AUP Giving

  • AUP's Brian Schiff named

    Professor of Promise

    He will hold the title of Esmond Nissim Professor of Psychology for the next five years

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  • AUP's Stephen Sawyer becomes first Ballantine-Leavitt

    Professor of History

    The professorship was made possible by a generous donation from AUP trustee Elizabeth Ballantine and her husband, Paul Leavitt.

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  • Announcing

    The Quai d'Orsay Society

    The Quai d’Orsay Society honors those who have made legacy pledges to support the University and provides opportunities to connect with AUP and its community.

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  • AUP Community Sets Second Consecutive Record

    Giving Day 2021

    219 donors raised $230,000 in support of AUP students

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  • A lifetime of impact

    Olivia de Havilland

    From our first female trustee to namesake for AUP's first theater

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Advancing the American University of Paris


The American University of Paris is thrilled to announce the opening of a new home for the arts on campus, the Monttessuy Center for the Arts. Once the University's library at 9 rue Monttessuy, this space has undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to community-wide donor support from AUP alumni, parents and friends.

The new center now includes two classrooms, two art studios, a lithography lab, faculty offices and the University’s first-ever auditorium, the Olivia de Havilland Theater. 

On November 18, 2021, the Monttessuy Center for the Arts officially opened its doors to students, staff and faculty, who have brought the center to life through a myriad of creative projects, and plans for many more in the future.