Max Paul Friedman

Announcement ·

Message from the Dean about Fall 2020

Max Paul Friedman, Interim College of Arts and Sciences Dean, welcomes students to AU in this extraordinary time, and shares his thoughts about its challenges and the opportunities for growth and fulfillment that they represent.
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Research ·

Aquaculture’s Role in Nutrition in the COVID-19 Era

New paper from American University environmental science professor and global working group ponders four likely scenarios.
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Technology ·

Journalists and Historians “Come to Class” Virtually

When classes went online this spring, Professor Pam Nadell had a spark of inspiration. If students were stuck at home, then prominent journalists, historians, and scholars were stuck at home too. So why not invite them to class? Virtually of course.
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Literature ·

AU Offering New Technical Writing and Rhetoric Class in Fall

As the world grows more data driven, it needs professionals who can make technical information accessible. To ensure that AU students have this critical skill, WRT 610: Technical Writing and Rhetoric will be offered for the first time this fall.
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Hollow video game

Communications ·

Capstone Projects Showcase Game Design Students’ Skills and Creativity

The 2020 capstone projects from AU's MA in Game Design, such as the video game Hollow, were as diverse and imaginative as the students who created them.
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Achievements ·

Meet the 2024 Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars

Five student leaders, committed to multidimensional excellence and interested in pursuing social justice careers, have been named Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars.
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Announcement ·

AU Launches New Neuroscience Department

This summer, American University has launched a new Department of Neuroscience under the leadership of Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience Terry Davidson.
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In the Community ·

AU Public Health Scholars “Go Inside the Outbreak”

AU Public Health Scholars Director Melissa Hawkins designed this summer’s Emerging Issues in Public Health Seminar class to focus solely on the pandemic—even as events were unfolding in real time.
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Arts ·

Experience AU Museum Summer Shows Online

Summer exhibits and virtual events can be experienced online now.
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Monica Jackson

Announcement ·

Monica Jackson Named AU Deputy Provost and Dean of Faculty

Mathematics and Statistics Professor Monica Jackson has been named AU Interim Deputy Provost and Dean of Faculty. She has served as CAS Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and is the College’s very first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.
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