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Participate in Psychology Research! Earn up to $20 plus a chance to win $50
Daily Writing and Well being Study -- Does daily writing exercise affect emotion and stress? Participants will come to the lab to fill out surveys twice for 30 minutes, once at the start of the week and once at the end; they will also spend 15 minutes each night for 1 week doing a short writing exercise. Must be at least 18 and an AU student. Each 30-40 minute lab session will be compensated $5. For the weeklong daily diary portion, you can earn up to $10. For completing the 15-minute follow up one month later, you will be entered into a lottery for a chance to win $50.

Sponsor: Department of Psychology

Contact: Laura Herron, LH7195a@american.edu

Academics » School of International Service

Dissertation Defense: Yelena Osipova
School of International Service
       
Notice of Oral Examination
Examination: Dissertation Defense
Title: Public Diplomacy in Transition: Articulating Russian Identity and Soft Power

Student: Yelena Osipova
Examination Panel:  Sharon Weiner (Dissertation Co-chair), Rhonda Zaharna (Dissertation Co-Chair, SOC), Craig Hayden (State Department), Douglas Blum (Providence College)
Date: Friday, July 8, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: TBA
 

Sponsor: School of International Service

Contact: Boaz Atzili, atzili@american.edu, 2028851648

Academics » School of Professional and Extended Studies

Study English at American University
AU's English Language & Training Academy (ELTA) is still accepting applications for its intensive fall programs. ELTA offers 18-23 hours of instruction per week, access to all AU facilities, guest lectures from AU professors, academic & career advising, conversation partners, and site visits in D.C. Visa support is also provided for qualified students. Visit our website in the link below to learn more about the program and to start an application! The deadline for the fall is July 1.

Sponsor: School of Professional and Extended Studies

Contact: Danielle Capano, elta@american.edu, 2028954970

Web: http://www.american.edu/spexs/elta/iel/

Life@AU » Diversity & Inclusion

Annual WINS Powwow - July 16
Experience Native cultures from across the country at Washington Internships for Native Students' Annual WINS Powwow on Saturday, July 16, on the American University Quadrangle. Grounds will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring a Grand Entry of Native drum and dance exhibition at noon. Admission to the powwow is free. However, attendants are encouraged to bring cash to take full advantage of the Native food and craft vendors. In the event of rain, festivities will be held at the Tavern in the Mary Graydon Center.

Sponsor: Washington Internship for Native Students

Contact: Andrea Kalochristianikas, akallas@american.edu, 202-895-4879

Web: https://www.facebook.com/events/724870697651699/

Work@AU » AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

AU Farmers Market Returns: Wednesdays at WCL (Summer Only)
 The AU Farmers Market will return to AU every Wednesday from 12pm to 4pm beginning June 22nd. This summer the market will be held at the Washington College of Law's new location at 4300 Nebraska Avenue (the market will be near the front, Warren Building entrance). Don’t miss out on the fresh fruits, vegetables, Amish cheeses, peanut butter and honey from Agora Farms as well as the hearth-baked breads, pastries, and cookies from Girardot’s Crumbs Bakery.

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/Farmers-Market.cfm

Work@AU » Human Resources

AhealthyU Summer Group Fitness Classes
Join AhealthyU for a group fitness class! No cost for AU Rec Sports Members and $5 drop-in fee for non-members. MONDAY: Pilates from 12:05pm-12:50pm @Cassell and Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @3201 New Mexico Ave Suite 350; TUESDAY: Total Body from 12:05-12:50pm @Cassell, Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @WCL Tenley Campus Library Room 100B, and Zumba from 5:30-6:30pm @Cassell; WEDNESDAY: Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @Cassell; THURSDAY: Light Spin from 12:05-12:50pm @Cassell, Yoga from 12:05-12:50pm @4401 Connecticut Ave Room 611, and Cardio Strength from 5:30-6:30pm @Cassell

Sponsor: AHealthyU Faculty-Staff Wellness Program

Contact: Leah Tasman, ahealthyu@american.edu, 2028853742

Web: http://www.american.edu/hr/AhealthyU/fitness.cfm

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Curated by Pamela Harris Lawton and Adjoa BurrowesART CART: HONORING THE LEGACY ties together two cities—Washington, DC and New York City—in an inter-generational, inter-disciplinary project. Professional visual artists aged 62 and older are matched with students of art, healthcare, and aging to document and preserve their artistic legacy. The exhibition includes painting, photography, …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Curated by Marion E. Jackson, Ph.D. and Barbara Cervenka, O.P., Curators
Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints explores how the ancient cultures of Africa blended with indigenous and colonial Portuguese traditions to form the vibrant and complex cultural mosaic of modern Brazil. This eclectic collection of popular art—photography, sculptures, paintings, religious objects and books of poetry—depicts …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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The forms and structure of contemporary North Korean art, a central and highly developed dimension of the national culture, are largely unknown to the outside world. This exhibition, the first of its kind in the US, seeks to broaden understanding of North Korean art beyond stereotypes of propaganda and kitsch to show sophisticated and nuanced expressive achievements. It investigates previously …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Curated by GimChoe Eun-yeong
Examining Life Through Social Realities documents and examines life and the social realities of people living on the Korean peninsula through the Realist paintings of ten South Korean contemporary artists. As explained by exhibition curator GimChoe Eun-yeong, definitions of Realism have changed over time, but the Realism of South Korea closely approximates 19th …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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The Alper Initiative for Washington Art celebrates ten artists who left Latin America for many different reasons over the last sixty years—primarily for safety, freedom, and opportunity—and made their homes, and their artistic careers and contributions, in the Washington region. They include Joan Belmar and Juan Downey from Chile, Carolina Mayorga from Colombia, Ric Garcia, F. Lennox Campello, …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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