Under the theme of A Day at the Museum, the 26th annual International Day will bring together students from more than 25 countries to celebrate campus diversity. Bartlett Plaza will be decorated in an ancient style, and International Peer Leaders will be dressed in the clothing of ancient civilizations to project the image of a museum come to life.
April 4, 2013
AUC press book wins PROSE award and examines Nubian history and culture
March 3, 2013
New educational system infuses liberal arts into scientific research to enhance creativity
February 28, 2013
Valentine’s Day is often associated with love, but the ancient Greek and Roman festival may serve to lock men and women into traditional gender roles and preconceived social expectations.
February 13, 2013
By Alaa Mosbah, the book examines his reactions to the 2006 Hezbollah-Israel war and his time at AUC
February 11, 2013
Shady El Noshokaty examines Egyptian contemporary artists in their pursuit to be part of the global art scene
February 6, 2013
Journalism Professor receives art and culture award from royal Islamic center
January 10, 2013
Photo gallery of El Nas Ely Taht play, which examines class in 1950s Egypt
December 20, 2012
The rare books library has digitized 101 photographs documenting local culture in the past
November 18, 2012
The award-winning, New York-based Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, who is currently in Cairo to research her second feature film on Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum, will discuss her work and ongoing projects in a lecture titled “Artist Talk.” The lecture will be held in the Mary Cross Lecture Hall at AUC New Cairo on Wednesday, November 14 from 1 to 2:30 pm. Bruce Ferguson, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, will moderate the discussion.
November 11, 2012
Pre-revolutionary artistic works mirror social and political turbulence
October 3, 2012
Commemorating the life of the late avant-garde artist Ahmed Basiony, who fell victim during Egypt’s Friday of Wrath protest
September 18, 2012
Shady E Noshokaty examines Egyptian contemporary artists in their pursuit to be part of the global art scene
September 13, 2012
Students author book on translated revolutionary rhetoric that examines underlying social contexts
July 11, 2012
O'Kane's project to document inscriptions on deteriorating monuments preserves narratives of the past.
May 23, 2012
In an effort to introduce a younger generation of students to music at an early age, the School of Continuing Education’s Youth and Special Studies Division has partnered with the Department of Performing and Visual Arts to offer the Music Program for Youth. Children ages six through 17 began taking music classes at AUC New Cairo on January 11, and will continue every Friday until April 7 this year.
February 14, 2012
Beginning today, the AUC Guitar Festival is an exciting week of concerts, events and workshops for those who enjoy playing or listening to the guitar. Concerts throughout the week include an internationally acclaimed classical guitar duo, duets for guitar and oud, South American folk-inspired repertory and a dose of the Cairo underground band scene.
October 10, 2011
AUCians walking around the New Cairo campus in the past days will have noticed the installation of several large and striking murals illustrating the revolution. The result of a semester-long independent study project under the direction of David London, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, over twenty photo mosaics are being displayed on AUC’s New Cairo campus.
June 12, 2011
Shady El Noshokaty, a visual artist and assistant professor at AUC’s Performing and Visual Arts Department is organizing an installation by the late avant-garde artist, Ahmed Basiony, who was killed by snipers on January 28 during Egypt’s Friday of Wrath protest in Tahrir Square. The installation event will take place on June 1 at the Egyptian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
May 30, 2011
Art 470 senior students’ project exhibition Parallel opens today, May 22 at 1:00 PM at the Sharjah Art Gallery, AUC New Cairo. Parallel is a multi-disciplinary exhibition sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
May 22, 2011
AUC Theatre will close its 2010- 2011 season with four one-act plays that capture modern life's social and personal fragmentation, collectively titled “noTHEREthere: A Festival of One-Act Plays”, opening Wednesday, May 11 at the Malak Gabr Arts Theater on AUC's New Cairo campus.
May 10, 2011
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is inaugurating the latest cutting edge recording studio at AUC as of today.
May 8, 2011
AUC’s Film Program holds its second annual AUC Student Film Festival today, May 5, at 6:00 PM at Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square. Organized by the Department of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA), the Festival will present more than twenty short films by senior AUC film students, followed by a panel discussion that will include AUC professors, scriptwriters, critics, producers and directors. The actress Basma will be the guest of honor at the festival.
May 4, 2011
After a successful career as a graphic designer and media artist, Nagla Samir, newly appointed director of the Sharjah Art Gallery, is excited to realize her lifelong goal of being a curator in academia. Samir has already begun to showcase her curatorial expertise at the gallery. A Survival Guide, her first exhibition, was met with enthusiasm by students and faculty alike.
April 12, 2011
TAHRIR! the newest exhibition to come to AUC’s Photographic Gallery, may not look like a typical exhibit. The space, which has hosted work from some of the regions’ leading photographers, barely resembles itself. Instead, it has been transformed into an ‘environmental installation’ designed to mimic the look of Tahrir Square during the revolution, complete with metal barriers, tent city, live musician, and haphazard graffiti displaying political slogans lining the walls.
April 4, 2011
AUC will bring to stage one of modern Egypt's most provocative and uncompromising authors, Naguib Surur, in its upcoming production of the play Menien Aguib Naas (Is Anybody Out There?), which will open Wednesday, April 6, in the Gerhart Theater at AUC New Cairo. Menien Aguib Naas is directed by Mahmoud El Lozy, with musical direction by Ahmad Salah.
March 30, 2011
John Baboukis, associate professor and director of the music program, will deliver the second Provost’s lecture of Spring 2011 on April 3. His lecture "Performance Practice: What Did the Music Sound Like When They Wrote It Back Then, and What Difference Does That Make Now?" will discuss the intricacies of re-creating music, the sound of which has passed out of living memory. The lecture will take place in the Malak Gabr Arts Theatre at 3:30 pm.
March 20, 2011
Huda Lutfi, one of Egypt’s leading avant-garde artists, will deliver a lecture titled “From Text to Image: Translating Masculinities” at AUC on Wednesday, March 9, in Oriental Hall at 6 pm, as part of the In Translation lecture series, presented by AUC’s Center for Translation Studies. The lecture will be followed by an exhibition of artwork by Huda Lutfi in the Future Gallery on the Tahrir Square campus.
March 7, 2011
The Sharjah Art Gallery unveiled a new multidisciplinary exhibition Thursday at the AUC Center for the Arts. The exhibition, A Survival Guide, is a selection of multimedia works by young Cairo artists and will be on display until December 23.
December 11, 2010
Mahmoud El Lozy, associate professor of performing and visual arts, delivered the third Provost’s Lecture this semester, drawing frequent laughs from attendees as he humorously explained the challenges and benefits of life as an actor. El Lozy, who has acted in numerous films and plays and most recently played Duraid el Samurai in Philip Haas’s film "The Situation," began his lecture by explaining that “the actor has from time immemorial been in the position of defending himself.”
November 29, 2010
In the third lecture of the In Translation series of Fall 2010, Peter Zsoldos, ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Egypt, will discuss poetry, translation and its role in the future of intercultural dialogue. His lecture titled “Translation, Poetry and Diplomacy: New Horizons for Intercultural Dialogue” will be held at Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown on Monday, November 29 at 6 pm.
November 28, 2010
During the last forty years, society has regularly attacked actors, frequently accusing them of immorality based on the parts they play in a given work, argues Mahmoud El Lozy, actor, director, playwright and professor in the performing and visual arts department. El Lozy will deliver the next Provost’s Lecture, “Acting: Myths and Misconceptions,” on November 28, focusing on historical controversies that surround the art of acting.
November 23, 2010
When asked what inspired his decision to specialize in photographs on Mecca and Medina, Omer Faruk Aksoy denies that it was a conscious choice. “I suppose it was destiny,” he said. “There were many things in my life that brought me to Mecca and to this work that I could not have chosen for myself.”
November 11, 2010
In a unique and renowned neighborhood in Cairo, five characters cross paths and begin to realize together the tarnished beauty of Heliopolis. With events taking place over the course of one day, the movie represents the struggles Cairenes endure to fulfill their dreams and to resolve the mysteries in their lives.
November 1, 2010
This week, AUC is hosting the Third Annual New Arab Cinema Series featuring six films by Egyptian, Moroccan, Palestinian and Syrian directors. The selected films focus on topics relevant to the Middle East, from the Israel-Palestine conflict and illegal immigration to political reform in Egypt.
October 24, 2010
Featuring a cast of eight undergraduate and graduate students, AUC will stage a production of The Odd Couple: The Female Version from October 21 to October 28 in the Gerhart Theater, AUC Center for the Arts. The Odd Couple: The Female Version is adapted from Neil Simon’s celebrated 1965 play, The Odd Couple.
October 21, 2010
Bruce Ferguson, AUC’s newly appointed dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS), has traveled extensively over the course of his impressive academic and artistic career. Still, Ferguson, who has held such titles as curator of the National Gallery of Canada, and served as professor and dean at universities such as the University of Pennsylvania, Yale and Columbia, connects his diverse roles together easily.
October 17, 2010
The Photographic Gallery at AUC presented its first exhibit of the new academic year with the opening of Metaflora, by American photographer Walter Chappell. This exhibition marks the first time these images, which are on loan from a private collection, have been shown outside of the United States.
October 11, 2010
The Photographic Gallery at AUC is currently featuring an exhibit titled "Images of Africa" by Jaime Mota, an internationally known Spanish photographer. Mota, who has spent a decade and a half as a travel photographer snapping images of the daily life of different tribes across Africa, captures subjects in their purest form conveying some of the harsh realities of their existence in rural areas.
April 20, 2010
With a 20-member cast of students and alumni, the performing and visual arts department is staging a production of William Shakespeare’s classic work, The Taming of the Shrew, from April 29 to May 6 in the Malak Gabr Arts Theater, AUC Center for the Arts. The romantic comedy explores the marriage of Katherina, an obstinate and volatile woman, to Petruchio and the subsequent psychological torments he employs in an effort to tame her into an obedient wife.
April 18, 2010
A collection of world famous lithographic works produced by Scottish architect David Roberts, Journey Through the Orient is currently on exhibition in the Sharjah Art Gallery, AUC Center for the Arts. The series of sketches, inspired by expeditions Roberts made throughout Egypt in 1838 and 1839, are part of an extraordinary collection acquired by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah and member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates.
March 24, 2010
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts is staging the production of "Dead Man’s Cell Phone," written by Sarah Ruhl, from March 8 to March 11 at 7 pm in The Gerhart Theater, AUC Center for the Arts. The play is a dark comedy that explores ideas of mortality, dishonesty and the role technology, such as cell phones, plays in contemporary life.
March 7, 2010
AUC Theatre rings in the new academic year with a play by one of Syria’s leading contemporary playwrights, theater producers and dramatists, Saadallah Wannous, who is known for his controversial productions depicting the political decline of the Arab world. The play, titled Touqous Al Asharatwaal Tahawalat [Rituals of Signs and Transformations] opens on Monday, October 24 at The Gerhart Theater. It will be performed in a mix of colloquial and classical Arabic.
October 20, 2000