Salima Ikram is working with an international team to reconstruct a replica of the chariot using ancient Egyptian technology
March 28, 2013
According to a 2012 report by the Center for Public Mobilization and Statistics, 51.4 percent of people in rural areas and 29.5 percent of people in urban areas live in poverty. In Ain El Sira, one of the most underprivileged areas in Egypt, poverty is largely feminized.
March 12, 2013
In the first full excavation of the dog catacombs at Saqqara, Salima Ikram, AUC professor of Egyptology, along with an international team of researchers led by Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University, has estimated that approximately 8 million animal mummies are present at the burial site and is working to establish whether different breeds are represented there.
December 9, 2012
Pre-revolutionary artistic works mirror social and political turbulence
October 3, 2012
Graham Harman's object-oriented philosophy posits that objects exist independently of human perception
August 30, 2012
Nathaniel Bowditch, assistant professor of philosophy at AUC, will be delivering the upcoming Provost's Lecture titled, Is Religion Natural? David Hume on Human Nature and Religious Belief. The lecture will be held on Sunday, May 6 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, room P071, AUC New Cairo.
May 3, 2012
Ahmed Okasha, professor of psychiatry at Ain Shams University, will deliver a lecture titled "The Psychology of the Revolution" on Sunday, March 25, from 1 to 2 pm in Mohamed Shafik Gabr Lecture Hall. The lecture is hosted by the Office of Medical Services, in collaboration with the Student Counseling Center and the Student Union.
March 25, 2012
As this year’s Cleveland Bayard Dodge Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, Peter Gran, professor of modern Egyptian history at Temple University, is giving a lecture on Monday, March 5 titled “The Rise of the Rich: A New Model for Modern World History.” The lecture will be held at the Conference and Visitor Center, room P007 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Another lecture, delivered in Arabic, will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at the Supreme Council of Culture in Zamalek from 6 to 8 pm.
March 4, 2012
Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European studies at the University of Oxford, will be delivering a lecture titled “Can Europe and the Middle East Agree on Terms of Freedom of Expression?” on Monday, February 27 from 1 to 3 pm in Mary Cross Lecture Hall, AUC New Cairo.
February 26, 2012
Ezzedine Fishere’s latest novel has made it to the shortlist of the 2012 Arabic Booker Prize, formally known as the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. The novel, Embrace at Brooklyn Bridge, is the fifth literary work for Fishere, visiting associate professor in the Department of Political Science.
February 19, 2012
Recent radiological findings by an international team of experts may potentially dispel the long held-belief that cancer is a man-made, modern-day disease. With the diagnosis of the first real case of prostate cancer in a mummy, researchers say the causes of cancer may be more genetic than was originally thought.
February 2, 2012
For Rasha Lotfy, owner and managing director of Afnan Company for Egyptian Heritage Products and Oriental Handicrafts, it’s all about preserving culture. “I am genuinely inspired by my love of Egyptian heritage and culture,” she said with passion. “I have a strong affinity with this land that I call home.”
January 12, 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
Psychology 302 course students at AUC dedicated their time to the community in assisting Abbassia Hospital as it opened “Sun House,” a new building housing an out-patient children’s clinic. Sun House is now the largest mental health facility for children in the Middle East, supported by the Ministry of Health.
October 2, 2011
The author, translator and filmmaker of Bab al-Shams (The Gate of the Sun) will speak tomorrow, at a lecture entitled, “Translations of Palestine: Elias Khoury’s Bab al Shams.” The lecture is presented as a part of the Center for Translation Studies’ In Translation Lecture Series. Khoury’s novel Bab al-Shams, translated by Humphrey Davies and made into a film by Yousry Nasrallah, is the focal point of this conversation; Khoury, Davies and Nasrallah will discuss the novel and their intimate relationship with Palestine across their respective mediums: creative writing, translation and film.
September 25, 2011
The English Studies Division (ESD) at AUC’s School of Continuing Education is has launched the second of its successful programs offering customized English language instruction to senior advisors to the Grand Mufti of Egypt through the Dar Al-Iftaa Al-Misreyya, the educational institute founded to represent Islam and the international flagship for Islamic legal research.
July 16, 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
Phyllis Wachob, professor in the English Language Institute, recently returned from the TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Convention in New Orleans where she discussed the experiences led her to write “Tahrir Square as a Learning Space and the role of English.” Due to be published in the upcoming issue of AUC TESOL journal, Wachob reflects on how her experience of Tahrir Square during the January 25th revolution prompted her to reconsider the effectiveness of the Square as a ‘learning space.’
April 26, 2011
The Annual History Seminar, hosted by the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, begins today in Oriental Hall at AUC Tahrir Square. The seminar - “Craftsmen and Labor in Medieval and Modern Egyptian History,” will bring researchers and professors from across Egypt, the Netherlands and Scotland together.
March 23, 2011
Historian Margaret MacMillan will deliver two lectures on the British Empire this week at AUC. The first lecture, titled "Uses and Abuses of History” will be delivered on Monday March 21, at 5:30 pm in Oriental Hall at AUC Tahrir Square. The second, titled “Peacemaking, 1919,” will be held in the Mary Cross Lecture Hall at 12:45 pm on Wednesday, March 23.
March 20, 2011
Bashir Al Sibaie, poet, historian, critic, and one of the Arab world’s most distinguished translators, will deliver a lecture in Arabic as part of the In Translation lecture series titled, “Translating the Orientalists: A Personal Account.” The lecture will be held on March 22 at 6:00 pm at Oriental Hall at AUC Tahrir Square.Sibaie is known for his translations from Russian, French and English into Arabic with more than 65 translated titles to his name in fields including Orientalism, social science, philosophy, history, literary criticism and theory, as well as poetry, drama and the novel. Many of his translations are essential classics, with authors including, Timothy Mitchell, Alain Gresh, Andre Raymond, Tzevtan Todorov, Charles Baudelaire, Henri Laurens and the Egyptian surrealist poets Georges Henein and Joyce Mansour.
March 20, 2011
Prominent Somali author Nuruddin Farah will deliver two lectures at AUC next week on the themes of writing and African development. The first lecture, titled "The Power of Writing: Green in the Salad of My Judgment,” will be delivered on Monday March 21, at 5:00 pm in the H.E. Suzanne Mubarak Conference Hall. The second, titled “Migration: African Borders as Impediment to Development,” will be held in Oriental Hall at the AUC Tahrir Square campus at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 23.
March 17, 2011
The Cairo Documentary Festival, organized and hosted by AUC’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology, will take place March 20 to 26. In addition to documentaries that depict social and cultural issues in Egypt and the Middle East, this year’s festival will feature new films about the Egyptian revolution by incorporating the theme “Egypt Rising.”
March 15, 2011
John McNeill, a distinguished visiting professor from Georgetown University and an expert on international environmental history, will deliver two lectures at AUC this week. The first lecture, “Colonial Plantations, Tropical Diseases, and Revolutions in the Caribbean, 1650 – 1900,” will take place on March 6 in the H.E. Suzanne Mubarak Conference Hall at 5 pm. The second, “Global Society and the Global Environment since 1900,” will be delivered on Tuesday, March 8 in Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square at 5 pm.
March 2, 2011
Studying Egyptology and Coptology in the land where they originated offers an experience and insight into the disciplines that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Already an international destination for the study of ancient Egypt, AUC has announced a new master’s program in Egyptology/Coptology exposing students to different aspects of ancient history and providing a unique context and hands-on experience for students who aspire to careers in early Egyptian art, archaeology, history and philology. The program, effective September 2011, will follow international guidelines for similar degrees at accredited institutions in the United States.
March 2, 2011
To create an open-access information resource on the variety of philanthropic practices in Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities worldwide, AUC's John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement in partnership with the Center of Excellence for the Middle East and Arab Cultures (AUC Library) has launched the Muslim Philanthropy Digital Library (MPDL). Covering the period from 1900 to the present, the library encompasses video and sound recordings, pictures, original documents, reports, graphics, waqf (endowment) registrations and scholarly analysis.
January 3, 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
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
This summer, students enrolled in Psychology 302, Personal Growth and Adjustment, launched the first junior summer program for children of AUC workers and security personnel between the ages of 6 and 8 years old. Through their community-based learning (CBL) class, 11 students developed a well-structured program offering literacy classes, art and music classes, as well as physical outdoor activities to 22 children.
August 4, 2010
Instructor John Verlenden in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition and Professor Ferial Ghazoul in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, received $100,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH), an independent agency of the United States government that provides annual grants supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The grant is given to support the Qassim Haddad Translation Project during a period of 18 months.
July 21, 2010
The Economic and Business Research Center (EBHRC) at AUC, together with three co-organizers, will host the seventh annual forum on the Economic and Business History of Egypt and the Middle East from May 22 to May 25. In addition to lectures, roundtable discussions, personal narrative sessions and presentations by undergraduate and graduate scholars, this year’s forum will include a special session on corporate archives, featuring Tina Staples, chief archivist at HSBC bank.
May 18, 2010
To describe a good philosopher, one may consider qualities such as persistence, a broadness of vision and a passion for truth. To describe Nathaniel Bowditch, assistant professor in the philosophy department, one can add articulate, sociable, and most importantly, an inspirational and committed educator. These attributes have contributed to the decision to appoint Bowditch, the 2009 recipient of AUC’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, to the position of associate dean in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) under the leadership of the newly appointed Dean Bruce Ferguson.
November 8, 2000
Scholar, critic and translator Ferial Ghazoul, professor of English and Comparative Literature at AUC ,will deliver the third In Translation lecture for this semester titled, “The Translator as Hero: Arab Writers and the Fictional Turn in Translation Studies, “ today at 6:00 pm at Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir.
April 11, 2000
Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, and a contributing editor at The Daily Beast, will deliver a lecture titled “Is America Becoming Islamophobic?” The lecture will take place on February 1 at 6:30 pm at Oriental Hall, AUC Downtown.
January 23, 2000