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AUC Welcomes Class of 2025 – Fully on Campus!

After nearly two years of virtual classes and hybrid models of education, AUC has returned to being fully face to face, welcoming the Class of 2025 - and the rest of the AUC community - to campus.

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Student Orientation Begins On Campus

After a year and a half of online orientations, the First Year Experience program is back on campus. With Back to Life as its main theme, the student orientation kicked off yesterday, welcoming freshmen to AUC.

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Moving in to the residences

On-Campus Residences Welcome New, Returning Students

As AUC starts its countdown to the start of the Fall 2021 semester – fully face to face – the on-campus residences are opening their doors to students. As new and returning students move in to the dorms, they reflect on what they look forward to the most and what they miss about being back to campus.  

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Jacaranda Magazine

Jacaranda: Advancing the Arts

For Tarek Atia, director of AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center, the arts in Egypt have a shining opportunity to reach the global stage. He directed the production of the TCC’s latest project, Jacaranda, a new platform for showcasing and discussing the arts, with that in mind — to help advance innovations in Egyptian arts by delving deep into the sector’s diversified areas.

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Campus Conversation

Campus Conversation: Fall Semester and COVID19 Updates

Last week's Campus Conversation covered everything you need to know about the return to campus and the status of COVID-19 nationwide. You can watch the full conversation here. Here are some key takeaways:  Those who are not vaccinated will be required to take weekly antigen tests at their own expense until they receive a vaccine. 

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AUC Students Win Shell Egypt's Imagine the Future Competition

A team of AUC students, named AUC-07, won first place in Shell Egypt's Imagine the Future Competition earlier this month, winning a prize of EGP 20,000. The team competed against 60 other teams and about 800 students.

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Creating a Universal Pictographic Language

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of the Arts Haytham Nawar's latest project, “Generative Pictographic Language,” is currently exhibited in the exhibition “Scripts and Calligraphy: A Timeless Journey,” organized by The Saudi Ministry of Culture to celebrate the cultural value of Arabic Calligraphy. 

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'The Man-Killer Race': An AUC Faculty Member Reflects on His Time as a Record-Breaking Athlete

Many of us didn't stop and admire the great sports achievement that took place in Tokyo a few days ago. Norwegian olympian Karsten Warholm won the gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles race, but more importantly, he smashed the world record—which happened to be his own—by 0.76 seconds. This is a big deal.  I was Egypt’s hurdle champion myself and had, humbly, broken the Egyptian record for the hurdles race. 

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mai kolkailah

Dismantling Cultural Stereotypes Through Islamic Art and Architecture

“Many of my mentors back in the United States wanted me to work with Bernard O’Kane, professor of Islamic art and architecture in AUC’s Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations because he is one of the most distinguished scholars in this field,” recounted Mai Mohamed Kolkailah ’21 on what made her join AUC. At that time, Kolkailah was a Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston prior to pursuing her graduate studies.

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HR Interview on Work in Fall 2021

In an interview with Senior AVP for HR Sarah Refaat, we learn the policy and plans for how to help staff transition back to work on campus in the fall.  

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Meet the Tokyo 2020 AUC Olympians

After being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games are currently taking place, and AUC is leaving its mark halfway across the world. A number of students and alumni have taken part in this year's games, and some are about to get started.  Yossra Helmy '20 Table Tennis  

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Reconfiguring Classrooms

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a task force led by Ahmed Tolba ’97, ’01, associate professor of marketing and chair of the Department of Management, has worked to facilitate the best and safest mode of study for the past four semesters. So far, there has been a mix of full online and partial face-to-face instruction.

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Alumni Shine at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards

AUC's alumni left their mark at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards, taking home a number of awards. The event is held to honor the country's brightest entrepreneurs. You can find the full list of awardees here.    Best Egyptian Product: Salah El-Dardir '12 CLEO Pharmaceutical Industries 

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Riham El Adl '99 Wins Top Prize at Prestigious Italian Art Competition

Rihem Al Adl '99 spent 18 years of her life working in public relations and corporate communications, but at one point two years ago, she decided to drop everything and pursue her passion for painting full time. "I was already at the top of my game, making good money in a very secure job that I was good at. However, my soul was not entirely fulfilled, and I felt for some years that I needed to do something more creative and that truly makes me happy," she said.

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Memes and the #MeToo Movement: Wrong or Right?

“Disclosing personal experiences online can be described as a form of online activism or even cyber justice, where victims and survivors can use informal digital spaces to raise awareness around sexual violence and rape culture,” said Shahira Fahmy, professor of journalism and mass communication, who analyzed tweets, posts and memes on Twitter related to the #MeToo social movement. 

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