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Egypt's 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital Recognizes AUC's Anti-Cancer Team

Egypt's 57357 Children's Cancer Hospital Foundation recognized AUC's Anti Cancer Team (ACT) student club for its "distribution contribution in establishing a Volunteer Day at the hospital and effective role in drawing a smile on the children's faces." The recognition was part of a ceremony to celebrate International Volunteer Day.  ACT has been working with and volunteering at 57357 Hospital for several years, and has brought the young cancer fighters on campus for fun days and events.  

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Rania Al-Mashat '95 is Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation

Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat '95 is beginning a new phase in her mission of public service to Egypt, after heading the Ministry of Tourism for the past two years.  Driven by a sense of responsibility to give back to her country, Al-Mashat said on her Instagram and LinkedIn accounts: 

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Cairo, Inside Out

My article is a manifestation of an underrated travel experience that is often overlooked and ignored. We tend to take our everyday rides for granted, but this travel piece is about giving this ride the attention it deserves, and more than it anything, it is about giving our beloved Cairo and its people the attention they deserve as well. It is about examining Cairo’s many facades, its contrasts and its people’s paradoxes too! 

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AUCians at World Youth Forum

A number of AUC students and faculty members attended this year's World Youth Forum (WYF) in Sharm El-Sheikh, where they were able to engage in dialogue with and discuss solutions to the world's most pressing issues with heads of states and government, international young leaders, inspiring youth in various fields, prominent international figures and youth groups from around the world. 

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AUC Partners with AAIB for Teacher Development Program

In an effort to transform and develop Egypt’s public education system, AUC has partnered with the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) for the training and continuing education of 150 public school teachers of primary and preparatory students.

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Meet Tarek Atia: Managing Director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center and Campus

Tarek Atia (SAB '90) came to AUC 30 years ago as an exchange student for a semester abroad at AUC Tahrir Square. Now he's back to AUC as the managing director of Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) and Campus. "AUC was one of the things which drew me back to Egypt like a magnet." Learn more about Atia's vision for the Tahrir Cultural Center and his plan to make it "the coolest place in downtown Cairo." #PeopleOfAUC

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AUC Improves Sustainability Ranking Among Universities Worldwide

AUC ranked 132 out of 780 institutions in the annual UI Green Metric initiative, moving up from its 136 ranking last year. Universities Indonesia (UI) ranks thousands of universities globally based on amount of campus green space, energy use, transport, water use, waste management and green policies.

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AUC Recognized for Exemplary Performance in Digital Innovation with Operational Efficiency Award

Earlier this year, The American University in Cairo announced its decision to move the Ellucian Banner Student Information System (SIS) to the cloud.

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RiseUpAtAUC 2019 Recap

For the first time, AUC was the main partner and host of #RiseUpAtAUC, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa, with more than 20 of AUC’s faculty and alumni as guest speakers.

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Former U.S. Ambassadors to Egypt Discuss Changing U.S.-Middle East Relations

“Demonstrations are a manifestation of free speech,” said Ambassador Daniel C. Kurtzer, professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in a panel discussion with Ambassador Frank Wisner, international affairs advisor at Squire Patton Boggs, at AUC Tahrir Square, moderated by TV anchor Lamees Al Hadidi ‘87, ‘90. 

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Accounting Research Highlights a Country's Vulnerability to Climate Change

Climate change is a global threat. According to NASA, 97% percent of climate scientists agree that human activities are the main cause of climate-warming trends over the past century, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.

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Mariam Ibrahim '19 Designs Hospital Gowns to Track Patient Health, Featured on CNN

Mariam Ibrahim '19, a graphic design graduate, was featured on CNN and at the Global Grad Show in Dubai for her project Hale, a series of hospital garments designed to improve a patient's sense of well-being. Made with antibacterial materials, the gowns use sensors to track a patient's temperature, blood pressure, oxygen and other vital signs.

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'Counting My Blessings:' A Story of Strength, Patience and Faith

Manar Kheir, a freshman and recipient of the Sawiris Undergraduate Scholarships for Students with Disabilities, was six months old when her parents realized there was a problem with her eyesight. They took her to the doctor, hoping to find a solution to her deteriorating vision, but were informed that she would eventually go blind and nothing could be done to stop it. "Do you have any advice?" Kheir’s parents asked the doctor, still holding on to a little strand of hope that their daughter would recover. His advice to them: dedicate everything in your lives to her education. 

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Everything You Need to Know About RiseUp '19 at AUC New Cairo

For the first time, AUC will be the main partner of RiseUp Summit, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,000 people expected to attend from around 60 countries, the summit will be bustling with international speakers; Fortune 500 companies; the region's top entrepreneurs, startups, investors and creative masterminds; and prominent journalists. Read more about the event here.

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Student Union Sustainability Fair: 'Start of a Path of Conscious Consumption'

AUC’s Student Union is hosting a Sustainability Fair on Wednesday, November 27, aiming to shed light on ways in which students can be more sustainable, and decrease their waste and plastic consumption. The fair will include a variety of startups and businesses that encourage sustainability and initiate sustainable practices, such as Urban Earthlings, Mashtal and Bubblz.

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