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Government & Politics ·

Ibram X. Kendi Discusses Racism, Hope, and How to Be an Antiracist

Last Monday evening, Professor Ibram X. Kendi, one of the most influential historians and antiracist thinkers of our time, had a conversation about racism with a seemingly unlikely moderator—former white supremacist Derek Black.
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Alumni ·

AU Alumnus Lonnie Bunch III Named 14th Secretary of Smithsonian

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Lonnie G. Bunch III (BA history ’74 and MA history ’76) has been appointed the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, effective June 16. He will lead the world’s largest museum, education and research complex.
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Achievements ·

Alan Kraut’s Vision Becomes Reality in New Statue of Liberty Museum

Last week, our nation’s new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island opened its doors to the public for the first time. American University History Professor Alan Kraut played a big role, serving as chair of the museum's History Advisory Committee.
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Achievements ·

CAS Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Winners Announced

This year’s Robyn Mathias Student Research Conference award winners have been announced.
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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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In the Community ·

Do Women Still Do the Housework?

Who does the cleaning in your house? If you are a woman, and you do the bulk of the housework, you are not alone. And now there is a new Smithsonian exhibition for you—All Work, No Pay: A History of Women's Invisible Labor, curated by AU's Kate Haulman.
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Research ·

Challenging Western Misconceptions through Fashion Research

In the American imagination, Soviet fashion reflects the widespread deprivation and lack of modishness under socialism. However, Ruth Gabor, a Ph.D. student in History, is challenging the Western-centric interpretations of Soviet culture.
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Research ·

Out of the Margins: Prof. Finds Jewish Women at the Forefront of American History

In America’s Jewish Women, Pamela Nadell examines prominent trailblazers and unsung heroes.
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Announcement ·

Professor Max Paul Friedman Wins Prestigious Bessel Award

American University History and International Studies Professor Max Paul Friedman has won the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award.
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Social Sciences ·

Activism and the AIDS Crisis Panel at AU

American University hosted a panel that focused on the pivotal role played by DC’s queer activist community during the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the late 1980s.
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