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Arts ·

AU Museum at Home Engages Patrons Away from Campus

Under the initiative “AU Museum at Home,” the museum staff is finding new ways to engage the museum community.
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The Maltese Falcon

Literature ·

Going to the Movies for Class, When Class is Remote

Professor Jeff Middents has taken his “Critical Approach to the Cinema” class online in a brand-new and very popular way. Students are watching movies, critiquing them, and sharing their thoughts online through social media.
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Sylvie Wickwire

Arts ·

Music Grant Winners Hopeful in the Face of Uncertainty

In February, seven standout music majors received Koster Foundation Summer Study Grants to pursue their musical ambitions. Now their plans are uncertain. But these talented students remain hopeful and thankful—and focused on accomplishing their dreams.
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Literature ·

New MA Degree Combines Literature, Culture, and Technology

This fall, American University is offering an exciting, forward-looking new graduate degree: an MA in Literature, Culture, and Technology, combining literary and cultural studies, cinema, and writing, along with digital technology and coding.
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Carol Bird Ravenal, Breakfast with Twin, “Good Morning Gene D.” 51x32 inches

Arts ·

In Legacy: Associate Professor Emerita Carol Bird Ravenal

In Memorium: remembering artist, art historian, AU professor emeritus, and philanthropist Carol Bird Ravenal.
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Literature ·

No Visible Bruises: Rachel Louise Snyder’s NY Times Top Ten Book

Professor Rachel Louise Snyder, the nation's leading writer on domestic violence, has published her latest award-winning book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us.
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Author wearing yellow jacket, speaking.

Literature ·

Welcome to the House of Machado

Carmen Maria Machado, bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and American University alumna came back to campus this week to read from her new memoir In the Dream House in front of a packed crowd in Katzen’s Recital Hall.
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