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Achievements ·

Inspiring Grad Stories: Diana Knott

The Boren Scholar faced challenges, studied abroad, and succeeded.
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From left to right: Marc Duber, Susan Zirinsky, President Sylvia M. Burwell.

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Bold Steps – The 2019 President’s Circle Celebration

Thanks to its generous donors, American University is stepping boldly into the future. More than 200 AU supporters and friends joined President Sylvia Burwell and AU leadership at the President’s Circle Celebration on November 14.
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Alumni ·

Legacy Family’s Connection to AU Spans Decades

Tracey Myers-Preston and her family have made AU a tradition, as all four of Tracey’s children have attended after her father was an employee for four decades.
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Julian Bond

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New Oral History Project Reveals Untold Stories About the Civil Rights Movement

SPA Professor of Government Gregg Ivers documents the professional rise of Julian Bond in the Julian Bond Oral History Project.
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Alumni ·

Alumna’s Love of Knowledge Powers Future Opportunities

American University received a $2 million gift to create the Karin A. Akerson Memorial Scholarship Fund. After Akerson passed away in 2018, her husband honored her memory by advancing their plan to endow the transformational scholarship fund.
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Alumni ·

Susan Zirinsky Awarded 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal

American University has named CBS News President Susan Zirinsky as the recipient of the 2019 Cyrus A. Ansary Medal for leadership and service.
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Alumni ·

Kicking Stigma: Former AU Soccer Player Talks Sports Psychology Research

Carly Perry, CAS/BA ’18, is starting a PhD program in England, where she’ll research mental health challenges facing women’s soccer players.
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Alumni ·

Alumna Named Executive Director of Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

AU alumna Jessica Mallow (MA arts management ’16) will lead the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) as its executive director, as the organization prepares to enter its 100th anniversary season.
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The AU Cybernauts and CyberEagles with Professor Eric Novotny.

Achievements ·

SIS Graduate Students Test Cyber Policy Knowledge

The AU Cybernauts and CyberEagles participated in a cyber policy crisis simulation at this year's AvengerCon IV, held October 17 and 18 in Columbia, MD.
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SIS’s Model G20 Summit Continues to Grow

After a third year of dramatic growth, the Model G20 Summit at SIS has become a well-established tool for training future and current diplomats.
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