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Know, Be, Rise: ‘Unscripted’ Dialogs with Female Leaders

“’'Empowered women, empower women’. This quote has always driven me forward as I grew up surrounded by empowered women who pushed me to be who I am today,” said Nour Hesham, marketing senior and president of the Business Association (BA). 

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Aisha Altubuly '21 Combats Gender-Based Violence in Libya

“Gender-based violence can be in the form of patriarchal norms through propagating gender stereotypes and always putting women and girls in a weaker position, or assuming that certain things are out of their capacity because of their gender traits and identity,” asserted Aisha Altubuly '21, political science graduate who received the Tomorrow’s Leaders US State-Department Funded (TL) scholarship at AUC.

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Campus Conversation: Updates

Last Thursday's Campus Conversation conveyed several important University updates on COVID-19, anti-harassment training, hybrid instruction and more. You can watch the full conversation here. Below is a recap of the key points discussed:

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'It's Very Refreshing to be Back on Campus' - AUC Community Returns to Campus for Hybrid Classes

March 1 marked the community's partial return to campus, as the University resumed the hybrid mode of class instruction. Students and faculty are back for select courses that have a face-to-face component in addition to online instruction, and with the increase in campus presence, some staff members have returned to their offices for a few days of the week.  We spoke to some students, faculty and staff to hear about their first days back and what they enjoy about being on campus.   

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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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