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Faculty Reflect on One Week of Online Instruction

AUC's faculty members have been hard at work trying to navigate the challenges that come with shifting to online instruction. News@AUC spoke to some faculty members to learn about their experiences so far and what they've been doing to adapt to the changes. Here's what they had to say: 

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Faculty Reflect on Economic Setbacks of COVID-19

Various sectors of society are feeling the effects of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, most noticeably education and health, but world economies might be taking the hardest hit.

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Save Egypt's Water: 'Small is Big' - World Water Day

As reported by the United Nations, Egypt is facing an annual water deficit of around 7 billion cubic meters and is expected to experience a severe water scarcity by 2025 if it continues with current trends. 

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AUC Vice President for Digital Transformation's Message on Online Instruction

With online classes starting Sunday, AUCTV interviewed Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif on how his team has been working hard to make sure the process runs smoothly and how students and faculty members should utilize the IT Help Desk when running into challenges. Watch the full interview.

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AUCTV Interview with Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman On CoronaVirus - COVID 19

AUCTV sat down with Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman to go over the next two weeks of online classes, including assessments, student attendance policies, campus facilities that will be operating, how the University will assess the efficiency of online instruction and more. Watch the full interview.

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Wash Your Hands but Still Save Water

A tip from the Office of Sustainability: Turn off the tap while you scrub!  Washing your hands with soap and water is the most important thing you can do to stop the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. In order to save water, turn off the tap while you scrub! Wet your hands before adding soap. Then turn-off the running water and scrub for at least 20 seconds, and then rinse.   This may seem like a small amount of water saved, but if everyone in the world uses this tip, it will add up to a lot of water being saved! 

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Celebrating Our Hardworking Staff Moms on Mother's Day Under COVID-19

#PeopleOfAUC With Mother's Day coming up on March 21, working mothers in Egypt and at AUC are facing a lot of challenges in light of the coronavirus situation — they are trying to keep their kids safe at home and entertained, keeping pace with their online learning at home and — on top of that — working in their daily jobs. We spoke to AUC's staff working mothers, and here are their thoughts on this year's Mother's Day:

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AUC Vice President for Student Life Message To AUC Community

Student Life Deena Boraie '78, ‘82, ‘88 Laying Out Important Information for Students

Watch AUCTV's March 16 interview with Vice President for Student Life Deena Boraie '78, ‘82, ‘88 laying out important information for students in the coming weeks:   

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AUC Vice President for Management and Operations Speaks to AUC Community

AUCTV sat down with Vice President for Management and Operations Shereen Shaker '91 on March 16 to discuss what will be taking place on campus for the next few weeks and what the University is doing to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff. Watch the full interview.

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President Francis J. Ricciardone's Message to AUC Community

Watch President Francis Ricciardone's March 17 interview with AUCTVas he discusses the University's priority to make sure the Spring 2020 semester is completed and also reduce the number of staff members on campus as much as possible through remote work arrangements.

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RADUC Speaking with President Francis Ricciardone

Listen to The Caravan's RADUC interview on March 17 with President Francis Ricciardone as he answers questions about classes like theatre that require face-to-face meetings, what the University is doing for students who don't have internet access at home, campus operation over the next few weeks and more.

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Tips on Being Happy While Working from Home

We are now facing the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is feeling anxious, disorientated, worried and generally uneasy. Workplaces are being disrupted to an unprecedented degree, and nobody knows how long this will last. Many of us have to work from home, and this in itself can be not only challenging, but also isolating and lonely. Social bonding is important, and many of us will miss out on interacting with colleagues, and for our faculty with our students too. So, what can we all do about it?  

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Michael Gibson on AUC's Smoking Cessation Clinic: 'It Feels Good to Not Feel Addicted to Anything'

“Between 2009 and 2019, I used to smoke between seven to 10 cigarettes a day. During those 10 years, I tried to quit several times without success,” said Michael Gibson, senior instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition.  

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'Flatten the Curve' - How Social Distancing Can Help Slow Down COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been mapped out as an exponential curve, an image that has experts worried about containing the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one of the best ways to slow down the spread — or flatten the curve — is to practice social distancing.

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The School of Continuing Education Receives Renewal of Accreditation

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) at the American University in Cairo received reaccreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).   IACET is the premier accrediting organization for continuing education and training and this is SCE’s third accreditation with the organization.  SCE was first accredited by IACET in 2010, with each accreditation period lasting five years. 

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