Harvard Networking Visit to AUC

AUC hosted a networking luncheon on campus in honor of Harvard alumni visiting from the United States and alumni holding dual-degrees from Harvard and AUC. The luncheon was at the end of a day filled with lectures, including talks by AUC faculty members about social entrepreneurship in the region and a discussion on AUC-Harvard collaborations. The visit was conducted with the aim of providing a greater understanding of the current economic, social and entrepreneurial climate in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Harvard visitors.

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AUC to Host Chinese-African Higher Education Forum

On the occasion of the Year of Education initiative in Egypt and the country’s presidency of the African Union, AUC is organizing the Chinese-African Higher Education Forum, which will take place on April 2 and April 3, 2019 at the New Cairo campus, hosting leaders of more than 20 Chinese, African and Egyptian universities.

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Dame Minouche Shafik: 'Talent is Spread Evenly Around the World, but Opportunity is Not'

“I didn’t know Nadia Younes,” Dame Minouche Shafik stated as she began her lecture. “But I’m sure that if I did, we would have gotten on famously.”

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AUC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Washington State University

AUC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Washington State University to prepare for future collaborations regarding projects, programs and activities, including international research collaborations and student exchange programs and Distinguished Visiting Professors Program and the Distinguished Visiting Researchers Program.

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Rare Books and Special Collections Digitization Project

AUC's Rare Books and Special Collections Library is collaborating with New York University to digitize 3,000 volumes of Arabic language texts. The project is a response to the lack of Arabic-language content available online and aims to provide global access to important Arabic collections. This will enable easier access to the texts for the general public, as well as providing materials for digital humanities projects and research. In addition, many older Arabic books are out of print due to their fragile condition. Digitizing them will preserve the texts for future generations. 

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A Q&A With LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik

This year’s annual Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture features Dame Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the first woman in the school’s history to hold this position. Shafik's Lecture will be held on March 20 at 7 pm in Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square. For more event details, click here.

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Alum Radwa Hamed Selected as Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Radwa Hamed '17, computer engineering and electronics and communications engineering AUC graduate, was chosen to receive a fully funded scholarship to pursue her graduate studies at Stanford University as a member of the 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars program.

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Student Serage Amatory Selected as Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Serage Amatory, political science and multimedia journalism double major and recipient of the Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship at AUC, was chosen to receive a fully funded scholarship to pursue his graduate studies at Stanford University as a member of the 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. AUC is the only University in the Middle East that has representatives in this year's cohort of the program.

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AUC and USAID Celebrate the Inauguration of Sohag University Center For Career Development

AUC celebrated the launch of the University Center for Career Development (UCCD) at Sohag University this month, funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The ceremony was attended by AUC President Francis Ricciardone, AUC Counselor Ashraf Hatem, USAID Mission Director Sherry Carlin, Sohag Governor Ahmed Al Ansary and Sohag University President Ahmed Aziz Abdul-Moneim.

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Dame Minouche Shafik to Speak at AUC

This year’s annual Nadia Younes Memorial Lecture features Dame Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics and Political Science and the first woman in the school’s history to hold this position. The lecture will take place on March 20 in Ewart Memorial Hall. For event details click here. Shafik studied economy at the Univerity of Massachusetts Amherst, the LSE and the University of Oxford, eventually building a career as a leading economist with experience in public policy and academia.

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Celebrating Egypt's 1919 Revolution

To commemorate Egypt's 1919 Revolution, AUC hosted a day packed with events last Saturday at its historic Tahrir Square campus, where Mostafa El Feki, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina; Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, professor of gynecology at Cairo University and political activist; and Sania Sharawi, novelist and the granddaughter of feminist and women’s rights activist Huda Sharawi discussed the eruption of the 1919 revolution; the impactful role of women; and the aftermath and the socio-economic and public forces landscape at the time.<

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Haydy Morsy at the 2019 Pentathlon African Championships

Haydy Morsy heads to the Tokyo Olympics

Haydy Morsy, an AUC sophomore and pentathlete, won first place at the 2019 Pentathlon African Championships last month, qualifying her for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Morsy competed in 2016 Rio Olympics, where she came in 33rd place, and the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympics, where she finished in sixth place.

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Student and Alumna Awarded Knight-Hennessy Scholarships

The Career Center is pleased to announce that Serage Amatory, graduate student and Radwa Hamed '17, were among 68 students selected for the prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship out of an applicant pool of 4,424. The award provides recipients with a fully-funded graduate degree at Stanford University in Stanford, California. The aim of the program is to shape a new generation of leaders and as such it complements scholars’ graduate work with leadership training, mentorships and experiential learning opportunities.

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AUC Students Win First Place in the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition

An AUC team made up of four students from the School of Business and the School of Sciences and Engineering won first place in the Engineering and Commerce Case Competition (EngComm) in Montreal, Canada. "EngComm provided me with the greatest opportunity to network with leaders from various industries such as General Electric, Bombardier, and Revision Military. Presenting in front of members from these great firms was truly an opportunity of a lifetime," said Noor Sorour, a business and finance major.

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A Home for 50 Years

Shahira El Sawy (MA ’65, MBA ’91), dean of libraries and learning technologies, nostalgically recalls the day she came to AUC more than 50 years ago. “I came to AUC as a graduate student in 1962 to study anthropology. At that time, a course cost EGP18,” said El Sawy. “Joining the library didn’t even cross my mind back then.”

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