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Alumnus Lonnie Bunch

Founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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In the Spring 2017 Issue

From left: Janelle Monae, Taraji Henson, and Octavia Spencer. Credit: 20th Century Fox Movies.

First Person ·

Being Counted

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Vishal Vaidya

Alumni ·

The Road to Broadway

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Women in Incubator

Science ·

When Science Meets Business

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Kathleen Gunthert

Social Sciences ·

A to ZZZ's: Teens, Sleep, and Emotion Regulation

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Jason Snyder and Education Policy and Leadership students

Education ·

State of the Student

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Arches National Park.

Student Life ·

Study Up!

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Author James Hannaham

Literature ·

The Visiting Writers Series: Thirty-seven Years of Literary Inspiration

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Linda Daly and Jackie Cirillo Meisenberg

Alumni ·

Alumni Linda Daly and Jackie Cirillo Meisenberg

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CAS in the News

  • U.J. Sofia (physics) received $152,905 (year one of expected five-year project totaling $1,223,311) from NASA for “Investigations in Astrobiology: The Origins of Water and Pre-Biotic Organics.”

  • John Willoughby (economics) received $421,223 from Open Society Foundations for "Proposal to Support the Organizational Strengthening of the Program for Gender Analysis of the Economy."

  • Please see more student, alumni, staff, and faculty achievements.

Connections Magazine, Spring 2017

Connections, the official magazine of American University's College of Arts and Sciences, provides a look into recent developments in the departments and programs, faculty and student highlights, and new directions for the college. 

If you would like to receive a paper copy of Connections or suggest a story, please e-mail Please see also the printable 2017 Spring Connections PDF.