Habiba/Omar/JRMC Students Award

JRMC Students Win Award of Excellence in Public Service Announcement Competition

Habiba Abouzied, communication and media arts major, and Omar Shaarawy '21, multimedia journalism, received the Broadcast Education Association’s Award of Excellence for their public service announcement on Memorable Moments in Broadcast History. 

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Forbes Middle East

Five Sciences, Engineering Alumni Featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021

Forbes Middle East recently identified 30 promising innovators under 30 years old from the region who have proven their ability to accomplish major feats and make a difference despite their age. Leading representation on the list is Egypt, with eight individuals. Jordan and Lebanon follow with four. The list features five AUC alumni this year.  

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Dean John Meloy

Meet the New Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences John Meloy

As of July 2021, John Meloy became AUC’s new dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He earned his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and has a track record of academic achievements, including a record of research and publication in Islamic history, with a specialization in the Mamluk era.  

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faculty orientation

Joining the AUC Family: Meet AUC’s New Faculty Members

"I am excited to join AUC because it represents an opportunity to not only serve students but also facilitate dialogue between different perspectives for the sake of mutual growth. Most of all, I am looking forward to learning everything that my students have to teach me." – Thomas Rule, assistant professor of philosophy. 

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campus conversation

Campus Conversation: Welcome Back to Campus

Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation, Welcome Back to Campus,  provided important updates on returning safely back to campus, detailing AUC’s Back to Campus plan and discussing measures taken to ensure a productive academic semester and a safe working environment for the AUC community.  Below are the session’s key takeaways:

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students on campus

AUC Welcomes Class of 2025 – Fully on Campus!

After nearly two years of virtual classes and hybrid models of education, AUC has returned to being fully face to face, welcoming the Class of 2025 - and the rest of the AUC community - to campus.

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Student Orientation Begins On Campus

After a year and a half of online orientations, the First Year Experience program is back on campus. With Back to Life as its main theme, the student orientation kicked off yesterday, welcoming freshmen to AUC.

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Moving in to the residences

On-Campus Residences Welcome New, Returning Students

As AUC starts its countdown to the start of the Fall 2021 semester – fully face to face – the on-campus residences are opening their doors to students. As new and returning students move in to the dorms, they reflect on what they look forward to the most and what they miss about being back to campus.  

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Jacaranda Magazine

Jacaranda: Advancing the Arts

For Tarek Atia, director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center, the arts in Egypt have a shining opportunity to reach the global stage. He directed the production of the TCC’s latest project, Jacaranda, a new platform for showcasing and discussing the arts, with that in mind — to help advance innovations in Egyptian arts by delving deep into the sector’s diversified areas.

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Campus Conversation

Campus Conversation: Fall Semester and COVID19 Updates

Last week's Campus Conversation covered everything you need to know about the return to campus and the status of COVID-19 nationwide. You can watch the full conversation here. Here are some key takeaways:  Those who are not vaccinated will be required to take weekly antigen tests at their own expense until they receive a vaccine. 

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AUC Students Win Shell Egypt's Imagine the Future Competition

A team of AUC students, named AUC-07, won first place Shell Egypt's Imagine the Future Competition earlier this month, winning a prize of EGP 20,000. The team competed against 60 other teams and about 800 students.

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Creating a Universal Pictographic Language

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of the Arts Haytham Nawar's latest project, “Generative Pictographic Language,” is currently exhibited in the exhibition “Scripts and Calligraphy: A Timeless Journey,” organized by The Saudi Ministry of Culture to celebrate the cultural value of Arabic Calligraphy. 

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'The Man-Killer Race': An AUC Faculty Member Reflects on His Time as a Record-Breaking Athlete

Many of us didn't stop and admire the great sports achievement that took place in Tokyo a few days ago. Norwegian olympian Karsten Warholm won the gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles race, but more importantly, he smashed the world record—which happened to be his own—by 0.76 seconds. This is a big deal.  I was Egypt’s hurdle champion myself and had, humbly, broken the Egyptian record for the hurdles race. 

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mai kolkailah

Dismantling Cultural Stereotypes Through Islamic Art and Architecture

“Many of my mentors back in the United States wanted me to work with Bernard O’Kane, professor of Islamic art and architecture in AUC’s Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations because he is one of the most distinguished scholars in this field,” recounted Mai Mohamed Kolkailah ’21 on what made her join AUC. At that time, Kolkailah was a Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston prior to pursuing her graduate studies.

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HR Interview on Work in Fall 2021

In an interview with Senior AVP for HR Sarah Refaat, we learn the policy and plans for how to help staff transition back to work on campus in the fall.  

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