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Six Feet Apart to Six Feet Together: AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Changing Cultures and Promoting Policies: A Virtual Discussion on Combating Sexual Harassment with Maya Morsy

AUC hosted Morsy along with President Francis Ricciardone and moderator Amina Khairy '87, writer, columnist and features editor at Independent Arabia, to discuss the latest measures and efforts to combat sexual harassment. Morsy and Ricciardone also discussed the future cooperation between AUC and NCW to promote awareness on sexual harassment in higher education and discuss the policies and measures that guarantee a safer environment for women and girls.

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Nouran Gohar Becomes Women's Squash World No. 1

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AUC Film Senior Wins Ladima Foundation African Women in the Time of COVID-19 Short Film Competition

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Campus Conversation: #AUCSpeakUp

Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation centered on AUC’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy. Senior administration talked about the University’s role in preventing and combating sexual harassment and discrimination.

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Faculty Research Tackles Root Causes, Ways to Combat Harassment

Recent events regarding sexual harassment in Egypt have encouraged people to come forward with their own stories and demand that sexual predators be held responsible for their actions. At AUC, faculty members have long been researching sexual harassment in the country and greater region, aiming to understand its prevalence and how to address it.

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Back to Fall: Campus Conversation

Last Thursday’s campus conversation: Back to Fall, covered several important issues regarding AUC’s zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy, what the University does to combat sexual harassment and protect those who report cases, and how Fall 2020 will look like for students, faculty and staff. 

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J-PAL Launches New Regional Research Center at AUC to Help Improve Lives Across Region

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) — together with AUC, MIT and Community Jameel —launched a new regional research center in the Middle East and North Africa, J-PAL MENA, focused on alleviating poverty and improving lives through evidence-informed policymaking. 

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AUC Team Wins Second Place in Shell: Imagine the Future Competition

An AUC team won second place in Egypt in the Shell: Imagine the Future competition, competing with 129 teams from around the country. Held by the leading energy company Shell, the competition has student teams competing locally then globally to imagine scenarios on how the world will look like by 2050. This kind of non-linear futuristic thinking aims to encourage different organizations to stay on top of the world's changing landscape.

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AUC's Society of Petroleum Engineers Receives International Student Excellence Award

AUC's Society of Petroleum Engineers received the Student Chapter Excellence Award for "accomplishing an admirable level of success." "Representing AUC was an honor," said Ahmed Negm '20, petroleum engineering graduate who served as marketing director and crisis manager of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. "We had aimed to achieve this award through planning, seeking challenges and constantly working on improving ourselves. We hope to always keep making AUC proud."

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'The World Will Never be the Same:' Faculty Share Insights on U.S. Protests, Black Lives Matter

“What we are seeing right now in the United States and around the world is a reckoning that has been coming for a long time,” said Mark Deets, assistant professor of African history. “It comes after a series of police murders and abusive conduct, but the murder of George Floyd was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.” 

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AUC Holds Third Virtual Media Discussion on Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC's third Virtual Media Discussion centered on the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative.

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Social Protection in Egypt: AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Returning to Campus: When and How - Campus Conversation

Last Thursday's campus conversation, Returning to Campus: When and How, covered some of the community's most pressing questions about what Fall 2020 will look like, tuition fees, remote work, international students and more.

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School of Business Faculty, Students Win EFMD Case Writing Competition’s Family Business Category

A case study submitted by AUC's School of Business El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center titled "Technology Park Company: Harvesting the Fruits of a Family Business” won the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case Writing Competition’s Family Business category.

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