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AUC's Center of Excellence for Water Participates in Cairo Water Week 2020

For the second year in a row, the Center of Excellence for Water at The American University in Cairo (AUC) is participating in Cairo Water Week (CWW) 2020, one of the most significant water-related events at the national, regional and international levels, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation. Launched today and held until 22 October, CWW’s theme this year is: “Water Security for Peace and Development in Arid Regions – The Road to Dakar 2021”.  

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Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture - Dutch Minister Sigrid Kaag ‘85: ‘COVID-19’s Impact in the Middle East’

A graduate of AUC’s Middle East program and now the minister for foreign trade and development cooperation in the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag ‘85 will be the guest speaker at this year’s Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture, “COVID-19’s Impact in the Middle East: What Now and What Next?”.

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A Step Forward with AUC’s Next 100 Campus Plan: Institutional Survey Results

More research labs, a bigger convention center and building outdoor classrooms are among a few of the suggestions brought forward by the AUC community as part of the AUC: Next 100 Campus Plan survey for the design and construction of the second phase of our New Cairo campus led by international architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle.

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AUC Welcomes First-Ever Cohort of Tomorrow's Leaders Graduate Program

“Having a fellowship like TLG [Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate program] is just like a perfect step in my life. Being a part of AUC is a dream that every student at any place around the world would wish to have. Not only that — what’s really surprising is that it covers my preferred area of study,” said Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate fellow in international and comparative education Shaima Almonefie from Taiz, Yemen.

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'Through Others We Become Ourselves' - Highlights of a Lazord Fellow's Journey

Born and raised in South Sinai, Heba Shama ’13, architectural engineering graduate, moved to Cairo to pursue her undergraduate studies at AUC. Her stay was later extended to build her professional career in the development sector when she first learned about the Lazord Fellowship offered by AUC's John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business in partnership with the Lazord Foundation.

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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

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The Imaginary Invalid to be performed as AUC’s First Ever Theatre Production on Zoom

On October 20, 21 and 22, a brand new adaptation of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid will be streamed live via Zoom to kick off AUC Theatre’s Fall 2020 season.

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2020 U.S. Presidential Election: What's at Stake?

2020 has seen its fair share of unordinary events, from the coronavirus pandemic to economic recessions and a myriad of unexpected road bumps in between. The upcoming U.S. presidential election is no exception to this year’s lack of normalcy, according to Karim Haggag '92, professor of practice of public policy and administration and director of AUC's Middle East Studies Center.

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AUC Faculty Win Egyptian State Prizes for Contributions in Science, Technology

Three of AUC's faculty members won State Prizes in Science and Technology, organized by The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, for their scientific contributions and achievements. State Merit Award 

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‘It Resonates with Me as a Woman’ — Sarrah Abdelrahman ‘11 on Healing from Harassment

Maintaining her Instagram account's good vibes is a goal, but it didn't stop Sarrah Abdelrahman '11 from voicing out her opinion and speaking up for herself, and for sexual harassment victims who've had difficulty healing from their traumas. In an attempt to make the knowledge accessible, Abdelrahman decided to create video series of translations of the book The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. News@AUC caught up with Abdelrahman to learn about her personal experience as a survivor and her future plans.

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Kan Yama Kan - Riham Shendy ’98 on a Mission to Enrich Children’s Arabic Colloquial Library

Riham Shendy ’98, a mother of twins residing in New York, acknowledged the struggle of reading to children in Arabic and decided to piece together a solution to overcome it. This is when the best-seller Kan Yama Kan (Once Upon A Time) was born.

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Accounting Faculty Nermeen Shehata Receives Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers Award

“I believe that as a qualified scholar, a faculty member should have an impact and engage in the theoretical debate about contemporary issues that are of interest to academics, practitioners and policymakers,” said Nermeen Shehata, associate professor of accounting and director of El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC).

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Connecting Cultures Through Art

For John Hoey, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts, what started as a regular phone call with his parents sparked up a conversation about how people perceive cultures different than theirs, which turned into a decade-long project that is being cultivated right here at AUC.

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"I want to keep the conversation going" — A Personal Note from Nadeen Ashraf, Assault Police Founder

For philosophy senior Nadeen Ashraf, being a full-time student doesn't mean she won't have time to be at the forefront of a movement that's taken the country by storm. 

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Student Podcasts on Family Stories Make it to Broadcast Competition Finals

Journalism and mass communication students Noran Morsi and Mohamed Youssef took some personal family stories to the mainstage with podcasts they submitted to the Broadcast Education Association's On-Location Creative Competition. And those stories got them to the final round.  “It feels absolutely amazing,” Youssef said. 

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