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Liquid Gaze

In Photos: AUC's Eye-Catching Senior Art Exhibition 'Liquid Gaze'

Towering in the middle of AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) is a metal sculpture containing intricate shapes made of iron, accompanied by three paintings on a nearby wall. Visual arts major Nour Tawfik ‘22, describes the installation, “Nostalgia is a Dirty Liar…” — which took her a year’s worth of research and creativity to make for her senior project:

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AUC Alumni Awards

AUC Awards 13 Alumni at 2022 Alumni Awards Ceremony

From entrepreneurial giants and athletes to the young superstars powering our favorite startups, thirteen alumni were awarded at AUC's 2022 Alumni Awards Ceremony last week.  The ceremony, hosted by AUC's Office of Alumni Engagement, was the first awards ceremony since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Khodeir and Badran

Najla Badran Two-Time Winner at Granshan Type Design Competition for Collaboration with Renowned Egyptian Calligrapher

Najla Badran, adjunct professor in AUC’s Department of the Arts, won third prize and received an honorable mention during the 12th Granshan Type Design Competition for her work in digitizing the typefaces of Egyptian calligrapher Moussad Khodeir, known as Khodeir Al-Borsaidy.

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EEA Awards

Meet the ‘People of Now’: Seven Alumni Awarded at 2022 Egypt Entrepreneur Awards 

Seven AUC alumni emerged triumphant at the 2022 Egypt Entrepreneur Awards. Honored for their innovation, risk-taking and business savvy, the awardees are among the country’s brightest and most promising entrepreneurs, called the ‘People of Now’ by the event’s website.

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Higher Ed Minister Awards AUC students for self-luminous concrete project

Higher Education Minister Honors AUC Students for Self-Luminous Concrete Thesis Project

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar awarded the ministry shield to four undergraduate students in the Department of Construction Engineering who have developed self-luminous concrete to light up roadways and pavements at night without using conventional energy sources.

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Eve Troutt Powell and Maya Morsy '95

Eve Troutt Powell, Maya Morsy '95 Named Keynote Speakers for June Commencement

Maya Morsy '95, president of Egypt's National Council for Women, will be the keynote speaker at the graduate commencement taking place on June 21, and Eve Troutt Powell, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a former presidential intern at AUC, will be the keynote speaker at the undergraduate commencement taking place on June 22. 

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Sallam and team at the Bahariya Oasis in 2016

Hesham Sallam Leads Egyptian Team’s Discovery of Bizarre Meat-Eating Dinosaur in Egypt’s Bahariya Oasis

Hesham Sallam, associate professor at AUC’s Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology in the School of Sciences and Engineering and founder of Mansoura University’s Vertebrate Paleontology Center (MUVP), led an Egyptian team’s discovery of a new kind of large-bodied meat-eating dinosaur revealing important secrets about the Prehistoric Era in the region.

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Mariam Ayad

Reading Into the Past: Mariam Ayad's Research on Coptic Letters Sheds Light on Women in Byzantine Egypt

Years of research have led Mariam Ayad ‘94, associate professor in AUC’s Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology, down a trail of letters in Coptic dating back to the 6th-8th centuries AD [Byzantine Era up to the Arab conquest of Egypt], providing her a unique view into the everyday lives of women.

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Self-luminous concrete

Sustainable and Safe: Construction Engineering Students Create Glow-in-the-Dark Concrete

Four undergraduate students in the Department of Construction Engineering have developed self-luminous concrete to light up roadways and pavements without using conventional energy sources.

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Mental Health Initiative

AUC Launches Initiative to Support Community Mental Health, End Stigma

On Sunday, AUC launched its Mental Health and Well-being Initiative with a community workshop aimed at opening a discussion and offering a platform for participants to share their experiences and ideas for improving mental health on and off-campus.

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Five Students Awarded in National, Global 2022 Map the System Competition for Project on Women in Cairo's Informal Sector

Five students from the AUC School of Business won first place in the national 2022 Map the System competition in late April, competing against six other teams comprising 30 undergraduate and graduate students. Their project was also named an Excellent Undergraduate Project in the global competition, which took place in the UK this spring.

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Reimagining Cairo: AUC Alum, Student Win 3rd Worldwide in 2022 Berkeley Prize Competition for Design Excellence

Mahmoud El Kady ‘21 and Tia Ashraf, anthropology graduating senior, won third place worldwide in the 2022 Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence competition.

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AUC's Gender Policy Working Group

AUC Launches Working Group to Boost Gender Equity Across Campus

A new working group consisting of AUC students, faculty and staff is spearheading an effort to review the University’s gender-related policies to ensure inclusivity, equity, diversity and care for the entire community.

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Nageh Allam receives prize

Nageh Allam Wins 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists

Nageh Allam, professor and director of the nanotechnology graduate program at AUC’s Department of Physics, has won the 2022 Obada Prize for Distinguished Scientists in Physical Sciences, for his

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America 101: AUC Faculty, Staff Bring U.S. Culture to Life for English Language Learners

A new online series is allowing English-language learners across Egypt to dive headfirst into American culture through a monthly lecture series led by AUC faculty and staff from the United States.

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