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#AUCSpeakUp Featured at Arab Forum for Sustainable Development 2023

“As the leading University in Egypt, AUC was keen on playing a role in raising awareness of sexual harassment as an important social issue and supporting national and global efforts, in particular as they relate to college campuses,” stated Reem El-Mograby ‘09, director and Title IX coordinator in the Office of Institutional Equity, in her recent speech  at the Arab Forum for Sustainable

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A Legacy of Learning: AUC's Center for Learning and Teaching Celebrates 20 Years

AUC’s Center for Learning and Teaching is celebrating its 20th anniversary of promoting excellence in teaching and learning.

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Saudi-Iran Agreement Brokered by China: Regional Implications

Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed to re-establish diplomatic ties earlier this month in a negotiation mediated by China.

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AUC Faculty Develop New Courses on Climate Change, Sustainability During 2023 Research and Creativity Convention

Two courses aimed at informing and empowering AUC students to lead the charge against climate change won this year’s Core Curriculum Course Competition during AUC’s 2023 Research and Creativity Convention (RCC).

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Campus Conversation; AUC's Strategic Priorities

During a campus conversation last week, President Ahmad Dallal spoke about the University's four core strategic pillars — student-centered culture, academic excellence, future of work: extended ed and civic engagement — and explained initiatives and projects under each. In addition to continuing to focus on the current challenges posed by the devaluation, the University must work in parallel on realizing its future ambitions, explained Dallal. Here are the key takeaways from the conversation:  

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Screenshots from three documentary films on youtube. The top screenshot is a shot of branches of a date tree from beneath with the words "Quorsaya People" in Arabic and English. The middle photo is a screenshot of a video showing a shot of the nile from a small boat with a small island in the distance, with the words "Nile Inhabitants" in Arabic and English. The bottom image is a screenshot of a video of date trees from far away with the text "Golden Fingers" in Arabic in English, all with video play button

Graduate Students Receive International Recognition for Documentary Films

Three graduate students from the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism were recently recognized internationally for their documentary films by the Broadcast Education

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Sherif Aly First from Region to Join Prestigious Accreditation Executive Committee

Sherif Aly ‘96, professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has become the first person from the MENA region to join the executive committee of the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (

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Earthquakes in Egypt? Tremors in Suez Raise Concerns

The recent earthquake that struck Suez in February was moderate and caused no reported injuries or damages.

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Light brown box and black text at the top left hand side: “95 Years of Women at AUC.” On the right, a photo of Eva Habib El Masri ‘31, with the date 1928. Next, a black and white photo of two AUC women wearing black caps and gowns with the date 1953. Next, a black and white photo of a female student receiving an award, with the date 1978. Next,   a color photo of a woman graduating and wearing a cap and gown receiving her degree on stage with the date 2003. Last, a color photo of three women grads in 2023

Women at AUC: Celebrating 95 Years

AUC's first female student, Eva Habib El Masri '31, joined the University in 1928. 95 years later, AUC women have continued to raise the bar of excellence, from innovations in science and technology to shining successes in business and entrepreneurship. See the history of women at AUC, read about how women have #MadeAUCProud and learn more about the way AUC continues to encourage women's success.   

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Board of Trustees Meets on Campus - Discusses Strategy, Community Initiatives

At its February Cairo meeting last week, AUC’s Board of Trustees engaged in a wide range of discussions including the impact of the most recent devaluation on the University, AUC’s strategic priorities, and updates on academic and student affairs, admissions, institutional advancement, finance, IT and campus facilities.

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Faculty Film 'The Wedding' Looks Beyond the Altar

What's in a wedding? Emiko Stock, assistant professor of anthropology, explores this question and more in her film, The Wedding, which is being screened at the UK Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival and Conference this month.

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The Importance of Lifelong Learning: 74 Year Old Master's Student Shares Her Story

“I am 74 years old – I know it is strange for a woman to confess her age.  Our societies are aging and the concept of age is changing. As humanity begins to live longer, lifelong learning will become vital for societies to re-skill and re-adapt individuals to the times and to new economic needs,” said Kadria Abdel-Motaal (MA ‘23) in a  speech she gave as the representative of the graduate class of 2023.

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Sherif Kamel Talks Egypt's Top 3 Economic Challenges for 2023

With three currency devaluations in the last year and rising inflation, Egypt’s economic outlook for 2023 is riddled with uncertainty. News@AUC reached out to Sherif Kamel, dean of AUC’s School of Business, to identify the top three obstacles facing the economy at this time. Here’s what he had to say:

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ChatGPT: Danger to Learning or Opportunity for Efficiency?

Universities around the world are facing fresh concerns brought on by the use of artificial intelligence, as newly launched programs like ChatGPT and Chatsonic allow users to enter a question and receive a structured essay in response. Ethically, is using these programs cheating the system or does it merely optimize efficiency? Logistically, if a professor wanted to ban the use of ChatGPT, is there a way to check for AI usage in their students’ work? 

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AUC Department of Construction Uses Virtual Reality to Teach Site Safety

Faculty members and graduate students from AUC’s Department of Construction Engineering are using virtual reality (VR) to develop and deploy training models that will improve safety at construction sites. These training models allow students to navigate construction sites of bridges and high-rise buildings using VR headsets to visualize hazards, including falls, struck-by injuries, slips and general construction site safety.

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