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Arts ·

Virtual “Overture” a Poignant, Soaring Success

First-year AU students share hopes and dreams in annual performance
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Television & Film ·

Jazz Musician and Faculty Member Mark G. Meadows Screens New Film

Students watch film and talk to filmmakers about issues of art, race, and activism
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People wearing masks

In the Community ·

Five Videos to Watch: Faculty Experts’ Corner

Faculty scholars from American University’s College of Arts and Sciences share their research and expertise on the pressing issues of the day in a new series of short videos.
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Peter Starr standing in Katzen

Achievements ·

2020 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Awards Winners

Every year, faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the College are recognized through College Dean’s Awards. Dean Peter Starr announces this year's winners.
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Members of the American University Ensemble perform together via virtual technology.

Alumni ·

A Century Later: AU’s Lost Alma Mater Returns to Life

AU’s Symphonic Band and Orchestra perform an uplifting and completely virtual rendition of the university’s Alma Mater—a composition that was previously “lost” for decades.
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First Person ·

AU Hosts Arts, Social Healing, and Restorative Justice Colloquium

The AU community gathered for a day of dialogue to reflect on the relationship between art and social and restorative justice. It was the university’s first colloquium on Creativity and Innovation for Social Healing & Restorative Justice.
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Audience members look on as students perform for Katzen Soundbites in spring 2019

Arts ·

Katzen Soundbites

Katzen Soundbites is the Music Library's series of lunchtime concerts from 12:35-12:55 in the Katzen Rotunda. Soundbites is a collaboration between the AU Library and the Department of Performing Arts.
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Ten new artistic directors standing together

Arts ·

AU and Arena Stage Team Up to Support Nation’s Top New Theatre Artistic Directors

American University and Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater hosted a first-of-its-kind Artistic Director Intensive Program last week.
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Caleen Jennings

Achievements ·

Professor Caleen Jennings Wins Award for Inclusive Excellence

First-ever Faculty Award for diversity, equity, and inclusion goes to Theatre Professor Caleen Jennings.
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