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The AU welcome sign and pink flowers

On Campus ·

AU Community Responds to Viral Video

Vice President of Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence Fanta Aw offered words of encouragement.
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Cherry Trees in Bloom

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It’s Cherry Blossoms Time on American University Campus!

Members of the media are invited to view cherry blossoms at American University.
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Word cloud representation of poetry

On Campus ·

Celebrating Poetry Appreciation Month

Learn more about poets and their poems with these pieces from our collection.
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Students celebrating graduation

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Stacey Abrams to Kickoff American University’s Commencement 2019 Ceremonies

The 137th Commencement at AU will graduate more than 2,500 students and welcome thousands of guests to Bender Arena on campus.
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Beverly Tatum and Sylvia Burwell

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Race, Dialogue, and Tackling 'Tough Conversations'

At an event hosted by Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?", engaged in conversation with AU president Sylvia M. Burwell.
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Downtown city landscape

On Campus ·

Do-it-Yourself Urbanism: What It Means for Cities, Planners, and Citizens

The impact “do-it-yourself urbanism” has on planning and policy was the focus of a lecture by Gordon Douglas, assistant professor for Urban and Regional Planning at San Jose State University, hosted by SPA's Metropolitan Policy Center recently.
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John Kasich

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Wonk of the Year John Kasich Gives Energetic Speech in Bender

The former Ohio governor and congressman encourages AU students to listen to different viewpoints and dream big.
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International Womens Day Panel

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Female Ambassadors to the U.S. Come Together for International Women’s Day at American University

SPA hosted six female ambassadors to the U.S. for a panel discussion about the progress and challenges involving female political representation and participation around the world.
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Provost Myers, Mrs. Kogod, Mr. Kogod, Dr. Gilber, President Burwell, and Dean Delaney at the chair installation ceremony.

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AU Celebrates Installation of the First Kogod Regional Innovation Chair

On March 8, 2019, Dr. Brett Anitra Gilbert was formally installed as the inaugural Kogod Regional Innovation Chair in a ceremony on March 8 at American University’s Constitution Hall.
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Eric Leal

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Financial Exec Eric Leal Joins College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Starr has announced that veteran financial executive Eric Leal will be joining the College as its new associate dean for budget and administration. Leal starts at AU on April 15.
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