Cherry blossoms on the American University quad.

Video contains no sound or narration. AU's spirit is captured through the people, places, and events on campus and in DC. Students relax and cherry blossoms bloom on AU’s campus, which was designated as an arboretum in 2004. President Obama addresses AU students, faculty, and the world about the Iran Nuclear Deal. Students enjoy free time on the quad with Clawed, AU’s mascot. AU welcomes Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the university’s next president and the first woman to hold the position. President-Designate Burwell snaps a selfie with Clawed, the American University mascot, and members of the AU community. Incoming students celebrate with orientation leaders during Welcome Week. A professor addresses incoming students at the opening of the academic year.

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Results of Graduation Census as of six months after graduation for May graduates from 2013—2015.

Proving Einstein Right

I was able to be part of the LIGO collaboration research.
The size of the AU physics department allows students to get involved in research early in their career. I began my research in Professor Harry's Gravity and Thermal Noise LIGO lab my sophomore year and was able to be a part of the LIGO collaboration research that recently led to the discovery of Gravitational Waves. Last June, we were published in the Classical and Quantum Gravity journal and asked to write a follow up for their website. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience in physics here and I can’t wait to start a career doing what I love.

The American University men's wrestling team stands with their hands over their hearts as the national anthem plays before a match in Bender Arena.

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Wrestling Team Earns Third Highest GPA among DI Programs

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Professor and Student Team Up for New Film, “Freelancers”

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