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Dean's Picks: New Investigative Report, Wonk of the Year and the Human Rights Film Series

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Hunting Nightmare Bacteria

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

AU-based FRONTLINE investigates the rise of deadly, drug-resistant bacteria that modern antibiotics can’t stop. Read more


Jane Hall Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper Accepts 2013 Wonk of the Year Award

AU SOC Professor Jane Hall moderates discussion with Wonk of the Year award recipient Anderson Cooper. Read more


Human Rights

Human Rights: On Film and In the Classroom

American University film series is part of campus-wide focus on human rights. Read more


In the News

Facebook to Let Teens Share with a Bigger Audience

Communication professor Kathryn Montgomery talked to the Associated Press about teens not always understanding the consequences of putting their information on social media sites like Facebook. Read more

Shutdown Coverage Benefits Cable News Networks
The Associated Press spoke to journalism professor Jane Hall about the boost in cable network ratings during the government shutdown which she attributed to the volume of stories about how the shutdown impacted government workers. Read more

AP Reporter’s Mistake: Did the Punishment Fit the Crime?
In a Washington Post article about an Associated Press reporter being fired for a factual error, journalism professor W. Joseph Campbell agreed that the punishment was too much, citing examples of other cases where there was no retribution for reporters misstating facts. Read more

Professor Carolyn Brown presents at Celebraciones de la Gente
Professor Carolyn Brown screened From the Fields: An American Journey and clips from her upcoming film, The Salinas Project, at the Museum of Northern Arizona’s Celebraciones de la Gente. Learn more


Upcoming Events

Environmental Film Series
“Classroom in the Wild: Chesapeake Bay”
October 29 – 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater Learn more

SOC Ambassadors Spooktacular
October 29 – 8:30 – 11:30 p.m., MGC 200 Learn more

Faculty Forum: The Myth of Digital Democracy
October 29 – 2:35 p.m., Media Production Center Learn more

American Forum with Barton Gellman
November 6 – 11:00 a.m., Knight TV Studio – The Newseum Institute
The event will be streamed live. Learn more

Faculty Forum: Advertising as Public Policy with Professor Wendy Melillo
November 6 – 3:30 p.m., Media Production Center Learn more

DC Startup Forum with Seth Goldman, CEO Honest Tea
November 12 – 7:00 p.m., Butler Boardroom Learn more


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