By Alaa Mosbah, the book examines his reactions to the 2006 Hezbollah-Israel war and his time at AUC
February 11, 2013
When Manal Morcoss joined the Professional Educator Diploma (PED) program at AUC’s Graduate School of Education in 2007, the pilot year, she had recently started working as a vice principal at an international school after teaching for nearly two decades. Morcoss hoped to develop her skills in order to advance to serving as head principal.
February 5, 2013
Menna Atwan recounts her experience in China studying business and in the United States as a study-abroad student
December 20, 2012
As awareness on the value of travel in relation to education increases, so does the breadth of opportunities provided through AUC’s study-abroad program. Launched in the 1980s, the International Programs Office’s study-abroad program brings more than 200 international students to campus and offers learning opportunities to AUC students who wish to study invarious countries across the globe, including the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Japan.
July 25, 2012
Helping to foster an entrepreneurial culture at the University, The Hit competition had teams of students developing innovative product ideas, branding them and building a prototype that would eventually be sold on www.souq.com, the largest e-commerce Web site in the Arab world. The winning student project, @tweeshirt, is positioned as the first Twitter store in the world, whereby products are customized for customers, who will be able to print their requested tweet onto any item, whether it is a T-shirt, mug or car shade. The winning team, made up of Ali El Azhary, mechanical engineering senior; Muhammad Bassyouny, physics and mathematics senior; and Kamal El Soueni, business administration senior, was awarded LE 50,000 to develop its product, in addition to professional mentorship from souq.com.
June 20, 2012
AUC's Medical Technology Program is the first in Egypt to produce certified international medical technologists
May 15, 2012
A new campaign on campus raises awareness of women's issues
May 1, 2012
Engineering students are the first in Egypt and AUC to be selected as Dalai Lama fellows
April 18, 2012
As people from different parts of the world became interested to learn more about Egypt’s struggle for freedom following the January 25 Revolution, there was a new demand for detailed information on the important political and social players in the uprising. AUC students moved swiftly to provide this information by creating the Biographical Dictionary of the Egyptian Revolution.
March 21, 2012
A team of School of Business finance students won top prize at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Research Challenge contest, held on February 14, 2012. The competition was sponsored by the CFA Egypt Society and hosted by AUC, featuring teams from Ain Shams University, Cairo University, Helwan University and the German University in Cairo. The AUC team consisted of Ahmed Mohamed, Ahmed Helal, John Hanna, Youssef Samy and Yara El-Zahaby.
February 21, 2012
Students from the Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering have recently won first prize at the 10th annual World Wind Energy Conference--held in Egypt this year––for their project, Library Solar Powering, whereby solar panels would be installed on the AUC Library rooftop to convert solar rays into electricity. This would reduce the cost of electricity at the library by an estimated 18 percent.
January 12, 2012
Last night at the Cairo Opera House, AUC Mass Communications students were recognized for their winning work at the Universities’ Movies Festival, sponsored by UNICEF. Two groups of AUC students, led by Mohamed Bary and Runa Alarian, received awards for the projects they developed in the Integrated Marketing Communication Capstone course in Journalism and Mass Communication. Mona Helal also received an award for a project she developed independently.
September 13, 2011
From a political science student serving as the chair of AUC’s Student Senate and participating in the National Model United Nations in New York, to the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University, Mina Rizk '09, a graduate of the first cohort of the Leadership for Education and Development Program (LEAD), has been accepted at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomatic attaché effective January 2011.
February 25, 2011
Although it is not uncommon for students under the Leadership for Education and Development Program (LEAD) to excel and prove themselves to the world after graduating from AUC, some LEAD scholars are clearly destined to change the world. Mina Rizk, who studied political science with a concentration in international relations and political economy as a LEAD student at AUC, is now among 16 students admitted to the master’s degree program at the prestigious Korc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA.
October 12, 2010
Acknowledging the importance of scientific research in the development of societies, ElHassan ElSabry, recipient of Moataz Al Alfi Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement and Philanthropy, initiated a summer program at AUC that utilizes both the modern technical facilities and the interdisciplinary understanding of science to invest in outstanding, less fortunate, undergraduate science students from different public universities around Egypt. “Only those nations who take care of science can achieve progress. Given that in Egypt there is great potential in the minds of young people, boosting scientific research among undergraduates is a good start,” said ElSabry, physics student in the Leadership for Education and Development program.
July 12, 2010
For the first time in its history, AUC presented the master’s degree in teaching English as a foreign language to a visually impaired student Salama Ali, whose speech at the graduate commencement earned a standing ovation. Meanwhile, at the undergraduate ceremony, Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary doctorate in recognition of her international political career and support of human rights. In her speech, Robinson urged the graduating class to work on human rights issues. “I am talking to you graduates on such issues because your future is before you,” she said. “I hope that you will carry my passion for the true values of human rights. If you care, you can change many circumstances; you can handle a problem of discrimination or injustice.”
June 20, 2010
AUC graduate chemistry students received second place at the second awareness campaign model conference at Cairo University, School of Medicine, organized by the Recruitment and Training Committee composed of pharmacy students from different universities. The participating team came from Cairo University, Ain Shams University, Helwan University, German University in Cairo and AUC.
May 3, 2010
AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) received the Outstanding Delegation Award for representing Egypt at the National Model United Nations in New York (NMUN). Held annually in New York in the spring, NMUM hosts more than 200 universities from around the world including 4,000 delegates to engage in discussions on current global issues. AUC was the only Arab delegation to win the Outstanding Delegation Award, which was also given to other reputable universities such as the University of Illinois at Springfield, Georgia State University, California State University and Universite du Quebec de Montreal.
May 2, 2010
Students from the construction and architectural engineering department received second place in an architectural design competition featuring 11 other groups of students from four architecture programs in Egypt. As part of the event, students had to create a plan of an office building taking the principles of ergonomics into consideration.
April 26, 2010
AUC student Reem Al Olaby and a team of research colleagues were named as one of the top three groups recognized at the fourth annual Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Al Olaby and her team created a device that will allow hospitals to screen patients to detect allergies to medications, greatly increasing the accuracy, patient safety and cost effectiveness of drug treatment.
January 14, 2010