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Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter

Announcement ·

Mayor Michael A. Nutter Announced as American University’s Fall 2019 Commencement Speaker

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will deliver the university’s keynote address for its 138th commencement ceremony.
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Eman Alghamdi standing in front of a tree holding a coffee cup

Communications ·

From Class Assignment to Passion Project: MFA Student Eman Alghamdi on the Process of Creating “A Piece of Paper”

What if your family was separated by a simple piece of paper? MFA film student Eman Alghamdi tells the story of Remi, a Syrian refugee who hasn’t seen his family in three years. The film, “A Piece of Paper,” screened Nov. 10 at Suns Cinema.
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Rikki Kyle

Communications ·

The Next Olivia Pope? PR Student Rikki Kyle Changing Representation in the Industry One Step at a Time

Public Relations and Strategic Communication student Rikki Kyle was the recipient of the organization’s Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award at the 2019 Public Relations Student Society of American conference.
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Research ·

Evidence Shows Costly Superfund Cleanup Worth the Investment

New research by SPA Assistant Professor Claudia Persico finds prenatal exposure to hazardous waste contamination during pregnancy can significantly hurt a child’s development and performance in school.
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Research ·

The Hard Questions: The Center for University Excellence Will Confront Pressing Issues in Higher Ed

Provost Emeritus Scott Bass and Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss will lead a new research-based center.
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woman in cap and gown at graduation

Alumni ·

Alumna’s Love of Knowledge Powers Future Opportunities

American University received a $2 million gift to create the Karin A. Akerson Memorial Scholarship Fund. After Akerson passed away in 2018, her husband honored her memory by advancing their plan to endow the transformational scholarship fund.
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Business ·

Campus Connections

Amber McGill, founding president of the Graduate Black Student Union, is creating a social support network for graduate students across AU.
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Album art from Yes albume Fragile

Student Life ·

Feature Fridays

In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from student assistant Jalen Lesly, who reviews Fragile, by Yes.
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Alumni Board President Rob Johnson on campus

Alumni ·

Greetings from Rob Johnson

I often realize again just how many of my most meaningful experiences were either at AU or a result of opportunities I had at AU.
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Alumni ·

Susan Zirinsky Awarded 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal

American University has named CBS News President Susan Zirinsky as the recipient of the 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal for leadership and service.
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