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William Baker, 2018 William K. Reilly award winner

Environment ·

2018 Reilly Award-Winner Spent 40 Years Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay

On March 8, Will Baker, president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), will receive the William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy.
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A crowd waits in their seats to watch a film.

In the Community ·

History on Screen: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty at the Russian Embassy

The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty is a silent cinema masterpiece screened by the Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History at the Russian Embassy’s Tunlaw Theater February 28, 2018
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Mamie Parker, 2018 William K. Reilly award winner

Environment ·

'It Wasn't the Water or the Wildlife, It Was the People'

On March 8, Mamie Parker, former chief of staff and head of fisheries at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will receive the William K. Reilly Award from American University School of Public Affairs’ Center for Environmental Policy.
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rubens tube showing flames in waves

Science ·

AU's Optics Olympiad Makes Science Fun

Middle school students from six schools across DC spent the day at AU, learning about physics through lasers, infrared light, and other scientific concepts.
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Arts ·

Caleen Jennings Talks Othello, Race, and Theatre

On March 1, Prof. Caleen Sinnette Jennings’s newest production, a modern take on Shakespeare’s Othello, opens in the Katzen Studio Theatre. In Jennings’s remake, the 415-year-old play comes alive through a contemporary lens.
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Student getting a haircut in barber chair.

On Campus ·

Exploring Masculinity

AU program challenges students by teaching the differences between healthy masculinity and toxic masculinity.
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potential paths

On Campus ·

New Class Shows Potential Paths for Political Theory Majors

Students say they enjoy deep discussions in political theory classes, but they worry that it has limited job prospects. Now, a one-credit class taught by practitioners at think tanks, nonprofits, and in journalism may just change their minds.
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Ambassador Susan E. Rice and radio host Joshua Johnson

On Campus ·

SIS@60: A Conversation with Ambassador Susan E. Rice & NPR’s Joshua Johnson

On March 8, SIS continues its 60th anniversary celebration by hosting Ambassador Susan E. Rice and WAMU/NPR’s 1A host Joshua Johnson as they discuss America’s place in a changing world.
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Marc Edwards standing at podium

Environment ·

Activist Marc Edwards Illuminates Flint Water Crisis

The AU environmental science department hosted Marc Edwards for a presentation on how government science institutions went to great lengths to conceal critical information about the toxic levels of lead in Flint’s water supply.
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SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

On Campus ·

SPA Pilots New Civil Discourse Program

In today’s polarized society, universities have an opportunity to engage in civil dialogue. SPA is working with the Office of Campus Life to encourage students to have tough conversations, listen to other points of view, and learn from those experiences.
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