Graduate Newsletter Issue 28

Issue 28

February 23, 2015


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


  Congratulations to the Class of Fall 2014!

Graduation issue and much more...


Check the list of upcoming workshops and events


Basma Mahmoud 

El Etreby

MA in Political Science 


"It is the life we lead and the path we choose that define us. It is the value added that you bring to this world that matters and lasts".


Class of Fall 2014

Mid-Year Commencement 
February 14, 2015

Academic Integrity 

Workshops and Library Research Guidance




February 24 or 28

Academic Integrity, Research Ethics and More

Upcoming Academic Workshops

Writing Center Services 

Check the Thesis Conversations


A learning experience 

for thesis writers


Brown Bag Series 

From February to May


Spring 2015

The Philosophy Club Movie Night on March 9

"Philosophical Elucidation of themes" 


offered by 


the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy Club

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

Community Day

February 24




Christos Scoufaridis

MA in International and Comparative Education 

"Fellow graduates, 

I understand the devotion, perseverance 

and time it took you to reach to this stage. Allow me to be the voice that carries and expresses to your friends, loved ones 

and especially your parents the following message: THANK YOU! 


Thank you for the unyielding support, 

endless care and irreplaceable existence 

in our lives. You have undoubtedly been 

our source of energy that carried us here 

and hopefully will continue to do so in 

many more successful phases in our lives". 



Aya is a recipient of the Youssef Jameel GAPP Fellowship



"I met the most wonderful colleagues one might have, each following a different path; career ....with different mindsets, different interests and different affiliations; which made me stop,observe,listen and appreciate the insights behind each vision".


Aya Sami Shata 

MA in Public Policy (MPA)


Hend Eltaweel

MA in Middle East Studies


"Quality education which reminds us that diversity is the essence to our being and tolerance is inevitable for our coexistence".   

"The hardest distraction for many of us 
is the psychological pain, sorrow and 
sense of helplessness accompanying the tragic events in the region, from the destruction of Gaza to the situation 
of Syrian refugees to shooting of civilians 
and the Ferguson unrest at the other side 
of the world."




Mohamed Hossam El-Din Khattab        MBA

Mohamed is a recipient of the Jameel MBA 



"As an MBA student, I feel really distinguished to get my degree at a 

highly recognized and accredited school."


"Graduate education is about developing 

as a person, as a strong leader and 



"A graduate degree is a major undertaking, 

a tremendous investment of time and resources, for both students and faculty".




Inas is a recipient of the Media Policy fellowship for Arab countries in Transition


 "I thank all my professors who taught me fact anyone who knew my background and yet supported me and believed in my capabilities". 


"I can now honestly say I am a different person than the individual I was two years ago".




                   Inas Mazhar


   MA in Public Policy - Media Policy


  Heba Tu-Allah El Shahed


"Today is the end of another chapter, 

which marks the beginning of 

a better one. 

It is a bitter-sweet farewell. However, 

be assured that in the threshold of life, 

whatever will cross our path will be 

faced with a smile and adequate skills.  

Because now is the time to start 

exploring what kind of difference 

we can make".


MA in Journalism and Mass Communication


"This unrivaled academic setting provided students with cutting-edge technology and an opportunity to experience the enjoyment of education at its best. With Egypt being in a turbulent state currently, we all aim, as graduates, to attain an adequate amount of knowledge 

to contribute to its recovery". 


Nada Ghazy Nasser

MA in English and Comparative Literature 




The knowledge and life experience that we've gained, will always be 


our drive and our 

compass, guiding us as we take every leap into our future and within every step of 




Noha Nagdy Farrag 

MSc in Biotechnology



A Series of Workshops offered by the Library, 

faculty members and the Writing Center 

 Sign up


In addition to the compulsory academic integrity and library research sessions 

for new graduate students scheduled on February 24 and February 28,

check the following offerings:


Monday, February 23 Writing research Proposals 
Wednesday, February 25 APA and MLA citations
Tuesday, March 3 Zotero- Citation Management 
and Library Research in the Humanities

Wednesday, March 4

Effective Presentations
Thursday, March 5 Zotero- Citation Management 
and Library Research in Science and Engineering
Monday, March 9 IRB Institutional Review Board information 
and Writing Literature Reviews
Wednesday, March 11 Zotero- Citation Management 
and Library Research in the Social Sciences

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.  




SPRING  2015


Thursday, March 26 Deadline to drop courses
Tuesday, May 12 Deadline to withdraw











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