AUC Press Awards Ahmed Taibaoui the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021

AUC Press awarded the 2021 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature to the Algerian writer Ahmed Taibaoui for his novel, The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody (Ikhtifa’ Al Sayed La Ahad).

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Tackling Today's Issues: Faculty Research Targets Pollution, COVID-19

Mohamed Swillam, chair and professor in the Department of Physics, was recently recognized as one of the top 2% most impactful scientists, being named in the Stanford-Elsevier's Scopus database of the most cited scientists. 

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Speaking Up and Saving Lives: How to Take Action When Witnessing Sexual Harassment

We witnessed a bold act of bravery a few weeks ago when a woman stood up to a child harasser in Cairo's Maadi neighborhood, exposing his crimes to the world. Catching him on camera, she confronted him and circulated the video on Facebook, causing nationwide outrage and leading to his arrest. 

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Unleash Your Voice Competition Winners

In light of the movement to combat sexual harassment in the country and on university campuses, AUC's student-led Debate Society held the Unleash Your Voice competition on March 20, which brought together students to debate the question: who has a larger influence on combatting sexual harassment and discrimination – society or state?

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AUC Spinoff Suitera Receives $230K Investments in Early Stages

At the March 8 launch event of Suitera, AUC’s latest spinoff, the company received a $100 thousand investment from Walden Rhines, a leading figure in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) space. Rhines was CEO of Mentor Graphics, one of the big three players in the EDA space, for 24 years and assumed key roles in the industry throughout his career. Mentor Graphics market value has increased tenfold during his time as CEO.

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Graduate Student Carries Out Region's First Large-Scale Experimental Program for Smart Construction Solutions

Motivated by Egypt’s recent developmental projects at different locations, including the Grand Egyptian Museum, the New Administrative Capital and the Alamein City, among others, Jasmin Abdelhalim, construction engineering graduate student, took on a mission to explore whether the projects are employing the smartest construction and structural solutions to pave the way for more durable structures. She came up with a sustainable solution -- the first in Egypt and the Middle East.

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AUC Holds Media Roundtable on the Launch of Spring 2021 Concert Series, Music Program’s Latest Initiatives

On Monday, AUC held a virtual media roundtable discussion on the launch of the “Spring 2021 Concert Series” and the latest initiatives of the Department of the Art’s Music Program. Speakers at the media roundtable were Chelsea Green, associate professor and director of the Music Program; Ashraf Fouad, AUC Concert Series director and adjunct professor; Nesma Mahgoub ’13, AUC Concert Series member, adjunct professor, and singer and Tasneem Elaidy, a junior student of Music Technology and Music Performance at AUC. The discussion was followed by a live stream

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UCCD 2021 Virtual Career Platform Kicks Off, in Cooperation With AUC and USAID

In cooperation with AUC and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Virtual Career Platform for the University Centers of Career Development Project (UCCD) 2021 was launched yesterday. The opening ceremony of the UCCD 2021 Virtual Career Platform was attended by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research for University Affairs, Ayman Ashour; U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Jonathan R.

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Unleash Your Voice: Q&A with Youssef Hashem

AUC’s Debate Society, a student-led organization, is holding one of its biggest events yet – discussing the influence of state and society on sexual harassment. Titled Unleash Your Voice, the event is bringing together faculty, students, specialists and actors to engage in a conversation about sexual harassment in Egypt.

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Shifting Spaces- AUCToday

Shifting Spaces

“COVID-19 could be the first of waves, not the only wave. That will definitely change behavior, and in my own practice, it will change design – precisely, it will change architectural design,” said Khaled Tarabieh, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Architecture. 

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Class Connections-AUCToday

Class Connections

For over 20 years, I sought to avoid online teaching and even hybrid course design. Learning and teaching are more than the transfer of knowledge. They are about falling deeply in love with a subject matter, research question, theory or practice. They involve a reciprocal relationship between educator and students in which together they question ideas, discover approaches and solve problems. This is really difficult to accomplish via an online platform or email correspondence.

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Is this Normal?

A year into the pandemic, we’re looking forward to the day when we finally say, “It’s over.”  With our lives being changed in profound ways we couldn’t possibly expect, including online learning, remote work, e-commerce, cashless payments, connecting via Facetime and Zoom, keeping a distance, avoiding handshakes and more — it’s time to pause and consider how we live now and how we will live in the future. Have our lives changed for good, or is there a return to “normality” coming soon?

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Tighter Travel-AUCToday

Tighter Travel

From shopping to work to sightseeing, COVID-19 has radically changed travel and tourism around the world, leaving room for post-pandemic predictions on how the travel industry will look like, especially after the vaccine takes effect. Will people feel comfortable hopping from one country to another? Will people feel safe being on a five-hour flight? Will people feel comfortable getting lost in a city and roaming around its smallest streets, closely mingling with others? Will people still travel to ‘shop till they drop?’ 

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Dean Sherif Kamel Appointed Trustee, Board Member of International Business Bodies

School of Business Dean Sherif Kamel was recently appointed as a trustee of the International Management Board of the Association of MBAs and the Business Graduates Association as well as elected as a board member of AACSB International as an "AACSB official representative of an organization from Europe, the Middle East or Africa," representing AUC.

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Alumnus Mark Turnage Elected New Board Chair

Mark Turnage (ALU ’82), CEO of DarkOwl, was elected chair of AUC’s Board of Trustees, succeeding Richard Bartlett, three-time chair of the Board and first chair emeritus at the University. 

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