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Campus Conversation: COVID Updates, Science Advice and What to Expect

October 14, The latest on AUC's ongoing pandemic response management. Distinguished University Professor Hassan Azzazy, chair of AUC's Scientific Advisory Committee for COVID-19, will share the group's work. In addition, panelists will give updates.

Campus Conversation: Managing Mental Health and Well Being

September 26, AUC faculty and students lead the conversation on about the mental health challenges some of us may experience as we re-enter the world of face-to-face learning, highlighting University-wide initiatives to protect the well-being of our community.

Campus Conversation: Welcome Back to Campus

September 5, The last Campus Conversation before school starts this semester for important University updates on returning safely back to campus.

Campus Conversation: Fall Semester and COVID19 Updates

August 19, In this week’s campus Campus Conversation we discuss the return to campus in the fall, highlight everything the AUC community needs to know and do before coming back, and look at the latest COVID-19 updates.

Campus Conversation: Back to Campus Fall 2021

June 10, This campus conversation discusses all details on returning to face-to-face instruction for Fall 2021 and the required vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff who will access the AUC campus and University housing.

AUC Campus Conversation: Looking Ahead to Summer and Fall

April 24, A campus conversation focusing on the Summer and Fall modes of instruction, COVID-19 updates and other general University updates.

Campus Conversation: Updates

March 7, This Campus Conversation discusses University updates on COVID-19, anti-harassement training, hybrid instruction and more.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Start of Spring Semester

February 4, This virtual campus conversation discusses the updated COVID-19 guidance from University leadership as well as Spring 2021 semester plans, from academics and campus life to general updates on what to expect.

Virtual Campus Conversation: What to Expect for Spring 2021

November 23, AUC virtual Campus Conversation: What to Expect for Spring 2021 moderated by Jillian Campana, professor of theatre and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The conversation will cover the Spring 2021 mode of instruction, updates on remote work policies and AUC's continuing COVID-19 management measures.

Virtual Campus Conversation: COVID-19 Planning

October 18, This campus conversation looks at our continuing COVID-19 planning.

Virtual Campus Conversation - Welcome to the New Academic Year 2020-2021

September 10, In this virtual campus conversation, we welcome students, faculty, and staff to the new academic year as well as discuss plans to have a productive semester within the safe environment of work and learning.

Virtual Campus Conversation - #AUCSpeakUp

July 17, In this virtual campus conversation, we have a candid discussion on sexual harassment, what measures AUC is taking to combat it and how community members can report any incidents.

Virtual Campus Conversation, Returning to Campus: When and How

June 11,  In this campus conversation, Returning to Campus: When and How, covered some of the community's most pressing questions about what Fall 2020 will look like, tuition fees, remote work, international students and more.

Third Virtual Conversation with AUC International Faculty and Staff

May 17, Watch the third virtual conversation with AUC's international faculty and staff, hosted by President Francis Ricciardone, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, and Counselor Ashraf Hatem. Joining the call was Acting Consul General Benjamin Naseman of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Managing Sustainability

May 14, Watch virtual Campus Conversation: Managing Sustainability, with President Francis Ricciardone, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Sarah Refaat and Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Amir Habib. The conversation was moderated by Samer Atallah '97, associate professor in AUC's Department of Economics.

Campus Conversation: President's Operational Excellence Initiative

April 30, Looking beyond COVID-19 and its impact on AUC, this week's Campus Conversation introduces the President's Operational Excellence Initiative, which establishes seven committees spanning the academic mission, digital optimization, HR, finance, student services, operations and fundraising. Watch this Campus Conversation for more details from each committee chair.

Virtual Campus Conversation

April 23, Watch virtual campus conversation with updates from the Coronavirus Response Task Force. The discussion will be moderated by Nagla Samir, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts. 

Weekly Virtual Campus Conversation

April 9, Watch the latest updates from AUC's Coronavirus Response Task Force. The discussion was moderated by Firas Al-Atraqchi '94, '97, associate professor of practice, chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, and faculty adviser for The Caravan student newspaper.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Updates

April 2, Watch the weekly virtual campus conversation, with updates on admission for next semester, student and faculty feedback, online instruction updates, travel concerns and more. The conversation hosted President Francis Ricciardone, Counselor Ashraf Hatem, and Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, and was moderated by Mervat Abou Oaf '88, '02, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Online Instruction

March, 26, Watch part two of last Thursday's Virtual Campus Conversation discussing online instruction. Moderator: Rasha Allam, assistant professor and associate chair at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Updates from AUC's Coronavirus Response Task Force

March 26, Watch part one of last Thursday's Virtual Campus Conversation, with updates from AUC's Coronavirus Response Task Force. Moderator: Rasha Allam, assistant professor and associate chair at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Virtual Campus Conversation: COVID - 19 Full Response

March 21, Panel discussion with AUC's Coronavirus response task force.

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April 15, Weekly Virtual Campus Conversation

April 15, watch the weekly updates from the Coronavirus Response Task Force. The discussion was moderated by Amina Elbendary '96, '00, associate professor in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations. 

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AUC President and Senior Leadership Share Latest Updates on University's Response to Coronavirus (in Arabic)

At this critical moment, AUC and the world are facing, President Francis Ricciardone and senior leadership members are keen to reach out to AUC’s Arabic-speaking community to share the latest updates on AUC's response to coronavirus. The session is recorded in Arabic.

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Virtual Conversation with International Faculty and Staff

March 31, President Francis Ricciardone and Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman met with international faculty and staff members to discuss the emergency repatriation transportation arrangements by foreign embassies.

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Managing Mental Health; De-Stress, Bounce Back, and Take care of Yourself

September 28, Carie Forden, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Ola Morsy, chief clinical counselor at AUC's center for student Well-Being, share tips on how to deal with stress and anxiety as we continue our lives in the midst of the pandemic.

Keep AUC Safe

September 26, Help keep the AUC community and our families protected by joining the Keep AUC Safe initiative, established by Associate Professors Hanan Sabea '85, '87 and Helen Rizzo. Sign up to volunteer to remind people on campus to wear their masks and adhere to safety measures.

Student Life and Activities in Fall 2021

August 18, Vice President for Student Life Deena Boraie '78, '82, '88 talks about the changes we will be seeing in everyday campus life starting Fall 2021, from events, activities and athletics to on-campus residences and commencement.

What to Expect in Fall 2021

August 11, Vice President for Management and Operations Shereen Shaker '91 talks about campus preparations and guidelines for the fall, wearing masks, AUC-facilitated vaccinations, who can ride University buses and more.

Getting Campus Ready for the Fall

August 11, Our maintenance and facilities staff have been hard at work preparing for the return to campus in Fall 2021, from soundproofed and outdoor classrooms to social distancing, dorm maintenance and AUC-facilitated vaccinations.

Staff Returning to Campus in Fall 2021 and the Remote Work Policy

August 5, In an interview with Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Sarah Refaat, we learn the policy and plans for how staff will transition back to work on campus in the fall and how the University will handle remote work.

University Counselor, and New Cairo Clinic Director Talk About Getting vaccinated - English Version

July 28, Dr. Ashraf Hatem, University counselor, and Dr. Bassem Gamil, director of the AUC New Cairo clinic, answer questions about getting vaccinated and talk about the importance of vaccination to return to campus in the fall and to keep yourself and those around you safe.

AUCTV interview with Ahmed Tolba on different modes of instruction for Fall 2020

June 2, AUCTV's interview with Ahmed Tolba  '97, '01, associate provost for strategic enrollment management and head of the Fall 2020 Plans Task Force — part of the President's Operational Excellence Initiative — talk about the task force's work during the past month to help make a decision about how classes will take place next fall.

The effect of Coronavirus quarantine on Psychology

May 21, AUCTV spoke to Hani Henry, associate professor of psychology and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a psychology graduate student about the psychological effects of the quarantine.

Businesses and Business education during the corona virus pandemic

May 13, AUCTV's interview with Sherif Kamel '88, '90, '13, dean of the School of Business, and Ahmed Abdel Meguid, associate dean for undergraduate studies and administration at the school, about the effects of the pandemic on businesses and business education.

Challenges facing Migration and refugees during the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 14, AUCTV spoke to Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice of global affairs and director of AUC's Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, and a Yemeni citizen living in Egypt about challenges facing migrants and refugees amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic.

AUCTV's interviews about the recent Playwrighting Bake-Off challenge

May 5, AUCTV's interviews featuring Jillian Campana, professor in the Department of the Arts and director of the theatre program, and Yasmine Haggag, a student studying political science and theatre and who was on the bake-off committee. The challenge garnered 40 submissions from the AUC community, including students, alumni, faculty and staff.

AUCTV's interview with Maha El Moslemany, associate director of employee relations

April 30, The Career Center is fully operating online. AUCTV's interview with Maha El Moslemany, associate director of employee relations, discussing what services are offered to students and alumni. 

Busting COVID-19 Myths

April 16, You can't believe everything you read about COVID-19. That's why Reem Al Olaby (MSc '11, PhD '14), assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at California Northstate University, busts some myths and shares facts about treatment.

Use of Hydroxychloroquine (HQ) in treating COVID19 patients- part 1

April 12, Do chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (HQ) treat corona virus? Watch the opinion of experts.

Use of Hydroxychloroquine (HQ) in treating COVID19 patients- part 2

April 12, Do chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (HQ) treat corona virus? Watch the opinion of experts.

Interview with Associate Provost for Admissions and Financial Support

April 25, Randa Kamel, associate provost for admissions and financial support and chief enrollment officer, talks to AUCTV about the admission for next fall, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and more. 

Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman on AUC's Scientific Research on Corona

April 23, Watch provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman's interview on DMC as he discusses the impact of AUC's scientific research in Egypt and the University's pandemic and post-pandemic research and innovation initiative. 

First Virtual Media Discussion with Hani Henry

April 14, Watch AUC's first virtual media discussion with Hani Henry, associate professor of psychology and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, discussing mental wellness during COVID-19. The session is in Arabic.

Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman's interview with Sabah El Kheir Ya Masr (Good Morning Egypt)

April 14, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman discusses the University's response to COVID-19. 

AUC Today Interviews Ayman Ismail, founding director of the AUC Venture Lab

April 10, Ayman Ismail '95, '97, Abdul Latif Jameel Chair in Entrepreneurship, founding director of the AUC Venture Lab and associate professor in the Department of Management, spoke to AUCTV about the effects of COVID-19 on small businesses and young entrepreneurs, how the V-Lab has gone virtual and more.

Message on Grades, Assessment and Attendance

April 9, Watch AUCTV's interview with Associate Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management Ahmed Tolba '97, '01, University Registrar Rasha Mahmoud and Senior Director of the Academic Advising Center Noha Saada '05, '09 as they explain the new grading, assessment and attendance policies, including the meaning of Credit/Fail (CR/F) and how this affects declaration and students on probation.

AUCTV Talks to Students About Their Online Learning Experience

April 5, Haidy Badreldin, graduating senior talks about her online learning experience to AUCTV.

Provost Ehab Abdel Rahman’s Interview with MBC Masr

April 3, Provost Ehab Abdel Rahman’s Interview with MBC Masr, where he discusses AUC's COVID-19 response, the shift to online instruction and more.

Firas Al-Atraqchi Speaks to AUCTV on Caravan

March 31,2020, Firas Al-Atraqchi Speaks to AUCTV on Caravan Initiative to Call for Submissions

Interview with AUC President Francis J. Ricciardone.

March 25, 2020, Watch President Francis Ricciardone's interview with TV host Mona Elshazly '96 on CBC's Maakom Mona Elshazly.

Interview with Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman

March 24 ,2020, Watch Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman's interview with TV host Tamer Amin on Al Nahar's program, Akher Al Nahar.

AUC Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching Aziza Ellozy

March 17, 2020, AUC Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching Message to AUC Community

Interview with Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman on the next two weeks of online classes

March 17, 2020, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman on preparations of the next two weeks of online classes, including assessments, student attendance policies, campus facilities that will be operating, how the University will assess the efficiency of online instruction and more. 

AUC Vice President for Digital Transformation Message to AUC Community

March 18, 2020, With online classes starting Sunday, AUCTV interviewed Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif on how his team has been working hard to make sure the process runs smoothly and how students and faculty members should utilize the IT Help Desk when running into challenges.

Interview with President Frank Ricciardone

March 17, President Francis Ricciardone's interview on University's priority to make sure the Spring 2020 semester is completed and also reduce the number of staff members on campus as much as possible through remote work arrangements.

Vice President for Management and Operations

March 16, AUC Vice President for Management and Operations Shereen Shaker '91  on campus plans for the next few weeks and what the University is doing to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff. 

AUC Vice President for Student Life Message To AUC Community

March 16, 2020, The American University in Cairo Vice President for Student Life, Deena Boraie

AUC Provost Message To AUCTV On CoronaVirus - COVID 19

March 15, 2020, AUC Provost, Dr. Ehab Abdel-Rahman's Message To AUCTV On CoronaVirus - COVID 19.

AUC President On Coronavirus

March 11, 2020, AUC President Francis J. Ricciardone's message to AUCTV on  coronavirus and how AUC is responding to it. 

AUC Counselor on Coronavirus

March 11, 2020, Watch the interview with University Counselor and Former Minister of Health Dr. Ashraf Hatem, who specializes in pulmonology, on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and preventative measures each individual can take.

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The Caravan's RADUC interview on March 17 with President Francis Ricciardone

Listen to President Francis Ricciardone as he answers questions about classes like theatre that require face-to-face meetings, what the University is doing for students who don't have internet access at home, campus operation over the next few weeks and more. You can listen to the interview in Arabic here.

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President Francis J. Ricciardone on Coronavirus

President Francis J. Ricciardone on the current and future measures AUC is taking against the spread of the coronavirus also known as COVID-19.

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