AUC Computer Science Team Publish in Communications Magazine

AUC Computer Science Team Publishes Arab World Research Section for Communications Magazine

In the works since 2019, the first special Arab World Research section has been published in the Association for Computing Machinery magazine, Communications of the ACM.

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Construction Team Makes Use of Contaminated Masks, Gloves in Concrete

With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of used and contaminated face masks and gloves were being disposed improperly, leading to a possible risk of spreading the virus.  "Additionally, some individuals, sadly, were picking up these objects and using them again or selling them at a cheaper price, thus endangering the lives of others," said Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid, professor of construction engineering. 

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Campus Conversation

Campus Conversation: Summer, Fall and COVID-19 Vaccination

Last week's Campus Conversation: Looking Ahead to Summer and Fall covered the mode of instruction for the Summer and Fall semesters, COVID-19 updates in the University and Egypt and an upcoming AUC vaccination program. Here are the main takeaways: 

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CIMUN Awarded Outstanding Delegation Award for 11th Year in a Row

For the 11th consecutive year, AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations has received the Outstanding Delegation Award, the most prestigious recognition in the New York-based National Model United Nations. The delegation also went over and above, with six out of eight Position Paper Awards and two Best Delegation Awards for a total of nine awards. CIMUN received these awards with a smaller team this year in the virtual edition of the conference. 

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Sexual Harassment 101 Through Radio Ads

In a survey conducted by UN Women, more than 99% of Egyptian women and girls surveyed said that they had experienced some type of sexual harassment during their lifetime. Today, multiple national initiatives and campaigns have been initiated as part of awareness-raising efforts, and students of Bahia Shehab (MA '09), professor of practice in design and founder of the graphic design program, have recently joined the cause.

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AUC Giving Day

Investing in What Really Matters: Join AUC's April 21st First Giving Day

This year, AUC is launching its first Giving Day, a 24-hour, crowdfunding, digitally-driven, global fundraising and engagement initiative dedicated to supporting student financial needs. AUC alumni and friends who give back to the community will be making an investment in one of the most powerful tools for better futures – education, by supporting financial aid. The April 21 Giving Day will be global in reach and the first of its kind for AUC.

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solar decathalon

AUC Faculty and Students to Compete in International Solar Decathlon Competition - the 'Olympics of Sustainable Building'

AUC students, faculty and staff joined forces to compete in the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) in Dubai in November 2021.

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AUC Professor Startup Wins JICA Ninja Competition

The startup company of Wael Mamdouh, associate professor of nanotechnology, was selected as one of the winners of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA) Business Plan Competition.  JICA launched this competition in July 2020 for businesses emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak to discover innovative business models and technologies that not only provide prescriptive solutions to the current pandemic but also respond to the expected radical changes in the post-pandemic socio-economic reality.

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SU Real Life

AUC Team Wins First Place in Student Union Real Life Competition

"Coming into this competition, I had little to no hope that we would even enter the top 20. We gave it our all for the experience and the opportunity; coming first was just a great bonus," said Mohamed Mansour on winning the AUC Student Union Real Life Competition.

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School of Business, Al Ahly Partner to Introduce Sports Management Education in the Region

“Today, Al Ahly Club, a big entity, and The American University in Cairo, also a big educational institution, collaborate toward a program that will benefit the community and the future leaders of society. The American University in Cairo, with its history, will help us prepare calibers who could benefit society with their knowledge on managing sports facilities.” - Mahmoud El Khatib, president, Al Ahly Sports Club

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Egypt Gives: AUC Student Hana Wali on a Mission to End Homelessness

Statistics say that there are 12 million homeless Egyptians, including those living in slums (ashwa’eyat). Yet when Hana Wali, business administration student, visited some of the most poverty-struck areas in Egypt during her work with the charitable organization, Together to Save a Human, she discovered that the statistics may not be accurate and that countless people need shelter.

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AUC Partners with Arab Academy, AlAlamein International University in Teaching, Scientific Research

AUC signed an MOU with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and a strategic partnership agreement with AlAlamein International University to enhance collaboration in higher education.

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Doris Cummings Cox: Cairo Chronicle in the 1940s

"An outgoing, amiable, and adventurous young woman" is how Barbara Cox Kozemchak, the daughter of Doris Cummings Cox (1922 – 2012), chose to describe her.

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AUC Appoints Two New Members to the Board of Trustees

Shahira Zeid ‘83 and Wael Bayazid were recently appointed as the newest members of AUC’s Board of Trustees. Both coming from business and financial backgrounds, their expertise serves as a valuable asset to AUC’s goals in the near future. 

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