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The Imaginary Invalid to be performed as AUC’s First Ever Theatre Production on Zoom

On October 20, 21 and 22, a brand new adaptation of Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid will be streamed live via Zoom to kick off AUC Theatre’s Fall 2020 season.

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2020 U.S. Presidential Election: What's at Stake?

2020 has seen its fair share of unordinary events, from the coronavirus pandemic to economic recessions and a myriad of unexpected road bumps in between. The upcoming U.S. presidential election is no exception to this year’s lack of normalcy, according to Karim Haggag '92, professor of practice of public policy and administration and director of AUC's Middle East Studies Center.

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AUC Faculty Win Egyptian State Prizes for Contributions in Science, Technology

Three of AUC's faculty members won State Prizes in Science and Technology, organized by The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, for their scientific contributions and achievements. State Merit Award 

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‘It Resonates with Me as a Woman’ — Sarrah Abdelrahman ‘11 on Healing from Harassment

Maintaining her Instagram account's good vibes is a goal, but it didn't stop Sarrah Abdelrahman '11 from voicing out her opinion and speaking up for herself, and for sexual harassment victims who've had difficulty healing from their traumas. In an attempt to make the knowledge accessible, Abdelrahman decided to create video series of translations of the book The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. News@AUC caught up with Abdelrahman to learn about her personal experience as a survivor and her future plans.

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Kan Yama Kan - Riham Shendy ’98 on a Mission to Enrich Children’s Arabic Colloquial Library

Riham Shendy ’98, a mother of twins residing in New York, acknowledged the struggle of reading to children in Arabic and decided to piece together a solution to overcome it. This is when the best-seller Kan Yama Kan (Once Upon A Time) was born.

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Accounting Faculty Nermeen Shehata Receives Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers Award

“I believe that as a qualified scholar, a faculty member should have an impact and engage in the theoretical debate about contemporary issues that are of interest to academics, practitioners and policymakers,” said Nermeen Shehata, associate professor of accounting and director of El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC).

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Aya Abbas, Professional Paralympic Swimming Champ, Finds Her Passion at AUC

“Doctors told my mom I was going to die. They told her not to invest too much in me as I am dying anyway,” said Aya Abbas, the first and youngest paralympic swimmer in the Middle East and Africa to win world paraswimming championship medals as well as Egypt's Republican Medal for Athletes.

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Connecting Cultures Through Art

For John Hoey, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts, what started as a regular phone call with his parents sparked up a conversation about how people perceive cultures different than theirs, which turned into a decade-long project that is being cultivated right here at AUC.

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"I want to keep the conversation going" — A Personal Note from Nadeen Ashraf, Assault Police Founder

For philosophy senior Nadeen Ashraf, being a full-time student doesn't mean she won't have time to be at the forefront of a movement that's taken the country by storm. 

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Student Podcasts on Family Stories Make it to Broadcast Competition Finals

Journalism and mass communication students Noran Morsi and Mohamed Youssef took some personal family stories to the mainstage with podcasts they submitted to the Broadcast Education Association's On-Location Creative Competition. And those stories got them to the final round.  “It feels absolutely amazing,” Youssef said. 

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New Contact Tracing Technology Based on WiFi to Help Curb Spread of COVID-19 on Campus

For the past several months, AUC’s Office of Medical Services has been contact tracing suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 to help curb the spread of the virus. To improve the efficiency of contact tracing, the office started deploying automated-contact tracing through the use of theAUC WiFi system earlier this month.

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Egyptian Team Wins the Regional Finals of Schneider Electric’s Go Green Competition 2020

An Egyptian team of two undergraduate students: Habiba Abdelwahed, construction engineering senior at AUC who is minoring in business, and Abdallah Mohamed from the German University in Cairo, recently won the regional finals of Schneider Electric’s Go Green Competition. Competing against 5,367 participating members across the Middle East and Africa, team “Plastale” took the lead.

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The Plethora of Passions of AUC Student Ambassador Catherine Yassa

As an admirer of AUC’s rich cultural and academic history, Catherine Yassa, a mathematics graduating senior minoring in creative writing, joined the AUC Student Ambassadors program two years ago to represent the University and its core values.

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$1.3 Million HUSS Grant for the Future of Art at AUC

AUC’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences was recently awarded a grant agreement worth approximately $1.3M over two years from the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) to fund “The Interdisciplinary Future of Art Education at AUC.”

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AUC, USAID Launch First Virtual Career Fair for Egyptian Universities

AUC and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the first Virtual Career Fair for Egyptian Universities (UCCD 2020) on September 28. The event was attended by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, AUC President Francis Ricciardone, AUC Counselor Ashraf Hatem, USAID Egypt Mission Director Leslie Reed, and presidents of ten Egyptian public universities.

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