AUP Alumni Reunion Weekend 2015

 

Registration Now Available

We invite you to join the AUP community in celebrating the anniversaries of the classes of 1965, 1985-1987, 1995-1997, 2000-2002, 2005-2007, 2010-2011, 2014.

The weekend will take place from June 12 to June 14, 2015. The schedule includes a cocktail event, brunch, dinners, speakers, a boat party, cultural activities and reunions in our beloved city of Paris. The early bird rate for the All Inclusive Weekend Package is 65 euros, with the price increasing to 80 euros after May 24th.

If you are unable to attend the entire weekend, registration for individual activities is also available.

To join the celebration, please register online or read the event schedule for full details.

 

 

Alumnus Jay J.M. Mbei '95 brings Careerology to AUP

This month  alumnus Jay J.M. Mbei '95 presented his new workshop Careerology 101 to AUP students interested in the question of how to get employers to work for them. During the 2-hour workshop, Jay explored a number of subjects such as common mistakes in job hunting to breaking limiting beliefs and the subconcious mind. As Jay explains, many of the techniques presented in his workshop are those used in own work as a Senior Manager and Strategic Advisor at Oracle, working with various start-ups and sales teams as well as executives of CAC40 companies. Jay will be bringing a tailored version of this workshop to the alumni community for the AUP Alumni Reunion Weekend this June.

 

 

 

Spring 2015 Global Talent Brochure is Available!

Now in its eighth 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan Steyn's MACT '10 translation of Edouard Levé's Works long-listed for "Best Translated Book 2015" award

Edouard Levé's experimental novel Works, brilliantly translated by AUP alumnus Jan Steyn MACT '10 (now completing a PhD at Cornell University) has been long-listed for the Best Translated books award. Steyn's translation of Works has been widely and very favourably reviewed, including in the Guardian, Slate and the LA Times.

Jan began his career as a translator while still a student in the MA in Cultural Translation, translating Alix Cleo Roubaud's Alix's Journal, under the supervision of Dan Gunn. That book was the first of five translated novels - one of which was translated with fellow alumna, Caite Dolan-Leach MACT '10 - published by Dalkey Archive Press. He writes very interestingly about one of his earlier translations here.

Among the judges for this award are AUP's Daniel Medin, and alumna Madeleine LaRue MACT '12 (editor, writer, and associate editor of the literary review Music and Literature). Although it sounds like the jury might have been stacked, it is rather evidence of the success and reach of AUP students and professors in the world of contemporary literature and translation.

 

 

AUP Cares President Marina Ceccarelli Featured on Keep A Child Alive's Website

At the beginning of spring 2015, we featured a news story on AUP Cares' fundraising success for Alicia Keys' charity "Keep A Child Alive." Now it is Keep A Child Alive who has featured AUP Cares' President Marina Ceccarelli on their website! You may read the interview on KCA's website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUP's Director of Career Development is quoted in the BBC

In many cultures, the idea of “selling oneself” during a job interview is distasteful. So some would-be employees are already at a disadvantage.

Danielle Savage helps current and former students around this disdain for self-promotion. She likens the preparation for an interview to what marketers do: study up to know their market. “As a candidate, you need to know your potential employers’ needs, wants and pain points. Then it’s up to you to craft stories that give examples of how you used your key attributes to solve problems similar to those experienced by your interviewer,” Savage said in an email. “This shifts the focus from what might be perceived as bragging or mindlessly repeating what’s on your resume (CV), to what the employer needs and what you as a candidate can bring to the table.”

Read the full BBC Capital article here.

 

 


Connecting with Admitted Students Via #AUP4ME

At the beginning of February, the Admissions Office launched a social media initiative around the hashtag #AUP4ME in order to inspire admitted students to share their stories and to connect to our community through social media. Admitted students were encouraged to post photos that demonstrate their excitement about joining AUP. The most innovative and creative photos are being shared on AUP's social media accounts and have a chance to win a pre-arrival care package.

Our incoming students were quick to adopt the hashtag and use it to showcase their acceptance packages as well as share their excitement, highlight their stories and path to AUP. Twitter and Instagram saw numerous posts and photos particularly during our Admitted Student Reception - a special event for admitted students hosted on the AUP campus this April. Our admissions counselors in the States will also use the hashtag while traveling to admitted student events all over the country.

We will continue to encourage our admitted students to share their unique stories with us and the rest of the AUP community through social media and #AUP4ME. Take a look at some of the beautiful photos which our future students have posted on social media so far!

 

 

 


 

Campus Events

 

 

Book Launch I. Hadot, Sénèque: Direction spirituelle et pratique de la philosophie
Tuesday, 5 May 2015; 6:30 PM
147 rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris; Room G-11

With Jean-Baptiste Gourinat (Centre Léon Robin, CRNS -- ENS Ulm -- Université Paris IV La Sorbonne)

Every classicist in Germany knows Ilsetraut Hadot’s seminal dissertation Seneca und die Tradition der griechisch-römischen Seelenleitung, completed in 1965 at the Freie Universität Berlin and published in 1969. After moving to France, Ilsetraut Hadot turned in other directions and wrote extensively on the history of the Liberal Arts and Neoplatonism. It was her husband Pierre Hadot who took up the thread with his research on ancient philosophy as a way of life, most notably in a monograph Exercices spirituels et philosophie antique of 1981, whose influence on Michel Foucault’s readings of ancient philosophy and Seneca is well known.

After several invitations to publish a French translation, Ilse­traut Hadot has at last found the time to make her original research available to a wider public in a completely revised and updated version. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to celebrate the release of this rigorous philological study, which now no less than fifty years ago is essential reading for everyone interested in Seneca and philosophy as a spiritual practice.

 

 

 

The Montmartre Dionysia Theatre Festival
Monday, 25 May 2015; 8:00 PM
20 esplanade Nathalie Sarraute (across from 43 rue Pajol), 75018 Paris

The Montmartre Dionysia is a biannual English-language theatre festival and competition. We accept submissions of short, new plays twice a year, and choose four of them to compete for best director, play, and actor. May 2015 will be the fourth installment of the festival, which keeps growing as we attract audiences from around Paris and the UK. We are always looking for actors and volunteers including those from the AUP community. We would love to see you in May!

For more information, please log on to montmartredionysia.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Commencement 2015
Tuesday, 26 May 2015; 10:00 AM
Théâtre du Châtelet, 1 place du Châtelet, 75001 Paris

The entire AUP community is invited to attend the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Doors will open at 9:30 AM and the ceremony will begin at 10:00 AM. A cocktail reception will follow for all attendees. Tickets may be purchased online for 50 euros ($60).

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

Alumni Events   

 


AUP Alumni Reunion Weekend
June 12 - 14, 2015
The American University of Paris Campus

 

We invite you to join the AUP community in celebrating the anniversaries of the classes of 1965, 1985-1987, 1995-1997, 2000-2002, 2005-2007, 2010-2011, 2014.

The weekend will take place from June 12 to June 14, 2015. The schedule includes a cocktail event, brunch, dinners, speakers, a boat party, cultural activities and reunions in our beloved city of Paris. The early bird rate for the All Inclusive Weekend Package is 65 euros, with the price increasing to 80 euros after May 24th.

If you are unable to attend the entire weekend, registration for individual activities is also available.

Please visit our website to learn further details about the event schedule and register online.

 

 

 


 

Faculty and Research Update

 

Lia Jamburia is a visiting scholar in the Comparative Literarture and English department this semester – working on her research and in dialogue with our colleagues here. We asked her to introduce herself:

"I am a PhD student at the Institute of Comparative Literature at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia; my PhD thesis is entitled ‘Individuals against the system in Soviet and American postmodernist novels’. At the beginning of my doctoral studies, I focused on Soviet Studies. I was interested in the lives and works of the writers (both Georgian and Russian), who survived the great terror of 1930’s and continued to work under and against the totalitarian regime.

Following the advice of my supervisor, my project turned into comparative studies and I chose to compare literary works created in the Soviet Union and the United States at about the same period. Despite the differences in circumstances, there are themes that unite these writers, such as the antagonism between system and an individual, the relationship between writer and state, and the means of survival in authoritarian systems and war.

My other work includes starting and running a non-commercial translation project called Radarami, which focuses on bringing bestselling non-fiction books to Georgian readers. I organized discussions around important issues raised in these books, concerning the financial crisis, economics of developing countries, global warming, and translated one of the books published by the project: Globalization and its Discontents by Joseph Stiglitz. While most of the authors were unfamiliar to the Georgian audience, the project has attracted a large number of readers and still continues to elicit controversy, which has been our primary goal from the start.

I have also published literary translations, mostly excerpts from the works of the well-known American writers Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut. They were among the authors that have not been translated into Georgian up to now, since translations had been strictly censored and restricted during the Soviet period. Georgia is currently trying to fill the gap and I hope to be able to contribute to this process."

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2015

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