2023 Fireworks

Liberal Arts ·

The Year in Review: Top CAS Moments of 2023

Snapshots of bright College of Arts and Sciences moments throughout 2023
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Scene from Damn Things Will Kill Ya; photo by Noah Puzzo.

Arts ·

"Damn Things Will Kill Ya," a Play Written and Produced at AU

An interview with writer Olivia Luzquinos (CAS ‘23) and cast member Professor Tara Giordano
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Daniella Olivares, AU Commencement Speaker

On Campus ·

Meet Undergrad Student Commencement Speaker Daniella Olivares

Olivares will speak at fall commencement on December 17
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To the Point

Research ·

Surgeon General Raises Alarm: Is Loneliness a National Crisis?

AU’s Jody Gan answers our question of the week
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Aisley Wallace Harper, dressed in graduation regalia, sings the national anthem at the May 2023 College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony

Alumni ·

Embracing Passion(s)—Plural—at AU

Aisley Wallace Harper, CAS/BA ’23, SPA/BA ’23, MS ’24, isn’t interested in disciplinary silos. The recipient of the Eleanor Gomolinski Lally Endowed Fund feels as at home onstage as in a counter-terrorism roundtable.
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Hello in multiple languages

In the Community ·

Multilingualism on Rise in US: Illusion or Reality?

An interview with Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures Amelia Tseng
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Food Matters team, front to back:  Jessica Yamamoto, Caroline Krekorian, Brooke Wayne, Matthew Bond

Student Life ·

Food Matters: DC Ward 7 Shoppers Spin-to-Win for Better Health

AU’s Department of Health Studies brings nutrition expertise and tips to DC shoppers
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Smithsonian National Native American Museum, Courtesy Smithsonian Institution

Achievements ·

Elizabeth Rule’s “Indigenous DC” Wins AES Outstanding Book Award

Association for Ethnic Studies honors professor’s book with highest scholarly award
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Various fruits and vegetables.
Credit: Getty Images

Announcement ·

Transforming the Food System to Serve All

Grant of $2.8M from Novo Nordisk Inc. to American University to address food security in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8
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The cast of Daughters of Leda on stage

Arts ·

Bringing "Daughters of Leda" Characters to Life through Costume

Costume Designer Stephanie Parks offers insights into creative, collaborative process
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