Good Morning, Global Explorers

A podcast series offering a 3-minute update from the AUP community

Good Morning, Global Explorers is a podcast that ran during the French confinement period in Spring semester 2020. It consisted of a 3-minute morning update for the AUP community, aiming to provide a positive start to the day by highlighting new projects and initiatives from across the University.

Each episode was guest-presented by a different AUP community member, and a wide range of voices were represented – from staff and faculty to students and alumni.

Below, you'll find a summary episode showcasing some of the best moments from the series. You will also find the entire archive of daily episodes for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Summary Episode

This episode is a summary of the Good Morning Global Explorer podcast that took place during Spring 2020 in the form of 23 short morning updates. You can listen to the summary episode below or listen to individual episodes further down the page. 

Episode 23: Thursday, April 30, 2020 (President Celeste Schenck)

The final episode of the Good Morning, Global Explorer podcast features President Celeste Schenck.

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Episode 22: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (Mary McLean Evans)

This episode features Mary McLean Evans and the Paris mentoring group.

Episode 21: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (Taylor Brooks)

This episode features Taylor Brooks, Academic Affairs.

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Episode 20: Monday, April 27, 2020 (Chiara Amor)

This episode features Senior Representative Chiara Amor.

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Episode 19: Friday, April 24, 2020 (Anne-laure Jardry)

This episode features Anne-laure Jardry and tips for health and wellness.

Episode 18: Thursday, April 23, 2020 (Doris Daughney)

This episode features the incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees, Doris Daughney.

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Thank the community member that helped you the most during this difficult time through our anonymous webform.

Episode 17: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (Christopher Grinbergs)
Episode 16: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (Mathilde Fouche)

This episode features Mathilde Fouche, Admissions, and takes place entirely in French.

Episode 15: Monday, April 20, 2020 (Sandra Lefaure)

This episode features information about Earth Week/Day and how to stay fit at home.

Episode 14: Friday, April 17, 2020 (Renee Walton)

Today's episode is presented by Renee Walton, AUP's Graduate Student Council President.

Episode 13: Thursday, April 16, 2020 (Karen Thomas)

This episode, hosted by Karen Thomas from AUP Radio, features President Celeste M. Schenck and Professor Jonathan Shimony. 

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Episode 12: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 (Safia Benyahia)

This episode features student-run activities with Safia Benyahia from the Office of Student Development​.

Episode 11: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (Fio Lococo)

Today's episode features a new student-run podcast and is presented by the President of the Undergraduate Student Council, Fio Lococo​.

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Episode 10: Friday, April 10, 2020 (Holly Rudd)

This episode features Holly Rudd from the Office of Outreach and Advancement and AUP alumna Lindsey Tramuta G'09​.

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  • Visit Lindsey Tramuta's award-winning blog to find out more about her upcoming book.
  • Want to participate in Career Conversations? Send an email to
  • To register for upcoming alumni events, including the Presidential Reception on Tuesday, April 14, please email
Episode 9: Thursday, April 9, 2020 (Andi Christmas)

This episode talks about a new podcast and the AUP Digital Art Gallery with Andi Christmas, Office of Admission.

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Episode 8: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 (Bileh Dougsiyeh)

This episode features the Student Senate's transition to the virtual space with GSC Vice President Bileh Dougsiyeh.

Episode 7: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (Kevin Fore)

Today's episode features Kevin Fore, Dean of Student Development, talking about self care and wellness during confinement. 


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Episode 6: Monday, April 6, 2020 (Kevin Jarussi)

We are starting this week with a deep dive into the student media landscape with Kevin Jarussi, AUP Student Media.

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Episode 5: Friday, April 3, 2020 (Jaime Chatfield)
Episode 4: Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Kilian Ordelheide)

Launch of the Learning Laboratory video series with Provost Dr. William Fisher.

Episode 3: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (Savannah Gerlach)

This episode features Darcee Caron, Director of Experiential Learning and information on the GPS Program with Savannah Gerlach, Office of Communications.

Episode 2: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 (Lisa Palazzolo)

A spotlight on AUP's Paris student pods with Lisa Palazzolo, Office of Communications.

Episode 1: Monday, March 30, 2020 (Joseph Pearson)

An introduction to the AUP Digital Campus by Joseph Pearson, Office of Communications.