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AUC, USAID Launch First Virtual Career Fair for Egyptian Universities

AUC and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the first Virtual Career Fair for Egyptian Universities (UCCD 2020) on September 28. The event was attended by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, AUC President Francis Ricciardone, AUC Counselor Ashraf Hatem, USAID Egypt Mission Director Leslie Reed, and presidents of ten Egyptian public universities.

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AUC Establishes New Anti-Harassment, Non-Discrimination Office of Institutional Equity

With the aim of combating sexual harassment and safeguarding its community, AUC established the Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) on August 1 to handle sexual harassment and discrimination complaints from students, faculty and staff. The office reinforces and underpins AUC’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy, abiding by Egyptian laws, and strengthening AUC’s reporting channels.

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New Business Majors, MBA Restructured

With the start of Fall 2020, AUC has introduced three new undergraduate business programs to its portfolio: Bachelor of Business and Entrepreneurship, Bachelor of Business in finance, and Bachelor of Business in marketing. This is in addition to its existing Bachelor of Business Administration in management of information and communication technology.

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AUC, University of Lübeck Assemble World’s First Comprehensive Egyptian Reference Genome

Mohamed Salama, visiting associate professor at AUC's Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, physician and clinical neurotoxicologist, together with an Egyptian-German team from the University of Lübeck, assembled and annotated the world’s first comprehensive North African reference genome, EgyptRef.

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The Center of Excellence for Water MOU Signing

AUC and Alexandria University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 22 along with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, represented General Manager Mohamed Ismail; Sierra Engineering and Contracting, represented by founder and Managing Director Sherif Elashram; and Demerdash sister companies Engazaat for Development, Demerdash Group and IBSAR, all represented by Managing Partner Muhammad El Demerdash.

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Virtual Onboarding: AUC Welcomes New Staff

With a priority of maintaining a low-density campus and restricted face-to-face gatherings, AUC held its first virtual staff onboarding HR event to welcome new hires while ensuring their seamless integration among the AUC community during such a challenging and unique time.

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AUC, USAID Launch Alexandria University’s Third University Center for Career Development

On September 14, AUC inaugurated a new USAID-funded University Center for Career Development Project (UCCD) at Alexandria University, marking the third center to be launched at the university and the 15th out of 21 funded centers set to be established in 14 universities in Greater Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt. 

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Scholarships a 'Starting Point' for Incoming Students

“I want my career to be filled with achievements, and I have faith that AUC will be my starting point,” said Ismail Raafat, a freshman at AUC. 

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AUC Team Wins Public Inspiration Award at SensUs International Competition

A multidisciplinary team of AUC students recently came in second place in the Public Inspiration Award category at the international SensUs 2020 Competition, held virtually by the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. The AUC students represented the only

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Meet the New Dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies Daniel Ortiz

Daniel Ortiz became AUC's new dean of Library and Learning Technologies in September 2020. He holds a doctorate in Library Administration from Simmons University in Boston, and brings with him many years of higher-education library leadership. Most recently, Ortiz served as the Dean of Libraries at Hunter College in New York.

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AUC Pilots Faculty Mentorship Program

AUC’s faculty mentoring program aims to work with new faculty members to provide professional and personal guidance in different areas.

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Anti-Harassment Training Continues

As part of the AUCSpeakUp initiative to maintain a safe campus, the University launched mandatory anti-harassment training for every member of the AUC community. AUC is the first to introduce mandatory online training for all faculty, staff and students this fall. Department associate deans, chairs and directors took part n the September 15 training, which was conducted by Sunanda Holmes, AUC’s general counsel and chief compliance officer. All faculty, staff and students will also receive the mandatory training online before the end of the Fall 2020 semester.

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AUC-UNESCO Webinar Series: Combating COVID-19 Misinformation

AUC's Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism will hold the first of a series of training webinars for media professionals on combatting misinformation and disinformation in the context of COVID-19.

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Alumna Internationally Recognized for Commitment to Social Justice

“To be awarded the Moira O'Donnell Emerging Leader for Justice Award as this year's co-recipient is an honor. I love the work I do, and I love my job,” said Elena Habersky (YAB ‘12, MA ‘18), project leader at Refugee Entitlements in Egypt. Habersky graduated with a Master of Arts in migration and refugee studies.

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'My Aim is to Inspire' — Meet AUC's Newest Faculty Members

"It is my honor and pleasure to serve the AUC  community," said Daniel Ortiz, dean of Libraries and Learning Technologies. "It’s a wonderful University and a marvelous country. I am at home." New faculty members joining AUC this semester span an array of disciplines, research interests, cultural backgrounds and more, but all have one thing in common: They’re excited about joining AUC. 

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