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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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(left to right) AU Board of Trustees chair Gina Adams, Ambassador Stuart Bernstein, and AU President Sylvia M. Burwell stand together onstage at the 2023 President's Circle Celebration

Announcement ·

2023 President’s Circle Celebrates the AU Changemaking Spirit

Ambassador Stuart A. Bernstein, Kogod/BS '60, was awarded the Cyrus A. Ansary Medal in recognition of his decades of professional leadership and philanthropy at AU.
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Jill Black, SOC/BA '83, delivers a speech at a podium at a Change Can't Wait event.

Alumni ·

For Alumna Jill Black, Opportunity Is Everything

Change Can’t Wait Campaign Volunteer Jill Black, SOC/BA ’83, advocates for student entrepreneurship at AU.
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Kogod professor Sonya Grier and Chicago Tribune journalist Kim Quillen seated in conversation onstage at the University Club of Chicago.

Research ·

Change Can’t Wait on the Road: Chicago Highlights

A conversation between Kogod professor Sonya Grier and journalist Kim Quillen, SOC/MA ’93, discussed racial inequities in food marketing and Illinois’ newest food policy initiatives.
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Professor Abu-Nimer delivering his lecture in the SIS atrium.

Announcement ·

AU Installs Abdul Aziz Said Chair in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Honoring Peacebuilding Pioneer

Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer carries on the legacy of his late colleague, friend, and peacebuilding pioneer.
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Professor Abu-Nimer delivering his lecture in the SIS atrium.

Announcement ·

AU Installs Abdul Aziz Said Chair in International Peace and Conflict Resolution Honoring Peacebuilding Pioneer

Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer carries on the legacy of his late colleague, friend, and peacebuilding pioneer.
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Jack Rasmussen standing among artworks in the AU Museum in Katzen Performing Arts Center.

Announcement ·

AU Museum's Jack Rasmussen Honored with Keating Directorship

AU Museum’s founding director and curator, Jack Rasmussen, CAS/MFA ’75, MA ’83, PhD ’94, will serve as the inaugural C. Nicholas Keating and Carleen B. Keating Director.
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Derek Jones headshot

Alumni ·

Alumnus Derek Jones Is Proud to Play a Part in Change Can’t Wait’s Bold Vision

Derek Jones, CAS/BA ’79, champions impact at AU through student support and Campaign Committee service.
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Chloe Leeds sitting outside on AU's campus

Education ·

Learning to Teach, Teaching to Excite

AU checked all the boxes for Chloe Leeds, SOE/BA ’24. Now, she's taking all that she's learned at SOE into her own elementary classrooms.
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Exterior of School of International Service Building

Announcement ·

AU’s Newest Endowed Chair Honors the Legacy and Future of Peacebuilding

A conversation among strangers. A story shared around a table. This is often the raw work of peacebuilding. In the eyes of American University professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer, the mechanisms of peace largely comprise these moments of human connection.
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