Featured Events


PEN/Malamud Award Ceremony feat. Yiyun Li

Dec 2, 2022, 7-9 pm, SIS Abramson Family Founders Room.

The PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story is among the nation’s most illustrious literary prizes for the short story. This year, we are honoring Yiyun Li in a ceremony that will feature a reading, a conversation with American University Professor Patricia Park, and remarks by Janna Malamud Smith, Bernard Malamud’s daughter. The ceremony will be followed by a book signing and a reception with light refreshments.

Tickets are required but free to all AU students and Faculty. Get tickets for Dec. 2.


AU Arts

Fall for Jazz
Directed by Joshua Bayer
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
December 2, 7:30 p.m.

The AU Jazz Orchestra plays big band jazz, bop, funk, Latin, rock, and of course swing! Every concert has a full menu of these styles.

American University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: Brahms and Sibelius
Conducted by Matthew Brown and Casey Cook
Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center
December 3, 7:30 p.m. December 4, 3 p.m. 

AU Chorus and Orchestra collaborate to perform one of Johannes Brahms' most beautiful and well-known choral works, Schicksalslied, as well as other choral works led by Casey Cook. The orchestra will also present Finnish composer Jean Sibelius' Symphony 2.

Tickets: Free for AU students with ID, $10 for alumni, staff, faculty, and senior citizens, $15 general admission.

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George Biddle, Terai Hara, 1922.

AU Museum Fall Exhibitions
On view September 10–December 11

"Palestine: Land, Life, Dignity" series is hosted by AU’s Arab World Studies and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Land, Life, Dignity2022-23 Virtual Speaker Series

The series will host Palestinian speakers across the 2022-23 academic year whose work engage central questions relating to land, life, and dignity within anti-colonial struggle. Their critical interventions bring to the forefront the living textures of colonial existence. They underscore the centrality of innovation and collaborative visions in working against colonial erasures and in helping to forge emancipatory futures. Learn more and register for "Palestine: Land, Life, Dignity".

  • January 24: Nadera Kevorkian-Shaloub: Occupation of the Senses
  • February 28: Vivien Sansour: Cultivating Imaginations