Reem Bassiouney

Award-Winning Reem Bassiouney: 'Writing About History is Liberating'

Nahdet Misr Publishing Group recently held a launch event celebrating award-winning novelist and AUC Professor of Applied Linguistics Reem Bassiouney’s new book, Sabeel Al Gharek. With the first edition selling out in only five days and the second edition released shortly after, the book has been achieving substantial success.

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Egyptian streets

Using Natural Gas for Cars as an Alternative to Gasoline: Is It the Future?

Egypt's government recently announced a multi-year plan to convert car engines running on traditional fuels to dual-fuel engines that can run on gasoline and natural gas. A parallel initiative sets to replace obsolete vehicles used in Egypt's public transportation system with newer ones equipped with natural gas tanks. News@AUC spoke to Ahmed El-Banbi, professor of petroleum engineering and department chair, and Abdelaziz Khlaifat, professor of petroleum engineering, on the impact of these changes.

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Remembering Farkhonda Hassan (1930 - 2020)

AUC mourns the loss of Farkhonda Hassan (MSc '67), professor emerita in the School of Sciences and Engineering. Members of the AUC community shared some memories of and tributes to Hassan, who taught at the University for more than five decades:

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AUC Holds Media Virtual Discussion: Impact of U.S. Elections on Egypt, Middle East

AUC held a Media Virtual Discussion this week titled: “The Impact of the U.S. Elections on Egypt and the Middle East.” Speakers were Bahgat Korany, professor of international relations and political economy at AUC, and Karim Haggag,  Karim Haggag, Middle East Program director and professor of practice at the Public Policy and Administration Department.

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A Guide to Understanding the 2020 U.S. Election

As Americans take to the polls to vote for the next leader of the country, News@AUC created a simple guide to understanding how the election process works, explaining everything from who can vote to how the Electoral College works.  Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who was vice president under President Barack Obama, faces incumbent Donald Trump. 

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Meet the New Members of AUC’s Alumni Council

From digital and technological experts to entrepreneurs, ambassadors and financiers, the newly elected members of AUC’s Alumni Council span a broad array of professions, yet they all share a common goal: strengthening AUC’s alumni network and enhancing the University’s global visibility.

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 DCU student center

Reshaping Universities' Infrastructure to Facilitate Education for Autistic Students

Dublin City University (DCU) was declared the world's first autism-friendly university by AsIAm, Ireland's National Autism Charity, through its educational and social support for students and staff on the autism spectrum, and is now working to expand its physical infrastructure and architecture to incorporate autistic needs. On that account, they approached Magda Mostafa, associate professor at AUC’s Department of Architecture and international autism design expert

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Full Scholarship to 30 Students From Public Schools

AUC Allocates 30 Full-Tuition Scholarships for Public School Students

Recently, AUC awarded 30 full-tuition scholarships to public school students within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between AUC and Egypt's Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research earlier this year.

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Student engaged in experiential learning

Co-Op Program: A Leap in Experiential Learning at the School of Business

Offering a unique experiential learning experience with hands-on training at the workplace, AUC’s new Cooperative Education (Co-Op) course is the first of its kind in the region to be initiated by a business school.

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AUC's Center of Excellence for Water Participates in Cairo Water Week 2020

For the second year in a row, the Center of Excellence for Water at The American University in Cairo (AUC) is participating in Cairo Water Week (CWW) 2020, one of the most significant water-related events at the national, regional and international levels, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation. Launched today and held until 22 October, CWW’s theme this year is: “Water Security for Peace and Development in Arid Regions – The Road to Dakar 2021”.  

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Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture - Dutch Minister Sigrid Kaag ‘85: ‘COVID-19’s Impact in the Middle East’

Find the full event details here. A graduate of AUC’s Middle East program and now the minister for foreign trade and development cooperation in the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag ‘85 will be the guest speaker at this year’s Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture, “COVID-19’s Impact in the Middle East: What Now and What Next?”.

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A Step Forward with AUC’s Next 100 Campus Plan: Institutional Survey Results

More research labs, a bigger convention center and building outdoor classrooms are among a few of the suggestions brought forward by the AUC community as part of the AUC: Next 100 Campus Plan survey for the design and construction of the second phase of our New Cairo campus led by international architecture firm Beyer Blinder Belle.

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AUC Welcomes First-Ever Cohort of Tomorrow's Leaders Graduate Program

“Having a fellowship like TLG [Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate program] is just like a perfect step in my life. Being a part of AUC is a dream that every student at any place around the world would wish to have. Not only that — what’s really surprising is that it covers my preferred area of study,” said Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate fellow in international and comparative education Shaima Almonefie from Taiz, Yemen.

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Heba Shama

'Through Others We Become Ourselves' - Highlights of a Lazord Fellow's Journey

Born and raised in South Sinai, Heba Shama ’13, architectural engineering graduate, moved to Cairo to pursue her undergraduate studies at AUC. Her stay was later extended to build her professional career in the development sector when she first learned about the Lazord Fellowship offered by AUC's John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, Civic Engagement and Responsible Business in partnership with the Lazord Foundation.

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Virtual Campus Conversation

Campus Conversation: #AUCSpeakUp in Action

Last Thursday’s Campus Conversation #AUCSpeakUp in Action provided updates about the #AUCSpeakUp initiative, including outcomes of the recently completed misconduct investigation the University’s continuing COVID-19 planning.  Part One: #AUCSpeakUp in Action AUC Initiatives to Prevent and Combat Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

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