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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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AUCians at World Youth Forum

A number of AUC students and faculty members attended this year's World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El-Sheikh, where they were able to engage in dialogue with and discuss solutions to the world's most pressing issues with heads of states and government, international young leaders, inspiring youth in various fields, prominent international figures and youth groups from around the world. 

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AUC Partners with AAIB for Teacher Development Program

In an effort to transform and develop Egypt’s public education system, AUC has partnered with the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) for the training and continuing education of 150 public school teachers of primary and preparatory students.

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Meet Tarek Atia: Managing Director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center and Campus

Tarek Atia (SAB '90) came to AUC 30 years ago as an exchange student for a semester abroad at AUC Tahrir Square. Now he's back to AUC as the managing director of Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) and Campus. "AUC was one of the things which drew me back to Egypt like a magnet." Learn more about Atia's vision for the Tahrir Cultural Center and his plan to make it "the coolest place in downtown Cairo." #PeopleOfAUC

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AUC Improves Sustainability Ranking Among Universities Worldwide

AUC ranked 132 out of 780 institutions in the annual UI Green Metric initiative, moving up from its 136 ranking last year. Universities Indonesia (UI) ranks thousands of universities globally based on amount of campus green space, energy use, transport, water use, waste management and green policies.

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AUC Recognized for Exemplary Performance in Digital Innovation with Operational Efficiency Award

Earlier this year, The American University in Cairo announced its decision to move the Ellucian Banner Student Information System (SIS) to the cloud.

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RiseUpAtAUC 2019 Recap

For the first time, AUC was the main partner and host of #RiseUpAtAUC, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa, with more than 20 of AUC’s faculty and alumni as guest speakers.

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Former U.S. Ambassadors to Egypt Discuss Changing U.S.-Middle East Relations

“Demonstrations are a manifestation of free speech,” said Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer, professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in a panel discussion with Ambassador Frank Wisner, international affairs advisor at Squire Patton Boggs, at AUC Tahrir Square, moderated by TV anchor Lamees Al Hadidi ‘87, ‘90. 

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