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Everything You Need to Know About Centennial Celebration Week

Centennial Celebration Week begins this Saturday, February 15 and goes on until Wednesday, February 19. Every day of the week will have a different event, performance, conference or other activities for the AUC community to enjoy, both after and during school and work hours.

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Class of 2020: The Future Awaits

If you were on campus last Wednesday and Thursday, you would’ve seen crowds of new students eager to begin their lives at AUC wandering among a sea of caps and gowns, graduates ready to start their journeys beyond this campus.

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Class of 2024 Looks Forward to AUC Experience

AUC's campus is sparkling with energy and hope as new and returning students kick off the Spring 2020 semester. More than 80 new undergraduates and 140 graduate students started their studies as the University approaches the final phase of its centennial celebration: Experience the Future.  The new undergraduate class — 47.5% females and 52.5% males — is enriching campus diversity, with students coming from the United States, Syria and Yemen. 

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Columbia Business School MBA Students Work with AUC Venture Lab Startups

A group of second-year MBA students from the Columbia Business School spent one week in Cairo as part of a global immersion class conducted in partnership with the AUC Venture Lab. Describing their visit in one word, the students called it “impressive.” 

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Smoking Cessation Clinic Helps Staff Member Quit 35 Years of Smoking Dependence

“AUC’s Smoking Cessation Clinic helped me overcome my tobacco dependence, which started 35 years ago and is as serious as alcohol or drug dependence”, said Ahmed Sayed, general supervisor, infrastructure and energy conservation, Office of Facilities and Operations.

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DePauw University Comes to AUC: A Trip Full of 'Pleasant Surprises'

For some students from DePauw University, coming to Egypt was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and with no idea of what to expect coming here, it was the “pleasant surprises” that made the visit worthwhile.  "I came in with not a lot of expectations," said Meghan Wallace, a senior majoring in global health. "There are a lot of misconceptions around coming here, but I didn’t expect to feel this comfortable and this much at home."

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AUC, USAID Celebrate Inauguration of Aswan University Center for Career Development

With the support of the United States Agency for international Development (USAID), AUC celebrated the opening of the Aswan University Center for Career Development (UCCD) — the 14th out of 21 USAID-funded centers in 14 public universities across Egypt.  During his speech at the inauguration ceremony, Egypt's Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said, "The UCCD centers are of great importance, not only in Egypt but all over the world, as there is a gap between labor market needs and academic education.”

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"I'd Like to Stay for Longer" — George Washington University Students Reflect on their Time at AUC

Working toward its goal of internationalization and fulfilling its mission as a global University not just for Egypt, but for the rest of the world, AUC hosted 20 students from the George Washington (GW) University in Washington, D.C. for the Faculty-Led Program in an effort to expose American students to the University and to Egypt. 

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Wearing Egypt's Untold Stories

“It’s all about having jackets tell stories,” said Hana Zaher ‘19, graphic design graduate and designer of Daima — a graduation project that turned into to a solid brand to be launched soon in the Egyptian market.

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Tobacco-Free Community Survey: 90% Notice Positive Change on Campus

Ninety percent of students, faculty and staff at AUC who participated in the Fall 2019 Tobacco Use Within the AUC Community survey said that they noticed a positive change on campus since the implementation of the Tobacco-Free Community Policy in February 2018, according to Jaime Mendoza, associate professor of practice in the Department of Psychology and director of

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AUC, College of Charleston Partner on Student Exchange

AUC and the College of Charleston in South Carolina, both liberal arts institutions with a long legacy in education, have recently partnered on new academic cooperation and student exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students for a period of five years.  Students from AUC and the College of Charleston will receive a scholarship to spend a semester or year abroad at the other institution, providing students with a unique international experience and strengthening East-West cultural ties.

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Former Arizona State Senator Stephen Farley Reflects on his Year Abroad at AUC

Stephen Farley (YAB '84), a public artist who previously served as Arizona state senator, came to AUC as a study-abroad student from 1983 to 1984. This is how he reflects on his time at AUC: "My life was transformed by AUC and Cairo. In 1983-1984, there was no internet, no easy way to phone home. My parents found out I arrived safely when my letter arrived six weeks later. For a kid from the American suburbs, it was like living on another planet -- on your own. And I loved every minute of it!

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Egypt's 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital Recognizes AUC's Anti-Cancer Team

Egypt's 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital Foundation recognized AUC's Anti Cancer Team (ACT) student club for its "distribution contribution in establishing a Volunteer Day at the hospital and effective role in drawing a smile on the children's faces." The recognition was part of a ceremony to celebrate International Volunteer Day.  ACT has been working with and volunteering at 57357 Hospital for several years, and has brought the young cancer fighters on campus for fun days and events.  

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Rania Al-Mashat '95 is Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation

Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat '95 is beginning a new phase in her mission of public service to Egypt, after heading the Ministry of Tourism for the past two years.  Driven by a sense of responsibility to give back to her country, Al-Mashat said on her Instagram and LinkedIn accounts: 

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Cairo, Inside Out

My article is a manifestation of an underrated travel experience that is often overlooked and ignored. We tend to take our everyday rides for granted, but this travel piece is about giving this ride the attention it deserves, and more than it anything, it is about giving our beloved Cairo and its people the attention they deserve as well. It is about examining Cairo’s many facades, its contrasts and its people’s paradoxes too! 

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