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AUC Mourns Loss of Advisory Trustee Paul Corddry

Paul Corddry, advisory trustee who served on the Board of Trustees for almost three decades, passed away on July 1, 2019. 

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O'Kane Authors The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship

Bernard O'Kane, professor in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, has released his latest book Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship, where he went on a journey through different centuries and continents to explore 100 of the most iconic and beautifully made architectural designs that are also meant to be home to worshippers in Islam. 

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First for Work of Arabic Literature: CASA Alum Marilyn Booth Wins International Booker Prize

Marilyn Booth (CASA '80), the Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor in the Study of the Contemporary Arab World and professor and director of research in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, won the International Booker Prize for translating the novel, Celestial Bodies. The annual prize is awarded for a single book, translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. This is the first time the award is given to a work of Arabic literature.

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Princess Fawzia Exhibit Portrays Duality of Egyptian Womanhood Through Western and Egyptian Eyes

While women play a critical role in Egypt’s social, political and economic development, they are often portrayed in international media as victims of oppressive laws, societal expectations and religious boundaries.

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AUC, University of Surrey Bring Together International Experts to Combat Air Pollution

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths worldwide, disproportionately affecting poor and vulnerable communities and exacerbating inequalities in Official Development Assistance countries.

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Dalia Abbas '13 receives the Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award

Alumna Wins Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award

Dalia Abbas '13, political science graduate, earned her Master's in Education (EdM) — Technology, Innovation, and Education — from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received the Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award, which honors students "whose dedication to scholarship enhanced the academic life of the community and positively impacted their fellow students" at Harvard.

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Summer@AUC: Islamic Studies in the Heart of Cairo

This summer, 15 students from prominent U.S. universities — including Columbia, Princeton and Emory — stepped onto AUC Tahrir Square as the first cohort of the newly launched Summer@AUC Islamic Studies Institute, a four-week program taught by world-class faculty in the heart of Cairo.  

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Political Science Summer School for Training Junior Faculty

AUC Trains Junior Political Science Faculty from Universities Across Egypt

AUC's Department of Political Science held its first summer school for the training of junior faculty from universities across Egypt. The candidates were mentored by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field including AUC Trustees Nathan Brown (CASA '84), professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University, and Tarek Masoud, professor of public policy and the Sultan Oman Pr

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From AUC to the United Nations: Mourad Wahba '80, '82 on a Mission to Serve

In 1993, after six years of teaching in AUC’s Department of Economics, Mourad Wahba '80, '82 joined the United Nations for what he thought was a quick stint as a senior officer in the Office of the Secretary-General. “I went to the United Nations, originally planning to stay for one year to add a practical side to my academic interests,” he said.

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AUC ranks among the top 1.5% of universities worldwide

AUC Leaps in QS World Rankings, Among Top 1.5% Worldwide

AUC has moved up 25 places compared to last year in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, placing 395th globally — making it among the top 1.5% of universities worldwide. AUC also ranks among the top 1% worldwide in terms of specific indicators such as international faculty, employer reputation and academic reputation. The University is ranked second in Africa after the University of Cape Town.

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AUC Students Reflect on 1919 Revolution Through Music

“I've always loved the projects that bring a fresh look at history,” said Nagla Samir, associate professor of practice, Department of the Arts.

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Centennial Commencement: Congrats Grads!

AUC's Centennial Commencement, held on Thursday, June 20, witnessed the graduation of 644 bachelor’s degree candidates, 125 master’s degree candidates and two PhD students. The ceremony featured keynote speaker Maggie Michael '00, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for international reporting along with an Associated Press team for covering the war in Yemen.

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Hadhramout Foundation Scholarships for Yemeni Students

New Hadhramout Foundation Scholarships, Fund to Support Yemeni Students

The Hadhramout Foundation for Human Development recently gave $2 million to AUC to establish the Hadhramout Foundation Scholarship for Yemeni Students, supporting 27 high-achieving Yemeni students —15 undergraduates and 12 graduate students — starting Spring 2020, as well as the Hadhramout Foundation Fund at the School of Continuing Education.

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AUC's Newest Trustees: Thomas Lentz and Johanthan Wolf

Two new members have joined AUC’s Board of Trustees: Thomas W. Lentz, a 1985 graduate of Harvard's doctoral program in art history and a specialist in Persian painting, and Jonathan L. Wolf, founder and president of Wendover Housing Partners, LLC.

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Fifth Annual International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Academy

AUC's School of Business is hosting the 5th annual International Council for Small Business (ICSB) Academy, from June 15 to 18 at AUC New Cairo. This week-long experience is held in parallel with the ICSB World Congress 2019, held in Cairo from June 18 to 21. 

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