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Summer in Paris

Starting in Summer 2014, AUP will be offering a new range of short-duration programs intended to enhance or continue your learning experience. Our variety of three-week summer courses may peak your interest. Need a French language refresher? Our signature French Immersion classes will help revive your skills and reiginite your passion for Paris. If you are a history buff, consider studying the events and the stories of World War I, visiting historical landmarks as we honor the 100th Anniversary of that epic period. Explore Paris through the city’s architecture, museums, books and music or why not satisfy your artistic desire to learn something in fashion, film or creative writing? All these unique summer opportunities span the course of three weeks, during June and July, and may be taken for credit or by audit.

We encourage all those in the AUP community - alumni, family and friends - to consider returning to campus and joining us for a summer in Paris!

If you are interested in joining the 2014 Summer Program, please visit our website to learn more about our offerings. You may also contact Alice Moir-Veyret, Summer Programs Manager, with additional inquiries.



In Memoriam: Toby Stone '65

 Dear Members of the AUP Community,

I am very sad to let you know that on New Year’s Day, alumna (1963-1965) and former AUP University Librarian from 1976 to 2005, Toby Stone, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Toby, whom all of us knew as a large soul, grew up living and/or traveling in France, Switzerland, Pakistan and India, Italy, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Spain, Holland, England, Hong Kong, Portugal and Turkey.

She attended AUP in 1963-65, graduated from Occidental College in 1968, received her Master in Library Science from UCLA in 1969, and then received a License ès Lettres from the Sorbonne in 1974. She attended the Management Development Program of Harvard University in 1998 and the Frye Leadership Institute in 2002. Toby was instrumental in the founding of FirstBridge at AUP, as well as in the founding (with me) of AMICAL with the support of Mellon in 2004. AMICAL is the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries, which today boasts 26 American style universities located in 21 countries and featuring 19 languages.

All of us who knew Toby recognized her as a librarian’s librarian—possessed of vast knowledge about library development and culture, technically savvy, and forward looking.  She was responsible for much of the renovation, and automation in our AUP library; she anticipated the digital revolution and contributed handsomely to the development of AUP’s collection; she supported student and faculty research expertly.

Toby was feisty, loving, occasionally impatient and bossy, generous and capacious, in short, full of personality.  She will be sorely missed by all of us who loved and worked with her.

Yours sincerely,

Celeste Schenck
President, The American University of Paris

You may read a further tribute to Toby Stone in the AUP Library News.





Campus Events


John Tran: Tokyo Remnants
Thursday, 23 January 2014
AUP Fine Arts Gallery, 6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris

 The photographer, John Tran, will be showing his photographs of remnants of 20th century Tokyo at The AUP Fine Arts Gallery from January 23 –February 10, 2014. The opening will be Thursday, January 23 from 18:00-20:30 with the artist attending.

Born in 1965, Tran studied Intellectual History & French at Sussex University from  1983 to 1987. He received an MA in Photography at the London College of Printing in 2001 and a PhD from Chelsea College of Art and Design, investigating nostalgia in Japanese landscape photography. He has been Assistant Professor at Institute of Art and Design, Tsukuba University, Japan since 2006.



Christie's Education Programs Session
Monday, 27 January 2014; 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet, 75007, Paris

Studying Art History in London and New York with Christie’s Education.

Part of the world famous auction house, Christie’s Education opens doors into a variety of career paths in the art world through unparalleled access to the centre of the art market. Christie's Education provides an exclusive and intimate learning environment which enables opportunities to study works of art first-hand in the auction house, public galleries, museums and public collections.

Join Kara Regan, Senior Recruitment and Admissions Officer, on Monday January 27th to learn about the variety of postgraduate degree courses they offer, including Arts of Europe, Art, Style and Design, Modern and Contemporary Art, Arts of China, Art, Law and Business, Modern Art and Its Markets, and Global Contemporary Art.



Chatelet tickets - Kodo: Legend
Tuesday, 11 February 2014; 8:00 PM
Théâtre du Châtelet, Place du Châtelet, 75001 Paris

The famous Kabuki actor, Tamasaburo Bando, named one of Japan’s living treasures, heads the artistic direction for this series of performances direct from Japan. Celebrate the diversity and harmonic richness of the Japanese art of taïko with this sensational and physical performance of percussion. Living in community on the island of Sado off the western coast of Japan, these musiciens exhibit a rare discipline of both art and sport. Check out a sneak peek of the performance!

Cost: €24 for Category 3 (20% off the normal price)
Buy your tickets on the Cultural Program MyAUP page

Please note that all payments are final--no refunds are possible in the event of cancellation.
Purchased tickets may be picked up in the Cultural Program office no later than 5 pm on Monday February 10.



Pat Thompson Scholarship Fundraiser: Screening of Bearing Witness and cocktail
Monday, 24 February 2014; 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Action Christine Cinema, 4 rue Christine, 75006
Cocktail fundraiser: following the film at the Hotel d’Aubusson (33 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris)

Celebrate the memory of beloved AUP professor, Pat Thompson, and support the scholarship honoring her name by joining us for a screening of Bearing Witness. This 2005 documentary film follows the lives of five women who have chosen careers covering war across the globe. Several of the film’s subjects as well as film writer Maryam D’Abo will be in attendance to discuss the project and their experiences as reporters and documentarians of global conflicts. The screening will be followed by a cocktail reception at the nearby Hotel d’Aubusson. All funds raised by the event support the Pat Thompson Scholarship.


5 Euros – student ticket price for film screening (tickets sold at the door)

10 Euros – non-student ticket price for film screening (tickets sold online and at the door)

250 Euros – ticket price for screening & cocktail fundraiser – (with €200/per ticket tax deduction)

Tickets for the screening + cocktail may be purchased by making an online donation of €250 ($340) to the Pat Thompson Scholarship or by mailing a check to:

The American University of Paris
Office of University Outreach & Advancement
Attention: Pat Thompson Scholarship event
118, rue Saint Dominique
75007 Paris, France

You will receive an automatic receipt for an online donation which will serve as your ticket reservation. Tickets purchased via check will be acknowledged with a mailed receipt. Please check in with event staff at the door and present your donation receipt. Questions? Please contact




Alumni Events


A Night of MAGC in New York!
Thursday, 3 April 2014; 7:00 PM - 10 PM
The University Club of New York, One West 54th Street, New York, NY

Join President Celeste Schenck, Professor Waddick Doyle, Professor Peter Barnet, Director of University Outreach and Advancement, Kristina Ver Foley, local trustees, current MAGC students and MAGC alumni for an elegant soirée in New York. All MAGC alumni are encouraged to attend and partners are welcome! Cost for the dinner is $100 per guest.

You may register online until March 24th. As space is limited, early registration is recommended.




Faculty and Research Updates


Michael Dorsch's manuscript, “Democratic Accountability, Regulation, and Inward Investment Policy,” was accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Economics & Politics. The work is joint with Fergal McCann (Central Bank of Ireland) and Eoin McGuirk (University of Gothenburg).



Matthew Fraser published an article in on sex and politics in France following the Francois Hollande and Julie Gayet scandal.



Anna Russakoff is co-editor of the recently released book Jean Pucelle: Innovation and collaboration in Manuscript Painting.






January 24, 2014



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