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AUC’s CIMUN Awarded Outstanding Delegation Award for 11th Year in a Row

For the 11th consecutive year, Cairo International Model United Nations at The American University in Cairo (AUC) has received the Outstanding Delegation Award, the most prestigious recognition in the New York-based National Model United Nations.

AUC Hosts First Advisory Board Meeting of the USAID Scholars Activity

The American University in Cairo (AUC) recently hosted the first Advisory Board Meeting of the "USAID Scholars Activity" — funded by the U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

AUC Students and Faculty to Compete in an International Competition in Dubai on Building a Sustainable Solar-Powered House

Students, faculty and staff of The American University in Cairo (AUC) joined forces to compete in the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) 2021 in Dubai in November 2021. This year's competition offers participating universities and their partners an unprecedented opportunity for global exposure since it aligns with the Dubai Expo 2020.

Faculty in The Media

Salima Ikram (YAB '86)

Ahmed Moustafa talks about his work in sequencing the COVID-19 virus and tracing it in this Nature Middle East article.

Salima Ikram (YAB '86)

Salima Ikram (YAB '86) talks to Newsweek about the recently discovered ancient Egyptian tombs that date back to pre-Pharaonic times. 

Maha Bali '01

Maha Bali '01 writes about how to build communities in courses, both online and in-person for Al-Fanar Media.

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The media unit assists photographers in getting original shots of AUC’s campuses, faculty, staff and students for media purposes and when appropriate.

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AUC Computer Science Team Publish in Communications Magazine

AUC Computer Science Team Publishes Arab World Research Section for Communications Magazine

In the works since 2019, the first special Arab World Research section has been published in the Association for Computing Machinery magazine, Communications of the ACM.

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Construction Team Makes Use of Contaminated Masks, Gloves in Concrete

With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of used and contaminated face masks and gloves were being disposed improperly, leading to a possible risk of spreading the virus.  "Additionally, some individuals, sadly, were picking up these objects and using them again or selling them at a cheaper price, thus endangering the lives of others," said Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid, professor of construction engineering. 

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Campus Conversation

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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AUC is making history every day. Learn about landmarks in AUC’s history, from its founding in 1919 until today.

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About AUC

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English-language, American-accredited institution of higher education and center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. 

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Maybe you’ve seen pictures, but nothing compares to stepping foot onto our campuses. Get more information about experiencing the American University in Cairo first hand.

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AUC Student Clubs: The Psychology Association

April 25, The Psychology Association's team members talk to us about the work they put into raising awareness about psychology and mental health topics, and how they've made the most out of the online switch during the pandemic to expand their reach and impact within the community.  

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.

Magdy Shahir Abdel Sayed '15 Success Story

April 21, Interview with Magdy Shahir Abdel Sayed '15 sharing with us his post graduation life achievements, reflecting on his days at AUC and giving advices to students with disabilities. Magdy currently is a Motivational Speaker, Ambassador to Helm Foundation and Student Life Director at RBIS.

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Rehab Saad

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Dena Rashed

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