Graduate Newsletter Issue 3

Issue No 3                      November 6, 2013 
      Samer Sarofim, MBA

Quotes from

Class of June 2013

"The AUC distinguished professors, the top-notch accredited programs and the recognized quality education enabled me to pass through the very competitive and rigorous selection process until I got admitted to an accredited PhD program in the USA."

      Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship

      Gates Cambridge Scholarships
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GradNews Welcome to the third issue of Grad News!  The e-newsletter for graduate students and alums is published on a periodic basis. Each issue includes information about upcoming workshops, opportunities, and deadlines and highlights pertaining to graduate studies. 


  Upcoming Fellowships Deadlines

December 1

Building the Next Generation of Scholars in Egyptian Public Universities (For Egyptian tenured teaching assistants)    December 1 Jameel MBA Fellows Program   (Egyptian and Palestinian students - MBA program)   

December 1 Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship (Egyptian nationals - global affairs, public policy, public administration, journalism and mass communication, international human rights law, LLM)    December 2   Readmission Deadlines for Graduate Programs  Graduate students and departments are encouraged to observe readmission deadlines in order to offer equal opportunities to students who hope to re-apply to their graduate programs. Keep track of readmission deadlines by clicking here. 


Make Use of the Graduate Support Grants Offered by AUC Research, Conference and Study-Abroad Grants Interested graduate students must submit 2013 - 2014 grant applications to their departments by one of the following three upcoming deadlines:  November 10, 2013; February 9, 2014; or April 6, 2014. 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.   


Study Opportunities in the UK  Gates Cambridge Scholarships   

These are full-cost scholarships for international students to study any subject at the postgraduate level at the University of Cambridge.


The scholarships are among the most prestigious scholarships in the world, and the program was set up by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 by a donation of $210 million. Since then, the program has supported more than 1200 students from 95 countries.  

Applications for 2014/15 entry are now open and the deadline for non-U.S. citizens is December 3, 2013.

Full details about the program, criteria, how to apply and profiles of students are available at 


Coffee and Chat for Graduates

 Join us for the upcoming Coffee and Chat at L'Aroma 

  • Monday, November 11, 4 - 5 pm
  • Thursday, November 21, 2 - 3 pm


Sign up for Upcoming Workshops  Proper Thesis Writing  

Sunday, November 10, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Writing Effective Literature Reviews and Abstracts  

Sunday, November 10, 4:30 - 6:00 pm


Effective Oral Presentations   Monday, November 11, 3:00 - 5:00 pm


Proper MLA and APA Citations 

Monday, November 18, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
   The Art of Literature Review Wednesday, November 20, 3:00 - 4:30 pm  


Sign-up for workshops at     Nov 18 Archival Research Workshop 

Monday, November 18, 3 - 4 pm
Rare Books and Special Collection's LIbrary,
Nadia Niazi Mostafa Room (AUC Library, Third Floor) 


The workshop will offer an introduction to using Egypt-related archival collections and other primary source materials with potential for humanities and social science graduate students preparing papers and theses. The session will cover the possible research uses of RBSCL collections in a variety of topical areas. 

Women's History and Gender, Social and Political issues  

Ethnographic Studies and Development 

Architecture and Urbanism                                                     

Egyptian Arts and Cultural Production

Egypt's Current Revolutionary Period  


Open Invitation to for Graduate Students to the AAUP Meeting 


Dear faculty members and graduate students,


We have recently established a chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) at AUC. We want to address faculty and graduate student concerns.  We are having a reception open to all AUC faculty and graduate students on Thursday November 14 at 1 pm at the Faculty Lounge (next to the library) in order to introduce ourselves to the AUC community and answer any questions or concerns faculty and graduate students may have about the chapter.  There will be refreshments so could you please RSVP to me ( by November 10


Looking forward to meeting you then. 
Best wishes,
Helen Rizzo

 President AUC chapter of the AAUP


Need help with your research? Make use of the Social Research Center (SRC) clinic services For social science graduate 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  _______________________________________________________


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. Papers of graduate students may also be submitted 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 





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