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AUC Welcomes Mena Hanna as Director of Government Relations

Last fall, AUC welcomed Mena Hanna as the University’s new director of government relations. In this role, Hanna serves as AUC’s top representative in Washington, DC and works to secure funding from the United States government for the University’s essential programs and other needs. Hanna graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s in security studies and has extensive experience working within the U.S. government.

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Devaluation: What the Future Holds

The Egyptian pound weakened against the dollar again last Wednesday in a second dip since the Central Bank of Egypt announced the

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Steve Marchese Elected to Board of Trustees

Steve Marchese, a principal at Cornerstone Government Affairs, is the newest member of AUC’s Board of Trustees.

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Students from AUC, United States Address Inequality Through Art

This fall, students from AUC and City University of New York collaborated virtually to study income and wealth disparity in Egypt and the United States. Using art, these students aimed to increase awareness about inequality under the collaborative Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) program.

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Al-Mutannabbi Street exhibition at the Rare Books and Special Collections Library in 2014 with books suspended in the air.

From Our Library to Yours: Faculty Suggestions for Winter Reading

As winter sets in and more of us are opting to unwind indoors with our next great read, News@AUC asked AUC faculty members for recommendations. Here’s what they had to say:

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Business as Usual? The Past, Present and Future of Biden's Middle East Policy

As the U.S. midterm elections passed this November it remains clear that the U.S. public is deeply divided by partisan lines.

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100 PhDs in Africa Awardee Shimaa Heikal (MSc '22) Pilots Data Project on Dementia in Egypt

Pioneering a research registry on novel biomarkers found in early stages of dementia within the Egyptian population, Shimaa Heikal (MSc '22), PhD candidate at AUC’s Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), is among the first 10 awardees for the 100 PhDs in Africa program. 

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Al Maghreb Wa Al Mashreq: World-Renowned Moroccan Musician Nouamane Lahlou to Appear at AUC

As finals week comes to an end, AUC’s Department of the Arts, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Cairo, is hosting a lecture-concert byMoroccan artist Nouamane Lahlou as well as a Moroccan-themed reception at AUC New Cairo’s Malak Gabr Arts Theater.

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Gender and Climate: The Importance of Intersectionality

As climate change continues to degrade the environment, disrupt people’s livelihoods and threaten social stability, it has become increasingly important to analyze its impacts and solutions through an intersectional lens.

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AUC Receives $86 Million USAID Grant, Largest in University History, for Scholarships and Training

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded The American University in Cairo (AUC) $86 million for USAID Egyptian Pioneers, a new program that provides scholarships and training to Egyptian students with emphasis on sectors that can advance Egypt’s climate goals.

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AUC Offers New Behavioral Neuroscience Minor

As an interdisciplinary program co-administered by AUC’s Department of Psychology and Department of Biology, the new behavioral neuroscience minor will allow students to study the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system with an emphasis on the biological and psychological elements that affect emotions, behavior, learning and memory.

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In Photos: Mapping Time Exhibition Captures Decade of Experimental Art

More than 87 art projects from AUC’s Visual Arts Program are on display now at the archival exhibition Mapping Time, held at Tahrir Cultural Center. The exhibition showcases drawings, digital prints, videos and installation art produced over the last ten years under the program.

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The Implications of Rapid Population Growth: Faculty Insight into the World Population Exceeding 8 Billion

The United Nations recently announced that the world population has exceeded 8 billion, meaning that 1 billion people have been added to the global population in just 12 years. We spoke with Sungsoo Chun, professor at AUC's Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, about this milestone, the challenges it poses and its impact on our climate future.

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Fatma Qandil receives 2022 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

AUC Press Awards Fatma Qandil the 2022 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

AUC Press awarded the 2022 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature to Egyptian author, poet, playwright and translator Fatma Qandil for her debut novel, Aqfas farigha (Empty Cages).

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Access Program Graduates

AUC’s School of Continuing Education Graduates 13th Access Program Cohort

More than 150 students from Cairo, Tanta, Port Said and Aswan walked across the stage at AUC last month to celebrate their graduation from the English Access Microscholarship Program, commonly known as Access.

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