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Nageh Allam receives prize

Nageh Allam Wins 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists

Nageh Allam, professor and director of the nanotechnology graduate program at AUC’s Department of Physics, has won the 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists in Physical Sciences, for his

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America 101: AUC Faculty, Staff Bring U.S. Culture to Life for English Language Learners

A new online series is allowing English-language learners across Egypt to dive headfirst into American culture through a monthly lecture series led by AUC faculty and staff from the United States.

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CIMUN Team Wins Big at 2022 National Model United Nations Conference

Emerging stronger than ever after a three-year hiatus, AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) team won Outstanding Delegation awards for the 12th consecutive year at the 2022 National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City this spring. The team won a total of 19 awards at the conference. 

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Bridging the Gap: Ahmed Moustafa to Lead Coronavirus Genome Research in Egypt, MENA

Ahmed Moustafa, professor and chair of AUC's Department of Biology, has been awarded $2.1 million from Wellcome Trust for a project that will establish molecular surveillance of the coronavirus genomes in the MENA region, bridging research disparities and leading to better health outcomes. 

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AUC Students Victorious at 2022 John Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition

Graduating seniors Maha Shatta, Fatema Lokma, Mostafa Nosseir, Ahmed Elghoul and Seif Ahmed ‘21 from AUC’s Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECNG) won first place worldwide in the 2022 John Hop

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100 PhDs in Africa Awardee Shimaa Heikal (MSc '22) Pilots Data Project on Dementia in Egypt

Pioneering a research registry on novel biomarkers found in early stages of dementia within the Egyptian population, Shimaa Heikal (MSc '20), PhD candidate at AUC’s Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), is among the first 10 awardees for the 100 PhDs in Africa program. 

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Sarah Abdelkader

PhD Student Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist Award

Sarah Abdelkader (MSc ‘20), an environmental health PhD student at AUC's Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), has won the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist award for Egypt, for her innovative work in sustainable agricultural wastewater treatment.

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AUC Mourns Loss of Advisory Trustee Peter Giblin

AUC Advisory Trustee Peter Giblin died on April 11 in England at 80 years old. He is remembered as a bright, hardworking and good-natured colleague, and as a friend.

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Geology Course Takes Students out of the Classroom and Into the Wild

Students in AUC's Geology for the Engineer course left the classroom and headed outside this spring to visit two of Egypt's major geological sites: Wadi Degla Protectorate and Wadi Al-Hitan heritage site.

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AUC Venture Lab Graduate Swvl Debuts on Nasdaq

Just five years after joining the AUC Venture Lab as a budding startup, Swvl has made its debut on the Nasdaq ––  the first Egyptian unicorn, first V-Lab graduate and first North African tech startup to list on the U.S. stock exchange. 

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Martha Cooley

AUC Welcomes Martha Cooley as Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Martha Cooley is the new secretary to AUC’s Board of Trustees and director of the North America office, bringing more than a decade of experience in effecting top-level priorities and collaborating with senior executives. 

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AUC Celebrates Van-Leo's Centennial with First-of-its-Kind 3D Exhibit

Iconic photographer Van-Leo (né Levon Boyadjian) will long be remembered as a premier figure of 20th-century Egypt.

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AUCians United by the Spirit of Giving During Ramadan

From creating packs full of essential food staples to hosting charity iftars and leading workshops for underprivileged children, AUC student clubs are showing their dedication to creating positive impact in the local community during the holy month.

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AUC Professors Publish Landmark Report on Cryptocurrency in Africa

AUC’s Mina Sami, assistant professor of Economics, and Wael Abdallah, assistant professor of Finance, have published a first-of-its-kind report on Africa’s crypto boom, aptly entitled “Does Cryptocurrency Hurt African Firms?”

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Devaluation: Why Now and What Next?

In an unannounced move, Egypt’s Central Bank raised key policy rates by 100 basis points and devalued the Egyptian pound by nearly 17% on Monday, March 21, leaving many panicked with flashbacks to 2016 when the bank floated the pound and its price plunged by 48%.

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