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Paul Schemm

Paul Schemm (YAB '92): 'AUC Has Been Playing the Role of East-West Bridge for Generations, and I Appreciate That'

Paul Schemm (YAB '92) was recently named foreign deputy regional editor at The Washington Post. Schemm studied abroad at AUC for a year in 1991, an experience that further piqued his interest in the Middle East and left him wanting more. He eventually returned to Cairo years later, where he grew his career as a reporter and editor. Now based in London, Paul recalls his time at AUC and in Cairo with fondness.  Where were you born? Where did you grow up?

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Promoting Well-Being In and Out of the Classroom

When AUC went fully online almost 18 months ago, Hanan Kholoussy, associate professor of history, panicked. After teaching face-to-face classes at AUC for more than a decade, she was unsure if she could quickly master the new technology and, more importantly, maintain a connection with her students. Little did she know, this sudden change would propel her to discover new things about herself, her students and the importance of well-being.

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Hassan Alazzazy

Managing AUC's Pandemic Response, One Study at a Time: Meet the Scientific Advisory Committee

Led by Hassan Azzazy, distinguished University professor and chair of the chemistry department, AUC’s Scientific Advisory Committee is guiding the University’s COVID-19 response. The committee is made up of biomedical researchers and health experts, as well as administration members.

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Aliaa Ismail

AUC Alumna Named Among Apollo's 40 Under 40 for Archaeological Preservation Work

Aliaa Ismail '14 has been named among Apollo's 40 Under 40 for Art & Tech, which annually highlights young professionals for their pioneering work at the crossroads of art and technology.

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Campus Conversation

Campus Conversation: Managing Your Mental Health and Well-Being

From joy and excitement, to anxiety and loss  — three weeks into being back on campus, many of us are feeling a range of emotions. If you can relate, rest assured, you are not alone. Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation highlighted resources and tips everyone can use to cope during this tumultuous time. Here are some of the key takeaways:

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Shell Imagine the Future Global Winners

AUC Students Win Second Place Globally in Shell's Imagine the Future Competition, Representing Egypt

After winning first place in Shell Egypt's Imagine the Future local competition, a team of AUC students, AUC-07, has placed second while representing Egypt at the company's global contest. The team includes mechanical engineering majors Mohamed Alabiad and Hisham Zidan, construction engineering major Habiba Abdelwahed, architectural engineering major Lara Shaheen and computer engineering major Ali Ghazal.

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El Habbasa Title Screen Dania Elmor

AUC alumna's film wins award at Women Over Fifty Film Festival 2021

A short film by Dania Elmor (MA ‘(20) has won an award for Best Student Film and will be screened at the UK’s 2021 Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF). “El Habbasa” (Fishing Net) will join 56 other short films from more than 20 countries for online and in-person screenings.

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Magda Mostafa design

AUC's Magda Mostafa Redefines Design with Inclusivity

Associate Professor of Design in AUC's Architecture Department and globally recognized autism design consultant Magda Mostafa continues to make strides in reshaping and improving the world of inclusive design.

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Campus Conversations

Be Kind to Your Mind: Mental Health Services and Tips for Returning to Campus

"Coming back to campus may be exciting, especially at first, but it may also involve feelings of anxiety and stress," said Carie Forden, professor and chair of AUC's Psychology Department. News@AUC asked Forden to describe the different mental health services AUC is offering its community members as everyone returns to campus.

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Meet the New Dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering Lotfi Gaafar

As Lotfi Gaafar heads into his first semester as dean of the School of Sciences and Engineering — and the first semester back on campus since the start of the pandemic — he has an ambitious vision for the school’s continued growth.  

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Habiba/Omar/JRMC Students Award

JRMC Students Win Award of Excellence in Public Service Announcement Competition

Habiba Abouzied, communication and media arts major, and Omar Shaarawy '21, multimedia journalism, received the Broadcast Education Association’s Award of Excellence for their public service announcement on Memorable Moments in Broadcast History. 

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Forbes Middle East

Five Sciences, Engineering Alumni Featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2021

Forbes Middle East recently identified 30 promising innovators under 30 years old from the region who have proven their ability to accomplish major feats and make a difference despite their age. Leading representation on the list is Egypt, with eight individuals. Jordan and Lebanon follow with four. The list features five AUC alumni this year.  

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Dean John Meloy

Meet the New Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences John Meloy

As of July 2021, John Meloy became AUC’s new dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He earned his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and has a track record of academic achievements, including a record of research and publication in Islamic history, with a specialization in the Mamluk era.  

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faculty orientation

Joining the AUC Family: Meet AUC’s New Faculty Members

"I am excited to join AUC because it represents an opportunity to not only serve students but also facilitate dialogue between different perspectives for the sake of mutual growth. Most of all, I am looking forward to learning everything that my students have to teach me." – Thomas Rule, assistant professor of philosophy. 

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campus conversation

Campus Conversation: Welcome Back to Campus

Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation, Welcome Back to Campus,  provided important updates on returning safely back to campus, detailing AUC’s Back to Campus plan and discussing measures taken to ensure a productive academic semester and a safe working environment for the AUC community.  Below are the session’s key takeaways:

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