You are here: University News

Daniel Myers

Announcement ·

Daniel J. Myers Named American University Provost

American University President Sylvia M. Burwell announced today the selection of Daniel J. Myers as provost and chief academic officer effective January 15, 2019.
Full Story

Woman wearing earrings and smiling.

On Campus ·

Inspiring Grad Stories: Annelise Straw

The Rhodes Scholar finalist was a ballerina and a chef before finding SIS.
Full Story

Sarah Binder speaking

Announcement ·

Inaugural Barbara Sinclair Lecture Focuses on Politics in a Polarized Society

In a lecture on Nov. 27, political scientist Sarah Binder shared her insight on how lawmakers operate in the current polarized environment and her take on what’s ahead for Congress with its incoming freshman class.
Full Story

Photo of the building of the School of International Service

Announcement ·

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts

New Degree at American U. Aims to Prepare Next Generation of Foreign Policy Experts
Full Story

Washington Semester Program students on the set of Meet the Press with Chuck Todd

In the Community ·

Here are our Top Stories of 2018

The ten best stories of 2018 from the School of Professional & Extended Studies
Full Story

Headshot of Prof. Max Paul Friedman against a blue background.

Announcement ·

Professor Max Paul Friedman Wins Prestigious Bessel Award

American University History and International Studies Professor Max Paul Friedman has won the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.
Full Story

Rev. Mark Schaefer

On Campus ·

The Certainty of Uncertainty

University Chaplain Rev. Mark Schaefer challenges everyone to embrace uncertainty in his new book.
Full Story

Cornel West and Robert George speaking at event

On Campus ·

Cornel West and Robert George Talk About the Purpose of a Liberal Education

Speaking at an event on campus Dec. 7 moderated by SPA Associate Professor Thomas Merrill, the two professors underscored the importance of engaging in civil dialogue and the value of a liberal education.
Full Story

Olivia Ivey

On Campus ·

The Project on Civil Discourse: Finding Truth in a Divided World

Associate University Librarian Olivia Ivey shares her perspective on truth and civil discourse in this first story by The Project on Civil Discourse.
Full Story

Woman holding

Announcement ·

She Votes. She Leads.

New poll from American U. reveals what mattered to women in the 2018 midterm elections.
Full Story