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Corruption and Collapse: AUC’s Sarah El-Richani Explains Lebanon’s Financial Crisis

After a series of heists over the past few weeks, banks in Lebanon closed temporarily and heightened security. After reopening on Monday, they were stormed again. 

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A Fresh Point of View on Middle Eastern Diasporas With AUC’s Ramy Aly

Ramy Aly, assistant professor and anthropology unit head, has co-edited the newly released Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas

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Tomorrow's Leaders Gender Scholars Program Welcomes Second Cohort

After a successful launch last year, the Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS) program has more than doubled in size this fall, with 28 students joining the program’s second cohort.

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Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Laud AUC Journey, Contribution to Career Growth

Since early in his childhood, Fadi Abdel Dawoud ‘21 had always been interested in pursuing a STEM career – a lifelong dream made possible by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education via its STEM Scholars Program. Today, he is a software engineer at Microsoft, after previously being employed as a consultant for MasterCard.

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AUC Introduces New Minors, Restructured Majors

From the arts to sciences — and the special places where they meet in between — AUC is offering two restructured majors and four new minors this fall.  Multimedia Communication and Journalism

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AUC Launches iRead Affiliate Club to Boost Reading Culture Across Egypt, MENA

In hopes of strengthening the love of literature in Egypt, AUC students are collaborating with iRead Middle East to establish AUC’s newest student-led organization: iRead AUC. “iRead AUC will be a platform for students to spread their wings,” says Nouran Reda, a public administration graduate student at AUC and a leader of the iRead initiative, which launched in 2019 as a massive campaign seeking to encourage reading among youth in the Middle East.

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Campus Conversation: Welcome Fall 2022

The first Campus Conversation of Fall 2022 took place last Thursday, September 22. Here are the main takeaways:

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Monkeypox in Egypt: Faculty Discuss Facts, Address Concerns Over Virus

While the world is still reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic, another virus has not so subtly slipped into the limelight: monkeypox.

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‘Greening’ Real Estate: AUC to Host Collaborative Program on Climate-Adaptive Development

Futures Lab, a retreat hosted by the AUC Innovation Hub and New Silk Roads, that aims to encourage collaboration between business leaders, architects, researchers and policymakers to explore how the future of Egyptian real estate may be adapted to climate change-related challenges. 

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From Abroad or Coming Home, AUC Welcomes New Faculty

Coming from abroad or returning to their alma mater, AUC welcomed a new cohort of around 40 faculty members this fall. While some members are experiencing Egypt for the first time, having moved from their homes in Germany, South Korea and more, other members are turning to their alma mater. News@AUC interviewed five members of this diverse cohort on their research, their decision to join AUC, and what they are looking forward to this year.  

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AUC Joins Race to Zero Campaign, Pledges to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

AUC has joined the Race to Zero campaign, a UN-backed global initiative aimed at achieving a zero-carbon world. The University has pledged to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

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Upcoming Piece of Mind Festival to Explore Mental Health Through Theatre

Launching for the first time in early 2023, AUC’s Piece of Mind festival aims to normalize conversations about mental health by featuring scripts written by members of the AUC community on mental health and well-being.  The festival will be accepting English and Arabic submissions from students, alumni, faculty and staff until October 15. 

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Meet the New Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Noha El-Mikawy '82

Enthusiastically returning to her roots, Noha El-Mikawy ‘82 has become the new dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. With extensive experience in academia, development and policy — as well as a passion for social justice — she brings with her a well-rounded vision to boost the school’s relevance, recognition and impact. News@AUC caught up with El-Mikawy to learn more.

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From Queen to King: AUC Faculty Members Share Insight on Royal Transition

After 70 years of maintaining the British monarchy’s non-political status, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has raised concerns over how the transfer of power to King Charles III may disrupt the status quo.

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International Hoops: AUC Women’s Basketball Coach Represents Egypt at NBA Training Camp

In late August, Egypt became a temporary home for current and former basketball legends, as the country held, for the first time, the NBA and International Basketball Federation (FIBA)’s Basketball Without Borders camp. 

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