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New Board of Trustees Member: Laurie Fitch

Laurie Fitch (YAB '91), a finance professional with extensive experience in asset management, investment banking and capital markets, is AUC's newest Board of Trustees member, elected during the Board's Cairo meeting this month.

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No Tuition Increase in 2019-2020 Academic Year in USD Terms

The American University in Cairo is pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 academic year tuition for Egyptian students will remain equal to the current tuition as expressed in USD. Going forward, AUC will publish tuition in USD. Egyptian students can continue to pay their tuition in EGP at the official exchange rate on the date of payment.   What are the 2019-2020 tuition rates for Egyptian and International Students?

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The American University in Cairo Announces Appointment of Mahmoud Abdallah as Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Risk Management and Strategy

The American University in Cairo announced today that Mahmoud Abdallah, a world-renowned expert in the insurance and financial industries and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MISR Insurance Holding Company and Executive Vice President of American Re Group, has been appointed as  Senior Advisor to the President for Enterprise Risk Management and Strategy, effective immediately.

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Centennial Launch Highlight of Trustees Meeting in Cairo

AUC’s Board of Trustees Cairo meeting this month coincided with the University’s centennial celebration kickoff and the inauguration of the Tahrir Cultural Center, as well as the public launch of AUC’s Centennial Campaign: A New Century of Impact, in honor of the University’s 100th birthday. The campaign has currently raised 70 percent of its $100 million target.

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Entrepreneurial Roadmap in Egypt

While Egypt’s entrepreneurship ecosystem still ranks low compared to global averages, there is a positive improvement trend, albeit slow. This was clear in the sixth country Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) National report for 2017 and 2018 produced by the AUC’s School of Business for the third year.

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100 Years of the Caravan Exhibit

The Caravan began in 1925 and was originally called The AUC Review. In its centennial year, AUC is honoring the well-established student publication, hosting a 100 Years of the Caravan -- opening February 17 in The Photographic Gallery. The exhibit will showcase 100 cover pages from 1925 - 2018.

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A New Century of Impact: AUC Centennial Campaign Launches, Scholarship Students Reflect on AUC Experience

AUC launched the Centennial Campaign: A New Century of Impact, which has raised 70 percent of its $100 million target. At the launch, President Francis Ricciardone, Board of Trustees Chair Richard Bartlett and scholarship students spoke about AUC's legacy and future.

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AUC Gives 100

At AUC’s centennial launch, the Tahrir Cultural Center wasn’t the only new initiative the University unveiled. The historic February 9 celebration also marked the kickoff of the Give100 campaign. The Give100 Campaign is a University-led fundraiser that asks alumni worldwide to give 100 units of their country’s currency to the AUC Fund. “I never chose to be given a better life by AUC. Now, I lovingly choose to give back part of what I owe, but will never recompense,” explained Dina Fouda '93, who contributed over $1,000 toward the fund.

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Centennial Performances

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A New Century of Impact: AUC Centennial Campaign Raises 70% of $100M Target

To expand AUC's legacy of excellence for a second century, the University publicly launched the AUC Centennial Campaign: A New Century of Impact, with the goal of raising $100 million. The campaign has currently raised 70 percent of its target. 

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Centennial Faces

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Female Empowerment Through Art: From Past to Present

In 1951, Egyptian activist and poet Doria Shafik (1908 - 1975) led “a feminist congress” from Ewart Memorial Hall, gathering 1,500 women to march from the hall along Kasr el-Aini Street to the gates of Parliament. The march demanded that women be granted the right to vote. Egyptian women were granted suffrage in 1956.

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Right at the Center: Launching Cairo's New Cultural Hub

Saturday, February 9, 2019, marks the date of AUC's centennial year, and now, also commemorates the inauguration of the University’s new Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). With a ceremony hosted in the renovated Ewart Memorial Hall, opened with speeches from AUC President Francis Ricciardone; Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Amr Adly; and prominent businessman and investor, Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Investment Holding; there couldn’t be a more fitting venue or occasion for the center’s inauguration.

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Caring About Cancer

As Assembly Hour approached, the students prepared their booth set up on Bartlett Plaza at the New Cairo campus. Colorful balloons labeled with different types of cancer knocked together in the wind. Students hung pictures around the display and arranged plastic water bottles with lavender caps in a ribbon shape — the Universal symbol of cancer prevention.

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Greener Grass at AUC

AUC has improved its ranking in the Universitas Indonesia (UI) GreenMetric World University Ranking, placing 136 out of 719 institutions worldwide, up from 175 out of 619 institutions last year. “This makes AUC a leader in sustainable development not only in Egypt but in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as well,” said Yasmin Mahmoud, Sustainability Officer in the Office of Sustainability.

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