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Engaging Anti-Harassment Community Dialog

As part of its #AUCSpeakUp initiative, the University is launching a Dialog Series in partnership with a number of institutions and prominent influencers to participate in the national conversation on sexual harassment and raise awareness of this critical issue. 

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'Invest in Youth' — Dutch Minister and Alumna Sigrid Kaag Speaks at Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture

Focusing on the impact of COVID-19 in the Middle East, the 14th Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture hosted Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag '85, who appeared in Ewart Memorial Hall over Zoom.

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'Nothing Short of Fantastic' - AUC's CASA Welcomes U.S., International Students

"The activities we do are varied and genuinely engaging, the workload is intense enough to be challenging without overwhelming students, and everything we do is through the medium of Arabic. Even new or unknown words are never translated into English — only explained in Arabic."

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The Impact of Digitization on the Publishing Sector: How Nahdet Misr Is Coping

Fast-evolving technology and digitization have left companies with no choice other than digital transformation. Taking the publishing industry as an example, users are currently consuming more content than ever on their digital devices. Where does this leave publishing houses, particularly with the onset of COVID-19?

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The Puzzle of Survival in Export Markets

When it comes to exports, not all businesses possess the same risk tolerance. Some businesses are first movers, entering new markets and willing to take more risks, while others are late-movers, observing what peers do first and only adopting successful moves. You'd think that first-movers outperform late-movers in export markets, right? The answer is no. 

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Ten Faculty Members Among Top 2% Impactful Scientists Globally

Ten faculty members from AUC's School of Sciences and Engineering have been named in the Stanford University- Elsevier list of the top 2% most-cited scientists in various disciplines worldwide.

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Beyond the Apps Conference

Last week's Beyond the App conference, hosted by AUC and SUNY Cortland’s Literacy Department, connected literacy leaders around the globe with Egyptian and American teachers as well as teachers from many other countries. Teachers shared their knowledge building on the best literacy practices for middle grades (Primary 4, 5, 6 and Preparatory 1, 2, 3). 

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"A Global Election" — America Chooses Joe Biden

After a five-day election, former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris were elected as the new leaders of the United States. Biden passed the 270 needed electoral college votes on Saturday, denying incumbent President Donald Trump a second term in office. Taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump still not officially conceding the election and the country witnessing a record number of voter turnout, this election was far from ordinary and while it’s now over, has ushered in a new wave of politics. 

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'To All Women: It’s Time to Unleash Our Power'

For business administration student Malak El Menyawi, the ABZ case as well as Nadeen Ashraf's @AssaultPolice were the main trigger for AUC's Student Union to start a task force in collaboration with Heya student organization. The initiative aims to encourage sexual harassment victims to speak up for their rights while informing them of the University’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy, steps on how to report and other helpful resources. 

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Award-Winning Reem Bassiouney: 'Writing About History is Liberating'

Nahdet Misr Publishing Group recently held a launch event celebrating award-winning novelist and AUC Professor of Applied Linguistics Reem Bassiouney’s new book, Sabeel Al Gharek. With the first edition selling out in only five days and the second edition released shortly after, the book has been achieving substantial success.

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Using Natural Gas for Cars as an Alternative to Gasoline: Is It the Future?

Egypt's government recently announced a multi-year plan to convert car engines running on traditional fuels to dual-fuel engines that can run on gasoline and natural gas. A parallel initiative sets to replace obsolete vehicles used in Egypt's public transportation system with newer ones equipped with natural gas tanks. News@AUC spoke to Ahmed El-Banbi, professor of petroleum engineering and department chair, and Abdelaziz Khlaifat, professor of petroleum engineering, on the impact of these changes.

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Remembering Farkhonda Hassan (1930 - 2020)

AUC mourns the loss of Farkhonda Hassan (MSc '67), professor emerita in the School of Sciences and Engineering. Members of the AUC community shared some memories of and tributes to Hassan, who taught at the University for more than five decades:

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AUC Holds Media Virtual Discussion: Impact of U.S. Elections on Egypt, Middle East

AUC held a Media Virtual Discussion this week titled: “The Impact of the U.S. Elections on Egypt and the Middle East.” Speakers were Bahgat Korany, professor of international relations and political economy at AUC, and Karim Haggag,  Karim Haggag, Middle East Program director and professor of practice at the Public Policy and Administration Department.

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A Guide to Understanding the 2020 U.S. Election

As Americans take to the polls to vote for the next leader of the country, News@AUC created a simple guide to understanding how the election process works, explaining everything from who can vote to how the Electoral College works.  Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who was vice president under President Barack Obama, faces incumbent Donald Trump. 

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Meet the New Members of AUC’s Alumni Council

From digital and technological experts to entrepreneurs, ambassadors and financiers, the newly elected members of AUC’s Alumni Council span a broad array of professions, yet they all share a common goal: strengthening AUC’s alumni network and enhancing the University’s global visibility.

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