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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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Accounting Research Highlights a Country's Vulnerability to Climate Change

Climate change is a global threat. According to NASA, 97% percent of climate scientists agree that human activities are the main cause of climate-warming trends over the past century, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.

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Mariam Ibrahim '19 Designs Hospital Gowns to Track Patient Health, Featured on CNN

Mariam Ibrahim '19, a graphic design graduate, was featured on CNN and at the Global Grad Show in Dubai for her project Hale, a series of hospital garments designed to improve a patient's sense of well-being. Made with antibacterial materials, the gowns use sensors to track a patient's temperature, blood pressure, oxygen and other vital signs.

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'Counting My Blessings:' A Story of Strength, Patience and Faith

Manar Kheir, a freshman and recipient of the Sawiris Undergraduate Scholarships for Students with Disabilities, was six months old when her parents realized there was a problem with her eyesight. They took her to the doctor, hoping to find a solution to her deteriorating vision, but were informed that she would eventually go blind and nothing could be done to stop it. "Do you have any advice?" Kheir’s parents asked the doctor, still holding on to a little strand of hope that their daughter would recover. His advice to them: dedicate everything in your lives to her education. 

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Everything You Need to Know About RiseUp '19 at AUC New Cairo

For the first time, AUC will be the main partner of RiseUp Summit, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,000 people expected to attend from around 60 countries, the summit will be bustling with international speakers; Fortune 500 companies; the region's top entrepreneurs, startups, investors and creative masterminds; and prominent journalists. Read more about the event here.

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Student Union Sustainability Fair: 'Start of a Path of Conscious Consumption'

AUC’s Student Union is hosting a Sustainability Fair on Wednesday, November 27, aiming to shed light on ways in which students can be more sustainable, and decrease their waste and plastic consumption. The fair will include a variety of startups and businesses that encourage sustainability and initiate sustainable practices, such as Urban Earthlings, Mashtal and Bubblz.

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President Francis Ricciardone's interview in Arabic with Al Youm Al Sabie

Read President Francis Ricciardone's interview in Arabic with Al Youm Al Sabie about scholarships and fellowships at AUC, the future of scientific research in Egypt and the University's role as a cultural hub.    

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Fresh AUC Graduate Designs Mechanical Engineering Prototype for Healthcare Applications

In Summer 2018, as part of AUC's Undergraduate Research Program, Belquis Haider ’19, mechanical engineering graduate and a recipient of the Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship, interned with the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

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Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism Wins the World Travel Market’s 2019 Global Leaders Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry”

Egypt's Ministry of Tourism recently won the World Travel Market's 2019 Global Leaders Award for Outstanding Contribution To The Industry at the biggest event of the global travel industry, the World Travel Market, which brings together a total of 5,000 exhibitors from around the globe and gathering more than 30,000 attendees. During the event, Egypt was honored among the very best in the travel industry.

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AUC PhD Student Wins L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award

Sarah Halawa '11, '14, PhD student in applied sciences at AUC, with a specialization in biotechnology, received the  L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award for her PhD dissertation, which focuses on the genetics and epigenetics of cardiovascular diseases, helping to improve our understanding of valve biology, with potential implications on valve tissue engineering approaches. The research is a joint venture between AUC and the Magdi Yacoub Foundation.

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AUC Sponsors MESA Annual Meeting, Faculty Present Research

AUC was a sponsor of the 2019 Middle East Studies Association annual meeting — "the single largest gathering of experts on the Middle East."

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AUC, USAID Inaugurate Menoufia University Center for Career Development

AUC inaugurated the Menoufia University Center for Career Development, the 13th out of 21 funded centers in 14 universities across Egypt, funded by the United States Agency for Career Development. The main aim of the centers is to provide 1 million students with access to career education. 

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Ranking and Accreditation: Which is Which?

“We complement each other. Rankings and accreditation are a key to establish a way forward for institutions,” said Ashwin Fernandes, regional director, MENA and South Asia at Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), one of the world's leading international higher education network. "Our mission at QS is to enable more educated people around the world to fulfill their potential by fostering international mobility, educational achievement and career development."

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