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As part of the Exploring Social Justice event series, Catherine Ross, professor of law at George Washington University, will analyze contemporary controversies over expression on college campuses and beyond through the lens of First Amendment doctrine, discussing lessons in censorship learned from kindergarten through high school, critical distinctions among censors and speakers on college …more

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Join us for a lively discussion featuring best-selling author and award winning historian Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi, professor of history and international relations, will discuss his research on racism, antiracism, and activism in America, and how this research has informed his vision for AU’s new Anti-Racist and Policy Center.
Ibram X. Kendi, an award-winning historian and New York Times …more

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Originally released 35 years ago, on November 30th, 1982, Michael Jackson’s Thriller became the best-selling album of all time. In this talk, Dr. Tristan Cabello, director of American Studies, will offer a cultural reading of Thriller’s music, dance and videos. More than just a commercial success, Thriller embodied major artistic and cultural shifts in American pop music, still relevant today. …more

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Free and open to the public. First come, first seated.
6:00 pm Light Refreshments; 6:30 pm Program
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the cathedral door in Wittenberg, sparking the Protestant Reformation. In light of that anniversary, the AU community will be embarking on a nine-week reflection on the significance of that event for our world. This SOC portion of …more

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Scholarly communication and the open access movement has come a long way in its acceptance in the academic environment. However, the economic models of open access have not been as open and free as anticipated, and this is because publishing models are still rooted in traditional power structures. What can libraries do to subvert these imbalances? 
Charlotte Roh is the Scholarly Communications …more

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