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Fayza Haikal Receives Special Award of Excellence from International Association of Egyptologists

The International Association of Egyptologists awarded Fayza Haikal, professor of Egyptology at AUC, an Honorary Membership — the association's highest accolade — "for a lifetime of brilliant scholarly contributions to Egyptology." Only four other people have ever been recognized with this honor since the establishment of the association in the early 1970s.

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Emmy and Academy Award-Nominated Filmmaker Jerome Gary Visits AUC

Emmy and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and Chairman of the MENA Media Fund Jerome Gary visited AUC recently to discuss his work in the region and his future plans in Egypt.  Renowned Director Yousri Nasrallah and Producer Mohamed Hefzy with Filmmaker Jerome Gary 

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RiseUp summit is Coming to AUC

For the first time, AUC will be the main partner and host of RiseUp Summit, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa.

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Atta Gebril, Mona Amer '98 Receive Elsevier 2019 Scopus Researcher Awards

Atta Gebril, associate professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics, and Mona Amer '98, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychology,received the Elsevier 2019 Scopus Researcher Awards for the impact of their research in the fields of education and psychology, respectively, on Egyptian society. Gebril and Amer are the only two award recipients from AUC.

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Students Reuse Industrial Waste in Construction to Provide Practical Housing Models

According to the World Bank, with rapid population growth and urbanization, annual waste generation is expected to increase to 3.4 billion tons in 2050.

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Alum, Faculty Laila Ziko Wins Innovators Under 35 MENA Award for Using Microbes to Cure Diseases

Laila Ziko (MSc '13, PhD '19), adjunct professor of biology, is one of the winners of the Innovators Under 35 MENA award, presented by MIT Technology Review Arabia and the Dubai Future Foundation. Her research focuses on using microbes to cure diseases, bypassing antibiotic resistance and cancer chemotherapeutic resistance.

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AUC Undergraduate Group Wins Award at SensUs 2019 Competition in the Netherlands

A group of AUC students won second place in the Analytical Performance category at the SensUs 2019 competition recently held at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. SensUs is an annual competition where multidisciplinary student teams develop biomedical biosensors to measure markers of diseases or therapeutic drugs in patient blood.

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AUC Community Service Leaders Visit Cancer Hospital in Luxor

On Saturday October 26th, 8 leaders of the community service clubs, accompanied by their advisor, went on a one day trip to Shefaa’ Al-Orman Cancer Hospital in Luxor. The trip was organized by Al-Orman Organization. The aim of the trip was to give exposure to the students on the process of charity. The students were able to see how community service takes place outside of campus and how hard work and cooperation can result in an impactful result in serving the less fortunate in Egypt. The hospital has advanced technology in dealing with cancer, as well as a high level of hygiene and sanitation.

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AUC Hosts Fourth MENA Social Policy Conference

In collaboration with the British Council in Egypt, and as part of the American University in Cairo’s (AUC) centennial celebration, the Middle East and North African Social Policy Network (MENASP Network) organized its 4th edition conference in Cairo, Egypt titled “Social Policy in the MENA Region: Policy Learning in the Era of Social Protection” on October 30 and 31 at AUC New Cairo. The opening session of the conference was attended by the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Dr Hala Zaid.

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Madina Mahmoud '12, '18 Receives Prestigious Award from Italy for 'A New Future for Water' Research

Congratulations to Madina Mahmoud '12, '18 for receiving the 2019 Eni Young African Talents Award for her research on "a new future for water" — in energy, sustainability and environmental protection solutions. The award offers a PhD scholarship, with which she will complete her studies at an Italian university or research institute. 

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Using the 'Power of Design' to Shape the Future of Architecture and Autism

In 2002, Magda Mostafa, associate professor in the Department of Architecture, was approached by a group of parents to design Egypt’s first educational center for autism. She was eager to get to work, certain it would be easy with all the guidelines and research she’d find on how to design for individuals with autism. But to her surprise, she found “absolutely nothing.” No architect, she said, in Egypt or anywhere around the world had ever looked through and structured evidence-based methodology into this topic. 

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AUC to Host NAQAAE Evaluation Team

AUC is currently seeking the reaffirmation of its national accreditation with the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) — the first University to reaffirm its accreditation using NAQAAE’s 10 newly crafted accreditation standards. A NAQAAE evaluation team will be visiting campus from October 28 to 30. 

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Women in Ancient Egypt Current Research and Historical Trends

International scholars and Egyptologists from Egypt, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany and a host of other countries will be at AUC Tahrir Square from October 31 to November 2 for the Women in Ancient Egypt: Current Research and Historical Trends conference, the first-of-its-kind in Egypt and the Middle East. 

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'Timeless' Investments: New Scholarships Widening Our Reach

Samaa Abdelhamid, a freshman majoring in political science, said her life changed when she found out she’d be attending AUC. For her, receiving the Dr. Hamza Alkholi Public School Scholarship not only gave her the opportunity to study at the University, but it meant she’d be one step closer to achieving her dream of working toward more accessible education in Egypt.

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AUC's New Associate Provost for Assessment, Accreditation Zeinab Amin is On Board

During her 13 years of service to AUC, Zeinab Amin has worn multiple hats, from being a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science to her position as associate dean in the School of Sciences and Engineering to being appointed associate provost for assessment and accreditation.

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