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Visions 2021 Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 5th 

8:00pm Eastern 

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Visions Awards Ceremony 2021

Celebrating its 41st year, the School of Communication's Vision Awards celebrates outstanding visual student work from both graduates and undergraduates. Highlighting the best in documentary, fiction, digital and new media, screenwriting and photography, the 2021 Visions Awards will take place on Wednesday, May 5 at 8 PM. This year’s celebration will be a virtual event.

Spring 2021 Commencement 
Saturday, May 8th 

Spring 2021 Commencement

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Graduates! Join the AU community in recognizing and celebrating our 2021 graduates. Our commencement celebration will happen here on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.

SpotlightDC Wants to Fund Your IdeasTuesday, May 11th 

12:00 pm Eastern 

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SpotlightDC Webinar

SpotlightDC’s essential mission is to raise funds and award them to journalists working on investigative or explanatory projects in the Washington metro area. Join Harry Jaffe and Margaret Engel, journalists and SpotlightSC board members, to learn how to query the organization, apply for funds, and write a proposal. The webinar is open to college students as well as early-career and experienced professionals. The webinar is co-sponsored by the Investigative Reporting Workshop and the School of Communication

Recent Past Events

Cultivating Fear: Anti-Muslim Bias in the Media and SocietyTuesday, April 6, 2021


Cultivating Fear Event

Charting a Path: How to Bring Diverse Approaches to Investigative ProjectsWednesday, March 24, 2021

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AU CEF Student Filmmaker Q&ATuesday, March 23, 2021

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CEF Student Filmmakers Event

10th Anniversary Eco-Comedy Video Competition AwardsFriday, March 19, 2021

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2021 Eco-Comedy Awards

On the Othered Hand: Tactility, Music, and Marginalized UsersThursday, March 11, 2021

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On the Othered Hand Event


"UnPresidented" Book Talk - A Discussion with Author and Journalist Jon SopelThursday, February 25, 2021

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Jon Sopel Book Talk



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Each year the School of Communication hosts many exciting events including screenings, guest speakers, seminars, and receptions.

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