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Tahrir Dialogue Webinars

Here you can watch the last three Tahrir Dialogue webinars. 

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'An Obligation to the Community' — AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

“We have a role and an obligation to the community,” said Alaa-Eldin Adris, associate provost for research, innovation and creativity, when asked about the purpose of AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative, which called for research proposals from across the University that address current and forthcoming issues brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preserving 'One of the Most Important' Settlement Sites in Egypt

Peter Lacovara, visiting research scholar at AUC, along with Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, and her graduate students, are working to preserve an important historical and archaeological site in Egypt, Deir El-Ballas, that has been damaged by illicit diggers and is in danger of continued looting.

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Campus Conversation: The President's Operational Excellence Initiative

Last Thursday’s Virtual Campus Conversation introduced the Presidential Operational Excellence Initiative, which establishes seven committees spanning different areas.  President Francis Ricciardone started the session detailing the purpose of the committees, stating that they are meant to better help address the different needs of AUC community members and to give students, faculty and staff ways to directly express their concerns and needs. 

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Despite Pandemic, Student Clubs Continue Tradition of Giving in Ramadan

Despite the current circumstances — COVID-19 pandemic, national curfew, final exams and project deadlines approaching — AUC student clubs and organizations are still keen on giving back to their society during Ramadan and helping underprivileged people across Egypt.

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Biotechnology Alumna Busts Myths, Shares Facts on COVID-19

Reem Al Olaby (MSc ’11, PHD ’14) is an assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at California Northstate University. She recently created these videos busting myths surrounding COVID-19 and explaining the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with COVID-19. 

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Usage of Arabic Collection Online of Which AUC is a Contributor Jumps 700% During COVID-19 Pandemic

With the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, New York University Abu Dhabi reported that usage of the Arabic Collections Online has increased 700%, with the number of monthly users jumping from 50,000 to 350,000 in March 2020. 

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Celebrating 50th Earth Day, AUC Releases First Sustainability Report

As part of celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, AUC’s Office of Sustainability released the University’s inaugural sustainability report today.  

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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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