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2014 Graduate Student Commencement Speaker

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:56
Angeli Gabriel overcomes fear, finds success.
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‘Stand Up Planet’ Leverages Laughs for Change

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:20
How one communication professor helped craft an international transmedia anti-poverty project. And made it funny.
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New American Studies Courses

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:12
This fall the American Studies Program offers a number of new courses.
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American Studies Day 2014

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:05
American Studies Day featured student research and faculty presentations.
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WPI Honors Democratic Nominee for DC Mayor

American University News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:59
Muriel Bowser, an SPA alum, received an Alice Paul Award during the Women and Politics Institute's graduation ceremony.
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AU Continues to Lead Fight against Global Sweatshops

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:09
American University among first 20 schools to sign on to Bangladesh accord.
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Providing Access to the Arts

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:08
Alumna Brooke Kidd founded Joe’s Movement Emporium, a community-based performing arts center.
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AU Creates New First-Year Living-Learning Programs

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:18
Increased interest in current programs emphasizes American University’s academic, experiential learning strengths.
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MBAs, Designers, Doctors Create Medical Prototype for Children

American University News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 09:31
Students in Kogod’s Full-time MBA collaborate with designers, medical professionals to develop and launch a medical diagnostic tool.
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Increasing the Green Behind the Scenes at the AU Library

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:06
Library personnel work hard behind the scenes to reduce the carbon footprint of our work—and to encourage eco-conscious behavior in our visitors and employees.
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Charting AU's Carbon Neutrality Progress

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:03
SOC film students document carbon neutrality research trip to Costa Rica.
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Former Florida Senator to Address BP Oil Spill at Reilly Awards

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:18
Former Senator Bob Graham will discuss lessons from the BP oil spill as part of an event honoring recipients of the William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.
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Area Universities Recognize AU Senior for Service

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:05
Jennifer Johnson's commitment to Latin America is turning heads.
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Hunker Down for Finals!

American University News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:17
With finals just around the corner, the library will once again be offering 24/7 hours. Having all night access to study space, computers, library materials, and group work areas makes end of the semester workload a little bit easier to manage.
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Green Roofs Keep Pollutants out of Urban Waterways

American University News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:44
Professor’s research shows green roofs capture pollution while reducing energy use.
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Exploring the Science of Sports

American University News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:41
Visit AU faculty and students at the USA Science and Engineering Festival April 26 and 27.
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Jesse Reed, BSBA '16, Leads Championship Basketball Team in Points and GPA

American University News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:05
Jesse Reed, BSBA ’16, earned Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year award on his way to leading the Eagles the their first NCAA Tournament birth since 2009.
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Exhibition Commemorating CUA’s First Original Musical

Catholic University - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 15:53

Exhibition Title: When Yankee Doodle Came to Town

Where: May Gallery, Mullen Library

When: April – August, 2014

In 1939, CUA’s newly formed Department of Speech and Drama mounted an original musical, Yankee Doodle Boy.  The show portrayed the life of George M. Cohan, a legend of the American musical stage, and used for the first time the now standard device of telling a composer’s life through his own music.  Generating a photo spread in Life Magazine, inspiring the 1942 motion picture Yankee Doodle Dandy, starring James Cagney; and bringing national attention to the university, CUA’s musical was a hit!

With photographs, memorabilia, and contemporary accounts, this exhibit, created by the CUA University Libraries, tells the little-known story of the production and the people who made it happen.

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