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iGEM

Outpacing the Pandemic

Motivated to unlock the potential of synthetic biology, a team of undergraduate students have developed a groundbreaking approach for treating COVID-19 patients, earning them a silver medal at the 2020 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. 

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AUC President Ahmad Dallal standing in front of Portal

Leading with Care

“I’m excited to be part of the AUC community. I’m here because this is a community that is inspiring, and I look forward to serving it, working with it and belonging to it. I wouldn’t be here  if I didn’t believe in this impressive community.”  For AUC’s 13th President Ahmad Dallal, people matter and openness is crucial.  

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AUC Featured in Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges

For the sixth year, AUC has been named in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges. The University is among 420 schools that were chosen for the guide based on an analysis of their institutional commitment to the environment and sustainability. It joins a school in Canada, one in Ecuador and one in Greece as the only non-U.S.-based colleges on the list.

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JRMC Student Winners

Two Multimedia Journalism Majors Win Distinguished Awards for Audio Features

At the Broadcast Education Association (BEA)’s On-Location Creative Competition, senior Maya Abouelnasr and Bassel Hanna ‘21, both multimedia journalism majors, took home awards for their audio features: Abouelnasr’s "The Musical Magic and Scorched Legacy of Cairo's Khedivial Royal Opera House" won Best of Show, while Hanna's

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Nour El Nemr

Designing for Impact: Alumna Brings Color and Joy to Egypt's Hospitals

​​Thanks to designer Nour Elnemr ‘20, a political science major with a minor in economics, four hospitals in Egypt have undergone major transformations with effects that can be felt by staff, patients and the 24-year-old herself. Elnemr has customized scrubs, post-op gowns, recovery areas and waiting rooms throughout the last four years with the goal of adding brightness and positivity to the patient experience.

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The Bartlett Family: A Longtime Affinity with AUC

More than 50 years ago, Thomas A. Bartlett returned to the United States after serving as AUC’s youngest president when he was in his mid-30s.

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Trustees Celebrate Inauguration, Engage with Campus Community 

The inauguration of AUC’s 13th President Ahmad Dallal was the highlight of the Board of Trustees October meeting in Cairo. Board members and President Dallal had the chance to engage with the AUC community during the first-ever campus inauguration parade and reception that followed the official ceremony.

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Salima Ikram

AUC's Salima Ikram Involved in Major Mummy Finding That May Alter History

A mummy suspected to belong to an ancient nobleman, discovered in 2019 by a Charles University archaeological mission led by archaeologist Mohamed Megahed, Charles University, Czech Republic, and including Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, may actually date back 1,000 years earlier than initially believed, a fact that could drastically change the history of mummification. Since the discovery was announced, it has been picked up by news outlets across the globe.

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Ahmad Dallal

Dallal Sworn in as AUC’s 13th President

Monday, October 25 witnessed the inauguration of AUC’s 13th President Ahmad Dallal, the first Arab American to lead the University.

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AUC Scholarships 'Develop Great Minds'

AUC freshman Jana Abdelhakim always wanted to join AUC. Many of her role models graduated from the University, and she saw it as a place that would allow her to stand out and shine, which has been a goal of hers since childhood. Now, thanks to the Omnia Abdullah Bakhsh ‘98 Scholarship, Abdelhakim is getting her chance.

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Fady Morcos

Two New Initiatives Seek to Fine-Tune Learning at AUC

Fady Morcos, AUC’s assistant provost for innovative learning experiences is heading two new initiatives aimed at enhancing students’ learning experience and enriching AUC’s learning culture: the AUC Peer Tutoring Center, which helps students navigate AUC’s academic rigor, and Impact-Driven Innovation, which strives to strengthen innovation culture among students.

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Presidential Inaugurations: A Tradition and Tribute

The inauguration of AUC’s 13th President Ahmad S. Dallal is just six days away, marking an important milestone for the University.

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Campus Conversation October 14

Campus Conversation: COVID-19 Updates, Scientific Advice and What to Expect

Last week’s Campus Conversation focused on the epidemiological situation at AUC and in Egypt, as well as the University’s COVID-19 safety measures. Here’s what you need to know: AUC  

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AI/Machine Learning

Karim Seddik Receives AUC's Faculty Merit Award for Research on Mobile Networks, Precision Medicine:

Karim Seddik, professor of electronics and communications engineering and associate dean for graduate studies and research at AUC’s School of Sciences and Engineering, is no stranger to winning awards. His research has been recognized and published time and again by major entities such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Egyptian state.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Going Pink: Students Raise Awareness, Motivate Survivors During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The color pink has taken over Bartlett Plaza this month during assembly hour, as two of AUC's student organizations raise awareness of breast cancer.

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