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Happy Earth Week from CARES

AUC's Center for Applied Research on the Environment and Sustainability (CARES) uses different techniques to sustainably grow crops around campus. Learn about green walls and how they are helping revolutionize urban agriculture. Green Walls

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USAID/Egypt Awarded AUC $36 Million for 'USAID Scholars'

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded on March 1, 2020 The American University in Cairo (AUC) a remarkable 10-year Cooperative Agreement titled "USAID Scholars activity." This collaboration between USAID and AUC will contribute to Egypt's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by instilling the pillars of knowledge, innovation and scientific research, economic development and environmental responsibility in the core infrastructure of the activity.

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AUC CIMUN Wins Big at National Model United Nations

The Secretariat of the National Model United Nations in New York honored 14 members of AUC's delegation with awards this year. This comes as a new record breaker in harvesting Model United Nations awards after receiving a record-breaking number of awards last year.

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Internet Stress — A Q&A With Ayman Abdellatif

With classes shifting online, people working remotely and millions of Egyptians staying home more than they used to, the internet is witnessing an unprecedented surge in traffic. Experts are calling this 'internet stress,' and it has people worried about how much the internet can actually handle.  News@AUC spoke to Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif, whose team has been in charge of the online shift, to learn more. 

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The Race to Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries

Li-ion batteries are used in cell phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, and other electronic devices. And while nearly 90% of batteries worldwide are recycled, there still lacks a universal standard for recycling these specific batteries, as they can be dangerous if not handled correctly. Nageh Allam, professor of physics, and a team of graduate students in AUC's nanotechnology program are working to solve this.

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Student Ambassadors at AUC: 'Discovering New Aspects of My Personality, Learning New Things About AUC'

The Student Ambassador Program is a rigorous training program for competitive and talented students who wish to represent AUC to stakeholders and distinguished guests of the campus. After receiving training that teaches them the history and details of what makes AUC interesting and distinctive, Student Ambassadors conduct tours for individuals and groups for both the New Cairo campus and Tahrir Cultural Center. 

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AUC Holds First Media Roundtable Discussion on Maintaining Mental Wellness During COVID-19

With Hani Henry, associate professor at the Department of Psychology and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, as the main speaker, AUC held the first Media Virtual Discussion, titled “Maintaining Mental Wellness during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic” on April 6. During the discussion, Henry shared advice on how to maintain mental wellness and reduce the anxiety and stress caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.

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World Health Day: Recognizing AUC's Dedicated Medical Staff

  Our medical staff are at the frontline of fighting COVID-19 and keeping the AUC community safe and healthy. Let's remember to thank them for their hard work and dedication to their mission. News@AUC spoke to some of the staff at the Office of Medical Services to hear about their roles during this time and what they want the community to do to stay safe. 

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Fall 2020 Admission During COVID-19: Q&A with Associate Provost for Admissions, Financial Support

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly raised questions and concerns surrounding the admission process for next semester. News@AUC spoke to Randa Kamel, associate provost for admissions and financial support and chief enrollment officer, about the Fall 2020 admission procedures and incoming class, and the steps AUC has taken to ensure a smooth process amidst the global changes taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Helping Students with Special Needs with Online Instruction Accessibility

In early March, the Student Disability Services (SDS), located in the Center for Student Well-Being, under the Dean of Students, began preparing students with special needs for the eventuality of online instruction, working hand in hand with AUC’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), the Office of Tech Solutions, Assistive Technology Services, and concerned faculty.

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Zoom Tips

AUC's Office for Digital Transformation has been hard at work for the past few weeks preparing and facilitating the shift to online instruction and remote work. One of the most critical elements of transitioning online was purchasing an institutional license for Zoom and making it so that the AUC community can sign in using their University credentials. "So much work went into doing this in such a short amount of time, and it was a success," said Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif.  Below you can find some helpful tips and links for using Zoom. 

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Does Shifting to Online Really Help Slow Down COVID-19? Studies Suggest Yes

The global coronavirus pandemic has sparked a number of changes across the world, even on our own campus with online classes starting and the vast majority of staff shifting to remote work. And with these changes have come a number of issues, whether they're technical and communication problems or even social and emotional challenges that come with distancing and isolation. The inconveniences that come with these major changes begs the question — is it even helping? 

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Marwan Wahid on World Autism Awareness Day: 'I Am Thankful and Happy with My Journey at AUC'"

When he was only 2 years old, he was able to finish a Solitaire game on his brother’s computer and actually win the game that doctors described him as “the new Einstein."

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AUC’s National Accreditation Reaffirmed

AUC has been reaffirmed for its national accreditation with the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE).

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Faculty Reflect on One Week of Online Instruction

AUC's faculty members have been hard at work trying to navigate the challenges that come with shifting to online instruction. News@AUC spoke to some faculty members to learn about their experiences so far and what they've been doing to adapt to the changes. Here's what they had to say: 

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