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Changing Spaces: What Does 'Home' Mean for Us Under COVID-19?

Along with the health, economic and political consequences that have come along with the global COVID-19 pandemic have been an array of behavioral and social changes that could have long-lasting impacts far past the pandemic. 

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Two Alums Create 'Around Egypt' App to Promote Tourism, Show Country's 'Hidden Gems' in 360 Degrees

Users are 64% more likely to visit a place after viewing it in 360 degrees, according to Ciklum, a global digital solutions company for Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing organizations.

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Fall 2020 Plans: Q&A with Ahmed Tolba

Under the Academic Mission Committee, created as part of the President’s Operational Excellence Initiative, the Fall 2020 Plans Task Force has been working hard to make a decision about how classes will take place during the Fall 2020 semester. News@AUC spoke to Ahmed Tolba ’97, ‘01, associate provost for strategic enrollment management and head of the task force, to learn more about the plan.

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Creating a Suitable Framework for Forecasting COVID-19: AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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AUC, Brown University Develop Cloud V for Open-Source Digital Access

The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) research group at AUC and Brown University's Scale Computing Lab have developed a cloud-based, digital hardware design environment called Cloud V to utilize open-source academic materials and freely available EDA tools using standard and familiar web interfaces. 

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Mona Makram-Ebeid (MA '75) Adviser to UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

Mona Makram-Ebeid (MA '75) serves as adviser to the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations since early 2020. With extensive experiences in intercultural and interfaith dialogue and promoting tolerance, she supports youth initiatives and promotes peace through her work. You can read more about Ebeid and her appointment here.

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AUC Provides Mentorship for Gemini Uplift Initiative

AUC will be providing voluntary mentorship support for entrepreneurs as part of the Gemini Uplift initiative to support entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The initiative, launched by Gemini Enterprises Africa, aims to revive the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt and Africa during these difficult times through money, matchmaking and mentorship. Gemini focuses on supporting entrepreneurship in Africa, and particularly projects focused on social dimensions. 

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Coping in Egypt During the COVID-19 Crisis: AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Campus Conversation Recap: Managing Sustainability

Last week's campus conversation, moderated by Samer Atallah '97, associate professor in AUC's Department of Economics., discussed managing the sustainability of AUC in terms of finance, jobs and continuation of the educational mission while protecting the community from COVID-19. Taking part in the conversation were President Francis Ricciardone, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Sarah Refaat and Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Amir Habib. Board of Trustees Virtual Meeting

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Report-for-Change: A People-Centric Urban Management Tool - Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research at AUC

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Gourmet Implements Graphic Design Student Project on Sustainable Packaging

As part of their Packaging studio course last fall, graphic design students Amena ElDefrawy, Amanda Ioannou, Hania Gazar, Reem Hasebou, Salma Aly and Noor Sallam worked on envisioning new packaging solutions for the Gourmet brand while considering the environmental aspect and sustainability. The Gourmet team liked the student work, had the most creative group intern with the company last winter and is implementing some of the student designs across its branches.

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Board Holds Virtual Meeting, Issues Statement of Appreciation

Last week, and for the first time in the University’s history, the Board of Trustees held its May meeting via videoconference. Convening more than 30 trustees and advisory trustees spanning five countries and several states, the virtual meeting focused on a discussion of the University’s COVID-19 response and implications for the future, an update on the campus master planning process, review of tenure cases and projections for the FY21 budget, which will be approved in June.

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AUC Holds Second Media Virtual Discussion on the World Order Post COVID-19

"The question now is: Who will lead the world? After China's domination, Europe dominated the 19th century, and then the U.S. dominated the 20th century, but that will change with Asia dominating the 21st century," said Bahgat Korany, professor of international relations and political economy and director of AUC Forum, at AUC's second Virtual Media Discussion, "The World Order Post COVID-19."

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AUC, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sign Public School Scholarships Agreement

AUC and Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the University to annually allocate 30 full-tuition scholarships to the government for Egyptian public school students who wish to pursue their undergraduate studies at AUC, in accordance with the University’s admission requirements. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will nominate the students for the scholarships.

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Faculty Share Tips, Practices, Stories

  From encouraging quieter students to participate through Google Docs to inviting theatre artists as guests and cracking jokes with students through class WhatsApp groups, these faculty members are finding creative ways to keep students engaged.    

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