Headshot of Sam Fromkin

Achievements ·

Sam Fromkin Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

Sam Fromkin (BA musical theatre and Spanish ’19) has received an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award for his academic excellence, athletic accomplishments, and leadership initiatives during his time at American University.
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Book cover Untold History of the United States

Achievements ·

Peter Kuznick and Oliver Stone Update New York Times Bestselling Book

New York Times bestseller The Untold Story of the United States is re-released with an new chapter picking up from where it left off. The book was written by AU History Professor Peter Kuznick and Academy-Award-winning director Oliver Stone.
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Humanities Truck

Research ·

Humanities Truck Fellowships Available for 2019-2020

The Humanities Truck Project Fellowship Program provides a year for the Truck Fellows to be able to use the truck for a collaborative project with the community. Fellows will receive substantial research funding $10,000 for these year-long projects.
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Ibram X. Kendi

Achievements ·

Ibram X. Kendi Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations and Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, has been awarded a prestigious 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship.
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Art work by Eduardo Carrillo

Arts ·

American University Museum Spring 2019 Shows Open

Exhibits: 21st Century Printmaking; Washington Abstractionist Kenneth Victor Young; Chicano Artist Eduardo Carrillo; Totemic Sculpture from the Pacific Northwest; and MFA Exhibitions.
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US Mexico border wall streching out beneath blue sky

First Person ·

Ask the Expert: Can We Fix Our Immigration Crisis?

Professor Ernesto Castañeda shares his expertise on our current immigration crisis and the need for immigration reform.
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Students celebrating graduation

Announcement ·

Stacey Abrams to Kickoff American University’s Commencement 2019 Ceremonies

The 137th Commencement at AU will graduate more than 2,500 students and welcome thousands of guests to Bender Arena on campus.
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Nazi flag and crowd demonstration

First Person ·

The Global Rise of Right-Wing Extremism

Ask the Expert: Right-Wing Extremism. Professor Cynthia shares her expertise on recent terrorist attacks and the rise of right-wing extremism across the world.
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A crowd of people at the Stilyagi screening

Arts ·

Counter-Cultural Cool: Valery Todorovsky’s Stilyagi (Hipsters) at the Russian Embassy

Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Hosts Screening of Cult Favorite Film
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Four person cast of JQA, two actors shaking hands in the front.

Arts ·

Aaron Posner’s John Quincy Adams Play Debuts at Arena Stage

Two American University faculty members— Aaron Posner and Meghan Raham—have teamed up to bring John Quincy Adams to life in JQA, a new play that opened to glowing reviews at Arena Stage on March 15.
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