Soraya Bahgat

Soraya Bahgat '06, Advocate for Women and Girls, Reflects on Her Long Journey Calling for Gender Equality

Soraya Bahgat '06, a member of the UN Women Gender Innovation Agora and the first Arab and Middle Eastern to receive Hän Honor, the Finnish Government's award for gender equality, speaks to News@AUC about starting a movement in 2011 to prevent mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square.

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Valentine's Day Around the World

As with all other holidays, Valentine's Day takes different shapes around the world, as people weave their unique cultures and traditions into the celebration. Here are some ways the day of love is celebrated around the world.  

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Q&A on AUC's Ethics HelpLine

The AUC Ethics HelpLine encourages the AUC community to report any acts of misconduct or violations of the University's policies on its premises. It guarantees confidential reporting and documentation of complaints, as well as the timeliness and completeness of the administration’s response. News@AUC spoke to Wessam Abozeid, senior director of compliance in the Office of General Counsel and Compliance. What is the benefit of an Ethics HelpLine?

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Elham Fadaly ‘13 and Netherlands Team Win Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year

Recently, Physics World magazine announced that Elham Fadaly ’13 and her team at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands won the Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year.

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Building Materials of the Future: Faculty Researches Innovative Construction Materials

“Motivated and empowered -- this is how I felt when I saw my name in the list of the world's most-cited researchers,” said Ezzeldin Yazeed, professor and interim chair of the construction engineering department. “Indeed, citation for researchers is a crucial and direct assessment of the quality of their work.”

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First Custom-Built, Anti-Sexual Harassment Training Launched

Recently, the University launched the first phase of its online anti-sexual harassment training, becoming the first University in Egypt to introduce mandatory training for all faculty, staff and students. The training was custom designed for AUC by a team of in-house experts. 

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Campus Conversation: Start of Spring Semester

Last Thursday's Campus Conversation discussed updates for the Spring 2021 semester, providing updates on academics and campus life and answering some of the community's pivotal concerns and questions. Here are some key takeaways from the conversation: -The Provost Council met last Thursday to assess the situation for March classes, and the decision will be announced by February 15.

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A Warm Virtual Welcome: Class of 2025 Joins AUC

AUC welcomes the Class of 2025 in unusual circumstances — with new hopes and challenges awaiting them. AUC is still implementing a hybrid model of classes with an emphasis on maintaining a low-density campus.

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Exploring 'Belonging': AUC Graduate's Poster Recognized Among Top in Arab World

Inspired by his longing for home and a question about what it means to 'belong,' Hossam Harfoush '19 created Homeland, an Arabic typography poster that was selected among the Hundred Best Arabic Posters of 2020. 

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Welcoming Egypt’s Change Agents: First Cohort of USAID Scholars

"AUC will offer me more than the academic experience. I need a liberal arts university that will help me gain enough knowledge and skills to make my goals come to life, and AUC is just the right place for that,” said Kyrollos Zakaria from Gharbia governorate who joined the University this semester as part of the first cohort of USAID Scholars. 

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A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean

A collaboration between the Orlando Museum of Art and The American University in Cairo, A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean, will feature artworks by US-based artists of Arab and Iranian heritage in simultaneous exhibitions in Orlando and Cairo. Curated by Dr.

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Minister of Social Solidarity Meets with USAID Scholars

AUC took part in a meeting between Minister of Social Solidarity Nivine El-Kabbag and USAID Scholars Activity students with disabilities and scholars from the Takaful and Karma families

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Debating the Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film in SpeakUp Dialog Series

Is the media harming women?   At last week's AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series, "Do Portrayals of Gender in Media and Film Reflect Reality or Shape It?" our online poll showed that 66% believe media portrayals shape reality, while 34% think such portrayals simply reflect reality.   "There isn't a clear cut answer; it's both," said scriptwriter Tamer Habib, one of the panelists at the event. 

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Tax Withholding Campus Conversation

Last week's campus conversation explained how AUC will begin to withhold taxes on employee salaries and wages and remit them to the Egyptian Tax Authority monthly. Here are some key takeaways from the conversation. For FAQs, click here. To find upcoming info sessions, click here.

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Kamal Adham Center Launches COVID-19 Media Relief Project with Facebook Journalism Project

The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism at the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, in partnership with Facebook Journalism Project, launched the

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