Graduate Newsletter issue 21

Issue 21  November 2, 2014

The e-newsletter for graduate students at The American University in Cairo 

Statistical Package for Social sciences (SPSS) Workshop for Graduate Students 

Survey Design and Analysis Workshop

Library Research Workshops

The Annual Research Conference 2015

Hurry and apply NOW for the Hult Competition  

Writing Center Services for Graduate Students

Hurry and apply NOW for the Yousef Jameel GAPP fellowships 

Deadline: November 16

The Department of Philosophy 
Graduates' Brunch

The Social Research Center Clinic Services for graduate Students

Quick Links               

Graduate Studies

Research and Conference Grants

Thesis preparation Guidelines

Important Dates and Schedules

Academic Integrity  

Student Code of Conduct

The Library

To Sign up for Workshops  


Emergency Phone No.

AUC Online Directory




From November 2 to November 10

Sign up 


1- Finding and Managing Citations: Web of Science and         
    Zotero  - 
Open to all AUC graduate students,      of all areas of study.     Looking for articles for your research (in any discipline)? 

    Having trouble keeping track of the articles you've found? 

    Come to this session to find articles with the interdisciplinary                 citation database Web of Science.

    Organize your sources and build a bibliography with the                   

    citation management system Zotero. 

    Bring your own laptops 

  • Monday, November 3 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm

2- Library Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities

     Looking for articles in the Social Sciences and Humanities? 

     Learn to search three databases: 

     SocIndex, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, 

     and JSTOR. 

  • Sunday, November 2, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 5, 4:00 - 5:30 pm           

3- Library Research in the Sciences and Engineering

     Looking for articles in the Sciences and Engineering? 
     Learn to search two databases: 

     Applied Science and Technology Source, 

     and Engineering Village.

  • Sunday, November 9, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

4- Evaluating Information:

     Learn how to evaluate the content of research resources. 
     Identify primary and secondary sources, find out what the 

     peer  review process means, 

     Discuss qualitative and quantitative research, and more

  • Wednesday, November 5, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Monday, November 10, 5:00 - 6:00 pm



All library workshops will be held 

in room P016

( UACT corridor)







Need help with your Writing? Check out the Mohamed Taymour Writing 
Center Services

  The writing center aims to help graduate and undergraduate students improve their writing skills and communication abilities.   To schedule a tutoring appointment,  click here. Graduate students may also submit their papers electronically to the Online Writing Lab. Feedback is provided to students within three working days. (Sciences and engineering students who need help with their theses should send an email to







  Need Help with Your Research? Make use of the Social Research Center (SRC) Clinic Services
  For social sciences students who need help to conduct practical fieldwork and /or are looking for research and thesis support To sign up for consultation sessions, click here For more information, click here




Catch the next round for graduate support grants 2014-2015                          Apply bNovember 10   Research, Conference and Study Abroad Grants Interested graduate students must submit 2014 - 2015 grant applications to their departments by the November 10, 2014 deadline.
  All full-time graduate students at AUC are eligible to apply for research, conference and study abroad grants. Those who have just graduated and intend to present the results of their MA or MSc thesis at a recognized professional conference may also apply.


LEARN MORE ABOUT Institutional Review Board Check the October 18 recorded session
  LEARN MORE ABOUT R WORKSHOP  check the October 18 presentation slides Computing Statistical Package
  LEARN MORE ABOUT  The Research Proposals, Literature Reviews, and Abstracts session Check the October 18 recorded  session


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