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From AUC to Sheffield: Paules Zakhary '18 — A NASA Scientist in the Making

"After being granted my bachelor’s degree in physics with high honors from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, I applied for five masters programs in the UK — all of which I was accepted onto,” said Paules Zakhary ’18 in his interview with the University of Sheffield,

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Egypt's Top Thanawiya Amma Student Reflects on One Year as an Engineering Student at AUC

Do you remember Nada Hussein Habib, Egypt's top thanawiya amma student in 2018 who was offered a full scholarship by President Francis Ricciardone when she said in the media that her dream is to attend AUC.  News@AUC spoke with Habib, who is now studying electronics and communications engineering at AUC, as she reflects on her first year at the University.

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Scholarships provide windows of opportunity for scholarship students

New, Continuing Scholarships for Public School Students Expand Windows of Opportunity

In Fall 2019, AUC continues to offer various scholarships for public school students for students with disabilities.

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AUC Hosts First Official Meeting of the Egyptian In-House Legal Counsel

Last month, AUC hosted the first official meeting of the newly established Egyptian In-house Legal Counsel (ELC) group, with more than 60 attendees.

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AUC, USAID Open University Centers for Career Development at Zagazig, Ain Shams Universities

In an attempt to help bridge the gap between university education outcomes and the needs of the labor market, AUC recently celebrated the opening of three USAID-funded University Centers for Career Development at Zagazig University and one at Ain Shams University - totaling 12 out of 20 UCDCs in 12 public universities in Greater Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt - part of an initiative to equip and prepare around 1 million public university students for the labor market with a comprehensive set of guidance and trai

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College Bound: AUC — What Is It Like to Be an AUCian?

This summer, AUC ushered in high school students to experience college in the first launch of College Bound: AUC.  In this program,  high school students enroll in undergraduate freshman-level classes and become a part of the campus community.

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AUC Mourns Loss of Advisory Trustee Paul Corddry

Paul Corddry, advisory trustee who served on the Board of Trustees for almost three decades, passed away on July 1, 2019. 

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O'Kane Authors The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship

Bernard O'Kane, professor in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, has released his latest book Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship, where he went on a journey through different centuries and continents to explore 100 of the most iconic and beautifully made architectural designs that are also meant to be home to worshippers in Islam. 

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First for Work of Arabic Literature: CASA Alum Marilyn Booth Wins International Booker Prize

Marilyn Booth (CASA '80), the Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor in the Study of the Contemporary Arab World and professor and director of research in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, won the International Booker Prize for translating the novel, Celestial Bodies. The annual prize is awarded for a single book, translated into English and published in the United Kingdom or Ireland. This is the first time the award is given to a work of Arabic literature.

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Princess Fawzia Exhibit Portrays Duality of Egyptian Womanhood Through Western and Egyptian Eyes

While women play a critical role in Egypt’s social, political and economic development, they are often portrayed in international media as victims of oppressive laws, societal expectations and religious boundaries.

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AUC, University of Surrey Bring Together International Experts to Combat Air Pollution

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths worldwide, disproportionately affecting poor and vulnerable communities and exacerbating inequalities in Official Development Assistance countries.

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Dalia Abbas '13 receives the Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award

Alumna Wins Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award

Dalia Abbas '13, political science graduate, earned her Master's in Education (EdM) — Technology, Innovation, and Education — from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received the Harvard Intellectual Contribution Award, which honors students "whose dedication to scholarship enhanced the academic life of the community and positively impacted their fellow students" at Harvard.

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Summer@AUC: Islamic Studies in the Heart of Cairo

This summer, 15 students from prominent U.S. universities — including Columbia, Princeton and Emory — stepped onto AUC Tahrir Square as the first cohort of the newly launched Summer@AUC Islamic Studies Institute, a four-week program taught by world-class faculty in the heart of Cairo.  

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Sherif Kamel to Tell Egypt's 'Promising Economic Story' as President of AmCham Board of Governors

As the 2019-2021 term for the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt) approached, Sherif Kamel ‘88, ‘90, ‘13, dean of AUC's School of Business, began to muse about running for president of the Board of Governors.  Having been involved with AmCham for the last 15 years, and previously serving as executive vice president, board member and chairing several of the chamber’s core committees including Information and Communication Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Cooperation and Education, he figured he had a chance to ser

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Political Science Summer School for Training Junior Faculty

AUC Trains Junior Political Science Faculty from Universities Across Egypt

AUC's Department of Political Science held its first summer school for the training of junior faculty from universities across Egypt. The candidates were mentored by some of the most accomplished scholars in the field including AUC Trustees Nathan Brown (CASA '84), professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University, and Tarek Masoud, professor of public policy and the Sultan Oman Pr

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