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Msh Zanbek: Play Exploring Sexual Harassment Showing Soon

Msh Zanbek, formerly known as You-W-Ana Too, is hitting the stage at AUC on March 22. Months in the making by AUC students, faculty and alumni, the production consists of five plays, each one exploring a different perspective of sexual harassment: families and couples, bystanders, victims and perpetrators, men and women, power and incapacity.

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Chasing Circuits: AUC Spinoff Suitera Making Way for Future Generations of Electronics

With an increased need to solve newly emerging challenges in the electronics design automation industry, faculty members at AUC established Suitera, the second AUC spinoff company.  

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AUC's NanoEbers Wins French-Egyptian Prize for Technology Detecting Water Toxins

Competing with 150 other startups, the Department of Chemistry's NanoEbers recently won the Coup de Couer prize at the French Egyptian Startup Competition for creating a technology used to detect harmful toxins in water. The prize is awarded by the French Chamber of Commerce in Egypt to recognize a tech-based innovative startup company with a cash award of EGP 150,000.

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The Future of AUC: Second Annual Strategic Business Planning Conference

Strengthening its culture of community involvement, AUC held the Second Annual Strategic Business Planning Conference this week, virtually bringing together around 70 AUC leaders to discuss the University’s FY22 plans and the integrated planning process at large.

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AUC Alumni Among Forbes Middle East's Top 50 Power Businesswomen

Every year, Forbes Middle East selects and ranks 50 powerful businesswomen from across the region. The women were chosen because they have "shown resilience, flexibility, and strength in the face of unprecedented adversity, both in the workplace and in their communities," according to Forbes. Egypt leads with the highest number of women on the list, eight, followed by the United Arab Emirates with seven. Five AUC alumni are featured on the list this year.

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The First to Specialize in Nanotubes in Egypt: Amal Esawi Works to Make Aluminum Stronger and Lightweight

"When I first joined Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center, I developed a huge interest in nanotechnology. We all got into it and started researching it. Little was known about it back then," said Amal Esawi '89, ‘90, professor of mechanical engineering.

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Graphic Design Alumnae Recognized for 'Best Arab Posters'

Lana Kurdi '20 and Mariem Abutaleb '20, graduates of the graphic design program, both designed posters that were recently recognized as some of the 100 Best Arabic Posters of 2020.    Curated in Quarantine Kurdi created both of her posters while staying home during the lockdown last year. 

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Faculty Researches Automated Solutions to Complex Health Challenges

“My research activities dramatically improve my effectiveness as a teacher,” said Hassan Azzazy, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry. “On the one hand, I incorporate relevant aspects of my research projects and findings into my undergraduate and graduate courses.

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Soraya Bahgat '06, Advocate for Women and Girls, Reflects on Her Long Journey Calling for Gender Equality

Soraya Bahgat '06, a member of the UN Women Gender Innovation Agora and the first Arab and Middle Eastern to receive Hän Honor, the Finnish Government's award for gender equality, speaks to News@AUC about starting a movement in 2011 to prevent mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square.

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Valentine's Day Around the World

As with all other holidays, Valentine's Day takes different shapes around the world, as people weave their unique cultures and traditions into the celebration. Here are some ways the day of love is celebrated around the world.  

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Q&A on AUC's Ethics HelpLine

The AUC Ethics HelpLine encourages the AUC community to report any acts of misconduct or violations of the University's policies on its premises. It guarantees confidential reporting and documentation of complaints, as well as the timeliness and completeness of the administration’s response. News@AUC spoke to Wessam Abozeid, senior director of compliance in the Office of General Counsel and Compliance. What is the benefit of an Ethics HelpLine?

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Elham Fadaly ‘13 and Netherlands Team Win Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year

Recently, Physics World magazine announced that Elham Fadaly ’13 and her team at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands won the Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year.

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Building Materials of the Future: Faculty Researches Innovative Construction Materials

“Motivated and empowered -- this is how I felt when I saw my name in the list of the world's most-cited researchers,” said Ezzeldin Yazeed, professor and interim chair of the construction engineering department. “Indeed, citation for researchers is a crucial and direct assessment of the quality of their work.”

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First Custom-Built, Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Launched

Recently, the University launched the first phase of its online anti-sexual harassment training, becoming the first University in Egypt to introduce mandatory training for all faculty, staff and students. The training was custom designed for AUC by a team of in-house experts. 

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Campus Conversation: Start of Spring Semester

Last Thursday's Campus Conversation discussed updates for the Spring 2021 semester, providing updates on academics and campus life and answering some of the community's pivotal concerns and questions. Here are some key takeaways from the conversation: -The Provost Council met last Thursday to assess the situation for March classes, and the decision will be announced by February 15.

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