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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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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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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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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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AU Museum Winter Exhibits Open Jan. 25

Winter shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Jan. 25.
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AU Museum Late Fall Exhibits Open

Late fall shows at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center will open Nov. 9 and close Dec. 15.
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Ivan's Childhood Dinner

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Growing Up Too Soon: "Ivan's Childhood" at the Russian Embassy

The Carmel Institute of Russian Culture and History at American University opens a season dedicated to the 75th anniversary of World War II's end with a classic story of an orphan during the great conflict.
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Audience members look on as students perform for Katzen Soundbites in spring 2019

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Katzen Soundbites

Katzen Soundbites is the Music Library's series of lunchtime concerts from 12:35-12:55 in the Katzen Rotunda. Soundbites is a collaboration between the AU Library and the Department of Performing Arts.
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When the Students Run the Show

This week, the AU Museum opened Moves Like Walter, the debut exhibition from the massive art collection donated to American University by the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The 87-piece show was curated by AU students.
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Extinctions and Catastrophes: First-Year Students Start with the Tough Questions

The Writer as Witness book selection, The Sixth Extinction, confronts climate change.
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