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SPSS Orientation and Training Sessions
UACT is holding a series of SPSS orientation & training sessions which is open to all faculty, teaching assistants and students.  The first session will be held as follows:
- Part 1: Introduction to SPSS, October 9, 1 pm – 2 pm
- Part 2: Advanced SPSS, October 12, 1 pm – 2 pm

All sessions are located in the Library Building, Plaza Level, P017. For reservations, please email
radwao@aucegypt.edu.


Late and Cancellation Fees for Meeting Spaces

The Office of University Events must be notified in advance if an event is cancelled a minimum two working days before the event. There will be a fee charged if the given party does not show up, is late, or cancels less than two working days before the event. Click here to view the policy for reservations and use of meeting facilities.

AUC Independent Syndicate Open Nominations
Nominations are now open and welcome for AUC Independent Syndicate's Executive Committee. Click here to nominate through the Syndicate's account on Facebook.  Elections will be on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Center for Learning & Teaching Mid-Semester Assessment for Faculty
The Center for Learning & Teaching (CLT) is offering mid-semester assessments for faculty members who prefer to provide assessments before the end of the semester.  The assessments will be issued in the form of online surveys or Small Group Instructional Diagnosis.  All results are confidential and are not used for evaluating purposes. Follow-up consultations with CLT staff are always welcome.

Surveys/SGIDs will be administered starting Sunday, October 9, ending no later than Thursday, October 27. Requests are handled on a first-come first-served basis. Meetings may be arranged with CLT staff members for faculty who have special requests for their assessments.

If interested, please click here to fill in a request form.
To view a sample survey, please click here.

Computer Science Program Receives Six Year Accreditation
The Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) has awarded the Computer Science Program at AUC six years of accreditation, the maximum ABET offers for similar programs.  The program was seen as “one of the strongest programs they evaluated.” This accreditation is a serious indication to students and their prospective employers of the high quality of the program at AUC.

Office of Training and Development Offers Awareness Training
The Office of Training and Development in cooperation with the Online Student Services will deliver a comprehensive awareness program to the AUC staff community.  The objective is to raise awareness of certain issues, maximize the use of AUC’s internal resources and promote continuous improvement to better serve the community.

The Office of Training and Development is also offering Banner System Training. This workshop is structured to provide AUC staff and faculty members using the Banner system.  The workshops are listed below:

November 13: Banner 1.1:  Basic Navigation and Hands on Training
November 15: Basic General Student (Registration and Advising)
November 17: Banner 3.1:  Schedule Building and Faculty Records

All workshops are located in the Hatem and Janet Core Building, Lab 2008, from 10 am to 1 pm. Please APPLY NOW to reserve your place as reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested, please complete the application form and send to stafftrain@aucegypt.edu or to the Office of Training and Development, Room G011, Administration Building.

AUC Records Management New Blog
AUC Records Management is launching a new blog, "On the Records," accessible through the Records Management homepage.  The blog will post important information related to the maintenance of active, inactive, and archival records so University offices and departments will know what to do with the records they create and receive while performing their jobs.  Readers will find through the blog best practices for organizing and maintaining active records, guidance on how long to keep records and instructions for transferring semi-active and inactive records to our storage facilities.  Subscribe to get the most recent news and information about Records Management and its department activities.

Call for Academic Papers
Design for Scientific Renaissance (DSR) publishes research papers and articles in all fields of science and is looking for paper submissions for the following journals:
-  Second Issue of Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Technology Research (JACSTR).
- Second Issue of Journal of Advanced Medical Research (JAMR).
- Second Issue of Journal of Advanced Social Research (JASR).
- Second Issue of Journal of Advanced Science and Engineering Research (JASER).
- Second Issue of Journal of Islamic and Human Advanced Research (JIHAR).
- First Issue of Journal Of Advanced Laser And Optics Research (JALOR).
- First Issue of Journal of Advanced Biomedical & Pathobiology Research (JABPAR).


For more information, visit the Design for Scientific Renaissance website at http://www.sign-ific-ance.co.ukClick here to access the individual journals.  For more information, contact design4scientific@gmail.com.

The School of Business Hosts Dennis Galletta for Three Lectures
From October 2-3, the Management of Information Department within the School of Business is hosting Dennis Galletta, Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Katz PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh for the following three lectures:

Sunday, October 2, 2011
1 pm: Fall 2011 First IT Forum: “Don’t Forget about Human Factors in Systems Development,” Mansour Hall, AUC New Cairo

Sunday, October 2, 2011
6 pm: Meet the CEO Series: “Strategic Models and the Ability of Information Systems to
chieve Competitive Advantage,” Conference and Visitor Center, Lecture Hall, P007, AUC New Cairo

Monday, October 3, 2011
10:30 am: School of Business Seminar Series, Transforming Egypt: “The Power of Social Networks,” Mary Cross Lecture Hall, AUC New Cairo

New Issue of Assessment Update Available
The latest issue of Assessment Update, AUC's quarterly newsletter, is now available and includes a number of interesting articles about AUC's new university Assessment Committee and the university's new planning, assessment, program review and accreditation software. Assessment Update is published by the Office of Institutional Research (OIR) for the AUC community. The purpose of the newsletter is to communicate news, announcements, and events related to assessment as well as to celebrate AUC faculty and staff assessment efforts.

Please send your feedback on the newsletter or questions to Ann Boudinot-Amin (
annbamin@aucegypt.edu) in OIR. Previous issues are available on the OIR website. Click here to view Assessment Update.  

Student Success Workshops
The Student Mentoring Unit offers student success workshops to undergraduate and graduate students.  All faculty and staff members are asked to encourage students to attend. The workshops aim to enhance success skills in college and life by tackling study skills and emotional intelligence. Click here to view the workshop schedule for Fall 2011. 

The upcoming workshop, titled "Manage Your Time and Self Effectively" will be held on Wednesday, October 5, from 1 pm – 2 pm at Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Alcatel room (CP 02), AUC New Campus. For more information, please contact the student mentoring unit at 2615-3923.

Overtime and Part Time Payment Sheets Due
For all AUC staff, the deadline for receiving overtime sheet for the month of September is October 4. Part time delegation or seasonal employment payment sheets for the month of October are due October 16. Requests received after these deadlines will be returned to the given office and processed the following month. For questions or concerns, please call Kamelia El Kabbany at ext. 2422 or email her at kamelia@aucegypt.edu.

Spring 2012 Textbook Orders begin October 2
The AUC Press Bookstore will begin accepting textbook orders for the Spring 2012 semester starting October 2, 2011 and ending October 20, 2011. Click here to place an order.

AUC Press Launches Cairo Scholarship Online September 28
AUC Press will launch the Cairo Scholarship Online at the AUC Library, AUC New Cairo Campus at 3 pm, Wednesday, September 28. Cairo Scholarship Online catalogs the AUC Press’s scholarly articles easily accessible and fully cross-searchable for the first time on a single online platform.  All students, faculty and staff are invited.  To RSVP, please contact Nabila Akl at ext. 6893 or akl@aucegypt.edu.

Apply Now to Yousef Jameel & Hadya Jameel MBA Fellowships
The Jameel MBA Fellows Program, a full-tuition scholarship, is now accepting applications for Spring 2012. Applicants are limited to students with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science. Deadline to apply is November 30, 2011.  For more details please call 26153388 or email jameelmba@aucegypt or mkamel@aucegypt.edu. Click here for more information. 

AUC Library Trial of “World Politics Review” and “Wilson Art Museum” Databases
Both trial databases are currently available through the AUC Library home page. Trial Period is effective from September 19 until November 30.

World Politics Review is a daily online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere.

HW Wilson Art Museum Image Gallery is an easy-to-use database offers non-profit institutions unparalleled access to thousands of high-quality art images and related multimedia.

E-mail any questions or problems to eresources@aucegypt.edu.

School of Business Procedure for Declaration or Change of Major
Students wishing to declare, change or double major in accounting, business, economics or management or information and communication technology should follow the online instructions available here.

Fall 2011 First IT Forum
The Management of Information Technology (MOIT) unit in the School of Business is holding an IT Forum titled, “Don’t Forget about Human Factors in Systems Development,” on Sunday, October 2, from 1 pm – 2 pm at Mansour Hall, AUC New Cairo. The guest speaker for this semester is Dr. Denis Galletta, Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Katz PhD Program.

General Faculty Meeting Tuesday, September 27
The General Faculty Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 27, from 9:30 am until 11 am in Moataz Al Alfi Hall, AUC New Cairo.

Study Abroad Panel for JRMC Students
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JRMC) is hosting a panel for JRMC students interested in studying abroad on Wednesday, September 28 from 1 pm – 2 pm in CP03 Abdul Latif Jameel Hall.  JRMC students who have previously studied abroad will share their experiences and answer questions. Click here for the event flyer.

JRMC Procedure for Declaration or Change of Major 
Students who wish to apply for a declaration or change of major must fill out the application form in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication from 9 am – 1 pm, October 2 to October 9, PO34 Abdul Latif Jameel Hall.  Students wishing to apply must have completed 24 credits and RHET 201 with a grade of a B or above. 

Required GPAs for declaration and change of major are as follows:
 - Integrated Marketing Communication (IMCM): 3.4
 - Communication and Media Arts (CAMA): 3.1
 - Media Journalism (JRNL): 2.7


SCE Signs a MOU with the World Bank
The School of Continuing Education (SCE) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World Bank to create better career opportunities for SCE certificate holders. Under the terms of the MOU, the World Bank will provide internships for SCE students; in return, it will benefit from SCE technical support, professional training and consultancy services.

The ceremony will take place on October 17, 2011 at 10 am, Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square.

Flu Vaccine Available in October
The Seasonal Flu Vaccine will be available through the Medical Services Department in October 2011.  Those interested must reserve an appointment for a flu shot before coming to the clinic. For reservations call ext. 3916 for AUC New Cairo and ext. 6747 for AUC Tahrir Square. Shots cost 32 pounds each.

Airport Transportation Procedures
Faculty, Administrators, Students, and staff requesting airport transportation must fill out the request form and have it signed by the authorized personnel before submitting it to the Travel Office. No service will be rendered without submitting the payment receipt or signed request to the travel officer. The minimum notice for travel is 48 hours.

If the travel is personal, customers are required to pay the cost directly to the main AUC cashier, located in G057, Administration Building, AUC New Cairo or the AUC Tahrir Square cashier.

In case of emergency, the amount due will be charged to the individual’s receivables and followed up for collection or deducted from the following month’s payroll.


Management Center Receives Five Years of Accreditation
The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) granted the AUC Management Center accreditation for the upcoming five years. ACCET is an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “reliable authority as to the quality of education or training provided by institutions of higher education and the programs they accredit” and the only recognized accrediting agency to be certified as an ISO 9001:2008-Quality Management System by Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI). This accreditation notifies prospective students, instructors and employers that the Management Center prepares graduates to be leaders in the business world, a clear indication of the quality of the professional development trainings offered by the Management Center.

Glow’s 2011 Concert with Hamza Namira
Glow, an AUC community service club, is hosting its first 2011 concert featuring prominent singer Hamza Namira.  The concert will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 6 pm in Bassily Hall, AUC New Cairo. Tickets will be available at the Glow booth in the plaza for L.E. 60. Proceeds will go towards the club’s community development endeavors. For more information, please call 0102921383.

AUC Library Trial of “Energy and Power Source" Database
The AUC Library has a one month trial for the online database Energy and Power Source, a comprehensive full-text database designed to support research in the energy and power industries at all levels. The collection provides full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to the energy and power industries, encompassing all component industries within, including those focused on: Coal, Electric power, Natural gas, Nuclear power, Petroleum, Renewable energy (including hydroelectric power, wind power, solar power, alternative fuels, etc.). To test this resource, please go to the AUC Library homepage, locate Trial Databases in the lower left corner, and click on Energy and Power Source. E-mail any questions or problems to eresources@aucegypt.edu.

SCE Registration for International Programs
The School of Continuing Education has opened registration for International Programs including CFA, CMA, CIA and CPA.  For more information please call 2797-6882 or email bsdsce@aucegypt.edu.

Youth Leadership Program Recruitment
The John D. Gerhart Center for philanthropy and Civic Engagement is recruiting students for its Youth Leadership Program (YLP) for the 2011-2012 academic year. YLP offers undergraduate students opportunities for leadership, strategic philanthropy and civic engagement in a structured but dynamic environment.  More more information about the program click here.

Youth leader activities include:
 - Opportunity to attend conferences held by prestigious international organizations
 - Building a close network with leaders and experts of civil society
 - Being part of a thriving community of young leaders in civil society
 - Opportunity to receive scholarship of $2000

The application is due September 20 and is available here.

Guidelines on IT Services Workshop
The Office of Training and Development is holding an awareness workshop, “Guidelines on IT Services,” for AUC faculty and staff.  It provides an overview and training of various IT services available at AUC. The course includes voicemail, new e-mail features, conference calls, phone billing, phone lock, VPN, IT security tips and mobile corporate offers.

Date: September 13, 20, and 27
Time: 10:00am- 12:00pm
Venue: Falaki Building, Room 209

If interested, please complete the application form here and send to stafftrain@aucegypt.edu or the Office of Human Resources, Main Building, 2nd floor room 219, AUC Tahrir Square.

Library Book Renewal for Faculty
All faculty must renew or return library books due on or before September 11, 2011. Books may be renewed in person, through the library website by clicking here or the telephone renewal service by contacting Mamdouh Philip at ext. 3776 or the circulation desk at ext. 4827. All books may be renewed until February 14, 2012, except those on hold.

Yoga and Pilates Classes
The Wellness Program of the Student Counseling Center is offering yoga and pilates classes this fall 2011. Both classes are open to the AUC community and students are given priority. Yoga classes are offered every Monday and Wednesday from 1 pm to 2 pm at P012 Sports Complex from September 19, 2011 through December 2011. Pilates classes are offered every Thursday from 1 pm – 2 pm at P012 Sports Complex from September 22, 2011 through December, 2011.


SCE Arabic Tutorials for New Faculty
The Arabic and Translation Studies (ATS) of the School of Continuing Education (SCE) offers Arabic language tutorials to new AUC Faculty. Tutorials are customized to meet faculty preferences and schedules.  For further information, please call 1471, or email the New Cairo Program Manager, Dr. Hussein Aly at husinaly@aucegypt.edu.
 
Clinic Announces New Policies
The Medical Services Department is enforcing the following policies at the clinic to be able to offer a standard of high quality health care services:

Clinic Hours:
8:30 am - 11 am: Walk-in patients welcome.
11 am - 4 pm: Only patients with appointments welcome, except in case of emergency.
4 pm - 8 am: Emergency only (New Campus Clinic)

Clinic Policies:
 - If all physicians are fully booked during walk-in hours, patients should book an appointment.
 - All patients must have a “Leaflet for Clinic Visit” form signed by his/her department chair or supervisor.
 - All emergencies will be seen immediately.

Deadline for Part Time Delegation and  Temporary Work Payment Sheets
Part Time Delegation and Temporary Work Payment sheets to be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by September 18, 2011.  General Payment Request and Payment Request for Staff/Custodians Part Time Delegation or Temporary Work forms must include the following at the time of submission:

 - Administrative Director or Department Chair's Name and Signature
 - Name and signature of the person preparing the form
 - Extension number
 - Earmarking
 - CC & GL
 - Full name of the employee
 - Job title
 - Month and year of payment
 - Approved duration
 - Actual duration
 - Salary calculations
 - Overtime calculations

Requests received after the deadline or incomplete requests will be returned
to the department and processed the following month.  For further inquiries,
contact Hekmat Singy, ext. 2411,
Hekmat_m@aucegypt.edu.

Electronic Textbook Catalogue Now Available
AUC Press has issued an online textbook catalogue of the AUC Press Bookstores the first time. To download the catalogue for Fall 2012, please click here.

SAP Budget Awareness Training Workshop
The Office of Training and Development is offering the Awareness Training Workshop on the SAP budget on September 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 and 29 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Core Building, Lab 2008. The workshop explains to AUC staff and faculty the budget planning process from analyzing last year's budget, the planning cycle, to budget submission. If interested, please complete the application and send it to stafftrain@aucegypt.edu or to the Office of Training and Development, Administration Building, Room G011. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

SCE's Art and Language Courses for Adults Begin September 11
The School of Continuing Education announces the start of the following courses for adults on September 11, 2011:
                 
Art Courses (12 weeks)
Drawing Courses:
Beginning Drawing, Drawing Studio I and Studio II
Painting Courses:
Beginning Painting and Painting Studio I
      
Language Courses (6 weeks)
Spanish (in cooperation with Instituto Cervantes de El Cairo)
German and French


For information and registration:
AUC Tahrir Square
24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk
hotline 16723
 
Heliopolis Facility
2B El Khalifa El Hadi Street
tel: 2416.9600/1/2
Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 5.00 pm
 
AUC New Cairo
Research Centers Building, Room P002
Entry from Gate 1 (Visitors Gate)
Tel 2615.1536
Sunday to Thursday, from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Student Technology Assistants (STA) for AUC faculty

STA program services are now available to AUC faculty members teaching this semester through the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT).  The program provides one-on-one training or assistance to faculty members who want to integrate technology into their courses. This includes assistance with Blackboard, Moodle, Lecture capture, and many other technologies. Sessions take place at the CLT, located on the Library, Plaza Floor, rooms P035 to P052, or at the faculty member's office. To make an apointment, fill out a sign-up sheet online or contact Riham Masoud at sta@aucegypt.edu, ext. 3728.Click here for more information.

Student Technology Assistants (STA) for AUC students
STA program services are now available to AUC students during the Fall 2011 semester at the Learning Commons help desk during library open hours.  The Center for Learning and Teaching sponsored program provides assistance to students who use technology for assignments and projects. Assistance with Blackboard, Moodle, Refworks, Google applications, Video Editing are available as well as MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Turnitin.com. They also provide help with E-portfolios for FYE students. Mini workshops will be held bi-weekly during assembly hour at the Learning Commons.

SSE Registration for Professional Programs
School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE) and Engineering and Science Services begin Fall 2011 Registration for Professional Programs. Registration is 9 am to 1:30 pm, September 6-8 for continuing participants and the same times September 12-15 for new participants. Those interested may sign up at the School of Sciences & Engineering in Room 1019 at the New Cairo Campus or at the Falaki Building, Tahrir Square Campus at the designated times. Sessions begin September 24, 2011.

Library Reserve Desk

The Library Reserve Desk staff reminds all faculty to submit the lists of material to be placed on reserve for the Fall semester. Click here to view the reserve guidelines. For further inquiries, call Somaya Rady, reserve specialist, ext. 3783 or Mamdouh Philip, head of circulation & ID services, ext. 3776.

Registration for Business Studies September 15
The Business Studies of The School of Continuing Education (SCE) starts the registration of the international professional programs: CFA, CMA, CPA and CIA on the following dates:
CMA (I)          September 15, 2011
CMA (II)         September 20, 2011
CFA                September 20, 2011
CIA (I)            October 1, 2011
CPA                October 1, 2011

For more information, call 2797-5724/6882/6538 or e-mail bsdsce@aucegypt.edu

SCE Fall Semester to Start September 11
The School of Continuing Education (SCE) begins its courses and certificates in the areas of Arabic and Translation, Business Studies, Computer and IT Studies, English Studies and Youth and Special Studies.
Terms dates:
September 11 – December 13 (12 weeks)
September 11- October 24 (6 weeks)
October 30 – December 17 (6 weeks)

For information and registration:
AUC Tahrir Square
24 El Falaki Street, Bab El Louk
Hotline 16723
Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Heliopolis Facility
2B El Khalifa El Hadi Street
tel: 2416.9600/1/2
Sunday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

AUC New Cairo
Research Centers Building, Room P002
Entry from Gate 1 (Visitors Gate)
Tel 2615.1536
Sunday – Thursday, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ramadan office hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

August Over-time and Part-time Delegation Payment Sheets Deadline
Overtime sheets for the months of July & August to be submitted to the Office of Human Resources on September 5, 2011 (Over-time sheets should cover the period from 1 - 31 July & from 1-31 August 2011).
Requests received after ths deadline will be returned in order to be processed the following month.

Work Study Program for Fall 2011
The office of Student Financial Affairs in collaboration with the office of Career Advising and Placement Services organizes a Work Study Program for AUC academic and administrative departments to engage students in their work during the academic year. The program gives enrolled students an active role in contributing to the departmental/office projects and programs. Utilizing students' free time on campus will assist in handling the workload while contributing to the students’ professional development. Students can dedicate up to 120 hours during the Fall. For inquiries and details, contact Leidya Boutros (Ext.: 3790). To participate, complete the Department Work Study request form here.

Reminder of Key Access Policy to AUC Offices
Office of Public Safety issued a reminder of the policy for the effective management of key access to AUC offices, safes and student rooms. Click here for more information

CTMS to Begin Testing Classroom Technology in Active Directory Services
Starting July 24, Classroom Technologies and Media Service (CTMS) will begin testing classroom technology in AUC's Active Directory Services (ADS).

The following rooms will be added to the ADS and tested for functionality.
*The Hatem and Janet Mostafa Core Academic Center*
C117, C204, and C205

*Abdul Latif Jameel Hall (BEC)*
CP01, CP02, and CP03

*School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE)*
CP19, CP20, and CP21

*Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall (HUSS)*
CP64, CP65, and CP66

In rooms where the computer is added to the ADS, you simply log in using your AUC username and password. When finished, you simply log out. Your capabilities will not be affected in any way.

If you encounter any issues, email ctms@aucegypt.edu with building, room number and problem or call ext. 1010.

Right now, this is only on AUC New Cairo campus but once the majority of issues are resolved, it will be implemented on AUC Tahrir Square campus as well.

CMRS Launches New Information System
CMRS launches a newly constructed Information System containing rich data on the quantitative and qualitative aspects of migration and refugee movements in the MENA region. The CMRS Information System aims at becoming a comprehensive location where migration and refugee research material especially, but not exclusively, on the Middle East region is compiled. It also aims facilitating research and supporting policy-making.  The Information System is divided into three main components: Legal, Demographic and Socio economic. It contains material in both Arabic and English and it is possible to search in both languages for items.
For more information about the Information System visit the CMRS website or access the Information System directly.

Document Delivery Newsletter Online Now
The Document Delivery Department of the Library announces that issues of the September 2010 to February 2011 Document Delivery Newsletter, On Request, are available here.

AUC Library Trial of "Energy and Power Source" Database
The AUC Library has a one month trial for the online database Energy and Power Source, a comprehensive full-text database designed to support research in the energy and power industries at all levels. The collection provides full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to the energy and power industries, encompassing all component industries within, including those focused on: Coal, Electric power, Natural gas, Nuclear power, Petroleum, Renewable energy (including hydroelectric power, wind power, solar power, alternative fuels, etc.). To test this resource, please go to the AUC Library homepage, locate Trial Databases in the lower left corner, and click on Energy and Power Source.E-mail any questions or problems to eresources@aucegypt.edu.

AUC Library Trial of "Confidential Print" Database

The AUC Library has a one month trial for the online resource Confidential Print: Middle East, a collection consisting of papers, telegrams, letters, and documents by the British Government intended to “preserve all of the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices.” All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad. Covering such important events as the Egyptian reforms of Muhammad Ali Pasha in the nineteenth century, the Middle East Conference of 1921, the Mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia and the Suez Crisis in 1956, to the partition of Palestine, post-Suez Western foreign policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict, Confidential Print: Middle East is a fundamental resource for academics, students and researchers studying the modern Middle East. The AUC Library also still has trial access to the electronic resources of London Review of Books (until July 1).  To evaluate these resource, go to the AUC Library homepage and click on the Confidential Print or London Review of Books links.. E-mail any questions or problems to eresources@aucegypt.edu.

CTMS Event Support Requirements Reminder
AUC Community members are reminded to apprise Classroom Technologies and Media Services of any technology support needs at least two business days prior to any event held at either of AUC's campuses. Late or last minute calls or emails may result in your event not being supported. E- mail ctms@aucegypt.edu with details of what you need, where you need it and when.  Based on staffing schedules, other scheduled events, and our summer update plans, we will advise as to whether support can be provided and what it will entail.  In the event CTMS is unable to support an event they will help coordinate with outside vendors. 

CLT Offers Summer STA Program for Faculty
The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) is pleased to offer the services of the STA Program to AUC faculty during the summer. The program provides one-on-one training and/or assistance to faculty members who want to integrate technology into their courses. This includes assistance with Blackboard 9.0, Moodle, Panopto (for lecture capturing), and many other technologies. Sessions can take place at CLT premises (rooms P035 to P050, Plaza floor, Library) or at the faculty member's office. To sign up for an appointment, e-mail to sta@aucegypt.edu or fill out the sign-up sheet

Nile TESOL Conference Accepting Paper Submissions
The sixteenth annual NileTESOL/AUC Conference is soliciting paper for submissions for its sixteenth annual conference, titled “Language Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities.”  The conference will be held January 31 to February 2, 2012 at the School for Continuing Education, The American University of Cairo, AUC Tahrir Square. The conference will feature concurrent sessions, panel discussions, a testing colloquium, and a book exhibition. Keynote speakers are sponsored by the United States Public Affairs Section of the Embassy, the British Council, and various publishers. All are invited to present and to participate. Colleagues in ministries, schools, institutes, faculties of education, universities, adult education centers, and publishers are all most welcome. The broader the range of professional interests, the more stimulating and challenging the NileTESOL conference will be. The deadline for submission is October 15. To submit a proposal go to conference web site and complete the form titled “Call for Proposals.”

Department Work Study Request Form for Summer 2011 Online

The Office of Student Financial Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Career Advising and Placement Services, encourage AUC’s academic and administrative departments to participate in the Work Study Program and engage students in your work. The program gives enrolled students an active role in contributing to your departmental/office projects and programs. Utilizing students' free time on campus will assist you in handling your workload while contributing to the students’ professional development. Students can dedicate up to 60 hours during the summer. For details, contact Leidya Boutros at ext 3790. To participate, complete the Department Work Study Request Form.

News@AUC Delivered Weekly During Summer 2011
News@AUC will be sent weekly on Sundays effective immediately  and continuing until the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester. Announcements may still be sent to news@aucegypt.edu, and will appear in the following Sunday's email.  

Blackboard and Moodle Login Now Available Using AUC Email Credentials
UACT is pleased to announce that Blackboard and Moodle have joined the Single Sign On group at AUC and faculty and students can now access them using their AUC email credentials.

Business Studies Division to Offer Certified Management Accountant Preparation Course
SCE’s Business Studies Division will begin a new class of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Preparation Program on June 27. The program will run until October 17. It will be held at AUC Tahrir Square on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. For more information or to register, contact the Business Studies Division at 24 Falaki Street, Bab El Louk, on the 5th floor, in rooms 512 and 523 or by calling 2797-6882 or 2797-5724. Registration is open daily from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm except Fridays and Saturdays. 

AUC Press Visual Festival Extended Until August 31
The AUC Press’s Visual Festival of Art and Photography has been extended to August 31. The festival features two mixed media painting exhibitions, titled Margo Veillon: Egyptian Still Lifes—the Permanent Masterpiece Collection and Celebrating Egypt (collection for sale), in the Margo Veillon Gallery of Modern Egyptian Art, AUC Tahrir Campus. The festival also includes a photography exhibition with color reproductions from three new AUC publications Tahrir Square: Heart of the Egyptian Revolution by Swedish photographer Mia Gröndahl, Messages from Tahrir: Signs from Egypt’s Revolution by Egyptian photographer Karima Khalil, and The Road to Tahrir: Front Line Images by Six Young Egyptian Photographers by Sherif Assaf et al. in the AUC Future Gallery, AUC Tahrir Campus. Held in celebration of 100 Years of Naguib Mahfouz and 50 Years of the AUC Press, the exhibitions in the Margo Veillon Gallery are open from 2 to 6 pm daily except Friday, and in the Future and Legacy Galleries, from 10 am to 6 pm daily except Friday.

New AUC Course Offering in Affiliation with Harvard Business School
The course Econ 506 Competitive Economy: the Case for Egypt is open for AUC graduate students. The course, made possible by AUC's affiliation with Harvard Business School, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, will be taught at AUC by Tarek H. Selim, associate professor of Economics, School of Business using the Harvard case study method. Students successfully completing the course will receive a letter of completion. The course teaches the Harvard method of strategy formulation, competitiveness drivers for firms, industries, and nations, and will include extensive applications on Egypt. It will be offered Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30pm during the Fall 2011 semester.  For more information, click here.


Peer Mentors Available
The Office of Student Support asks faculty and staff to encourage students to make use of this wonderful opportunity for first year students and students on academic probation.  Peer mentors help students learn their way at AUC and ease the transition into University level functioning.  Peer mentors are older, more experienced students who have volunteered their time to help other students with their academics and adjustment.  If interested, contact the Student Mentoring Unit at mentor@aucegypt.edu, or tel: 02.2615.3923, or pass by the office in Room P001, Campus Center.

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