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Literature ·

New MA Degree Combines Literature, Culture, and Technology

This fall, American University is offering an exciting, forward-looking new graduate degree: an MA in Literature, Culture, and Technology, combining literary and cultural studies, cinema, and writing, along with digital technology and coding.
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On Campus ·

First Things First: Get to Know AU's First-Gen Resources

AU provides resources and support to help them navigate the college experience, whether it’s figuring out finances, deciphering the many acronyms used around campus, or finding a community.
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In the Community ·

AU Providing Emergency Resources to DC Teachers and Children

As schools across DC face long closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are worried about having enough food to eat. AU's Department of Health Studies is working to help.
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In the Community ·

AU Public Health Students’ Work Continues Unabated

In the midst of the global pandemic crisis, fifty-seven AU public health students are continuing their important mission to support community public health organizations, ranging from the DC Department of Health to the American Heart Association.
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Research ·

New Psychology Research Shows Children and Teens Worry About Political Issues

It’s unclear that children’s and teens’ worry is a cause for concern, or that it is interfering with their mental health functioning.
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Communications ·

Game Design Programs Ranked #15 by Princeton Review

American University’s MA in Game Design and MFA in Games and Interactive Media surged to #15 in the world according to the just-released 2020 International Rankings by Princeton Review.
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Arts ·

In Legacy: Associate Professor Emerita Carol Bird Ravenal

In Memorium: remembering artist, art historian, AU professor emeritus, and philanthropist Carol Bird Ravenal.
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Literature ·

No Visible Bruises: Rachel Louise Snyder’s NY Times Top Ten Book

Professor Rachel Louise Snyder, the nation's leading writer on domestic violence, has published her latest award-winning book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us.
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Announcement ·

AU Ranks Among Top Schools for Peace Corps Volunteers for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, AU has been ranked No.2 among medium size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2020 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities with 48 Eagles serving worldwide.
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Science ·

AU Optics Olympiad Makes STEM Fun for DC Middle Schoolers

American University hosted more than one hundred enthusiastic students from four Washington, DC, middle schools for its fourth Optics Olympiad.
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