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AUC Statements

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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