Highlight on Alumni Benefits

Legacy Scholarships offer 10% tuition discount for children of alumni

Did you know that as an AUP alum your son or daughter is entitled to a 10% discount on tuition at AUP? We’re seeing more and more “legacy” students enrolling at AUP and invariably they’re the “fit” students who thrive in AUP’s unique learning environment.

If you have a son or daughter considering application to AUP, please let us know at alumni@aup.edu and check out the AUP alumni section of the website for further information on legacy scholarships and other alumni benefits.

Alumni “College” and travel programs

Paris through its Architecture. Mont Saint Michel. Fez…You loved it the first time, now come back again to relive your Paris student days. Responding to popular demand from the alumni community, the Alumni Affairs and Admissions offices are crafting short study and cultural study programs for academic year 2014-15 and we want your input as to the details of what, when, for how long and at what price. Keep your eyes open for a forthcoming survey on this subject so that we can tailor these programs to your wants and needs.



Spring 2014 Global Talent Brochure is Available!

Now in its seventh edition, our latest Global Talent brochure is available for viewing from the Career Development Office. This useful brochure promotes current AUP students seeking both internships and longer term employment. We invite all those in our community to review the student profiles and/or pass on the brochure to fellow colleagues in search of dynamic and adaptable English-speaking candidates from AUP.

If you are interested in discussing an internship or position within your company, please contact our Director of Career Development, Danielle Savage at careers@aup.edu.




 "Fait Maison D'Ailleurs : Inde"

AUP alumni Pushan Chawla-Bhowmick ('09, MIA '11) and his mother Poonam Chawla have recently released their first cook book "Fait Maison D'Ailleurs : Inde" in March 2014 with Hachette. The book is a collection of 71 of his mother's home cooked indian recipes that are healthy and easy to reproduce! Pushan is responsible for the book's photography. The cookbook can be purchased on Amazon. For more information about cooking lessons, please visit www.chalindia.com.



Support AUP

Can you imagine how different your life would be had you NOT studied at AUP in Paris? Every year we admit highly qualified students who dream of having the experience you enjoyed, but who have to decline our offer of admission due to insufficient financial resources. Our annual spring fundraising appeal will launch in early May with the goal of increasing the pool of funds available for student scholarships. Every gift helps to make another student’s dream more attainable. Be among the first to show your support and make a gift today!




Campus Events


Art History Lecture at AUP
Thursday, 24 April 2014; 7:00 PM
Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet

Joanna Gohmann, a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak about "Pompadour's Painted Pets: the Cultural Work of the Madame de Pompadour's Dogs."

Light refreshments will be served afterwards.



Best Translated Book Award 2014 with Amélie Nothomb
Monday, 28 April 2014; 7:00 PM
Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris

The Best Translated Book Award is the largest prize for literature in translation in the United States. Selected from all original translations published last year, the author and translator of each winning title--there is one for fiction and another for poetry--will receive a $5,000 cash prize. This year's awardees will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies: one in New York and the other here in Paris, at Shakespeare and Company.

Join Belgian novelist Amélie Nothomb, BTBA judge and AUP professor Daniel Medin with this year's class of CL3020 Production, Translation, Creation, Publication, and a passel of writers and translators from the UK (Siân Melangell Dafydd, who will present the poetry prize, and Joanna Walsh), USA (Peter Wortsman, Lauren Elkin) and France (Joëlle Defeuilly, Céline Leroy) as we celebrate all of the prize's finalists, along with the art of literary translation, with readings from the shortlist.



Film Screening of Amazon Gold
Wednesday, 7 May 2014; 6:30 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes, Room C-12

Join us for a film screening of Amazon Gold, and learn about The Amazon Aid Foundation, and the current situation in the Amazon.

The Amazon Aid Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about environmental issues in the Amazon through creative collaborative art, music, and science projects. Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, Amazon Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey into the Amazon rainforest, and its savage unravelling.

There will be free refreshments provided.



Conference of The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS)
Thursday, 15 May 2014 to Saturday, 17 May 2014
Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet

The annual conference of The International Association of Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS) will be hosted by the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Global Communications. Along with its plenary speaker, Amy Wilentz, the conference will feature over eighty international scholars representing such fields as journalism, literary journalism, cultural history, film studies, women’s studies, African American studies, and French studies.

Workshops will range from “Humor, Satire, Grit and Gonzo in Literary Journalism” and “Expanding the Canon: Unconventional Literary Journalists” to “New Trends in Literary Journalism” and “Literary Journalism and Justice.” The conference will include special panels made up of female literary journalists and two bi-lingual panels (French-English) on “Literary Reportage in the French-Speaking World.”

More information and the conference program can be accessed on the blog of the Department of Comparative Literature and English.

Contact: William Dow, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature and English



AUP hosts Jane Goodall at the American Church of Paris
Thursday, 15 May 2014; 6:30 PM
American Church of Paris, 65 Quai d'Orsay, 75007 Paris

The American University of Paris is proud to collaborate with The American Church of Paris (ACP) to bring you A Night With Jane Goodall on May 15. The event is organized by our branch of the student-run group Roots & Shoots and sponsored by our Student Government Association and ACP. Tickets are now available online for purchase at 20€ each. Please contact student_leadership@aup.edu for more information.

A Night With Jane Goodall will kick off at ACP with a reception starting at 18:30 followed by an evening of conversation, music and presentations. Afterwards, join us for a book-signing session and a chance to win a date with Dr. Goodall herself!





Alumni Events


Alumni Gathering in London
Wednesday, 30 April 2014; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Strawberry Moons, 15 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BF
(off Regent Street, between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations)

Thanks to the organizing efforts of alumnus Leonard Aquarone (MSF '07), we would like to invite you to a casual gathering in London. Please join alumni and friends for happy hour at Strawberry Moons. Pints are only 3 pounds a glass - we hope to see you there!

RSVP for you + guest(s) to alumni@aup.edu is requested.


AUP Boat Ride & Student-Alumni Cocktail
Friday, 16 May 2014; 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Bateau River's King, 25 Quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris

Please join us for an AUP Boat Party on the Seine hosted by the SGA! We encourage all local alumni to attend and guest(s) are welcome. The cost for the evening is 20 Euros in advance and 25 Euros at the door. If you would like to purchase advanced tickets, you may register online or contact the Alumni Affairs Office at alumni@aup.edu.




AUP Alumni Gathering in Toronto
Friday, 9 May 2014; 6:30 PM
To be decided

Alumnus Max Nokhrin '08 is organizing a soiree in Toronto! As RSVPs are received, the location will be confirmed in either Yorkville or downtown Toronto based on group preference. Please email the Alumni Affairs Office with your intention to attend. Everyone in the AUP community is encouraged to join and spouses and guests are welcome.





Faculty and Research Updates



Professor Hall Gardner was interviewed by Associated Press on the French elections.




Professor Emeritus David Pike gave three talks at Minnesota State University on April 2nd to the 5th, on the subject of “The Constitution versus the King: British Support for American Resistance.” From April 14th to 17th, he attended the conference “Seventy Years On" at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he spoke on the topic of the Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands and the only SS concentration camp (set up on Alderney) to be erected on British soil. He stayed a few days with AUP’s first Dean, Carol Maddison Kidwell, and would be happy to pass on any message from her many surviving friends at AUP.





April 23, 2014



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