University News

Meet White House Correspondent, Sine Institute Fellow, and Alumna Janet Rodriguez

American University News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:00
When Janet Rodriguez, SOC/BA ’06, applied to AU, she didn’t tell her mother. After visiting DC on a high school field trip, she knew she wanted to study in the city.
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Bee Bilingual: Expanding Early Language Learning

American University News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:00
Elizabeth Black, SIS/BA ’09, co-founder of Bee-Bilingual, is expanding childhood access to Spanish language lessons.
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East Campus Receives LEED Gold Certification

American University News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:00
East Campus is the latest AU facility to be receive U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold rating.
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Business Ethics or Bust

American University News - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 00:00
Kogod alum Steve Anderson taps into the growing ethical consumer market with his business, Kyrgies.
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Conservative Islamic Views Gaining Ground in Bangladesh

American University News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:00
Conservative Islamic views are gaining ground in secular Bangladesh and curbing freedom of expression.
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SIS PhD Grad Wins Award at Munich Security Conference

American University News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:00
For his dissertation on threat perception and incohesion in NATO, SIS PhD graduate Balazs Martonffy received this year's John McCain Dissertation award at the Munich Security Conference.
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AU’s Budding Journalists Fan Out Across NH, SC to Cover Primaries

American University News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:00
The events capped off a nonstop week of reporting for 24 AU students enrolled in Presidential Primaries, a course offered every four years by SOC and SPA. Now in its fourth cycle, the class featured a new twist this year: South Carolina.
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2020 Black Alumni and Student Reunion

American University News - Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:00
Mark your calendars: AU’s inaugural Black Alumni and Student Reunion will be held on campus April 3-5.
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Grants Will Support Publication of Presidential Letters of Taylor and Fillmore

American University News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:00
New SPA research professor Michael Cohen is spearheading a project for the SPA Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies (CCPS) that will edit and publish the letters of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.
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Center for Media & Social Impact Launches “Resistance: The Exhibition”

American University News - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:00
“Resistance: The Exhibition,” the latest initiative of the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) at the School of Communication, explores the power of photography to document social upheaval and to inspire activism and social change.
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Feature Fridays

American University News - Fri, 02/14/2020 - 00:00
In the music library's ongoing series, this week's feature is from student assistant Elisabeth McCarren, who reviews Flower Boy, by Tyler, the Creator.
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A Look Into Dean Laura DeNardis’ Latest Book: “The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off-Switch”

American University News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 00:00
In “The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off-Switch,” Interim Dean of the School of Communication and professor, Dr. Laura DeNardis hopes to convince readers that cybersecurity is the great human rights issue of our time.
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Welcome to the House of Machado

American University News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 00:00
Carmen Maria Machado, bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and American University alumna came back to campus this week to read from her new memoir In the Dream House in front of a packed crowd in Katzen’s Recital Hall.
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New Grants Support Examinations of Access to Quality Child Care

American University News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:00
SPA Associate Professor Taryn Morrissey was awarded two grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the barriers for low-income families in enrolling children in early childcare and preschool.
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Students Meet New Alumni Board

American University News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:00
One of the key roles the AUAB has in the AU community is to connect graduates with current AU students and provide perspectives and insights into improving the AU experience.
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Message from LAA Co-Chairs

American University News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:00
The Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA) has been hard at work over the past five months connecting with alumni and Latino students and integrating ourselves at all levels of conversation to form a more inclusive and diverse community.
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AU Library Sets the Stage for this #AUSweethearts Couple

American University News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 00:00
A conversation outside the AU library leads to over 40 years of happiness for these AU sweethearts.
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American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

American University News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 00:00
Ten AU student scholars received Fulbright awards in 2019-2020, making AU a top-producing Fulbright institution
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AU Center for Community Engagement and Service Celebrates First-Ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, SOC Students Create Award

American University News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 00:00
SOC Professor Gemma Puglisi’s PR Portfolio class took on CCES as a client and developed a strategic communications campaign for them. The class created the MLK Visionary Award to honor the leadership work of an AU alum at a Washington, DC non-profit.
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American University Named a Top-Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Students

American University News - Tue, 02/11/2020 - 00:00
American University was named one of the nation’s leading universities and colleges for Fulbright U.S. Students.
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