Media Releases and Statements

October 2021

AUC Celebrates the Inauguration of Ahmad S. Dallal as the 13th President of the University

The American University in Cairo (AUC) celebrated yesterday the inauguration of Ahmad S. Dallal as the 13th President of the University at AUC New Cairo campus.

Three AUC Researchers Awarded at “COVID-19: Preparing for the Next Pandemic” Conference

Three researchers from the biotechnology graduate program and chemistry department at The American University in Cairo (AUC) received best presentation awards for young researchers at the 17th Annual Conference of the National Committee of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (NCBMB) of the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, titled “COVID-19: Preparing for the Next Pandemic”.

AUC Journalism Students Win Award of Excellence in Public Service Announcement Competition External

Two mass communication students at The American University in Cairo (AUC): Habiba Abouzied, communication and media arts major, and Omar Shaarawy '21, multimedia journalism, received the Broadcast Education Association’s Award of Excellence for their public service announcement (PSA) on Memorable Moments in Broadcast History.

September 2021

AUC Appoints Two New Deans

AUC has named Lotfi Gaafar the new dean for the School of Sciences and Engineering and John Meloy, the new dean for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

After the Discovery of a 43-Million-Year-Old Whale in Egypt’s Desert, AUC Professor Hesham Sallam Reveals More Is Hidden in Egyptian Deserts

After the discovery of a remarkable 43-million-year-old new amphibious whale, Phiomicetus anubis, from middle Eocene rocks in Egypt’s Fayoum Desert, Hesham Sallam, professor of vertebrate paleontology at The American University in Cairo (AUC) reveals more is hidden in Egyptian deserts.

AUC Press Faculty Review Board Launched

The American University in Cairo (AUC) Press recently established a Faculty Review Board to examine new projects and external peer reviews, ensuring that the highest standards of quality and rigorous critique are reflected in forthcoming books carrying the AUC imprimatur to readers around the world.

10 Facts About the Return to Face-To-Face Instruction at AUC

The American University in Cairo (AUC) begins the Fall 2021 semester on September 5 with full face-to-face instruction after more than a year of hybrid and remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 2021

AUC Offers Fifteen Scholarships for Thanawiya Amma Students

There are fifteen vacant scholarships offered by The American University in Cairo (AUC) to thanawiya amma students in Fall 2021.

AUC Prepares for a Full Return to Campus this Fall

AUC is preparing for a return to full face-to-face instruction for all undergraduate and graduate classes this fall. To ensure the health and safety of AUC community members, plans for a full return to campus include maintaining social distancing and wearing face masks, along with providing proof of COVID-19 vaccinations.