What Are You Thankful for This Year?

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us time to sit back and reflect on ourselves, the people around us and things we might have taken for granted before. With Thanksgiving coming up, we wanted to hear from members of the AUC community about what they've realized they're thankful for this year. Here are some of their reflections: 

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How Can We Combat Harassment and Why Should We Care? Launching the AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series

“The hardest problems to solve are those that we find too shameful even to name or to admit exist,” said President Francis Ricciardone in his opening remarks during the inauguration of the AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series held last Thursday.  

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Campus Conversation: What to Expect for Spring 2021

Campus Conversation: What to Expect for Spring 2021

Yesterday's Campus Conversation answered some of the community's most pressing questions, explaining how the University will move toward a higher density campus next semester, which courses are given priority for face to face, the grading system and more.

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Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Visits AUC

Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation Mohammad M. Anba visited the New Cairo campus for the first time last week to explore further fields of mutual partnership with AUC and enhance the exchange of future services. The visit included a tour of the University's departments and buildings and getting acquainted with the various services AUC provides in the academic field as well as cultural, social and sports activities.

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Dr. Ashraf Hatem Wins Parliamentary Elections

University Counselor Ashraf Hatem recently won the parliamentary elections for the Qasr El Nil, Abdin district. “My primary objective is to ensure that the Egyptian people, the ones I represent in my district, don’t suffer to obtain services, health care and quality education,” said Hatem.

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AUC Holds Open Discussions with Students About Online Education Challenges

In an effort to address student concerns about online learning and open channels of communication during this difficult time, AUC held school-based communication sessions this week for students to voice their concerns and reflect on their experiences.

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Engaging Anti-Harassment Community Dialog

As part of its #AUCSpeakUp initiative, the University is launching a Dialog Series in partnership with a number of institutions and prominent influencers to participate in the national conversation on sexual harassment and raise awareness of this critical issue. 

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'Invest in Youth' — Dutch Minister and Alumna Sigrid Kaag Speaks at Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture

Focusing on the impact of COVID-19 in the Middle East, the 14th Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture hosted Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag '85, who appeared in Ewart Memorial Hall over Zoom.

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'Nothing Short of Fantastic' - AUC's CASA Welcomes U.S., International Students

"The activities we do are varied and genuinely engaging, the workload is intense enough to be challenging without overwhelming students, and everything we do is through the medium of Arabic. Even new or unknown words are never translated into English — only explained in Arabic."

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The Impact of Digitization on the Publishing Sector: How Nahdet Misr Is Coping

Fast-evolving technology and digitization have left companies with no choice other than digital transformation. Taking the publishing industry as an example, users are currently consuming more content than ever on their digital devices. Where does this leave publishing houses, particularly with the onset of COVID-19?

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The Puzzle of Survival in Export Markets

When it comes to exports, not all businesses possess the same risk tolerance. Some businesses are first movers, entering new markets and willing to take more risks, while others are late-movers, observing what peers do first and only adopting successful moves. You'd think that first-movers outperform late-movers in export markets, right? The answer is no. 

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Ten Faculty Members Among Top 2% Impactful Scientists Globally

Ten faculty members from AUC's School of Sciences and Engineering have been named in the Stanford University- Elsevier list of the top 2% most-cited scientists in various disciplines worldwide.

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Beyond the Apps Conference

Last week's Beyond the App conference, hosted by AUC and SUNY Cortland’s Literacy Department, connected literacy leaders around the globe with Egyptian and American teachers as well as teachers from many other countries. Teachers shared their knowledge building on the best literacy practices for middle grades (Primary 4, 5, 6 and Preparatory 1, 2, 3). 

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"A Global Election" — America Chooses Joe Biden

After a five-day election, former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris were elected as the new leaders of the United States. Biden passed the 270 needed electoral college votes on Saturday, denying incumbent President Donald Trump a second term in office. Taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump still not officially conceding the election and the country witnessing a record number of voter turnout, this election was far from ordinary and while it’s now over, has ushered in a new wave of politics. 

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'To All Women: It’s Time to Unleash Our Power'

For business administration student Malak El Menyawi, the ABZ case as well as Nadeen Ashraf's @AssaultPolice were the main trigger for AUC's Student Union to start a task force in collaboration with Heya student organization. The initiative aims to encourage sexual harassment victims to speak up for their rights while informing them of the University’s Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy, steps on how to report and other helpful resources. 

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