You're sprinting for the finish line, clearing hurdles along the way! Final exams are around the corner and you need help studying, fast! We’ll help you to identify ways to maximize efficiency in order to use every day to its fullest capacity, while still finding time to eat, sleep, and breathe. Come join us on Wednesday, December 2, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in MGC 245!
CAS proposes a new cert in anthro. The proposal is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 11/30.
CAS proposes new courses in Anthro. The proposals are available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 11/30.
CAS proposes a new course in EDU. The proposal for this new course is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until Nov 30.
CAS Proposes Significant Change to MFA Creative Writing
CAS proposes Significant Change to the MFA Creative Writing. The proposal is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 11/30.
CAS Proposes Termination of Addiction & Addictive Behav Cert
CAS proposes termination of the Addiction & Addictive Behav Cert. The proposal is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 11/30.
CAS Proposes Termination of North Am. Studies Cert
CAS proposes termination of the North Am Studies Cert. The proposal is available for public review and we welcome your comments or questions. Please visit http://www.american.edu/cas/epc/ to read the full details. This proposal will be available for review until 11/30.
The last Science Hours of the semester will be held from 3-5 pm Tuesday, 12/01 in the Battelle Atrium! All are welcome! Come work on your science courses individually, in a study group, or with mentors. Get last minute science help before finals. Free coffee, tea, and cookies! Additionally, there will be the last Extended Program of the semester 12/01 from 5-6 pm in the Battelle Atrium. A panel of researchers from NIST and NRL as well as fellow students will be available to answer all of your questions about working in government-funded, national labs. Coffee, tea, and cookies will be provided.
US Global Change Research Program (GCRP) Panel Discussion in Ward 2
The US GCRP panel, featuring experts from the National Climate Assessment, will discuss global change research and current efforts to advance the understanding of global and climate interactions, which inform international policy decisions on adaptation and mitigation. The panel will take place on Wednesday, December 2 from 4:00-5:30 p.m., in Ward Hall 2.
SOC Faculty Forum - Professor Maggie Burnette Stogner: "New Lens on the Past"
You are cordially invited to a special SOC Faculty Forum featuring Professor Maggie Burnette Stogner discussing "New Lens on the Past: A Creative Exploration of how 21st century media technologies reinterpret history."
How do we create the stories of our past? What historical events, objects, memories do we share? Which people do we choose to be cultural icons? How do we determine what is authentic representation?
The event will take place on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 11:00 a.m in the McKinley Media Innovation Lab.
Dean's Discussion with Jim Shelton: Innovation & Education
Please join SIS Dean James Goldgeier for a discussion on Innovation and Education.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 10:00-11:15 AM Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS
James "Jim" Shelton is the Chief Impact Officer of 2U, Inc. and the former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Previously the Program Director for Education at the Gates Foundation, he has held a broad range of management, policy, and programmatic roles, which have made a meaningful social impact.
Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies
Registration Open for Evening English Courses at AU
Registration is now open for AU's part-time English courses: Business Communication and TOEFL Preparation. Each course meets from 7:30-9:30pm for 10 weeks and consists of a total of 40 in-class hours. Tuition is just $575, and all applicants of intermediate to advanced levels are welcome. Students do not need to attend AU to apply. For more information or to register for classes, click on the link below.
Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies
Event Announcement: Global Jihadist Mobilization & Foreign Fighters Threat
On December 3 at 5:30 in Ward 5, speakers from AU and other institutions will address the current evolution of Global Jihadism and the terrorist threat foreign fighters pose the the US and other Western societies. The event will be moderated by SPA Associate Professor Joseph Young.
Tricia Bacon, School of Public Affairs
Fernando Reinares, School of Public Affairs; Elcano Royal Institute
Men's Basketball Bender Weekender Mini-Plan Available NOW!
Our most popular ticket mini-plan is back for the 2015-16 season! Catch the excitement of AU Eagles Men’s Basketball for just $96* per seat! You’ll receive the same great sideline reserved chairback seat in Bender for 5 great weekend games!
12/20 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore @ 1:30 p.m. 1/3 vs. Colgate @ 2:00 p.m. 1/9 vs. Lehigh @ 2:00 p.m. 2/13 vs. Army West Point @ 4:00 p.m. 2/27 vs. Loyola (Md.) @ 12 Noon
Visit AUeagles.com/tickets or call (202) 885-TIXX to reserve your Eagles Basketball Bender Weekender today!
AU's favorite dinner option is once again supporting our community this TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, by hosting the Eagle Endowment Fundraiser!The Eagle Endowment is currently replenishing its funds in preparation for the next cycle of grant funding. All funds raised will go into the Eagle Endowment, which grants funds to community service efforts from AU Students.
Also, applications for the MLK Day grant cycle are also still open, so APPLY by DECEMBER 10!
Sponsor: Center for Community Engagement and Service
Mindful Mondays: Reduce Stress + Increase Happiness + Be Healthier
Join us on Monday, November 30, for a simple mindfulness and meditation practice in Hughes Formal Lounge from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. This is the last Mindful Mondays session for the fall! Learn how incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life can enhance your overall health and well-being. No experience necessary, all students welcome! Can't make it? Follow us on twitter! @AUMindfulMonday
Participate in AhealthyU’s weekly fitness classes. No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members.
Monday: Pilates | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Cassell; Tai Chi | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @3201 New Mexico Ave, Suite 350; Tuesday: Total Body | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @Jacobs; Yoga | 12:05 - 12:50 p.m. @WCL, 6th Floor in JD Lounge; Zumba | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. @Cassell.
Brown Bag Wellness Workshop: The Truth about Sweeteners, Sugar Replacers, and Sodium in Foods
Food labels can be confusing and misleading, causing us to make poor choices. Learn about sweeteners and sugar replacers, and learn to choose foods that will fuel you to take on the day. Find out what is an acceptable amount of sodium and how to implement this scale into both your home-cooked foods and meals on the go. Bring your sweet tooth along to learn about simple, healthier choices you can make during the holiday season and beyond. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 12 to 1 p.m. in MGC 247. Light lunch provided. Registration is required. Visit the link below:
Cooking Demo: Felices Fiestas! –Spice Up Your Holiday Leftovers!
Don’t let all of those holiday leftovers go to waste! Join AhealthyU on Friday, Dec. 4 from 12 – 1 p.m. in MGC 2 – 3 (University Club). Gwen Santana, the Executive Catering Chef from AU Dining, will share some of her favorite fiesta-inspired dishes. Light lunch and food samples will be provided. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit:
Create Your Long Term Care Insurance Plan Offered by HR
Who will pay for Long Term Care (LTC) when you need it? Learn if long term care insurance is right for you and about AU’s new LTC program during open enrollment. Full-time faculty and staff are eligible for simplified underwriting during the initial eligibility enrollment period. Register now for the Long Term Care Lunch ‘n Learn Workshops presented by The Meltzer Group. Session will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 12 - 1 p.m. at WCL 500. Visit AsuccessfulU to register.
Manager and Leadership Development Opportunity: Situational Leadership
Managers support a diverse group of individuals with different skill levels and abilities. This course uses a successful model to enable managers to explore different leadership styles – directing, guiding, participating, and delegating – and know how and when to use them to address individual performance and development issues. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 1 - 5 p.m. in MGC 245. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
One-on-One Financial Guidance with TIAA-CREF Retirement Accounts – Dec 2 & 9
Meet one-on-one with a TIAA-CREF representative to discuss your unique financial situation and receive guidance to help you maximize your retirement savings as well as plan for other goals. AU offers faculty and staff a great opportunity to save for retirement through the AU retirement plan by matching the first five percent of eligible employee contributions on a two-to-one basis. To schedule an appointment, please call 800-732-8353. For more information about AU’s retirement benefits, visit the 403(b) page on the myBenefits site.
Professional Development Opportunity: Rational Decision Making
Learn how to make unbiased decisions using a structured methodology for gathering information, prioritizing, and evaluating it. By limiting conscious and unconscious biases that draw attention away from the outcome, you can make the best possible choice to achieve favorable results with minimal negative consequences. Please join us on Tuesday, Dec. 15 in MGC 247 from 1 - 5 p.m. Log in to AsuccessfulU via the portal; go to the Home drop down menu and select “Learning” to register now!
Relieve stress and tension with a 15- or 30-minute seated massage. All services provided by a licensed massage therapist. Available by appointment Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 12 p.m. to
3 p.m., in MGC 330N. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes or $30 for 30 minutes. Book your appointment online today at www.infinitemassage.com. Be sure to register using your @american.edu e-mail address. To learn more about how you can bring seated massage to your office, visit:
Michael Graham and Marc Pekala both trained in graphic design programs and went on to careers in teaching and commercial design. Their design educations provided a foundation and language for their visual exploration. Pekala grew up in Baltimore seeing the poster art of the pop music culture and developed a love for using typographic forms to solve visual problems while studying at AU. Graham ...more
As a partner of FotoWeekDC, the museum will present Documenting America: Facing Change And The FSA in the Kreeger Lobby from November 7 through December 13, 2015. Facing Change is a unique photography collective engaged in a long-term project to document America. The groups’ ten members, working independently, are inspired by FSA photographers of the 1930s and ‘40s. A deeply held belief in the ...more
The engineering term “angle of repose” refers to the steepest angle material can be piled without collapsing. The collaborative installation of the works of sculptor Francis Cape and painter Harmony Hammond reflect on the precariousness—financial, political, social and emotional—of our lives. Both present absent bodies and question the significance of objects and the vulnerability of our dreams. ...more
A retrospective of DC artist Joseph White shows the diversity of his work from the 1980s to the present. The exhibition includes large-scale representational paintings, works on paper and his latest paintings based on Post-It drawings.
DC-based artist Micheline Klagsbrun’s latest work ranges from ink and pencil drawings on vellum to large canvases and three-dimensional wall hangings and sculptural forms. Created by a dynamic interplay of lines, colors and textures, and imbued with light, Klagsbrun’s new works appear weightless and ephemeral. The title Free Fall Flow is the riff off lyrics from the Doors’ 1968 song, Yes, The ...more
Tracing the lines of the city map of Jerusalem with pencil or wire, again and again, like a mantra or prayer, allows Susanne Kessler to feel close to Jerusalem—the city of mankind. A city where three monotheistic religions come together, Jerusalem is a geographic gateway between the East and the West, a place where conflicts have influence on the world. Kessler’s exhibition will speak to its ...more
This installation is a massive sculptural statement which weaves the artist’s own work into the walls of a 19th century American house. Kaphar’s most ambitious expression to date, The Vesper Project is a culmination of an intense five-year engagement with the lost storylines of the Vesper family. In the artist’s musings, the members of the Vesper family and their histories are intertwined with ...more
Join us for this cross-disciplinary panel, highlighting four American University scholars' exciting new research on climate change. This event is presented by the University Library's Research in Progress: AU 2030 Series and the AU Sustainability Collaborative Colloquium. Research in Progress events showcase research from across the American University community, with a special emphasis on ...more
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Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
WCL: Last day of classes (includes make-ups for holidays)
Fall classes end
Theses and dissertations due in Registrar's Office for fall degree candidates