Global Talent Brochure featured on AUP7 News

AUP students lined up before spring break to secure their spot - and professional headshot - in the Spring 2015 Global Talent brochure. AUP7 news, AUP's student newscast, covered the photo session and reports on why inclusion in the Global Talent brochure pays off for AUP students.




The Winners of the #ChezAUP Photograph Competition

We recently announced on Facebook the winners of the #ChezAUP photograph competition. The winners include both a current student and an alum: Tanja Fleischer and Rachel Rixen '14! These photos exemplified both the academic and experiential learning that AUP provides. Congratulations to the winners!












SGA Charity Week is coming!

Join the SGA and the ECS (Environmental & Community Services Committee) for AUP's Annual Charity Week from March 23rd to 28th. Throughout the week there will be guest speakers, academic panels, a soup-athon, a bachelor/bachelorette auction, a clothing drive, volunteering in a soup kitchen, traditional Madagascan food and dancing, and most importantly our 7k Run in the 7th!

The 5th edition of the race will take place on the last day of our Charity Week on March 28th. By participating, you are guaranteed a good time, a chance to connect with the local community and the opportunity to support the AJMJTO association. Open to all AUP students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as residents of the 7th arrondissement. The run is limited to 300 participants so sign up today!

To learn further details about Charity Week, please visit our website.




AUP Explores the Aftermath of Charlie Hebdo Attacks

The January 7th attacks on Charlie Hebdo have raised numerous issues for debate: free speech, Islamophobia, global Islamism, French secularism, among others. AUP held a roundtable discussion to think through some of the issues surrounding these events. Four experts - Professors Ziad Majed, Susan Perry, Steven Sawyer and Waddick Doyle - tackled some of the questions from various disciplinary angles. Following the panel discussion, AUP student journalist Erielle Delzer further explored the debate for AUP's Peacock TV.




Au Courant call-out for the AUP Magazine - send us your news!

We are now collecting Au Courant entries for our next edition of the AUP Magazine due for release in May 2015. Au courant is a brief update on your personal and/or professional lives. Photos are also appreciated. Please send your entries to You may view previous examples of the Au Courant by viewing the last edition of the AUP Magazine. The deadline for entries is Monday, March 30th.

If you have not previously checked out our new Alumni Facebook page, take a peek and learn some of the exciting activities of those in our AUP community.




Campus Events



Reiko Whitfield '14 Exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery
19 February - 17 March 2015; 6:00 - 8:30 PM
AUP Fine Arts Gallery, 6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris


Rieko Whitfield '14 is a Japanese-American artist and a graduate of The American University of Paris. Her multidisciplinary work explores the fantasy of identity through narrated, ritualized spaces. The installation Tokyo Dreaming focuses on the mistranslation of memories over geographical and temporal distances.





"Dear White People" Pre-screening
Monday, 9 March 2015; 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris; Room C-102

The Happiness Distribution project is coming to AUP on March 9th for a pre-screening of the film "Dear White People", directed and written by Justin Simien. As a special treat, the director will be present for the screening, followed by a short Q&A session to be moderated by Professor Alice Craven. The film has been well-received at Sundance and in theaters worldwide. It will be released in France on March 25th. Don't miss this opportunity to be one of the first to see this film in Paris! To learn more, view the trailer.




Sylvain George Film Screening
Thursday, 12 March 2015; 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris; Room C-104

The Film Studies Department invites you to an exciting evening with Sylvain George, an award-winning French filmmaker, whose work chronicles contemporary political tension in Europe, particularly immigration and political protest. Excerpts from George's films will be screened as part of a converstion with the filmmaker, conducted by Professor Marie Regan. This evening is part of the Film Studies Department's In/Sights on Cinema Series at AUP, a series designed to raise important contemporary issues in film scholarship and filmmaking practice. Food and drink will be served.






Chatelet Series - Singin' In The Rain
Tuesday, 17 March 2015; 8:00 PM
Théatre du Châtelet, 1 place du Chatelet, 75001 Paris


Singin’ in the Rain - €42 for Category 3

All the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline: the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers. In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes things aren’t always as they appear! Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. This extraordinary score is a downright downpour of magical music - “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Make ‘Em Laugh” and “Good Mornin’.”

Contact the Cultural Program to purchase a ticket.



Global Media for Social Impact Conference
Wednesday, 1 April 2015; 3:00 PM
6 rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris; First Floor

The American University of Paris is proud to announce its forthcoming one-of-a-kind roundtable on "Global Media for Social Impact" featuring President Celeste Schenck and Professor Susan Perry with special guest Jane D. Hartley, US Ambassador to the French Republic, and speakers Nicholas Hazard, Dr. Neal Baer, Sandra De Castro Buffington and Julien Borde.

Please confirm your participation by sending an email to



To keep abreast of upcoming campus events, please visit the event page of our website




Alumni Events   



DubaiAUP Alumni Gathering in Dubai
Monday, 2 March 2015; 7:00 PM
Location provided upon confirmation

Join our gracious host Sultan Al Qassemi '98 and fellow alumni for an evening in Dubai! Everyone in the alumni community is encouraged to attend - spouses and guests are welcome.

Please RSVP to Alice Moir-Veyret at no later than February 28th. Location details will be provided upon confirmation.




Cocktail Reception in Monaco
Wednesday, 18 March 2015; 7:00 PM
Yacht Club de Monaco, Quai Louis II, 98000 Monaco

Please join AUP President Celeste Schenck, our gracious host Mark Sandel '89, and Director of University Outreach and Advancement, Kristina Ver Foley, for a Cocktail Reception at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Those in the local AUP community are encouraged to attend - spouses and guests are welcome.

As this is a private club, an RSVP for you + guest(s) to is requested.






AUP Gathering in Hong Kong
Wednesday, 25 March 2015; Time to be confirmed
Location to be confirmed

AUP President Celeste Schenck and Provost Scott Sprenger invite you to join them for a gathering in Hong Kong. Enjoy a drink and some nibbles as you hear the latest news from the campus. All those from the AUP community are welcome to attend. Location details to be confirmed shortly.

Kindly RSVP to by Monday, March 22nd.




AUP Alumni Reunions Weekend - Classes of 1965, 1985 - 1987, 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2002, 2005 - 2007, 2010 - 2011, 2014
June 12 - 14, 2015
The American University of Paris Campus

Calling all classes to Save the Date! The Alumni Affairs Office is organizing reunions for classes celebrating key milestone anniversaries. While the focus will be given to particular classes for this year's round of reunions, the weekend will consist of speakers, activities, excursions and parties open to all those in our alumni community.

Further details to follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, mark your calendars for a weekend in Paris this June!




Faculty and Research Update



Professor Waddick Doyle appeared on a Turkish TV show Baska Bi' Dunya hosted by alumna Melis Aygen '02. Professor Doyle discussed his experience at AUP as a professor and what draws students to Paris. Watch out for AUP from around 30:00 and onwards!





Hall GardnerProfessor Hall Gardner's latest book, The Failure to Prevent World War I: The Unexpected Armageddon has just be released by Ashgate.






Professor Claudia Roda was invited to speak on "Privacy in the Computer Science Curriculum" addressing the issue of how to allow an integrated treatment of policy, organizational and technical approaches in the education of future computer scientists and engineers. To learn more about this conference, as well as the Pripare project coordinated by AUP Professor Antonio King with contributions from Professors Susan Perry and Claudia Roda, please visit our website.




February 25, 2015



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