Colin Saldhana sits on the AU quad.

Science ·

AU Professor Appointed New Program Director at National Science Foundation

Professor of Biology Colin Saldanha has been appointed a program director for the NSF. He will be on a team that oversees neuroscience grants.
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Education ·

New AU Master’s Degree Program Prepares Students for Number One Job in the U.S.

The demand for data scientists is “astronomical and growing,” according to Jeff Gill, distinguished professor at the AU School of Public Affairs (SPA) and the director of the school's new Center for Data Science.
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white house and gardens

Announcement ·

Behind the Curtain: New AU Course Will Give Students an Insider’s Perspective on White House History

The nation’s most famous home will be the focus of a new undergraduate course at American University this fall
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Man kayaking on the Potomac River with sunset in front of him

In the Community ·

Top 20 Things to Do This Summer in DC

Summertime in DC means unique art exhibitions, delicious food options, and outdoor celebrations. From year-round favorites to seasonal events, here are 20 ways to spend this summer like a District native.
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Student Irena Volkov standing at a podium addressing students at the Merit Award Breakfast.

Achievements ·

Big Award Season for the College of Arts and Sciences

It was a remarkable spring season for College of Arts and Science students, who were awarded fellowships from some of the country’s most prestigious programs.
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Mexican Day Parade

Government & Politics ·

A Tale of Three Cities: Immigrant Exclusion and Belonging

In his new book, CAS professor Ernesto Castañeda examines immigrant integration in New York, Paris, and Barcelona.
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Jack Rasmussen stands smiling in front of a painting in the AU Museum.

Announcement ·

Director of AU Museum Named Chair of Maryland State Arts Council

Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, has been named chair of the Maryland State Arts Council.
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Blue graduation caps worn by American University graduates.

Achievements ·

AU Wins Grants for Work to Make Postsecondary Education Accessible to All

American University’s new Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success received three grants totaling more than $400,000 from Civic Nation, The Kresge Foundation, and Raise DC.
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The bronze eagle statue outside of AU's Bender Arena on a sunny spring day.

On Campus ·

10 Reasons You Need to Go to Preview Day

Why American University’s “open house” event is a must for prospective students.
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The North Grounds of the White House. Several people walking outside the greenery. Circa 1860s. Photo provided by the White House Historical Association.

Government & Politics ·

Living Museum: A New Course Will Examine White House History

SPA executive-in-residence Anita McBride talks symbols, preservation, and the executive mansion.
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