Save the date - Worlds Fair 2014!

The American University of Paris Worlds Fair 2014 will be held on Saturday, April 12 starting at noon in Combes. This event traditionally draws hundreds of AUP students and alumni who come to celebrate their cultures and nationalities.

Food and drink tickets are distributed at the door, with a minimum entrance of 5€. We would love to see you there!

For more information, please visit our website.






AUP now offers International Baccalaureate Scholarships

The American University of Paris is excited to announce scholarships for qualified International Baccalaureate Diploma holders entering in Fall 2014 and thereafter.

The American University of Paris strongly endorses the International Baccalaureate Program because of its well-rounded structure and proven success with regard to university enrollment, progression and achievement. Its emphasis on academic rigor, considerable extra-curricular activities and a broad, internationally-minded perspective closely reflects the educational philosophy of AUP.

Automatic IB Scholarships:


Final IB Score of 33-36            =  5,000 euros per year

Final IB Score of 37-40            = 13,000 euros per year (almost 50% of full-time tuition)

Final IB Score of 41 or higher  = 20,000 euros per year (over 75% of full-time tuition)



Last week to pre-order the 2013 - 2014 Yearbook!

This the last week to pre-order the 2013 - 2014 Yearbook. If you are interested in purchasing the upcoming yearbook for yourself or a friend, you may process your request through MyAUP. The price of the yearbook is 24€. For exclusive access to additional photos and videos from the year's events - including images of the 2014 Commencement - you may purchase a complete yearbook package with online supplement for an additional 5€ at a total cost of 29€.

Yearbook purchases will be available for pick-up at the signing party on May 9th, or through the Alumni Affairs Office. Deadline for pre-order sales will be available until March 31st! For further questions, please contact





Campus Events


Chris Dumas: Ronald Reagan and the Primal Scene of American Psychoanalysis
Thursday, 27 March 2014; 6:00 PM
31 avenue Bosquet, Room B-31

Chris Dumas, a film studies candidate,will be presenting a talk entitled "Ronald Reagan and the Primal Scene of American Psychoanalysis." The talk will be held on Thursday, 27 March at 18:00 in B-31.

Chris is the author of "Un-American Psycho: Brian De Palma and the Political Invisible," as well as articles in Critical Inquiry, Camera Obscura, and Cinema Journal. Born and raised in Arkansas, he holds degrees from Oberlin College, Columbia University, and Indiana University. He has worked as a multi-media artist for many years and has directed music videos and documentaries, including the concert video "Good Evening Folks, We're The Pine Box Boys." Currently he resides in San Francisco, where he is the owner and manager of Vetoxa Records, a niche label specializing in noise and avant-jazz.


A Pragmatic Approach to Thought Leadership - B2B Lessons from the Field
Thursday, 27 March 2014; 7:00 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes

Join us Thursday, March 27 to get practitioner insights on why thought leadership, what it’s for, what it’s not, and what it takes to develop thought leadership value. You can find more details and register for this event on the IABC France website.

Free for IABC members and AUP students, 25 Euros for non-members.


Linda Pastan & Jeffrey Greene: Leaves of the Butterfly Tree
Thursday, 27 March 2014; 7:00 PM
Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet

The AUP community is invited to Leaves of the Butterfly Tree on Thursday, 27 March at 7:00PM in the Grand Salon. Jeffrey Greene will be joined by Linda Pastan and the Mirror Visions Ensemble. Musicians will include Vira Slywotzky, soprano, Scott Murphree, tenor, and Margaret Kampmeier on piano, with guest artists baritone Joshua Jeremiah and flutist Lena Gutke.

This concert celebrates the poetry of two American poets, Jeffrey Greene (Associate Professor, directing Creative Writing at the American University of Paris) and Linda Pastan, renowned American poet, with commissioned musical settings of their poetry. The evening includes the world premieres of two song cycles composed by Russell Platt and Richard Pearson Thomas, as well as works by Richard Lalli and Deborah Fischer Teason, extracts from important collections of lyric Christopher Berg and Tom Cipullo.

This event will also be performed at Subculture on Bleeker Street on April 6 in New York City.



Chat with Phyllis Cohen from Berkley Books of Paris
Monday, 31 March 2014; 6:30 PM
Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet

The Department of Comparative Literature and English will be hosting AUP alumna Phyllis Cohen of Berkley Books of Paris for an informal chat about her vision for a community bookstore during their Open House.

Come and discover this great bookstore as well as the comparative literature course offerings for Fall 2014. Light refreshments will be served.


Psychoanalysis and Homosexuality in the 21st Century
Thursday, 3 April 2014; 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet

The Department of Comparative Literature and English at AUP, in association with the group Envers de Paris, invites you to a discussion on the current state of (Lacanian) psychoanalytic theory and practice around homosexual patients.

The discussion will be organised around two new books, "Elles ont choisies" (Editions Michèle, 2013), and "Homoanalysants" (Navarin, 2014), and will be led by their authors, respectively: Stella Harrison and Marie-Hélène Brousse, and Hervé Castanet. Fabrice Bourlez (Professor of Philosophy) and Flavia Hofstetter (Clinical Analyst) will moderate the discussion.

Discussion will be in French for more information, please consult the Envers de Paris website. To reserve a place (obligatory for non-AUP guests), contact


Inbound Marketing Event Sponsored by HubSpot Paris
Monday, 7 April 2014; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes, Room C-12

Learn how to deploy an inbound marketing campaign that is based on attraction rather than interruption and results in a useful, personalized experience for the audience, producing better results than traditional methods. Join the Career Development Office and HubSpot Paris Monday, April 7th from 18:30 to 20:30 for this free event.

To learn more information or RSVP to this event, please visit our website.



Swing Deluxe comes to AUP
Wednesday, 9 April 2014; 7:00 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes, Room C-12 & C-13

Last semester the FYI and the French Department brought a Wine, Cheese & Chocolat event to the AUP campus. This semester they have teamed up to bring the Parisian swing band Swing Deluxe to Combes for a night of dancing, live music and free refreshments! Let's send off the last month of classes with a swing!




Tarak Ben Ammar '67 speaks on film, media and transforming the Arab world
Thursday, 10 April 2014; 6:00 PM
Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet

“Producing film, making media organizations and transforming the Arab world” - A talk with AUP alum Tarak Ben Ammar ('67). More details to follow soon about event sign up.

Born in 1949 in Tunis, film producer and business man.

Citizen of the world, he has implemented a strategy to develop North-South exchanges: encourage foreigners to come and film in his country -such as George Lucas for Star Wars - (logistics, creation of film studios...) ; produce feature-length films from France and Italy; lastly, acquire all French companies in the postproduction chain, a know-how that he is transferring south thanks to the installation of laboratories next to Tunis. He is currently developing an independent European film-distribution platform. He is one of five Italian television operators and plays an important role in trans-Alpine financing.

Tarak Ben Ammar attended AUP when it was the American College in Paris, graduating in 1967 and continuing on to receive a degree in International Economics at Georgetown University in 1970.


Chatelet Tickets - Into the Woods
Thursday, 10 April 2014; 8:00 PM
Théâtre du Châtelet, Place du Châtelet, 75001 Paris
Métro: Châtelet

Stephen Sondheim revisits fairy tales like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and The Beanstalk while bringing them into light against real life lessons earned from venturing ‘into the woods’. There is no moralising attitude, simply a human eye on our illusory quest for happiness, where humour and imitation are ever present in the shape of songs inspired by nursery rhymes and tales in which we find the unique stamp of Sondheim. Check out a sneak peek of the performance!




Alumni Events


A Night of MAGC in New York!
Thursday, 3 April 2014; 7:00 PM - 10:00 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.

Registration is now closed. If you have questions, you may contact



AUP Parents' Cocktail in New York City
Wednesday, 2 April 2014; 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Home of AUP Trustee Rita Fredricks Salzman, New York City, NY

AUP cordially invites New York area parents and familiy members of current students and alumni to join AUP President Celeste Schenck and, our gracious hostess, AUP Trustee Rita Fredricks Salzman for a cocktail reception in New York City. All AUP families are encouraged to attend and guests are welcome. Remarks by President Schenck will commence at 7:15 PM. An RSVP for you + guest(s) to is required.



Alumni Gathering in Paris
Monday, 7 April 2014; 6:00 PM
Amex Cafe, 31 avenue Bosquet

Join alumnus Leonard Aquarone (MSF '07) and the Alumni Affairs team for a casual after-hour drink at our favorite watering hole - the Amex Cafe! Grab a beer over a game of pool or just chat about old times. If you would like to RSVP in-advance, please contact




Faculty and Research Updates



Professor Hall Gardner was interviewed by the Associated Press on the French municipal elections on March 24, 2014.





Professor Steve Sawyer’s work on “Mapping the City of Light” was featured as the cover story of his alma mater’s alumni magazine, The Hanoverian, this winter.









March 26, 2014



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