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Jimmy Ernst Icarus

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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.

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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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Man kneeling before a light. A man behind him is observing. The painting is Joseph Wright of Derby’s “The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus.” From the cover of Richard Sha's book, Imagination and Science in Romanticism.

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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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Four graphic design students.

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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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Othello and Emilia face off in Othello

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AU Brings Othello to Life for Wilson High School Students

Would Othello interest a room full of high schoolers first thing in the morning? That was the question as the cast and crew of American University's sold-out production took the Katzen Arts Center stage.
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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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Male dancer on stage in front of pink background.

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AU’S Exciting Spring Arts Season Calendar

American University’s 2018 spring arts season will fill the campus with art, music, drama, and dance. Our exhibition schedule will bring you artists from DC and around the world, working in a variety of media.
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Actress Erika Rose performing in Caleen Jennings' play, Queens Girl in Africa

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Caleen Jennings' New Play Launches 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival

Queens Girl in Africa, the latest play by AU Professor of Theatre, is premiering at the 2018 Women’s Voices festival.
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Dr. Britta Joy Peterson

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CAS Welcomes Brand New Dance Major

AU establishes a new BA in dance that emphasizes cultural inclusiveness and an interdisciplinary approach.
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Karan Madhok

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Hoopistani Dreams

Indian sports writer Karan Madhok becomes a novelist in AU’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.
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