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Faculty Receive Tenure

Faculty Receive Tenure

AUC’s Board of Trustees has approved the tenure of three faculty members for their commitment to academic excellence and dedication to the proliferation of knowledge at all levels.

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The Road to Sharm El Sheikh

The Road to Sharm El Sheikh: Preparing for COP27

“We have a large challenge ahead of us –– the fight against climate change. This is the largest challenge for mankind,” said Ambassador Frank Hartmann, Germany’s ambassador to Cairo during “The Road to Sharm El Sheikh” civil society COP27 meeting.

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Five School of Business Alumni Among Forbes Middle East’s Top 100 CEOs in 2022

Five alumni from AUC's School of Business were named among Forbes Middle East's Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East for 2022. The rankings are based on overall experience and time in their current role, company size in terms of revenues, assets and market cap, achievements in the last year, innovations and initiatives implemented by the CEO and impact within their country and region.

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 Laila El Baradei, Hakim Meshreki and Yasmine Motawy

Faculty Merit Award Recipients Create Lasting Impact Across University

AUC honored three faculty members for their outstanding contributions to teaching, service and research at the University during commencement this spring.

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Mahmoud Mohieldin speaks at AUC's Climate Change Initiative launch event

AUC Launches Climate Change Initiative

AUC’s Climate Change Initiative was launched to capitalize on AUC’s contributions to national and international efforts in tackling one of the greatest challenges of our time. The initiative focuses on climate change and providing climate change solutions in specific contexts within the country.

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Alamir Yacoub receives the Shireen Abu Aqleh Award at commencement

Legacy of Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh Lives on at AUC Through New Named Award

The Shireen Abu Aqleh Award, a new award for high-achieving Palestinian students, debuted at AUC’s Spring 2022 undergraduate commencement ceremony last week. The award honors the memory of its namesake, an award-winning Palestinian-American journalist renowned for decades of reporting in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

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Spring Commencement Awards

AUC Recognizes Outstanding Grads, Faculty at Spring Commencement

Sixteen graduates and three faculty members were awarded at AUC's Spring 2022 commencement ceremonies in late June. The awards recognized a number of academic and service-related achievements by recipients, from earning the highest grade point average across different disciplines to furthering women's empowerment and demonstrating excellence in teaching.

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Eve Troutt Powell at Commencement

'We Used to Dance Around the Pyramids at Night': Eve Troutt Powell Reflects on Time at AUC, in Cairo

Eve Troutt Powell (CASA '84, '89, '05), the Christopher M. Browne Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered the keynote speech at AUC’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on June 22.

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Salma Ibrahim

Al Ghurair STEM Scholar Aspires to Break New Ground in Biochemistry, Disease Prevention

The death of Salma Abou Elhassan grandmother greatly affected her decision to attend AUC.  Diagnosed with breast cancer, the physicians at the time deemed Abou Elhassan's grandmother a “hopeless case” and decided not to take any further actions on the matter. Appalled by the reality of the limitations of medicine, this experience propelled Abou Elhassan to realize what she wanted to do in her career. 

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Ahmad Khan teaches at AUC

Ahmad Khan Appointed Visiting Professor at Columbia Ahead of Publishing Monograph on Sunnism

Ahmad Khan, assistant professor in AUC’s Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, was awarded the Arcapita Visiting Professor at Columbia University, Spring 2022, hosted by the Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia, where he currently teaches Islamic Thought in an Age of Print.

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The Great Design of History

Some of the more than 600 visuals featured in A History of Arab Graphic Design: the anatomy of a horse in crimson and azure, labeled in elegant Arabic calligraphy and preserved on paper for six centuries; tiles in shades of cerulean, turquoise and ultramarine adorning the half-moon entryway of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran; an illustrated mermaid hugging a bouquet of paintbrushes on the first-ever Alexandria Biennale poster.

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Akher Kalam

Unlike green or ecological design, sustainable design is a broader paradigm that encompasses the social, environmental, economic and cultural dimensions. A good definition of sustainable design combines the meanings of both design and sustainability. Harold Nelson and Erik Stolterman define design as a process for identifying and creating the “what can be” and “what should be” of a situation, where the designer would explore how to better a situation. John Ehrenfeld defines sustainability as the condition where the environment, people and other beings can flourish.

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Games for visually impaired children

Innovation for Impact

Hessa fe Qessa (A Lesson in a Story) – Salma Elbarbary ’22 With Egypt’s illiteracy rate reaching 27% in 2020, Hessa fe Qessa is an educational app that teaches illiterate individuals how to read, employing an interactive story that discusses relevant social issues. The app includes an audio guide, exercises and an information bank. Gowa El Hadota (Inside the Tale) – Salma Elbarbary ’22

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Cop-tivating a City

When Issa Shahin (YAB ’94, ’96*) first came to study abroad at AUC in 1994, he was eager to finally spend time in the city that colored his father’s stories. “He would tell me about sneaking his sisters and brothers into the movies, how lively Cairo is and how everybody looked out for each other,” Shahin said.

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Enter the CAVE

Hesham Ismail ’04, ’07 wanted to document an afternoon riding electric scooters with his wife in downtown Los Angeles, California, but he couldn’t take his hands off the handlebars to reach for his phone. Instead, he said, “Hey Facebook, take a video!” and the Ray-Ban sunglasses he was wearing began to record. 

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