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Shining a Light on Water Pollutants

Did you know that every type of bacteria has a unique light signature? Mohamed Swillam, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, is using this fact to identify different types of pathogens in Egypt’s water supply with new remote sensors designed by the professor and his team.

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AUC's Mental Health Wellness Taskforce is Starting Conversations to Stop Stigma

As Mental Health Awareness week kicks off at AUC, activities, class visits and discussions with experts on mental health and well-being are happening across campus. Later this month, there will be a community wellness day and mini-marathon at the University. But it doesn’t stop there. AUC’s Mental Health Wellness Taskforce, launched under the University’s Mental Health and Well-Being Initiative, is just getting started.

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So, What is COP?

COP is a UN initiative that encourages international cooperation to mitigate the impacts of climate change by stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and making ecosystems around the world more resilient. The 27th session will be held this year in Egypt. 

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AUC Welcomes Richard Brow as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs

With a master’s degree in Middle East studies and extensive experience working with NGOs and higher education institutions in the region, such as the American University of Beirut (AUB), Richard Brow is no stranger to Cairo, nor to the Middle East.  He is, however, new to AUC — joining last month as the new vice president for institutional advancement and alumni relations. 

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AUC Alumni and Community Members Featured in Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30 for 2022

Forbes Middle East chose seven AUC alumni and community members for their 30 Under 30 MENA cohort this weekend.

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Corruption and Collapse: AUC’s Sarah El-Richani Explains Lebanon’s Financial Crisis

After a series of heists over the past few weeks, banks in Lebanon closed temporarily and heightened security. After reopening on Monday, they were stormed again. 

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A Fresh Point of View on Middle Eastern Diasporas With AUC’s Ramy Aly

Ramy Aly, assistant professor and anthropology unit head, has co-edited the newly released Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas.

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Tomorrow's Leaders Gender Scholars Program Welcomes Second Cohort

After a successful launch last year, the Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS) program has more than doubled in size this fall, with 28 students joining the program’s second cohort.

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Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Laud AUC Journey, Contribution to Career Growth

Since early in his childhood, Fadi Abdel Dawoud ‘21 had always been interested in pursuing a STEM career – a lifelong dream made possible by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education via its STEM Scholars Program. Today, he is a software engineer at Microsoft, after previously being employed as a consultant for MasterCard.

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AUC Introduces New Minors, Restructured Majors

From the arts to sciences — and the special places where they meet in between — AUC is offering two restructured majors and four new minors this fall.  Multimedia Communication and Journalism

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AUC Launches iRead Affiliate Club to Boost Reading Culture Across Egypt, MENA

In hopes of strengthening the love of literature in Egypt, AUC students are collaborating with iRead Middle East to establish AUC’s newest student-led organization: iRead AUC. “iRead AUC will be a platform for students to spread their wings,” says Nouran Reda, a public administration graduate student at AUC and a leader of the iRead initiative, which launched in 2019 as a massive campaign seeking to encourage reading among youth in the Middle East.

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Campus Conversation: Welcome Fall 2022

The first Campus Conversation of Fall 2022 took place last Thursday, September 22. Here are the main takeaways:

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Monkeypox in Egypt: Faculty Discuss Facts, Address Concerns Over Virus

While the world is still reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic, another virus has not so subtly slipped into the limelight: monkeypox.

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From Abroad or Coming Home, AUC Welcomes New Faculty

Coming from abroad or returning to their alma mater, AUC welcomed a new cohort of around 40 faculty members this fall. While some members are experiencing Egypt for the first time, having moved from their homes in Germany, South Korea and more, other members are turning to their alma mater. News@AUC interviewed five members of this diverse cohort on their research, their decision to join AUC, and what they are looking forward to this year.  

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AUC Joins Race to Zero Campaign, Pledges to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

AUC has joined the Race to Zero campaign, a UN-backed global initiative aimed at achieving a zero-carbon world. The University has pledged to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

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