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AUC has been closely monitoring and responding to the global situation pertaining to COVID 19 pandemic. AUC established a special Coronavirus Taskforce to review University readiness, and act as a focal point of contact for sharing timely, accurate, relevant information with the AUC community and for responding promptly to individual inquiries.  AUC Response Taskforce meets the community through Virtual Campus Conversations that are held regularly to provide the community with all updates with regard to AUC’S response to unfolding events regarding Coronavirus.

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Campus Conversation: Managing Mental Health and Well-Being

AUC faculty and students lead the conversation on Thursday, September 23 at 1 pm about the mental health challenges some of us may experience as we re-enter the world of face-to-face learning, highlighting University-wide initiatives to protect the well-being of our community.

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Campus Conversation: Welcome Back to Campus

September 5, The last Campus Conversation before school starts this semester for important University updates on returning safely back to campus.

Campus Conversation: Fall Semester and COVID19 Updates

August 19, In this week’s campus Campus Conversation we discuss the return to campus in the fall, highlight everything the AUC community needs to know and do before coming back, and look at the latest COVID-19 updates.

Campus Conversation: Back to Campus Fall 2021

June 10, This campus conversation discusses all details on returning to face-to-face instruction for Fall 2021 and the required vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff who will access the AUC campus and University housing.

AUC Campus Conversation: Looking Ahead to Summer and Fall

April 24, A campus conversation focusing on the Summer and Fall modes of instruction, COVID-19 updates and other general University updates.

Campus Conversation: Updates

March 7, This Campus Conversation discusses University updates on COVID-19, anti-harassement training, hybrid instruction and more.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Start of Spring Semester

February 4, This virtual campus conversation discusses the updated COVID-19 guidance from University leadership as well as Spring 2021 semester plans, from academics and campus life to general updates on what to expect.

Virtual Campus Conversation: What to Expect for Spring 2021

November 23, AUC virtual Campus Conversation: What to Expect for Spring 2021 moderated by Jillian Campana, professor of theatre and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The conversation will cover the Spring 2021 mode of instruction, updates on remote work policies and AUC's continuing COVID-19 management measures.

Virtual Campus Conversation: COVID-19 Planning

October 18, This campus conversation looks at our continuing COVID-19 planning.

Virtual Campus Conversation - Welcome to the New Academic Year 2020-2021

September 10, In this virtual campus conversation, we welcome students, faculty and staff to the new academic year as well as discuss plans to have a productive semester within the safe environment of work and learning.

#AUCSpeakUp: Virtual Discussion with Maya Morsy '95

July 21, In this virtual discussion, we have a national conversation on preventing and combating sexual harassment with President of Egypt's National Council for Women Maya Morsy '95 and AUC President Francis Ricciardone. The discussion is moderated by Amina Khairy '87 writer, columnist and feature editor at Independent Arabia. #AUCSpeakUp

Virtual Campus Conversation - #AUCSpeakUp

July 16, In this virtual campus conversation, we have a candid discussion on sexual harassment, what measures AUC is taking to combat it and how community members can report any incidents.

Virtual Campus Conversation - Back to Fall

July 9, Watch last Thursday's campus conversation to learn about AUC's zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and Fall 2020 plans for courses, student activities, campus operations, and more.

Virtual Campus Conversation, Returning to Campus: When and How

June 11, In this campus conversation, Returning to Campus: When and How, covered some of the community's most pressing questions about what Fall 2020 will look like, tuition fees, remote work, international students and more.

Third Virtual Conversation with AUC International Faculty and Staff

May 17, Watch the third virtual conversation with AUC's international faculty and staff, hosted by President Francis Ricciardone, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, and Counselor Ashraf Hatem. Joining the call was Acting Consul General Benjamin Naseman of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Managing Sustainability

May 14, Watch virtual Campus Conversation: Managing Sustainability, with President Francis Ricciardone, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Sarah Refaat and Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Amir Habib. The conversation was moderated by Samer Atallah '97, associate professor in AUC's Department of Economics.

Campus Conversation: President's Operational Excellence Initiative

April 30, Looking beyond COVID-19 and its impact on AUC, this week's Campus Conversation introduces the President's Operational Excellence Initiative, which establishes seven committees spanning the academic mission, digital optimization, HR, finance, student services, operations and fundraising. Watch this Campus Conversation for more details from each committee chair.

Virtual Campus Conversation

April 23, Watch virtual campus conversation with updates from the Coronavirus Response Task Force. The discussion will be moderated by Nagla Samir, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts. 

Weekly Virtual Campus Conversation

April 9, Watch the weekly Virtual Campus Conversation, with updates from President Francis Ricciardone, Counselor Ashraf Hatem and Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman. The discussion will be moderated by Firas Al-Atraqchi '94, '97, associate professor of practice and chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Virtual Campus Conversation: Updates

April 2, Watch the weekly virtual campus conversation, with updates on admission for next semester, student and faculty feedback, online instruction updates, travel concerns and more. The conversation hosted President Francis Ricciardone, Counselor Ashraf Hatem, and Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, and was moderated by Mervat Abou Oaf '88, '02, professor of practice in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Online Instruction

March, 26, Watch part two of last Thursday's Virtual Campus Conversation discussing online instruction. Moderator: Rasha Allam, assistant professor and associate chair at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Virtual Campus Conversation: Updates from AUC's Coronavirus Response Task Force

March 26, 2020, Watch part one of last Thursday's Virtual Campus Conversation, with updates from AUC's Coronavirus Response Task Force. Moderator: Rasha Allam, assistant professor and associate chair at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Virtual Campus Conversation: COVID - 19 Full Response

March 21, Panel discussion with AUC's Coronavirus response task force.

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April 15, Weekly Virtual Campus Conversation

April 15, watch the weekly updates from the Coronavirus Response Task Force. The discussion was moderated by Amina Elbendary '96, '00, associate professor in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations. 

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AUC President and Senior Leadership Share Latest Updates on University's Response to Coronavirus (in Arabic)

At this critical moment, AUC and the world are facing, President Francis Ricciardone and senior leadership members are keen to reach out to AUC’s Arabic-speaking community to share the latest updates on AUC's response to coronavirus. The session is recorded in Arabic.

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Virtual Conversation with International Faculty and Staff

March 31, President Francis Ricciardone and Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman met with international faculty and staff members to discuss the emergency repatriation transportation arrangements by foreign embassies.

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Campus Conversation: Welcome Back to Campus

Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation, Welcome Back to Campus,  provided important updates on returning safely back to campus, detailing AUC’s Back to Campus plan and discussing measures taken to ensure a productive academic semester and a safe working environment for the AUC community.  Below are the session’s key takeaways:

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Campus Conversation: Fall Semester and COVID19 Updates

Last week's Campus Conversation covered everything you need to know about the return to campus and the status of COVID-19 nationwide. You can watch the full conversation here. Here are some key takeaways:  Those who are not vaccinated will be required to take weekly antigen tests at their own expense until they receive a vaccine. 

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Campus Conversation: Back to Campus Fall 2021

On the Campus Conversation held on Thursday, June 10, the focus was on Fall 2021 and AUC’s efforts around a full face-to-face instruction model that’s set to take place, discussing the required COVID vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff who will access our campuses and University housing.  

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Campus Conversation: Summer, Fall and COVID-19 Vaccination

Last week's Campus Conversation: Looking Ahead to Summer and Fall covered the mode of instruction for the Summer and Fall semesters, COVID-19 updates in the University and Egypt and an upcoming AUC vaccination program. Here are the main takeaways: 

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Campus Conversation: Updates

Last Thursday's Campus Conversation conveyed several important University updates on COVID-19, anti-harassment training, hybrid instruction and more. You can watch the full conversation here. Below is a recap of the key points discussed:

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Campus Conversation: Start of Spring Semester

Last Thursday's Campus Conversation discussed updates for the Spring 2021 semester, providing updates on academics and campus life and answering some of the community's pivotal concerns and questions. Here are some key takeaways from the conversation: -The Provost Council met last Thursday to assess the situation for March classes, and the decision will be announced by February 15.

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Campus Conversation: What to Expect for Spring 2021

Yesterday's Campus Conversation answered some of the community's most pressing questions, explaining how the University will move toward a higher density campus next semester, which courses are given priority for face to face, the grading system and more.

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Campus Conversation: #AUCSpeakUp in Action

Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation #AUCSpeakUp in Action provided updates about the #AUCSpeakUp initiative, including outcomes of the recently completed misconduct investigation the University’s continuing COVID-19 planning.  Part One: #AUCSpeakUp in Action AUC Initiatives to Prevent and Combat Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

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First Campus Conversation this Fall: Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Last Thursday’s campus conversation, Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year, introduced AUC’s senior leadership, who discussed a broad range of topics, including hybrid classes, the newly applied COVID-19 Contact Tracing System, the AUCSpeakUp campaign, safety measures on campus and at the University Residences, international students, vaccines for COVID-19 and more.

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Campus Conversation: #AUCSpeakUp

Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation centered on AUC’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy. Senior administration talked about the University’s role in preventing and combating sexual harassment and discrimination.

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Back to Fall: Campus Conversation

Last Thursday’s campus conversation: Back to Fall, covered several important issues regarding AUC’s zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy, what the University does to combat sexual harassment and protect those who report cases, and how Fall 2020 will look like for students, faculty and staff. 

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Returning to Campus: When and How - Campus Conversation

Last Thursday's campus conversation, Returning to Campus: When and How, covered some of the community's most pressing questions about what Fall 2020 will look like, tuition fees, remote work, international students and more.

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Campus Conversation Recap: Managing Sustainability

Last week's campus conversation, moderated by Samer Atallah '97, associate professor in AUC's Department of Economics., discussed managing the sustainability of AUC in terms of finance, jobs and continuation of the educational mission while protecting the community from COVID-19. Taking part in the conversation were President Francis Ricciardone, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Sarah Refaat and Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Amir Habib. Board of Trustees Virtual Meeting

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Campus Conversation: The President's Operational Excellence Initiative

Last Thursday’s Virtual Campus Conversation introduced the Presidential Operational Excellence Initiative, which establishes seven committees spanning different areas.  President Francis Ricciardone started the session detailing the purpose of the committees, stating that they are meant to better help address the different needs of AUC community members and to give students, faculty and staff ways to directly express their concerns and needs. 

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