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Access alumni Yasser Tamer and Marwa Atef

English for All: Access Microscholarship Program Brings Egyptian Youth Empowering, Life-Changing Experiences

AUC’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) has welcomed the 13th cohort of its English Access Microscholarship Program, which offers English-language learning and much more to promising Egyptian youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Irene Samy Fahim, recipient of the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award

Three-time Alumna Wins L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award

Irene Samy Fahim ‘03, ‘11, ‘15, an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Service Engineering and Management at Nile University in Cairo, has been named a winner of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2021 Egypt young talents fellowships program.

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Nala Kamel

Meet AUC Student Nala Kamel, the Personality Behind Nala Says and 'Purple Talks'

When she is not in class, AUC junior Nala Kamel uses her talent for presenting and social media savvy to connect with and inspire her peers.

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Student Research Sheds Light on Egypt's Online Communities

Creating more connections between AUC and the local community, Emiko Stock, assistant professor of anthropology, tasked two of her classes last fall — Introduction to Digital Ethnography and Anthropology and Film— to conduct digital ethnographies of Egypt’s online communities and groups of creators in the country.<

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Nour-Lyna Boulgamh using VR goggles in her design research

Designing for Justice: Alumna Seeks to Reshape Housing Across MENA

After conducting research at the University of Arizona, presenting at the World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics in 2020 and winning AUC’s Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award one year later, Nour-Lyna Boulgamh ‘21, an Algerian Amazigh and Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship recipient who majored in architectural engineering, now has her sights set on a larger feat: solving the housing crisis for displaced individuals in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Network

AUCian Yousef Berbar’s STEM Network Grows

When high schooler Rahma Swidan asked for advice on Facebook about entering one of Egypt’s new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) high schools, senior construction engineering major Yousef Berbar responded. 

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AUC Alumna Salma Waly

Salma Waly (MA '08) Connects Global Educators to Promote Equity and Inclusivity

Salma Waly (MA '08) wears many hats, from professor, trainer and consultant to mother, author and, most recently, CEO of her own business. The thread that unifies all of her roles is a passion for equitable and inclusive education, not only for students of all ages but also for her fellow teachers.

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World Youth Forum

AUCians Inspire Change at 2022 World Youth Forum

Engaging with policymakers, international figures and youth leaders representing 135 nationalities, two AUC students and one alumnus attended the fifth annual World Youth Forum (WYF) last month in Sharm El-Sheikh.

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Intl Students

International Students Explore Cairo Ahead of Spring Semester

As spring semester kicks off at AUC, the University is welcoming new undergraduate and graduate international students hailing from over 15 countries, further maintaining its reputation as Egypt's global University.

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Omicron

Omicron: Where We Are Now

With Omicron cases on the rise, News@AUC spoke to Hassan Azzazy, distinguished University professor, chair of the chemistry department and head of AUC’s Scientific Advisory Committee, to learn about the new variant, what can be done to mitigate its transmission and how this affects the University.

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AUC, USAID Inaugurate Two Centers for Career Development at Tanta University

AUC celebrated the opening of two University Centers for Career Development (UCCDs) at Tanta University's Faculties of Engineering and Commerce, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). 

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Fahmy

AUC-Azza Fahmy Collaboration Brings Jewelry Business Studies for Creative Entrepreneurs

Collaborating with the Design Studio by Azza Fahmy, AUC’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) is launching a new 14-week course that will empower jewelry artists with the skills and business knowledge they need to launch a successful and sustainable business.

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WEF students build a hydroponics system from scratch

New Professional Diploma at AUC Prepares Students to Tackle Climate Challenges

AUC launched a new professional diploma this year for students interested in water, agriculture, and renewable energy — and more broadly, Egypt’s future. 

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Intl Students

International Students Make 'Lifelong Memories' During Winter Session at AUC

“I have truly felt welcomed since day one and am very happy with my choice to study here,” said Matt Sanderfoot, an actuarial science major from the University of St. Thomas (UST) of his experience at AUC so far.

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Former AUC president Donald McDonald

AUC Mourns the Loss of Former President Donald McDonald

Former AUC President Donald McDonald died this month. McDonald, who served as AUC’s president from 1990 to 1997, led the University through a period of expansion and increased recognition.

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