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Dean's Picks: Maher's New Film and the Dean Recruited for Dumbledore's Army

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Brigid Maher

Professor Explores Changing Face of Midwifery in New Film

Maher's film follows DC-based nurse midwives, their patients, and the doctors they work with over a two-year period, documenting their stories along the way. Read more


Dumbeldore's Army

Communication Dean Recruited for Dumbledore’s Army

Dean Rutenbeck connects with students as faculty advisor for the new American University Dumbledore’s Army. Read more



Ayofemi Kirby

Professional Masters Program Alumni Discuss Their Success

Recent graduates from the Strategic Communication Professional Masters Program are excelling in their fields, and have high praise for the classes they took at AU, which they say helped prepare them for their jobs. Read more


In the News

Bob Lehrman

Lehrman's Article Looks at Obama's Second Term

The myths and realities of second-term presidents – and what they portend for Obama. Read more

Benedetto Discusses Biden's '16 Prospects

Adjunct professor Richard Benedetto wrote an article in Real Clear Politics on the possibility of Obama boosting Biden's 2016 prospects. Read more

Mayor Nutter: One Cool Cuss-tomer

PC professor Lenny Steinhorn discussed with the Philadelphia Inquirer public reaction to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s use of curse words in a recent public statement. “If this comes off as not crude but authentic, people may in fact feel that the politicians, who are so often careful about the words they use, who so often speak from talking points, that this comes from the heart.” Read more


Upcoming Events

John Weiskopf, veteran producer and screenwriter, will speak on the practice of screenwriting
January 30 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater

"Through Their Eyes" Documentary of AU Abroad Students in Cuba
January 30 - 7:00 p.m., Ward I, Watch trailer

National Geographic's Television Film War Elephants
February 5 - 7:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater

Visiting Filmmakers Roland Legiardi-Laura and Lance Kramer Screening "To be Heard" and clips from "Green Corps""
February 14 - 6:00 p.m., Wechsler Theater, Learn more

Media That Matters 2013
February 15 - 9:00 a.m., Katzen, Learn more

SOC Student-Alumni Networking Reception
March 5 - 7:00 p.m., MGC 4, Learn more

Admitted Students Day
April 6 - 9:00 a.m., Butler Board Room, Learn more

2013 Kappa Tau Alpha Reception
April 16 - 5:30 p.m., MGC 200, Learn more


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