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Beverly Tatum and Sylvia Burwell

On Campus ·

Race, Dialogue, and Tackling 'Tough Conversations'

At an event hosted by Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?", engaged in conversation with AU president Sylvia M. Burwell.
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Downtown city landscape

On Campus ·

Do-it-Yourself Urbanism: What It Means for Cities, Planners, and Citizens

The impact “do-it-yourself urbanism” has on planning and policy was the focus of a lecture by Gordon Douglas, assistant professor for Urban and Regional Planning at San Jose State University, hosted by SPA's Metropolitan Policy Center recently.
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John Kasich

On Campus ·

Wonk of the Year John Kasich Gives Energetic Speech in Bender

The former Ohio governor and congressman encourages AU students to listen to different viewpoints and dream big.
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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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International Womens Day Panel

On Campus ·

Female Ambassadors to the U.S. Come Together for International Women’s Day at American University

SPA hosted six female ambassadors to the U.S. for a panel discussion about the progress and challenges involving female political representation and participation around the world.
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Three women in 1950s housedresses: blue, red, green.

In the Community ·

Do Women Still Do the Housework?

Who does the cleaning in your house? If you are a woman, and you do the bulk of the housework, you are not alone. And now there is a new Smithsonian exhibition for you—All Work, No Pay: A History of Women's Invisible Labor, curated by AU's Kate Haulman.
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Man with brown hair in front of American flag.

On Campus ·

The 2019 Wonk of the Year is John Kasich

Kasich will speak to the AU community in Bender Arena on March 21.
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Sylvia Burwell, Eric Liu, Susan Rice, Maria Elena Salinas, Ibram Kendi

On Campus ·

"Changemaker" Panelists Reflect on Race, Culture, and Their Own Challenges and Successes

Four leaders in government, media, and higher education shared the trials and triumphs that them led to where they are today, reflected on the meaning of "changemaking," and more.
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On the Basis of Sex movie poster

On Campus ·

Film Screening Spurs Discussion on Progress of Women

The Doyle Forman Theater was packed with students and community members eager to watch "On the Basis of Sex", the new film about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years as a lawyer.
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Carbon Commitment Climate Leadership

Environment ·

AU Recognized By Climate Action Organization For Achieving Carbon Neutrality

Second Nature highlights AU for being first urban campus to achieve green milestone
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