Amy and Alan Meltzer

On Campus ·

With a New Name and Transformative Gifts, AU’s Center for Israel Studies Turns 25

Gifts from the Meltzer and Schwartzberg families were announced at center’s 25th anniversary celebration
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Professor Casey Cook conducting AU Chorus during rehearsal. Photo: Olivia Bloch

Arts ·

Upcoming Choral Program Explores Silence and Sound

Central work in AU Chorus concert inspired by Beethoven’s experience with hearing loss
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Commencement speakers for spring 2023

Announcement ·

Justice Jackson, Former MD Gov. Hogan, Ted Leonsis to Speak at American University’s Spring Commencement

An unparalleled roster of dynamic leaders from across business, law, politics, and the arts will address and celebrate 3,400 American University graduates this spring.
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Harvard Gate

Government & Politics ·

The Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action: Why It Matters

An interview with Professor Sara Clarke Kaplan, executive director of AU’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center
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to the point Michaelangelo

Arts ·

To the Point: Why Is Michelangelo’s "David" Controversial?

Professor and Art Historian Kim Butler Wingfield answers our question of the week
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Alumnae Jolon and Jolene McNeil, then juniors, relax in the McDowell Hall Lounge.

Alumni ·

Siblings Day 2023: From the Womb to AU, Twins Jolene and Jolon McNeil Are Sticking Together

The engagement strategist and educator strive to “leave every space better than [they] found it”—AU included.
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The 2023 Visions Awards

Communications ·

2023 Visions Award Winners Announced

The 2023 AU SOC Film Division’s prestige awards ceremony showcases the best work from students.
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Hannah VanWagner, a student, in sunglasses with Milan Duomo in background.

On Campus ·

Kickstarting Change for a Student and the Planet

College of Arts and Sciences student Hannah VanWagner is eager to harness business solutions for a more sustainable world. Scholarship support accelerates this path.
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Theresa Runstedtler's new book examines the players’ fight for compensation that reflected the value they added to the sport.

Research ·

A Broken Union: New Book by CAS Professor Examines Intersection of Race and Labor in 1970s NBA

Theresa Runstedtler’s Black Ball chronicles the legal battles and labor wars fought by African American stars like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to gain agency over their livelihood.
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Students Emma Aikin, Zoe Swaine, Emma Spencer, Sarah Long, Victoria Ortiz

Science ·

Birds of a Feather: AU Students Intern at Smithsonian’s Bird House

Students gain hands-on skills in environmental interpretation, bird banding, and more
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