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Campus Conversation: Welcome Fall 2022

The first Campus Conversation of Fall 2022 took place last Thursday, September 22. Here are the main takeaways:

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Monkeypox in Egypt: Faculty Discuss Facts, Address Concerns Over Virus

While the world is still reeling from the shock of the coronavirus pandemic, another virus has not so subtly slipped into the limelight: monkeypox.

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From Abroad or Coming Home, AUC Welcomes New Faculty

Coming from abroad or returning to their alma mater, AUC welcomed a new cohort of around 40 faculty members this fall. While some members are experiencing Egypt for the first time, having moved from their homes in Germany, South Korea and more, other members are turning to their alma mater. News@AUC interviewed five members of this diverse cohort on their research, their decision to join AUC, and what they are looking forward to this year.  

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AUC Joins Race to Zero Campaign, Pledges to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

AUC has joined the Race to Zero campaign, a UN-backed global initiative aimed at achieving a zero-carbon world. The University has pledged to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.

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A still image from the ten minute play Insih, produced as part of the Mish Zanbik series of shorts plays, AUC 2021.

Upcoming Piece of Mind Festival to Explore Mental Health Through Theatre

Launching for the first time in early 2023, AUC’s Piece of Mind festival aims to normalize conversations about mental health by featuring scripts written by members of the AUC community on mental health and well-being.  The festival will be accepting English and Arabic submissions from students, alumni, faculty and staff until October 15. 

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Noha El-Mikawy

Meet the New Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Noha El-Mikawy '82

Enthusiastically returning to her roots, Noha El-Mikawy ‘82 has become the new dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. With extensive experience in academia, development and policy — as well as a passion for social justice — she brings with her a well-rounded vision to boost the school’s relevance, recognition and impact. News@AUC caught up with El-Mikawy to learn more.

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From Queen to King: AUC Faculty Members Share Insight on Royal Transition

After 70 years of maintaining the British monarchy’s non-political status, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has raised concerns over how the transfer of power to King Charles III may disrupt the status quo.

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International Hoops: AUC Women’s Basketball Coach Represents Egypt at NBA Training Camp

In late August, Egypt became a temporary home for current and former basketball legends, as the country held, for the first time, the NBA and International Basketball Federation (FIBA)’s Basketball Without Borders camp. 

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Remembering AUC Trustee Paul Hannon: ‘A Dedicated Champion’

Paul Hannon, an AUC trustee for more than four decades and former chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, died last week.

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Back to the Moon: Algorithms Created by Fady Morcos to Be Used in Upcoming Moon Missions

Fady Morcos, assistant provost for Innovative Learning Experiences and associate professor of practice at AUC, is among the core team of scientists who created the algorithms for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA

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AUC, WHO Leadership in Mental Health Program Boosts Well-being Across Mediterranean Region

The same year she was appointed director of the mental health unit at Palestine’s Ministry of Health, Samah Jabr took part in the Leadership in Mental Health, Eastern Mediterranean Region (LMH) training program at AUC. Years later, Jabr reflects on what the course enabled her to do.

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Wael Aboulmagd speaks at AUC COP27 event

Special Representative of COP27 President-Designate Wael Aboulmagd Discusses COP27, Climate Solutions at AUC

Special Representative of COP27 President-Designate Wael Aboulmagd took the stage at AUC Tahrir Square this week to discuss the significance of the upcoming COP27 conference, which will be hosted by Egypt in Sharm El Sheikh this November.

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Ahlan wa Marhaba: Classes Begin at AUC

AUC New Cairo was a sea of smiles from Bassily Auditorium to the Center for the Arts on Sunday as the fall semester kicked off. Laughter, excitement and surprise were palpable as old friends met again and new acquaintances joined forces to navigate campus.

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Trustee Sadek Wahba '87 Appointed to Biden's National Infrastructure Advisory Council

U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated Sadek Wahba '87, member of the AUC Board of Trustees, to the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).

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Microsoft Egypt Country Manager Mirna Arif and AUC President Ahmad Dallal

AUC, Microsoft Collaborate to Strengthen Digital Literacy Among Students, Meet Market Needs

AUC and Microsoft Egypt have signed an agreement that will give students the training and experience they need to improve their digital literacy and keep up with the changing needs of the job market.

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