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Julia Kent sits in an armchair. She speaks.

Arts ·

Ballet Star Julie Kent Inspires Audience at AU

Ms. Kent will be onstage in the Abramson Family Recital Hall to talk about creative process, the challenges of developing Washington, DC, into a thriving destination for dance, and more.
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Pink, blue and white striped flag

Humanities ·

AU to Host Second Biennial Trans Philosophy Conference

The conference aims to define philosophy’s place within the field of transgender studies.
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Professor reading a book, wearing a grey sweatshirt.

Literature ·

Life and Energy: Kyle Dargan on Poetry and his New Book

The AU literature professor publishes his fifth collection of poems.
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An actor dressed as an ancient greek peasant sings with nautical props. A group of similarly dressed actors kneel around him.

Arts ·

AU’s Fall Arts Calendar is Filled with Must-See Events

AU Arts offers a new season of visual and performing arts events
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The Humanities Truck in front of Batelle-Tomkins building. There is a map of DC on the truck.

Humanities ·

AU’s New Humanities Truck Hits the Road

The DC Humanities Truck, which recently received $225,000 in funding from the Henry Luce Foundation, will be an experimental mobile platform for collecting, preserving, and expanding dialogue around the humanities.
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Trees and shrubs in front of industrial site of an oil refinery.

Literature ·

Strangers No More: First-Year Students Read an Intimate Portrait of the American South

Author Arlie Russell Hochschild will discuss Strangers in Their Own Land in Bender Arena.
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Jimmy Ernst Icarus

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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Jessie Rios works on her digital musical invention, the GramFX.

Arts ·

Audio Tech's Jassie Rios Takes Second in International Musical Instrument Competition

Audio Technology master's student's project GramFX nabs award in the annual Gutham Musical Instrument Competition.
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Painting of an alchemist discovering phosphorus by Joseph Wright of Derby

Literature ·

Frankenstein, 200 Years Later: AU Lit Professor Explores Shelley’s Classic

Even for a book that’s two centuries old, Sha almost certainly breaks new ground with his research.
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Five Design Club student officers sit on stairs.

Arts ·

Why We Love Graphic Design

American University Design Club leaders share how they discovered their passion for graphic design and what they hope to do with their degree.
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