Larry Kirkman

Communications ·

Dean Emeritus Kirkman Retires from School of Communication

Dean Emeritus Larry Kirkman is retiring from SOC after being on faculty for 18 years.
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Gaming convention

Communications ·

What’s Leisure and What’s Game Addiction in the 21st Century?

AU Game Lab founder Lindsay Grace shares what researchers think is game addiction versus leisurely game playing in the 21st century.
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SOC Ben Stokes

Communications ·

Augmented Reality Games Provide New Opportunity for Cities to Strengthen Communities

A new study from American University reveals how cities can leverage augmented reality (AR) games for civic engagement and to build stronger communities.
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Computer with a graph and data

Communications ·

Data Journalist-in-Residence Elected to IRE Board of Directors

Jennifer LaFleur, the data journalist-in-residence at AU was elected to the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Board of Directors.
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Deirdre Breakenridge

Communications ·

SOC Students' Blog Posts Featured on PR Expanded

Six Students in Jason Mollica's class had their blog posts featured on Deirdre Breakenridge's website, PR Expanded.
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The bronze eagle statue outside of AU's Bender Arena on a sunny spring day.

On Campus ·

10 Reasons You Need to Go to Preview Day

Why American University’s “open house” event is a must for prospective students.
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Bill Gentile standing in front of Mckinley Building.

Communications ·

NAHJ Chapter Founded at American University

An American University chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) was just created on campus.
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Screenshot of Space Invasion video game

Communications ·

What 40 Years of ‘Space Invaders’ Says about the 1970s – and Today

The Space Invaders video game embodies many values of the time when it was created and its myths can create change in modern day.
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President Burwell (left), Laura Murray (middle), and
Provost Bass (right)

Communications ·

Focus on Students Earned SOC’s Murray Staff Award for Service

Laura Murray won the 2018 staff award for Service to the AU Community because of her leadership role in helping with "The Market - AU's Food Pantry".
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Robert Boyd using a camera with a microphone

Communications ·

Tiny Creatures Fuel Student's Big Dreams

Robert Boyd's interest in filmmaking and microorganisms led him to winning a scholarship from Taco Bell's Live Mas Foundation to help him pursue his education and his passions.
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