A Warm Virtual Welcome: Class of 2025 Joins AUC

AUC welcomes the Class of 2025 in unusual circumstances — with new hopes and challenges awaiting them. AUC is still implementing a hybrid model of classes with an emphasis on maintaining a low-density campus.

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Exploring 'Belonging': AUC Graduate's Poster Recognized Among Top in Arab World

Inspired by his longing for home and a question about what it means to 'belong,' Hossam Harfoush '19 created Homeland, an Arabic typography poster that was selected among the Hundred Best Arabic Posters of 2020. 

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Welcoming Egypt’s Change Agents: First Cohort of USAID Scholars

"AUC will offer me more than the academic experience. I need a liberal arts university that will help me gain enough knowledge and skills to make my goals come to life, and AUC is just the right place for that,” said Kyrollos Zakaria from Gharbia governorate who joined the University this semester as part of the first cohort of USAID Scholars. 

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A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean

A collaboration between the Orlando Museum of Art and The American University in Cairo, A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, will feature artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage in simultaneous exhibitions in Orlando and Cairo. Curated by Dr.

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Minister of Social Solidarity Meets with USAID Scholars

AUC took part in a meeting between Minister of Social Solidarity Nivine El-Kabbag and USAID Scholars Activity students with disabilities and scholars from the Takaful and Karma families

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Debating the Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film in SpeakUp Dialog Series

Is the media harming women?   At last week's AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series, "Do Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film Reflect Reality or Shape It?" our online poll showed that 66% believe media portrayals shape reality, while 34% think such portrayals simply reflect reality.   "There isn't a clear cut answer; it's both," said scriptwriter Tamer Habib, one of the panelists at the event. 

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Tax Withholding Campus Conversation

Last week's campus conversation explained how AUC will begin to withhold taxes on employee salaries and wages and remit them to the Egyptian Tax Authority monthly. Here are some key takeaways from the conversation. For FAQs, click here. To find upcoming info sessions, click here.

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Kamal Adham Center Launches COVID-19 Media Relief Project with Facebook Journalism Project

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, in partnership with Facebook Journalism Project, launched the

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The View From Egypt

Host of the Open Mind on PBS Alexander Heffner interviewed different voices from the AUC community for a special podcast series: The View from Egypt. The episodes focus on citizenship, diplomacy, education, theatre and medical innovation. Listen to them below.

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Technology for Good: Faculty Explores the Emerging Applications of Mobile and ICT for Human Betterment

“My prime objective since my return to Egypt in 2009 was to conduct research that not only advances the body of global knowledge in my field but also addresses problems relevant to Egypt,” said Tamer ElBatt, professor and director of the computer science graduate program.

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Construction engineering students 'build on Mars'

Construction Engineering Students 'Build on Mars' Using Earth Materials

A group of construction engineering students — Zenah Helmy, Gehad Ayman, Ziad Abdeen, Reem Gamal ‘20, Omar Sawan ‘20 and Kareem Reda ‘20 — explored potential building materials for Mars along with possible construction methods by making use of NASA’s 3D printed pre-existing model.

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USAID Scholars Activity Offers Scholarships to 140 Public School Students this Year to Study at AUC, Egyptian Universities

AUC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt's Ministry of Education and Technical Education to promote the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Scholars Activity program in schools.

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Paving the Way for Future Generations: Faculty Researches Generating Renewable Fuels from Waste

“I believe research should impact human life toward a better environment, living standard and best use of natural resources,” said Mohy Mansour, adjunct professor of mechanical engineering. "Energy is one of my main fields of research, and most of my work is focused on the efficient use of conventional sources of energy -- both new and renewable energy resources."

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AUC Faculty Reflect on their Students' Handwritten Notes of Gratitude

On the last day of classes, students surprised their professors with handwritten notes to express their gratitude for their ongoing support in online learning despite the unusual circumstances.   Walid Kazziha, professor of political science:

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Women on Boards Observatory Prepares More Than 400 Women for Corporate Board Positions

AUC's Women on Boards Observatory announced that its Board Ready Women database now has more than 400 qualified women to serve on corporate boards, including at least 150 women who already have board experience. 

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