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World Health Day: Recognizing AUC's Dedicated Medical Staff

  Our medical staff are at the frontline of fighting COVID-19 and keeping the AUC community safe and healthy. Let's remember to thank them for their hard work and dedication to their mission. News@AUC spoke to some of the staff at the Office of Medical Services to hear about their roles during this time and what they want the community to do to stay safe. 

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Fall 2020 Admission During COVID-19: Q&A with Associate Provost for Admissions, Financial Support

The global COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly raised questions and concerns surrounding the admission process for next semester. News@AUC spoke to Randa Kamel, associate provost for admissions and financial support and chief enrollment officer, about the Fall 2020 admission procedures and incoming class, and the steps AUC has taken to ensure a smooth process amidst the global changes taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Helping Students with Special Needs with Online Instruction Accessibility

In early March, the Student Disability Services (SDS), located in the Center for Student Well-Being, under the Dean of Students, began preparing students with special needs for the eventuality of online instruction, working hand in hand with AUC’s Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), the Office of Tech Solutions, Assistive Technology Services, and concerned faculty.

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Zoom Tips

AUC's Office for Digital Transformation has been hard at work for the past few weeks preparing and facilitating the shift to online instruction and remote work. One of the most critical elements of transitioning online was purchasing an institutional license for Zoom and making it so that the AUC community can sign in using their University credentials. "So much work went into doing this in such a short amount of time, and it was a success," said Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif.  Below you can find some helpful tips and links for using Zoom. 

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Does Shifting to Online Really Help Slow Down COVID-19? Studies Suggest Yes

The global coronavirus pandemic has sparked a number of changes across the world, even on our own campus with online classes starting and the vast majority of staff shifting to remote work. And with these changes have come a number of issues, whether they're technical and communication problems or even social and emotional challenges that come with distancing and isolation. The inconveniences that come with these major changes begs the question — is it even helping? 

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Marwan Wahid on World Autism Awareness Day: 'I Am Thankful and Happy with My Journey at AUC'"

When he was only 2 years old, he was able to finish a Solitaire game on his brother’s computer and actually win the game that doctors described him as “the new Einstein."

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AUC’s National Accreditation Reaffirmed

AUC has been reaffirmed for its national accreditation with the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE).

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Faculty Reflect on One Week of Online Instruction

AUC's faculty members have been hard at work trying to navigate the challenges that come with shifting to online instruction. News@AUC spoke to some faculty members to learn about their experiences so far and what they've been doing to adapt to the changes. Here's what they had to say: 

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Faculty Reflect on Economic Setbacks of COVID-19

Various sectors of society are feeling the effects of the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, most noticeably education and health, but world economies might be taking the hardest hit.

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Save Egypt's Water: 'Small is Big' - World Water Day

As reported by the United Nations, Egypt is facing an annual water deficit of around 7 billion cubic meters and is expected to experience a severe water scarcity by 2025 if it continues with current trends. 

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AUC Vice President for Digital Transformation's Message on Online Instruction

With online classes starting Sunday, AUCTV interviewed Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif on how his team has been working hard to make sure the process runs smoothly and how students and faculty members should utilize the IT Help Desk when running into challenges. Watch the full interview.

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AUCTV Interview with Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman On CoronaVirus - COVID 19

AUCTV sat down with Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman to go over the next two weeks of online classes, including assessments, student attendance policies, campus facilities that will be operating, how the University will assess the efficiency of online instruction and more. Watch the full interview.

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Wash Your Hands but Still Save Water

A tip from the Office of Sustainability: Turn off the tap while you scrub!  Washing your hands with soap and water is the most important thing you can do to stop the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. In order to save water, turn off the tap while you scrub! Wet your hands before adding soap. Then turn-off the running water and scrub for at least 20 seconds, and then rinse.   This may seem like a small amount of water saved, but if everyone in the world uses this tip, it will add up to a lot of water being saved! 

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Celebrating Our Hardworking Staff Moms on Mother's Day Under COVID-19

#PeopleOfAUC With Mother's Day coming up on March 21, working mothers in Egypt and at AUC are facing a lot of challenges in light of the coronavirus situation — they are trying to keep their kids safe at home and entertained, keeping pace with their online learning at home and — on top of that — working in their daily jobs. We spoke to AUC's staff working mothers, and here are their thoughts on this year's Mother's Day:

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AUC Vice President for Student Life Message To AUC Community

Student Life Deena Boraie '78, ‘82, ‘88 Laying Out Important Information for Students

Watch AUCTV's March 16 interview with Vice President for Student Life Deena Boraie '78, ‘82, ‘88 laying out important information for students in the coming weeks:   

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