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Alumni ·

Filmmaking as Catalyst for Sustainability Change

One of the world’s leading environmental film programs, CEF advances filmmaking, photography, and media to raise awareness, promote solutions, and mobilize movements to effect change.
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Alumni ·

Matching Gift Challenge: Coming Together to Give Back

A matching gift challenge gave three alumnae the opportunity to honor their AU experiences and create change for future AU students, further amplifying why philanthropy at AU matters.
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Alumni ·

Equity-based Giving on the Rise at AU

Gifts to funds that help create an equitable and inclusive American University are growing at a rate of 43 percent year over year. Learn why these funds are at the core of the Change Can’t Wait campaign and how you can get involved.
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Professor Terry Davidson presents

Alumni ·

University Installs Inaugural Trone Family Eminent Scholar Chair

AU installed Terry Davidson—a pathbreaking researcher in the effects of diet on the brain and its influence on addiction and other cognitive disorders—as the Trone Family Eminent Scholar Chair, advancing AU’s groundbreaking work in neuroscience.
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Alumni ·

Adjunct Faculty Put a New Spin on “Back to School”

At AU’s Washington College of Law, adjunct faculty members wanted to do more than teach their students—so they established a scholarship to help more students access a WCL education.
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Alumni ·

Center for Media & Social Impact Announces More than $1 Million in New Grants

The funding will support initiatives at CMSI’s core intersection of creative culture, entertainment, and social justice and equity.
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Outdoor landscape of Washington College of Law

Alumni ·

Helping Students Carry the Hidden Costs of Law School

Law students face many small but essential expenses during their education, including travel for career-expanding opportunities. WCL alumnus Chris White created a fund to help more WCL students access these types of experiences.
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2021 BAA Book Award recipients, Kayla Kelly, SPA/BA '23 (left), Johneé Wilson, SIS/BA '24 (center), and Imani Vice, SPA/BA '21 (right).

Alumni ·

Three Undergraduate Students Win Black Alumni Alliance Book Awards

Meet the recipients of the scholarships and learn how this and other alumni-funded awards help to promote a diverse and inclusive environment.
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Lectureship Advances Civility in Public Discourse

Pamela Deese, SPA/BS ’80, WCL/JD ’83—a member of the American University Board of Trustees, adjunct WCL faculty member, and AU parent—has deep and continuing connections to the university.
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Alumni ·

Paying Forward: Leadership And Shared Opportunity At WCL

When applying to law school, Jacqueline Jackson, WCL/JD ’74, looked for a small university located in her hometown of Washington, DC. She found it at American University’s Washington College of Law, where she received a full scholarship.
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