AUC Statements

November 21, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Outstanding Participation at COP27

Over the past two weeks, our faculty, students and alumni traveled to Sharm El Sheikh, where AUC’s pavilion at COP27 stood out among all others in the Green Zone open to members of the public.

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November 9, 2022

From: Office of the Provost
Subject: February 2023 Commencement Dates

The commencement dates for students who are completing their degree requirements in Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 are: Graduate: Wednesday, February 15 (evening) and Undergraduate: Saturday, February 18 (afternoon).

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November 3, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Condolences - Professor Sherif El-Kassas

It is with deep sadness and sorrow to inform you that Sherif El-Kassas passed away today. May his soul rest in peace, and God grant his family and friends strength and patience.

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October 31, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Updates on Devaluation Impact

As we announced on Thursday, we are working to assess the full impact of the recent EGP devaluation on all aspects of our operation and on various members of our community.

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October 27, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Impact of Currency Devaluation

Earlier today, the Egyptian pound devalued against the US dollar. While it is too early to anticipate the impact across all areas of our operations, we are carefully assessing the situation and preparing appropriate measures. We will be sharing more information about these measures shortly.

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October 5, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: AUC’s Participation in COP27

A few weeks from now, AUC will participate in COP27, an important national and global event focused on climate change that will be held in Egypt for the first time. 

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October 3, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Condolences - Professor Emeritus William Mikhail

It is with great sadness that I am sharing that Professor Emeritus William Mikhail has passed away.

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September 25, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Reducing our COVID-19 Restrictions

As we enter the third week of the Fall 2022 semester, we are happy to report that vaccination rates of our faculty, students and staff is at almost 98%. At the same time, the rates of COVID-19 cases continue to remain extremely low. Based on these factors, I announced in Thursday’s Campus Conversation we will be reducing some of our current restrictions and facilitating a smoother access to campus for everyone.

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September 12, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Condolences

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to you all on the passing of an esteemed member of our community, former Chairman of AUC’s Board of Trustees and Advisory Trustee Paul B. Hannon.

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September 11, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Upload of Vaccination Status and Final Vaccinations Round on Campus

A gentle reminder that as of September 11, 2022, campus access will be granted upon your vaccination status approval.

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September 4, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Welcome to Fall 2022

Today marks the official start of the 2022-2023 academic year. I take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to campus.

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August 28, 2022

From: Vice President for Management and Operations
Subject: Vaccine and Booster Shots on Campus this Week

COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots are available on campus on a walk-in basis for all members of the AUC community this week on Wednesday, August 31, and Thursday, September 1. Pre-registration is not required.

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August 23, 2022

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

In order to facilitate campus access for new or returning students, faculty, and staff (Egyptians and Foreigners) who are not yet vaccinated, the University is collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Population to provide COVID-19 vaccinations on campus.

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August 18, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Fall 2022 COVID-19 Updates

We look forward to welcoming everyone to campus for the Fall 2022 semester.  A special welcome to our new students and new faculty who will be joining AUC in the coming -- I look forward to welcoming you all in person at your orientation programs. While the world is in a much better place in responding to the pandemic and we continue to transition to normal, below are some precautions that remain in place for the start of the semester later this month.

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July 6, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Eid El Adha Holiday

The University will be officially closed from Saturday, July 9 through Thursday, July 14, on the occasion of Eid El Adha Holiday. The University will resume normal operations on Sunday, July 17.

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July 5, 2022

From: AUC Provost
Subject: Appointment of Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

After an extensive international search that yielded many excellent candidates, I am happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Maguid as the Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, effective July 1, 2022.

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July 5, 2022

From: AUC President
Subject: Senior Appointments: VP for Institutional Advancement, University Architect and Director of US Government Relations

I am pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Richard Brow as vice president for institutional advancement and alumni relations, Dr. Khaled Tarabieh as university architect, and Mr. Mena Hanna as director of government relations in Washington, DC.

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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 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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