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In the Community ·

From Washington to Montreal, a Fulfilling Career in Lifelong Learning

As the founding Dean of the School of Professional & Extended Studies prepares to leave American University, Dr. Carola Weil reflects on an innovative career in academe and higher ed.
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Blue, pink, yellow, and purple faces with a darker blue backdrop. The AUx2 course on race and social identity will be mandatory for all first-year students next year.

On Campus ·

AUx2: Two Facilitators Discuss the Race and Social Identity Course

Andrea Malamisura and Brazil McCray reflect on race discussions in the classroom.
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Arts ·

AU Chosen to Receive Majority Share of Works from Corcoran Art Collection

Nearly 9,000 works offered to American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.
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Environment ·

American University Achieves Carbon Neutrality

American University achieves carbon neutrality in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, becoming the first university in the US to do so
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Gwen Sykes and Elida Sarmiento

On Campus ·

Conference Highlights Value of Women in Leadership Roles

SPA hosted the first Key Executive Women's Leadership Forum on April 11, bringing together more than 100 women in academia, business, and government.
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Faith Lewis, Matilda Kitabwalla, Danielle Smith

Environment ·

Three Students, One Mission: Promoting Sustainability at AU

Danielle Smith, Faith Lewis, and Matilda Kitabwalla discuss their work as Student Sustainability Educators.
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Light and pole with the AU flag, in between trees and in front of residence hall. AU set up a new Faculty Development Leadership Cohort (FDLC) on Diversity and Inclusion, essentially a process of training the trainers.

On Campus ·

Classroom Inclusion: Faculty Training on Race and Identity

The Faculty Development Leadership Cohort model enables professors to train their colleagues.
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Sylvia Burwell receives applause at her inauguration

On Campus ·

A Day to Remember: Sylvia Burwell is Inaugurated as AU's 15th President

In a Bender Arena ceremony, Burwell celebrates AU's shared values and charts a path forward.
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Darren Walker speaking

On Campus ·

Ford Foundation President Talks About Justice and Opportunity for All

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker told faculty and students at American University on April 4 that addressing growing inequality in the world is his organization’s top priority.
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On Campus ·

President Sylvia M. Burwell's Inauguration

Join the AU community as we celebrate the inauguration of the university's 15th president, Sylvia M. Burwell. Events take place April 11-12, including a history walk recognizing AU's 125th anniversary. Find out more about an exciting two days of events.
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