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AUC Statements

June 27, 2022

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer
Subject: Important Notice for Vaccination Registration

Ministry of Health and Population representatives will be on campus on Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29, 2022, to resolve any vaccination registration issues for AUC members or their dependents who have received their vaccinations ocampus (their system can only serve the ones vaccinated on campus).

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June 26, 2022

From: Senior AVP for Human Resources
Subject: Staff Salary Increases for FY23

As President Ahmad Dallal announced last week, the approved FY23 budget includes a provision for salary increases for staff. This increase will be distributed according to a flat rate that is calculated as a percentage of the June 2022 salary and reflected in the July payroll.

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June 23, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: End of Year Message from the President

This week marks several important milestones to commemorate the end of another successful academic year at AUC. We returned to a University-wide commencement for the undergraduate and graduate Class of 2022 in two ceremonies that brought together all of the faculty, graduates and families in what is perhaps the single most iconic event in the life of a university.

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June 10, 2022

From: Interim Dean of Students
Subject: Condolences for Karim Mohamed Aboukoura

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the death of AUC student athlete Karim Mohamed Aboukoura. He passed away this morning while on a sports trip to the All African University Games in Kenya.

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June 8, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Welcome to the Summer Semester

We would like to welcome you all as we start the summer semester and we would like to remind you all of the campus guidelines link here as we start another full face-to-face instruction. Please be reminded that masks are still required in all AUC indoor spaces when you are with other people and when riding AUC buses.

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June 1, 2022

From: Associate Provost for Research
Subject: Task Force for AUC's participation in COP27

In relation to the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), to be hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh in November 2022, I am pleased to announce the formation of a university-wide Task Force for AUC's participation in COP27. The Task Force is mandated with developing a master plan for the participation of AUC in COP27, comprising all activities taking place, or planned to take place, at AUC in this regard. 

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June 1, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Wearing Masks in All Indoor Spaces

We continue to closely monitor the health and safety situation on campus. Please be reminded that masks are still required in all AUC indoor spaces when you are with other people (including CIB unit, meeting rooms, offices, and elevators) and when riding AUC buses.

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May 29, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Dean of GAPP Announcement

Following a rigorous search process over the past year, I am delighted to announce that President Ahmad Dallal and AUC’s Board of Trustees have approved my recommendation to appoint Dr. Noha El-Mikawy as the Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Dr. El-Mikawy will be joining AUC as the Dean of GAPP on August 1, 2022

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May 23, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Mental Health Initiative Kickoff Event

Mental health and wellbeing are critically important for our campus community. Before the global pandemic, studies have shown a considerable increase in mental health challenges throughout the world, and the need to address mental health has especially been a growing trend in universities. In the last two years, COVID-19 severely impacted the mental health of university students and communities and raised our awareness of the need to address these challenges. 

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May 22, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Interim Dean of Students

As I have previously announced, AUC is currently conducting a search for the position of Dean of Students. While this search is underway I am pleased to announce that Michelle Henry, who is the Chair of the search committee, has agreed to serve as the Interim Dean of Students, effective immediately.

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May 12, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Wearing Masks in Indoor Spaces

We continue to closely monitor the health and safety situation and make adjustments to our COVID-19 protocols when appropriate. We will notify the community whenever there are changes. Please be reminded that masks are required on all AUC buses at all times, as well as in all indoor spaces when you are with other people (including offices, meeting rooms, common spaces, and elevators).

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April 30, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Condolences: AUC Student Ali Saeed Ahmed Al-Batati

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we announce the death of AUC student Ali Saeed Ahmed Al-Batati. An international student from Yemen, Ali was a junior, majoring in political science and a resident of the dorms on campus. He passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022.

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April 26, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID Antigen Testing Units Updated Locations

With the decreased numbers in antigen testing around campus, the AUC New Cairo campus will now have a total of three testing stations instead of five, all operated by Speed Medical.

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April 11, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Farewell to VP Deena Boraie

Please join me in extending heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Deena Boraie, who will be resigning from her position as Vice President of Student Life next month. Deena has been a part of the AUC family for close to 50 years, first as a student, and later as a faculty member and staff.

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March 31, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Update on COVID-19 Measures

As discussed during last week's campus conversations first hybrid session, over the coming months, we will continue to gradually ease pandemic-related restrictions on campus in preparation for resuming as close to normal of our operation as possible.

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March 17, 2022

From: Mark Turnage
Subject: Chair, Board of Trustees

I am pleased to share with you the appointment of AUC alumnus Hisham El-Khazindar ’96 to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees elected him at its last meeting in February.

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March 15, 2022

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer 
Subject: New Round of Booster Shots on Campus

We are pleased to report a new round of booster shots will be available on campus in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) for current AUC students, faculty, and staff who received their initial vaccination and haven't yet received their booster doses.

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March 9, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Booster Shots for Those Who Have Been Vaccinated Aboard

The University is collaborating with the Egyptian Red Crescent to facilitate booster doses for current AUC students, faculty, and staff who received their initial vaccination outside Egypt. 

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March 3, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID-19 Updated Medical Process and Booster Shots

We have updated our testing protocols due to changes in CDC testing guidelines and our benchmarking with other universities. We have developed a flowchart to explain requirements based on your symptoms, vaccination, and booster status.

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February 24, 2022

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer 
Subject: Booster Shots for Foreigners and Egyptians who Registered with Passports – Available February 24, at Clinic

The University is collaborating with the Egyptian Red Crescent to facilitate booster doses for current AUC students, faculty and staff who received their two doses through the Egyptian Ministry of Health in Egypt, whether on or off-campus. 

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February 20, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: John Kerry Climate Change Address on Campus

Tomorrow, AUC will host a special address by John Kerry, US President Joe Biden’s Special Envoy for Climate. We are pleased that AUC continues to serve the same role it has played for more than a century in bringing thought leaders from around the world to discuss topics of global importance.

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February 14, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Booster Shots

AUC facilitates booster shots on campus for all members of the AUC community who received their first two doses through the Ministry of Health starting this week.

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February 10, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Booster Shots and Spring 2022 Guidelines

We look forward to returning back fully face-to-face on Sunday and remind you to remain diligent in all safety measures.

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February 6, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Returning to Campus

We will be resuming face-to-face classes on campus beginning Sunday, February 13.

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January 27, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Teaching Modality for the Start of Spring 2022

To ensure an orderly start to the semester given the disruption we will face with the number of people who are currently isolated or sick, we will begin the semester as scheduled, but we are introducing a two-week transition period to online instruction during the two weeks from Sunday, January 30 to Saturday, February 12, 2022.

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January 23, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Preparing for Spring 2022

I would like to start by expressing my deepest gratitude to the many members of the AUC community — faculty, students, staff — who have been working hard to see us complete Fall 2021 as our first fully face-to-face semester since the pandemic began. This is no small feat as we enter Spring 2022, equally determined to deliver the semester safely and prudently face-to-face.

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January 13, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Farewell to Vice President Bruce Flessner

Please join me in thanking our colleague Mr. Bruce W. Flessner, Vice President for Advancement and Americas for his contributions during his tenure at AUC. 

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January 13, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Mourning the Loss of Former AUC President Donald McDonald

It is with sadness that I share the news of the death of former AUC President Donald McDonald, who served as AUC's President from 1990 to 1997. 

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January 4, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Appointment of Mohamed Hamza as the University Counselor

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mohamed Hamza as the University Counselor. A member of the University’s senior leadership group, Hamza serves a critical role in maintaining AUC’s collaborative relationships with Egyptian universities, the Supreme Council of Universities and the Government of Egypt. 

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December 19, 2021

From: Vice President for Student Life
Subject: Condolences for AUC Graduating Senior Dania Nader Mohamed Nabil Youssef

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of AUC student, Dania Nader Mohamed Nabil Youssef. Dania was a graduating senior, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. She passed away today, Sunday December 19, 2021. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends, may she rest in peace. We will lower the AUC flags - to half mast for three days. The funeral will be held today, at Hassan Elsharbatly mosque following the noon 'dohr' prayers. There is no "azza."

December 14, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: COVID-19 Updates

A new contact tracing system will be launched next semester, to improve the efficiency and speed of the process. 

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November 24, 2021

From: AUC President
Subject: Bidding Farewell to Counselor Ashraf Hatem

Please join me in bidding farewell to our dear colleague Dr. Ashraf Hatem, University Counselor, whose contributions, service and dedication to AUC are exemplary. Dr. Hatem has become a close colleague and friend to many in the community during his years at AUC. 

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November 22, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccines Registration for Dependents

In response to requests from members of the community to vaccinate family members, we are pleased to announce that the University is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to facilitate vaccinations for dependents of faculty, staff and students who are not yet vaccinated.

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November 17, 2021

From: AUC President
Subject: Condolences - Dr. Mahmoud Ellozy

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the death of Professor Emeritus Dr. Mahmoud Ellozy. Dr. Ellozy retired from AUC in 2020, after spending over 30 years as a member of the AUC faculty, first in the Department of Comparative English Literature, and more recently in the Department of the Arts.

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November 16, 2021

From: AUC President
Subject: Condolences - Dr. Sami Akabawi

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sami Akabawi. Akabawi was a professor of information systems in the Department of Management.

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November 14, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Update on AUC's Campus Safety Measures

Further to the email sent last week by Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, we are pleased to share some of the recent measures undertaken across the University to enhance our campus-based COVID safety protocols. For further information on our campus guidelines and COVID safety measures, refer to the Campus Guidelines document.

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November 8, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Faculty Affairs Team Restructure

Yvette Isaac has recently retired from her position of assistant provost for faculty affairs. I am pleased to announce that Sherif El Sheemy has been appointed as assistant provost for faculty affairs, planning and budgeting. In addition to El Sheemy, Angelique Roesch has also joined the Office of the Provost as director of faculty affairs. 

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November 7, 2021

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer
Subject: Students Under 18 Vaccination

Earlier this week, Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has announced that students between the age of 15 and 18 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. In collaboration with MoHP, AUC will facilitate a round of vaccinations for all current students under 18 years.

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November 4, 2021

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Update on AUC's Campus Safety Measures

Updates on safety measures in place and recommendations of Scientific Advisory Committee and COVID Response Task Force. 

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October 10, 2021

From: Office of Medical Services
Subject: Flu Vaccine Announcement 2021

The seasonal flu vaccine is now available at the AUC Clinic New Cairo and Tahrir Square campuses as part of our prevention and wellness program.

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September 29, 2021

From: AUC Mobile team
Subject: Introducing the New Health Module

Today we are bringing you a new feature on AUC mobile app to improve the accessibility of AUC health resources. 

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September 27, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Second Dose Sinovac Vaccination

The Ministry of Health representatives will be on campus this week to provide the second doses of vaccination ONLY for those who received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine on campus three weeks ago.

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September 23, 2021

From: Hanan Sabea, associate professor of anthropology - Helen Rizzo, Associate Professor of Sociology
Subject: Keep AUC Safe: Call for Volunteers

As you know, there are a number of measures in place to help keep the AUC community safe during our return to campus. We have a 90% vaccination rate across the community, which is excellent. But we must continue to maintain social distancing and masking, in order to protect ourselves, each other, and our loved ones.

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September 19, 2021

From: Senior AVP for Human Resources
Subject: AUC Day Care Re-opening

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the day care on campus, which is operated by Early Years Company (EYC), on October 3, 2021. The day care will be operating with new COVID-19 Rules and Regulations, which can be found in the attached EYC opening letter.

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September 17, 2021

From: Vice President for Management & Operations
Subject: Second Dose Sinovac Vaccination Available

Ministry of Health representatives will be on campus next week to provide the second doses of vaccination ONLY for faculty, staff, and students who received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine on campus three weeks ago. 

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September 14, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Academic Area Restructuring

At AUC, we are committed to a process of continuous improvement. This means that we are regularly looking at our structures, programs and processes to ensure that we are serving our students in the best ways possible. As part of this process, and in order to better meet the needs of our students, in consultation with the President-elect, I am announcing some changes in the administrative structures within the academic area.  

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September 12, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Supporting the Mental Well-being of the AUC Community

I’d like to congratulate us as a community for successfully completing the first week of our Fall 2021 semester. Whether it’s been attending classes, reconnecting with friends, classmates and colleagues, learning (or re-learning) our way around this beautiful campus – it’s been an exciting and exhilarating time. Amidst all this excitement, we know that this is also a time of stress and worry. 

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September 9, 2021

From: Senior AVP for Human Resources
Subject: Masks Wearing at Work and on Campus

Welcome back to campus. I hope your first week of work back on campus went well. I know we are all excited to see each other and at the same time anxious about the big change from remote work.

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September 5, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Welcome to the New Academic Year

The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time. This year is no exception and is indeed one of the most unique beginnings of a new semester that I have ever experienced. In addition to welcoming over 1300 new students and 36 new full-time faculty to AUC, we are also welcoming back the entire community of students, faculty and staff, many of whom have not been on campus in a year and a half.

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September 4, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Walk-in Vaccination This Week on Campus

We would like to welcome everyone and especially our students back to campus and wish you all a safe and successful semester. We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health will be extending vaccinations on the AUC New Cairo campus throughout the first week of classes. 

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September 2, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Important Campus Access Information

Thanks to all of the members of our community who have made the decision to get vaccinated, we have now achieved an 80 percent rate of vaccination. This is a huge accomplishment and a testament to the care and concern members of our community have for each other. 

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August 31, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccinations – Count Down to Fall Semester

As we are all in the final count down to the start of Fall semester and the final days for vaccinations on the AUC New Cairo campus, we would like to encourage all those who wish to be vaccinated to make use of the opportunity in the coming few days.

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August 26, 2021

From: Bus Services Team
Subject: Bus Service Important Announcements

The transportation office is pleased to announce that the subscription to the bus service is now available through Banner.

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August 25, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Senior Management Change

Vice President of Advancement and the Americas Bruce Flessner has decided to retire, effective January 15, 2022.

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August 19, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccinations on Campus

We are pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health will be commencing vaccinations on the AUC campus starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 19. Please do not come to campus for your vaccine until you have received a personalized email from the Medical Services team informing you that you should come on a specific date. Only those registered on the AUC vaccine registration site will be contacted to come to campus to receive their vaccine.

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August 12, 2021

From: Chief Health and Safety Officer
Subject: On-Campus Vaccinations

The University has reached an agreement with Egypt's Ministry of Health and Population to administer vaccinations on campus for AUC community members and their dependents who are registered.

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August 11, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: AUC's Agreement with Swvl for AUC Community Who Will Not Be Able to Access Buses

The University is working with Swvl to provide prepaid packages for discounted rides for those who will not be able to access AUC buses. Click here for more details on the offered packages.

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August 9, 2021

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Bus Service Only Available to Vaccinated

Effective Fall 2021, the bus service will only be available for faculty, staff, and students who have submitted their proof of vaccination. Those who are under 18 or have a validated medical excuse will have to arrange alternative transportation to campus. Since it is not possible to ensure sufficient social distancing inside buses, only those who are vaccinated will be permitted to ride to ensure the health and safety of all members of the community. 

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July 29, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Announcing Faculty Merit Awardees 2020/21

The Faculty Merit Award is one of the most significant announcements of the year. It is the most awaited award to recognize the faculty's efforts and contributions to AUC. 

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July 12, 2021

From: Acting President and Provost
Subject: Retirement of Ayman Abdellatif, SVP for Administration, Planning and Transformation

I write to share with you the news of the retirement of Ayman Abdellatif, senior vice president for administration, planning and transformation, effective August 1, 2021.

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