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AUC Road to College Provides Free, Online English Courses for High School Students

AUC is the first educational institution in the Middle East to offer free, English-language online courses designed specifically for high school students in Egypt.

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AUC's Theatre Program Debuts Original Plays Tackling Mental Health

Part of AUC’s Mental Health and Well-being Initiative, Piece of Mind is a bilingual theatrical performance that aims to start conversations about mental well-being, ranging from depression to social media addiction.

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Raising the Bar: New Scholarship Program to Support Excellent Students

AUC launched the Excellence Scholarship Program this year, offering scholarships to high-quality students who demonstrate excellence in academic or non-academic endeavors while also considering need.

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AUC Awards Exceptional Graduates at Midyear Commencement Ceremonies

Fifteen graduates were awarded at AUC's Fall 2023 undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies in February. Recipients were recognized for a variety of academic and service-related accomplishments. Undergraduate Awards The President's Cup Presented to the student(s) with the highest grade point average. Winner: Karim Khaled Iskander  

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AUC Welcomes Veerle De Laet as New Executive Director of AUC Press

Veerle De Laet has been named executive director of AUC Press, the leading English-language publisher in the Middle East. 

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Midyear Commencement Ceremonies Feature Distinguished Speakers

Ayman Ismail ‘95, ‘97, the Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship, associate professor in the Department of Management and founding director of the AUC Venture Lab, and Heba Elsewedy, founder and chair of Ahl Masr Foundation, will be speakers at AUC’s midyear commencement ceremonies. Ismail will be speaking at the graduate ceremony on February 15, and Elsewedy will be speaking at the undergraduate ceremony on February 18.

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New Faculty Book Spotlights Power of Women in Ancient Egypt

From Women in Ancient Egypt book coverrom Hatshepsut and Nefertiti to everyday women from the artisan village of Deir el-Medina, a new volume edited by Mariam Ayad ‘94, associate professor in AUC’s Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology, offers a comprehensive look into the autonomy of women in ancient Egyptian society.

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AUC Master's Student Creates Arabic Chatbot to Promote Brain Health

Developed by Asmaa Saeed, a public health master’s student in AUC’s Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology, the Arabic-speaking bot seeks to teach Arab individuals ways to improve their brain health in a conversational manner, such as giving advice on maintaining healthy eating habits or referring individuals to mental health websites and resources.

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AUC Welcomes New Dean of Students Yorgun Marcel

As the spring semester kicks off at AUC, stay on the lookout for a new face around campus: Yorgun Marcel, the new dean of students.  Marcel, who began his work at the University in January, is eager to meet with the University’s students and determine how he can best support them.

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AUC Welcomes Mena Hanna as Director of Government Relations

Last fall, AUC welcomed Mena Hanna as the University’s new director of government relations. In this role, Hanna serves as AUC’s top representative in Washington, DC and works to secure funding from the United States government for the University’s essential programs and other needs. Hanna graduated from Georgetown University with a master’s in security studies and has extensive experience working within the U.S. government.

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Devaluation: What the Future Holds

The Egyptian pound weakened against the dollar again last Wednesday in a second dip since the Central Bank of Egypt announced the

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Steve Marchese Elected to Board of Trustees

Steve Marchese, a principal at Cornerstone Government Affairs, is the newest member of AUC’s Board of Trustees.

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Students from AUC, United States Address Inequality Through Art

This fall, students from AUC and City University of New York collaborated virtually to study income and wealth disparity in Egypt and the United States. Using art, these students aimed to increase awareness about inequality under the collaborative Global Scholars Achieving Career Success (GSACS) program.

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From Our Library to Yours: Faculty Suggestions for Winter Reading

As winter sets in and more of us are opting to unwind indoors with our next great read, News@AUC asked AUC faculty members for recommendations. Here’s what they had to say:

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Business as Usual? The Past, Present and Future of Biden's Middle East Policy

As the U.S. midterm elections passed this November it remains clear that the U.S. public is deeply divided by partisan lines.

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