Tips on Being Happy While Working from Home

We are now facing the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is feeling anxious, disorientated, worried and generally uneasy. Workplaces are being disrupted to an unprecedented degree, and nobody knows how long this will last. Many of us have to work from home, and this in itself can be not only challenging, but also isolating and lonely. Social bonding is important, and many of us will miss out on interacting with colleagues, and for our faculty with our students too. So, what can we all do about it?  

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Michael Gibson on AUC's Smoking Cessation Clinic: 'It Feels Good to Not Feel Addicted to Anything'

“Between 2009 and 2019, I used to smoke between seven to 10 cigarettes a day. During those 10 years, I tried to quit several times without success,” said Michael Gibson, senior instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition.  

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'Flatten the Curve' - How Social Distancing Can Help Slow Down COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been mapped out as an exponential curve, an image that has experts worried about containing the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one of the best ways to slow down the spread — or flatten the curve — is to practice social distancing.

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The School of Continuing Education Receives Renewal of Accreditation

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) at the American University in Cairo received reaccreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).   IACET is the premier accrediting organization for continuing education and training and this is SCE’s third accreditation with the organization.  SCE was first accredited by IACET in 2010, with each accreditation period lasting five years. 

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Assistant Professor of Film Terri Ginsberg's Co-edited Collection Published

Terri Ginsberg, assistant professor of film, just had her new, co-edited collection, Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice published.

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Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism Hosts Arab Science Journalism Forum

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AUC Next Steps on COVID-19: Online Instruction to Begin

The Covid-19 Response Task Force has continued over the rainstorm emergency weekend to assess developments both globally and among our students, faculty, and staff regarding the pandemic. The good news upfront:  so far, we have no confirmed cases among our community;  the handful of those with flu-like symptoms over the past week quickly left campus, were examined or tested, and have proven uninfected with the novel coronavirus.

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How to Stay Updated on COVID-19

For AUC news and updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), important numbers, FAQ, tips on staying safe and helpful resources, visit

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AUC's Response to COVID-19

AUC has implemented campus-wide efforts to respond and protect the AUC community from the worldwide coronavirus outbreak: Events

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'AUC Felt Like Home' — Westmont College Students Reflect on Three Months at AUC

“I don’t think I can only pick one,” said Nate Sirovatka, a junior from Westmont College, when he was asked what the highlight of his visit to AUC has been. “The opportunity to study at AUC has been incredible. The campus is gorgeous, and the degree of intellectual value that is present on this campus is remarkable."

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AUC Launches PodFestCairo: Egypt's First Podcasting Conference

PodFest Cairo, Egypt’s first podcasting conference, took place on March 7 at AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). The event was hosted by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The half-day conference, designed to bring together Egypt’s podcast creators, kicked off with keynote speaker, Hannah Allam, a Washington, D.C.-based national security correspondent for National Public Radio. Her speech on the power of storytelling included many examples of her challenges transitioning from print journalism to audio. 

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Campus Conversation: AUC Next 100

The best master plan reflects the participation of the whole community,” said Neil Kittredge, partner and director of urban planning and design at Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB), the international architecture firm that will be developing a master plan for the design and construction of the second part of AUC’s campus. Speaking at the Campus Conversation: AUC Next 100 event, Kittredge was visiting with other representatives from BBB to engage in discussions with the AUC community about its involvement in the future plans of campus.

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"Amazing in Every Aspect:" SciencesPo Students Reflect on Time at AUC

AUC hosted 26 students from SciencesPo, an international research university in France that is ranked among the world’s best institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

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Adel Awad Receives Medal of Sciences and Arts of First Class from Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Adel Awad, professor in the Department of Physics, received the Medal of Sciences and Arts of first class from the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar. The award honors scientists who have research contributions of high caliber over several years.

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Hany Soliman (MBA '19) Finalist for 2020 MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award

Hany Soliman (MBA '19), founder and managing director of Engineering Group Innovation, has recently been listed among the five finalists for the 2020 MBA Entrepreneurial Venture Award (Private Sector) by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduate Association (BGA) during the AMBA 2020 Excellence Awards. The event celebrates the quality and achievements of business education at the forefront of leadership and business excellence, recognizing the talents and contributions made by AMBA-accredited and BGA-member business schools along with their students and graduates. 

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