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AUC Vice President for Management and Operations Speaks to AUC Community

AUCTV sat down with Vice President for Management and Operations Shereen Shaker '91 on March 16 to discuss what will be taking place on campus for the next few weeks and what the University is doing to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff. Watch the full interview.

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President Francis J. Ricciardone's Message to AUC Community

Watch President Francis Ricciardone's March 17 interview with AUCTVas he discusses the University's priority to make sure the Spring 2020 semester is completed and also reduce the number of staff members on campus as much as possible through remote work arrangements.

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RADUC Speaking with President Francis Ricciardone

Listen to The Caravan's RADUC interview on March 17 with President Francis Ricciardone as he answers questions about classes like theatre that require face-to-face meetings, what the University is doing for students who don't have internet access at home, campus operation over the next few weeks and more.

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Tips on Being Happy While Working from Home

We are now facing the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is feeling anxious, disorientated, worried and generally uneasy. Workplaces are being disrupted to an unprecedented degree, and nobody knows how long this will last. Many of us have to work from home, and this in itself can be not only challenging, but also isolating and lonely. Social bonding is important, and many of us will miss out on interacting with colleagues, and for our faculty with our students too. So, what can we all do about it?  

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Michael Gibson on AUC's Smoking Cessation Clinic: 'It Feels Good to Not Feel Addicted to Anything'

“Between 2009 and 2019, I used to smoke between seven to 10 cigarettes a day. During those 10 years, I tried to quit several times without success,” said Michael Gibson, senior instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition.  

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'Flatten the Curve' - How Social Distancing Can Help Slow Down COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has been mapped out as an exponential curve, an image that has experts worried about containing the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one of the best ways to slow down the spread — or flatten the curve — is to practice social distancing.

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The School of Continuing Education Receives Renewal of Accreditation

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) at the American University in Cairo received reaccreditation by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).   IACET is the premier accrediting organization for continuing education and training and this is SCE’s third accreditation with the organization.  SCE was first accredited by IACET in 2010, with each accreditation period lasting five years. 

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Assistant Professor of Film Terri Ginsberg's Co-edited Collection Published

Terri Ginsberg, assistant professor of film, just had her new, co-edited collection, Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice published.

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Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism Hosts Arab Science Journalism Forum

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AUC Next Steps on COVID-19: Online Instruction to Begin

The Covid-19 Response Task Force has continued over the rainstorm emergency weekend to assess developments both globally and among our students, faculty, and staff regarding the pandemic. The good news upfront:  so far, we have no confirmed cases among our community;  the handful of those with flu-like symptoms over the past week quickly left campus, were examined or tested, and have proven uninfected with the novel coronavirus.

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How to Stay Updated on COVID-19

For AUC news and updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), important numbers, FAQ, tips on staying safe and helpful resources, visit www.aucegypt.edu/coronavirus

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AUC's Response to COVID-19

AUC has implemented campus-wide efforts to respond and protect the AUC community from the worldwide coronavirus outbreak: Events

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'AUC Felt Like Home' — Westmont College Students Reflect on Three Months at AUC

“I don’t think I can only pick one,” said Nate Sirovatka, a junior from Westmont College, when he was asked what the highlight of his visit to AUC has been. “The opportunity to study at AUC has been incredible. The campus is gorgeous, and the degree of intellectual value that is present on this campus is remarkable."

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AUC Launches PodFestCairo: Egypt's First Podcasting Conference

PodFest Cairo, Egypt’s first podcasting conference, took place on March 7 at AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). The event was hosted by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The half-day conference, designed to bring together Egypt’s podcast creators, kicked off with keynote speaker, Hannah Allam, a Washington, D.C.-based national security correspondent for National Public Radio. Her speech on the power of storytelling included many examples of her challenges transitioning from print journalism to audio. 

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Campus Conversation: AUC Next 100

The best master plan reflects the participation of the whole community,” said Neil Kittredge, partner and director of urban planning and design at Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB), the international architecture firm that will be developing a master plan for the design and construction of the second part of AUC’s campus. Speaking at the Campus Conversation: AUC Next 100 event, Kittredge was visiting with other representatives from BBB to engage in discussions with the AUC community about its involvement in the future plans of campus.

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