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Protests in London's Trafalgar Square this October in support of equality, women and human rights in Iran.

Resisting the Regime: Women's Protests in Iran

Protests have erupted in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country’s morality police last month.

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Community Wellness and Mini-Marathon Day

The American University in Cairo celebrated all dimensions of wellness. Faculty, staff and students took part in the Community Wellness and Mini-Marathon Day, which celebrated mental health awareness on campus, a fun day of activities, giveaways and awards!

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Past, Present and Future: Egypt’s Top-Scoring Students Call AUC Home

One year ago, Sandy Moaaz and her father passed by AUC on the way to a friend’s home. Looking out the window at the vast campus, Sandy turned to her father and asked him, “Dad, do you ever think I’ll get into this place?”

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Our Favorite Pieces from the Gazbia Sirry Exhibition

An exhibition honoring world-famous painter and former AUC instructor Gazbia Sirry will open on October 23 at Center of Arts (Aisha Fahmy Palace) in Zamalek. Included in the display are pieces donated by Sirry to AUC, including three sections of a 1970s 10-meter mural named “Life on the Embankment of the Nile” to AUC and 14 selections from a 2008 donation of 16 paintings to the University.

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Shining a Light on Water Pollutants

Did you know that every type of bacteria has a unique light signature? Mohamed Swillam, professor and chair of the Department of Physics, is using this fact to identify different types of pathogens in Egypt’s water supply with new remote sensors designed by the professor and his team.

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AUC's Mental Health Wellness Taskforce is Starting Conversations to Stop Stigma

As Mental Health Awareness week kicks off at AUC, activities, class visits and discussions with experts on mental health and well-being are happening across campus. Later this month, there will be a community wellness day and mini-marathon at the University. But it doesn’t stop there. AUC’s Mental Health Wellness Taskforce, launched under the University’s Mental Health and Well-Being Initiative, is just getting started.

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So, What is COP?

COP is a UN initiative that encourages international cooperation to mitigate the impacts of climate change by stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions and making ecosystems around the world more resilient. The 27th session will be held this year in Egypt. 

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AUC Welcomes Richard Brow as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs

With a master’s degree in Middle East studies and extensive experience working with NGOs and higher education institutions in the region, such as the American University of Beirut (AUB), Richard Brow is no stranger to Cairo, nor to the Middle East.  He is, however, new to AUC — joining last month as the new vice president for institutional advancement and alumni relations. 

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AUC Alumni and Community Members Featured in Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30 for 2022

Forbes Middle East chose seven AUC alumni and community members for their 30 Under 30 MENA cohort this weekend.

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Corruption and Collapse: AUC’s Sarah El-Richani Explains Lebanon’s Financial Crisis

After a series of heists over the past few weeks, banks in Lebanon closed temporarily and heightened security. After reopening on Monday, they were stormed again. 

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A Fresh Point of View on Middle Eastern Diasporas With AUC’s Ramy Aly

Ramy Aly, assistant professor and anthropology unit head, has co-edited the newly released Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas.

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Tomorrow's Leaders Gender Scholars Program Welcomes Second Cohort

After a successful launch last year, the Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars (TLS) program has more than doubled in size this fall, with 28 students joining the program’s second cohort.

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Al Ghurair STEM Scholars Laud AUC Journey, Contribution to Career Growth

Since early in his childhood, Fadi Abdel Dawoud ‘21 had always been interested in pursuing a STEM career – a lifelong dream made possible by the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education via its STEM Scholars Program. Today, he is a software engineer at Microsoft, after previously being employed as a consultant for MasterCard.

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AUC Introduces New Minors, Restructured Majors

From the arts to sciences — and the special places where they meet in between — AUC is offering two restructured majors and four new minors this fall.  Multimedia Communication and Journalism

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AUC Launches iRead Affiliate Club to Boost Reading Culture Across Egypt, MENA

In hopes of strengthening the love of literature in Egypt, AUC students are collaborating with iRead Middle East to establish AUC’s newest student-led organization: iRead AUC. “iRead AUC will be a platform for students to spread their wings,” says Nouran Reda, a public administration graduate student at AUC and a leader of the iRead initiative, which launched in 2019 as a massive campaign seeking to encourage reading among youth in the Middle East.

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