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Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award 2024

Achievements ·

American University Library is awarded inaugural INSIGHT Into Diversity LEAD Award

INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine has honored American University Library with a prestigious, inaugural award for our outstanding commitment to diversity and fostering an environment that welcomes all voices and perspectives.
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Will Cooper headshot

Alumni ·

SIS Alumnus Will Cooper, Jr., Believes in Giving Back

Will Cooper, Jr., SIS/BA, ’85, has created a scholarship to support the next generation of SIS students interested in making a difference in a global world.
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SIS alumna Gayatri Patel

Alumni ·

On 75th Anniversary of Human Rights Day, Highlighting a Longtime Human Rights Advocate from SIS

To highlight the 75th Anniversary of Human Rights Day, we spoke with Gayatri Patel, SIS/MA ’05, WCL/JD ’05, to discuss her two decades of experience working in the human rights field.
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Norman Lear (Photo by Bob Riha Jr./Getty Images)

In Remembrance ·

Reflections on Norman Lear

SOC's Caty Borum offers a tribute to the media (and comedy) legend and American original
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Christina Thomas

Alumni ·

The Importance of Mentorship

In this edition, we spoke with Christina Thomas, SIS/MA ’05. Christina received her degree from the IC program, and currently serves as Divisional Vice President, Youth Exchange, in the Global Programs Division at World Learning.
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Ricardo Sanchez

Alumni ·

Learning to Embrace Mentoring and Networking

In this edition of SIS Voices, we’re engaging with Ricardo Sanchez, SIS/MIS ’19. Ricardo is currently People Business Resource Group (PBRG) Global Lead for the Veterans Community Network (VCN) at Bristol Myers Squibb.
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Aisley Wallace Harper, dressed in graduation regalia, sings the national anthem at the May 2023 College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony

Alumni ·

Embracing Passion(s)—Plural—at AU

Aisley Wallace Harper, CAS/BA ’23, SPA/BA ’23, MS ’24, isn’t interested in disciplinary silos. The recipient of the Eleanor Gomolinski Lally Endowed Fund feels as at home onstage as in a counter-terrorism roundtable.
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SIS alumna Robin Gary holds a copy of the draft Somalia Constitution

Alumni ·

Human Rights Work Combines with Law Degree for One SIS Alumna’s Ideal Career

We spoke with Robin Gary, SIS/MA ’03, WCL/JD ’03, about how she applies her interest in human rights work to her law career.
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Ambassador Stuart A. Bernstein (Kogod/BS ’60)

Alumni ·

American University Honors Local Changemaker at 2023 President’s Circle Celebration

Innovator and D.C. Real-Estate Developer Ambassador Stuart A. Bernstein (Kogod/BS ’60) recognized for his dedication to AU, changemaking leadership and philanthropy
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Flowers in courtyard near TESOL office.

Alumni ·

TESOL Spotlights Fall 2023

Recent TESOL alumni share their stories
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