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Coloring Cairo: Winning AUC Student Design to 'Color' Egypt's First Beautified Water Tower

A team member from "Ciel" with the team's design board at the first round of presentationsThe winning

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AUC Hosts Cairo Media Conference Cultivating Collaboration Between the Industry and Academia

AUC hosted the Second Cairo Media Conference, Cultivating Collaboration: How Industry and Academia Can Transform Digital Storytelling. The conference focused on how media industry players could capitalize on new developments and face challenges in their field. Its main goal was to bring together academics and industry players to discuss and debate the future of the industry.

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AUC Hosts 16th Annual AMICAL Conference

The AUC Library recently hosted the 16th annual AMICAL Consortium conference at AUC. AMICAL is a consortium of American international liberal arts institutions that work toward common goals for libraries, technology and learning. The four-day conference, with about 140 attendees taking part, aimed to grapple with common issues among international liberal arts institutions.

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The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) celebrated its 10th anniversary. AUC President Francis J. Ricciardone, members of the Cabinet and a number of very prominent Egyptian and international public figures in media and politics were among the attendees, in addition to GAPP faculty and staff. This is in addition to a number of foreign academics and practitioners who flew from different parts of the globe to attend the celebration.

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Mining the Future: New Data Science Major First in Egypt, Arab World

The first-of-its-kind in Egypt and the Arab world, AUC's undergraduate data science program will begin in September 2019, leading to a Bachelor of Science in data science.

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AUC Competition Community Artwork to Decorate Public Schools

As part of AUC's efforts to engage high school students, the Department of the Arts and the Office of Enrollment, Admissions and Student Service Center recently planned and held a Wall Art Competition for high school students from seven different schools in Cairo. The competition aims to get talented high school students involved with AUC's graphic design program and promote community engagement, since the paintings will be donated to decorate public schools. 

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Presidential Encounters

Left: Merna with Ambassador Ricciardone at age 7; Right: Merna with President Ricciardone at Centennial International Day 

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New Scholarships, University Research Coalition Launched at Chinese-African Forum

To watch the Chinese-African Higher Education Forum, click here.

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The 6th International LaFarge Holcim Forum "Re-Materializing Construction" Kicks Off at AUC

The 6th International LaFarge Holcim Forum "Re-Materializing Construction," kicks off today! At the symposium, professionals and research institutions will explore new approaches towards sustainable building solutions. The symposium will host over 300 specialists from 50 countries. Egypt is the first Middle East and African country to host the event. The symposium is organized by the LaFarge Holcim Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit entity sponsored byLaFargeHolcim Group -- the leading global building materials and solutions company including Lafarge Egypt.

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Garden Grown

The gardens are the perfect place to take a study break, soak up the sun and this week at AUC, to get your juice fix! AUC is bringing its students fruit straight from the garden in the form of freshly squeezed juices. The juice is being distributed in select locations around campus, including the faculty lounge, student union and staff offices, with a display fridge right behind L'Aroma Gourmet Coffee.  The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness about AUC's gardens and encourage AUcians to take advantage of the space.

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A Towering Win: 'Ciel' AUC Team Wins AUC-TAMEER Water Tower Competition

A Towering Win Graphic design students on the team Ciel, Ghenwa Yehia ElMougy, Farah Habib, Nehal Ezz and Mariam Ismail won the TAMEER-AUC competition with their design of an amorphous dream-like sky. Their creative interpretation of the celestial sphere will soon decorate Egypt’s first beautified water tower.

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AUC, Cornell, MIT to Establish Centers of Excellence in Egypt

AUC, Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the American universities selected to launch three Centers of Excellence in Egypt, fostering research, scholarships and innovation in water, agriculture and energy. The project, worth a total of $90 million, is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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Blockchain Competition and Implementation

Earlier this month, AUC's Department of Computer Science and Engineering hosted the first Blockchain Summit in Cairo in coordination with On-Demand Education Marketplace (ODEM.IO), a platform based in Switzerland that delivers blockchain technology. The Summit aimed at introducing this new technology, reviewing its usages in education and its impact on business, and discussing women in Blockchain.  Blockchain is a new hot topic in the computer science fields, and the School of Continuing Studies is currently teaching a course on the system.

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Students, Faculty and Staff Reflect on Why They are Happy to Be AUCians

In honor of International Day of Happiness, AUC students, faculty and staff reflect on why they are happy to be AUCians. "I love every single bit of success AUC accomplishes every day. I'm proud to be part of such a reputable organization. I am also proud to witness the centennial celebrations, it's so festive! AUC is home, I am forever grateful!" -- Caroline Mikhail, executive assistant to chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering  

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Time to Tweet Right!

Twitter International in collaboration with AUC launched an academic competition for the first time in Egypt and the Middle East. The #TweetRight competition allowed students to create a Twitter account and tweet creatively to identify misinformation and fake news -- a key theme in this year's Common Reading Experience (CRE) Fahrenheit 451.

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