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AUC tops Egypt, Africa in the 2021 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings

The American University in Cairo ranked 1st place in Egypt and Africa and 159th out of 956 institutions in this year's University of Indonesia GreenMetric World University Rankings, an annual publication focused on raising awareness towards sustainability within universities. The University jumped almost 200 places as compared to 2020, when it came in at 323rd place among 912 institutions.

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Casting a Wide Net: Mohamed Farag's Research in Metabolomics and Plant Biochemistry Leaves Impact Across Industries

Picture someone who is diabetic. Each morning, this person measures the amount of glucose in their blood, which gives them an indication of how to balance their activity, food and medication throughout the day. Glucose is one of thousands of metabolites, or chemicals, that define the phenotype (appearance, development and behavior) of an organism. 

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AUC Press Holiday Picks

Looking for a good book to curl up with next to the Christmas tree? Or looking for the perfect gift for your family and friends?

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AUC Venture Lab Named Best Accelerator/Incubator Program in North Africa

The AUC Venture Lab, Egypt’s first University-based startup incubator and accelerator, was recognized as the Best Accelerator/Incubator Program in North Africa by the Global Startup Awards, a competition based in Copenhagen that reaches 124 countries. The Venture Lab now sits among the continent's top 60 digital future shapers — selected from a pool of over 7,000 nominations.

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An Impressive Track Record: Moustafa Youssef’s Research in Location Detection Technology Hailed Globally

Moustafa Youssef, professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has made considerable strides in his research on employing mobile devices for location tracking technology — gaining recognition from top educational and scientific institutions, as well as major tech companies.

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Students Engage in Experiential Learning as Part of AUC Innovation Hub, Mountain View Design Thinking Challenge

Undergraduate and graduate students gathered to tackle the second official AUC-Mountain View Design Thinking challenge, an event born out of a partnership between AUC Innovation Hub, real estate developer Mountain View and the Center for Learning and Teaching.

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An Artistic Take on Egyptian History: Meet Alumna Yasmine El Dorghamy

Yasmine El Dorghamy ’00 was something of an unofficial Egyptian diplomat before she even graduated from college. The daughter of an actual diplomat, El Dorghamy lived in five different countries before coming to AUC to complete her undergraduate degree. In every place she touched down — Japan, Greece, Turkey, Mexico — people wanted her to tell them about Egypt. 

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E7na Initiative Partners With AUC For 2nd Annual Anti-Sexual Harassment Summit

After a highly successful virtual launch of the E7na summit in 2020, AUC alum Dania Younis ‘12, co-founder of the E7na initiative, has partnered with AUC to expand the second edition of the summit’s reach beyond the computer screen and into Ewart Memorial Hall at AUC Tahrir Square.

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AUC Faculty, Alumni Help Produce Two New Plays on Legendary Singers Abdel Halim and Umm Kalthoum During Riyadh Season

John Hoey, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts; Salma Hussein '20, a film major and digital media minor; Laila Ghoneim '20, an English and comparative literature major with a minor in theatre; and Sarah El Shazly '19, a double major in theatre and integrated marketing communication, led and assisted production teams for two major plays released this year.

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Take AUC’s 2021 Anti-Sexual Harassment Survey, Learn About Last Year’s Results

The SpeakUp initiative, launched last year, sought to raise awareness of sexual harassment inside and outside AUC by supporting national efforts, in particular as they relate to college campuses.

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Remembering Mahmoud El Lozy

The loss of Professor Emeritus Mahmoud El Lozy has left AUC community members overcome by grief. Though the collective wound El Lozy's departure left is still raw for many, AUC has also been blessed with an outpour of special memories of the cherished professor.

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Professor Mustafa Arafa Awarded for Years of Research on Sustainable Energy Harvesting

As the need for renewable energy sources becomes more dire, AUC Professor Mustafa Arafa’s research in low-cost, sustainable energy harvesting has become all the more crucial.

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In Photos: Van Leo's Legacy Exhibition

An exhibition honoring the legendary photographer Van Leo is taking place now through February 20, 2022 at the Future Gallery in AUC Tahrir Square.  Photos courtesy of Mohamed Ashour  

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AUC Graphic Design Grads Shine at Dubai Design Week's MENA Grad Show

From applications that support dementia patients and promote the upcycling of biodegradable materials to anti-air pollution kits and a board game that educates players on internet privacy, four fresh graduates from AUC showcased their work on the international stage at Dubai Design Week's MENA Grad Show.

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'Gossip Men' by Professor Christopher Elias Peers Into the Past Through Unique Lens

In his debut book Gossip Men, historian Christopher Elias, assistant professor of history at AUC, examines a crucial period of change in the history of American politics from an uncommon yet fascinating perspective – gossip. 

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