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AU Library honors prints by famous Japanese artist of The Great Wave

(06/22/23 12:00pm)

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, a famous print by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, can often be found printed on graphic t-shirts and posters. This style of art, known as woodblock or ukiyo-e prints, is now featured in the American University Library archives, along with prints by Hokusai himself. 

REVIEW: ‘The Invisible Made Visible’ gave a new voice to underrepresented communities

(11/21/22 1:00pm)

Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar and Maya Angelou may be familiar names. But “The Invisible Made Visible,” a program produced by the American University Chamber Singers, combined the work of these artists with the work of composers that were, for a long time, only heard amongst underrepresented communities, according to program organizers. 

CAS professor and SIS graduate student research for environmental justice in northeast D.C. neighborhood

(08/11/22 11:00am)

D.C.’s Ward 5, a predominantly low-income and black community, contains 1,030 acres of industrial zoned land. For decades, these industrial facilities within this area have been known to cause air pollution and subsequent health issues, but residents of one neighborhood, Brentwood, have decided to challenge this.  

Sine Institute Fellow hosts webinar on environmental justice in underprivileged communities

(06/09/22 1:51pm)

AU Sine Institute Fellow Mustafa Santiago Ali brought two guest lecturers to his webinar series to encourage students to use education to develop environmental and economic solutions within underprivileged communities. In this virtual webinar, Revitalizing Vulnerable Communities - Moving Our Most Vulnerable Communities From Surviving to Thriving, guest lecturers Jimmy Moore and Derrick Evans discussed their groundwork within underprivileged communities.