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The AUP Community Blog is a place for global explorers to share stories and resources with their peers and colleagues. Originally developed as the AUP at Home blog during the French confinement period of Spring semester 2020, the blog allows community members to share contributions on the subjects they find most important, while supporting one another with common resources.

The idea is both to strengthen AUP's ability to implement innovative teaching and learning strategies and to contribute to the University's strong emphasis on community spirit. Don’t hesitate to reach out to with your pitches for articles.


July 30, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Laboratory video series, Professor Brenton Hobart discussed the similarities and differences between life during historical plagues and the current Covid-19 pandemic.

July 6, 2020

In this episode of the Learning Laboratory video series, Professor Russel Williams discusses less well-known novels that explore the theme of self-isolation and just might tell us something about what it means to hide ourselves away in 2020.

July 3, 2020

Hold yourself accountable. Take action. Advance your knowledge.

July 1, 2020

Professor Maria Medved continues to examine the relationship between Covid-19 and gender by examining why women carry a higher disease burden than men when it relates to Covid-19.

June 3, 2020

Professor Maria Medved examines the different hypotheses currently being considered to explain why men with the Covid-19 have a higher mortality rate than women.

May 19, 2020

Professor Stephen Sawyer looks for lessons from the past by comparing the Covid-19 outbreak, and the ensuing financial crisis, with similar events from history.

May 19, 2020

This remote learning assignment had some creative responses.

May 12, 2020

Professor Renate Stauss discusses the profound impact Covid-19 has had on fashion, both as an industry and a global cultural phenomenon – even on what we wear every day.

May 6, 2020

Professor Jayson Harsin looks at the reasons why fake news circulates so widely during crises, like the covid-19 pandemic, and how this creates confusion and anxiety about what is true and what is false.

May 4, 2020

Despite confinement, the ACE Center is open for business and helping the AUP community search for professional opportunities.