6.4 million grant to study connection between diet and Gulf War Illness symptoms
Research with implications for our planet’s lands, oceans, and wildlife
Hall of Science’s advanced equipment and collaborative opportunities spurring new research breakthroughs
Advocating for a world free of chemical weapons: the 27th Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention
Faculty and students hard at work on research and action with real-world implications
Owens (CAS/MA ’22) developed key resource to help students research racial histories of AU and DC
Lab established to conduct research, inform policymakers, and correct misperceptions about immigrants and immigration
At a time when LGBTQI+ rights are at risk, CAS faculty share what we need to know about Pride
People of CAS
In this Instagram video, Dean Linda Aldoory talks about her first 100 days in the job and her five favorite things about AU and CAS
This fall, CAS welcomes a cohort of new professors across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities
Chemistry Professor Raychelle Burks talks forensics, pop culture, and analytical chemistry
Physics Professor talks theoretical quantum physics, NASA missions, and self-replicating stardust