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Mariam Ayad

Reading Into the Past: Mariam Ayad's Research on Coptic Letters Sheds Light on Women in Byzantine Egypt

Years of research have led Mariam Ayad ‘94, associate professor in AUC’s Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology, down a trail of letters in Coptic dating back to the 6th-8th centuries AD [Byzantine Era up to the Arab conquest of Egypt], providing her a unique view into the everyday lives of women.

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Sustainable and Safe: Construction Engineering Students Create Glow-in-the-Dark Concrete

Four undergraduate students in the Department of Construction Engineering have developed self-luminous concrete to light up roadways and pavements without using conventional energy sources.

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Mental Health Initiative

AUC Launches Initiative to Support Community Mental Health, End Stigma

On Sunday, AUC launched its Mental Health and Well-being Initiative with a community workshop aimed at opening a discussion and offering a platform for participants to share their experiences and ideas for improving mental health on and off-campus.

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Five Students Awarded in National, Global 2022 Map the System Competition for Project on Women in Cairo's Informal Sector

Five students from the AUC School of Business won first place in the national 2022 Map the System competition in late April, competing against six other teams comprising 30 undergraduate and graduate students. Their project was also named an Excellent Undergraduate Project in the global competition, which took place in the UK this spring.

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Reimagining Cairo: AUC Alum, Student Win 3rd Worldwide in 2022 Berkeley Prize Competition for Design Excellence

Mahmoud El Kady ‘21 and Tia Ashraf, anthropology graduating senior, won third place worldwide in the 2022 Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence competition.

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AUC's Gender Policy Working Group

AUC Launches Working Group to Boost Gender Equity Across Campus

A new working group consisting of AUC students, faculty and staff is spearheading an effort to review the University’s gender-related policies to ensure inclusivity, equity, diversity and care for the entire community.

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Nageh Allam receives prize

Nageh Allam Wins 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists

Nageh Allam, professor and director of the nanotechnology graduate program at AUC’s Department of Physics, has won the 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists in Physical Sciences, for his

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America 101: AUC Faculty, Staff Bring U.S. Culture to Life for English Language Learners

A new online series is allowing English-language learners across Egypt to dive headfirst into American culture through a monthly lecture series led by AUC faculty and staff from the United States.

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CIMUN Team Wins Big at 2022 National Model United Nations Conference

Emerging stronger than ever after a three-year hiatus, AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) team won Outstanding Delegation awards for the 12th consecutive year at the 2022 National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City this spring. The team won a total of 19 awards at the conference. 

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Bridging the Gap: Ahmed Moustafa to Lead Coronavirus Genome Research in Egypt, MENA

Ahmed Moustafa, professor and chair of AUC's Department of Biology, has been awarded $2.1 million from Wellcome Trust for a project that will establish molecular surveillance of the coronavirus genomes in the MENA region, bridging research disparities and leading to better health outcomes. 

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AUC Students Victorious at 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition

Students Maha Shatta, Fatema Lokma, Mostafa Nosseir, Ahmed Elghoul and Seif Ahmed ‘21 from AUC’s Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering won first place worldwide in the 2022 Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition in the digital health track for their device, GlucoClip.

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Shimaa Heikal

100 PhDs in Africa Awardee Shimaa Heikal (MSc '22) Pilots Data Project on Dementia in Egypt

Pioneering a research registry on novel biomarkers found in early stages of dementia within the Egyptian population, Shimaa Heikal (MSc '20), PhD candidate at AUC’s Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), is among the first 10 awardees for the 100 PhDs in Africa program. 

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Sarah Abdelkader

PhD Student Receives L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist Award

Sarah Abdelkader (MSc ‘20), an environmental health PhD student at AUC's Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), has won the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO Young Talented Scientist award for Egypt, for her innovative work in sustainable agricultural wastewater treatment.

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AUC Advisory Trustees Paul Hannon and Peter Giblin

AUC Mourns Loss of Advisory Trustee Peter Giblin

AUC Advisory Trustee Peter Giblin died on April 11 in England at 80 years old. He is remembered as a bright, hardworking and good-natured colleague, and as a friend.

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Students at Wadi Degla Protectorate

Geology Course Takes Students out of the Classroom and Into the Wild

Students in AUC's Geology for the Engineer course left the classroom and headed outside this spring to visit two of Egypt's major geological sites: Wadi Degla Protectorate and Wadi Al-Hitan heritage site.

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