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AUC Pilots Faculty Mentorship Program

AUC’s faculty mentoring program aims to work with new faculty members to provide professional and personal guidance in different areas.

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Anti-Harassment Training Continues

As part of the AUCSpeakUp initiative to maintain a safe campus, the University launched mandatory anti-harassment training for every member of the AUC community. AUC is the first to introduce mandatory online training for all faculty, staff and students this fall. Department associate deans, chairs and directors took part n the September 15 training, which was conducted by Sunanda Holmes, AUC’s general counsel and chief compliance officer. All faculty, staff and students will also receive the mandatory training online before the end of the Fall 2020 semester.

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AUC-UNESCO Webinar Series: Combating COVID-19 Misinformation

AUC's Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism will hold the first of a series of training webinars for media professionals on combatting misinformation and disinformation in the context of COVID-19.

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Alumna Internationally Recognized for Commitment to Social Justice

“To be awarded the Moira O'Donnell Emerging Leader for Justice Award as this year's co-recipient is an honor. I love the work I do, and I love my job,” said Elena Habersky (YAB ‘12, MA ‘18), project leader at Refugee Entitlements in Egypt. Habersky graduated with a Master of Arts in migration and refugee studies.

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'My Aim is to Inspire' — Meet AUC's Newest Faculty Members

"It is my honor and pleasure to serve the AUC  community," said Daniel Ortiz, dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies. "It’s a wonderful University and a marvelous country. I am at home." New faculty members joining AUC this semester span an array of disciplines, research interests, cultural backgrounds and more, but all have one thing in common: They’re excited about joining AUC. 

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First Campus Conversation this Fall: Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Last Thursday’s campus conversation, Welcome to the 2020-2021 Academic Year, introduced AUC’s senior leadership, who discussed a broad range of topics, including hybrid classes, the newly applied COVID-19 Contact Tracing System, the AUCSpeakUp campaign, safety measures on campus and at the University Residences, international students, vaccines for COVID-19 and more.

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AUC's Center of Excellence for Water Offers Scholarships for Students in Egypt to Study Water Engineering

AUC’s USAID-funded Center of Excellence for Water is offering full four-year university scholarships for students in Egypt to study civil engineering, with a focus on water, at Alexandria and Ain Shams universities. 

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Anti-Harassment Training Begins with University Leadership

As part of the AUCSpeakUp initiative to maintain a safe campus, the University launched mandatory anti-harassment training for every member of the AUC community, starting with the administrative and academic leadership. AUC is the first to introduce mandatory online training for all faculty, staff and students this fall.

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AUC Venture Lab Partners with Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park to Support Regional Entrepreneurship

AUC and the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) are partnering to support entrepreneurship and strengthen the startup ecosystem in the MENA region. Through knowledge sharing between AUC Venture Lab and SRTI Park, this agreement will provide guidance and support to startups in the Egyptian and Emirati markets.

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AUC Welcomes Class of 2024, Begins Hybrid Classes

AUC welcomes the Class of 2024 — with their aspirations and endeavors —while implementing a hybrid model of classes with an emphasis on maintaining a low-density campus, where 93% of classes will be held online and only 7% will meet face to face when required.

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First Blended FYP Orientation Begins

For the first time, AUC’s First-Year Program (FYP) for incoming students will be blended this fall.

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Throwback: Cholera Epidemic, H1N1 Quarantine in AUC History

This year's clearing of campus to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic is not the first of its kind in AUC's history. The University had previously witnessed the outbreak of the cholera epidemic that struck the Middle East in 1947. Board of Trustees meeting minutes at the time stated that "all public assemblies were banned and schools were not permitted to open until the middle of November.

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AUC Introduces New Courses, Collaborates on International DeVilag Project to Support Egypt's Rural Community

AUC’s Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES) — in collaboration with Egyptian and European universities, as well as public and private local entities — is working on a three-year project, DeVilag, to support the Egyptian rural community.

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Village of Bolingbrook's Acting Mayor: 'AUC was My First Experience of Venturing Out On My Own'

Mary Alexander-Basta, acting mayor of the Village of Bolingbrook, Illinois speaks to News@AUC about her time at AUC.

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Beirut Blast: What's Next?

The recent explosion in Lebanon shook an entire nation — and indeed the region and the world — in every sense of the word. News@AUC spoke to faculty members in different disciplines to understand the repercussions of this calamity. How and why did it happen?

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