Keep up-to-date with all the latest AUC news and events


Keep up-to-date with all the latest AUC news

AUC, USAID Launch Alexandria University’s Third University Center for Career Development

On September 14, AUC inaugurated a new USAID-funded University Center for Career Development Project (UCCD) at Alexandria University, marking the third center to be launched at the university and the 15th out of 21 funded centers set to be established in 14 universities in Greater Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt. 

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Scholarships a 'Starting Point' for Incoming Students

“I want my career to be filled with achievements, and I have faith that AUC will be my starting point,” said Ismail Raafat, a freshman at AUC. 

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Meet the New Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies Daniel Ortiz

Daniel Ortiz became AUC's new dean of Library and Learning Technologies in September 2020. He holds a doctorate in Library Administration from Simmons University in Boston, and brings with him many years of higher-education library leadership. Most recently, Ortiz served as the Dean of Libraries at Hunter College in New York.

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Rasha Allam on Sabahk Masri program on MBC Masr

September 13, Rasha Allam '02, '05, assistant professor in the Department Journalism and Mass Communication, appeared on MBC Masr to discuss her new book.

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.

AUC President's Beginning-of-Term Message to the Community

September 1, President Francis Ricciardone welcomes AUC's new and returning community to a "terrific, historic and challenging year."

Reem Bassiouney, professor of applied linguistics on Maakom Mona Elshazly with TV host Mona Elshazly '96

August 21, Reem Bassiouney, the winner of the Supreme Council of Culture's Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Egyptian Novel, shares insights from her best-selling book, Awlad Annas (Sons of the People: The Mamluk Trilogy) on Maakom Mona Elshazly with TV host Mona Elshazly '96.

SCE Online Lecture Series 2020 - Rana El Kaliouby in conversation with James Ketterer

August 18, Watch AUC Trustee Rana el Kaliouby '98, '00, CEO and co-founder of Affectiva, discuss her personal story and new book with James Ketterer, dean of AUC's School of Continuing Education, as part of the SCE Community Lecture Series.

Graduate School of Education Celebrates Spring 2020 Graduates

August 13, Congratulations to the Spring 2020 graduates of the Graduate School of Education! GSE coordinated with two local artists, one of whom is an AUC alumna, to create hand-drawn sketches and portraits of the graduates and faculty members, since gathering together for a group photo was not possible this year. 

AUCTV Delves deeper into CLT efforts during the Spring and Summer semesters for online learning

August 11, Aziza Ellozy '64, '67, associate provost for transformative learning and teaching, and Hoda Mostafa, director of the Center for Learning and Teaching, discuss how AUC adopted digital education long before the pandemic, feedback on the spring semester and preparations for Fall 2020. 

An Inspiring Story Reflecting the Biography of Chef May Yacoubi, a master graduate from The American University in Cairo

August 4, She explained how she mixed her passion to media and cooking together to achieve her lifetime dreams and the challenges she faced. May’s kitchen at Fatafeat channel was the cherry on top across her career, she finished her first season and she is working on the second one. She was not only the chef presenting the program she went through all the fine details of the program.

Thomas Bartlett: An AUC Legacy

August 1, Former AUC President Thomas Bartlett received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles. Watch Bartlett reflect on how he joined the University almost 60 years ago and how it has changed — and remained the same — over the years.


Nataly Naser Al Deen

Founder of Pink Steps for breast cancer survivors in Lebanon, Nataly Naser Al Deen '13, a Tomorrow's Leaders scholarship recipient, has been listed by Forbes Middle East as one of its 30 Under 30 young innovators.


A team of AUC students came in second place in the Public Inspiration Award category at the international SensUs 2020 competition for developing a biosensor to treat epilepsy. The AUC students represented the only team from Egypt, the Middle East and Africa that participated in the competition.


Elena Habersky (YAB '12, MA '18), a graduate of AUC's Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, received the Moira Erin O'Donnell Emerging Leader for Justice Award for her commitment to social justice in the communities around her.

Sherif Abdelmohsen

Sherif Abdelmohsen, associate professor of architecture, has been elected as president of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design for the term 2020-2022.

Shahira Fahmy, professor of journalism and mass communication, wins the top paper award at an international journalism convention for the second consecutive year. 


Ibrahim Abotaleb '12, '15, assistant professor of construction engineering, and Islam El-adaway '03, '06, construction engineering professor at Missouri S&T, receive a prestigious award for their co-authored paper.

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