In February this year, AUC welcomed a new Dean: Prof. Murray Pratt.  Prof. Pratt, a humanities scholar, specifically in French and international cinema, literature and culture, joins AUC from Nottingham Trent University, where, amongst other research activities, he developed innovative educational pathways for students with civic and cultural partners, including galleries, museums and media companies, and supported the launch of the city’s National Videogame Arcade and television station, Notts TV. He is enthusiastic about digital learning, and internationalisation in higher education with a particular emphasis on the development of in-country studies and global studies.  He was formally introduced to the faculty in on the 17th February, and has expressed a keen interest in AUCAA, as the association—like AUC—enters a new phase of its development.