Bahia Shehab

An Artist Amplified

Bahia Shehab, associate professor of design and founder of the graphic design program at AUC, recalls feeling "liberated" the first time she spray-painted a wall in Cairo. “It was a beautiful moment,” Shehab said.

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Getting the Ball Rolling: A Q&A with AUC’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Robert Reasso

Coaching football isn’t just about scoring goals; it’s also about setting them. News@AUC met with Robert Reasso, AUC’s new athletic director and football head coach, to learn more about his plans for AUC’s Office of Athletics and football team on and off the field, ask about his favorite sports teams, discover why he “gets a kick” out of working at AUC and more.

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Egyptian Government Approves AUC Centennial Coin

The Egyptian government recently approved the minting of AUC's centennial coin. 

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Scientific Success: Actuarial Science, Biology Fill Niche

AUC's undergraduate actuarial science and biology programs recently received specialized accreditation by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET for a six-year duration, the maximum period for accreditation.

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Sadat Center

AUC Celebrates Inauguration of Sadat City University Center for Career Development

AUC celebrated the launch of a new USAID-funded University Center for Career Development (UCCD) at the University of Sadat City. 

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mental health

Mental Health Matters

For a clinical psychologist, Kate Ellis, assistant professor of psychology, has a   uniquely hands-off approach to therapy. In fact, she is trying to make the demand for traditional therapy as minimal as possible in Egypt.  

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AUCians Reflect on Greatest Blessings

With Thanksgiving, AUCians share what they're most thankul for. The reflections varied between family, work colleagues and even the simplest blessings in life that we might not stop to recognize every single day "I am thankful for every breath I take without pain, for every minute i spend happily with no fear or anxiousness with my kids and family, for the blessing of having true friends who care, and for having many things that i take for granted sometimes, but are indeed a blessing that a lot would die for."          

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AUC Alumni, Faculty Showcase Talent in Downtown Art Exhibition

The monthlong exhibition, Nothing Vanishes, Everything Transforms, at the Prince Mohamed Ali Tewfik Palace (Manial Palace) featured the works of 28 Egyptian artists, including AUC alumni Marwan El Gamal '12, Islam Shabana '13, Malak Yacout '15, in addition to Khaled Hafez, adjunct associate professor of design in the Department of the Arts, Shady El Noshokaty, professor of practice in the Department of the Arts, and Huda Lofti, who taught Arab cultural history at AUC from 1983 to 2009.

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Welcoming New Student Scholars, Honoring Achievers

Recognizing its distinguished scholars, AUC held a ceremony welcoming its 120 newest scholarship students, who hail from 26 Egyptian governorates and multiple countries, including Somalia, Yemen and the West Bank. The event also honored returning scholarship students who demonstrate an excellent academic record and was an opportunity for new students to network with scholarship alumni and learn from their experiences. 

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Community of Scholars: A New Political Science for a Changing World

Bringing in top-notch scholars and experts from prominent universities around the world, including Harvard, Yale and Brandeis, the School of Humanities and Social Science’s inaugural workshop, “A New Political Science for a Changing World,” highlighted ways in which the political science discipline is evolving in the current global climate. Political Science in a Changing World

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Galal Amin

Remembering Galal Amin: Honoring the Life of a Legend

“To quote Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet,’ I shall not look upon his like again,” said Soreya Altorki, professor of anthropology, in the Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology at the memorial service for Professor Emeritus Galal Amin. The memorial service for the visionary educator was a chance for those who knew him to reflect on his life and accomplishments, and to share some words about his impact on their lives.

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Going Global: AUC Students, Alumni Shine at World Youth Forum

AUC students and alumni were active participants at Egypt’s second World Youth Forum, a global platform for young people from around the world to come together, exchange ideas with top policymakers and recommend initiatives for making the world a better place.

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Assistant Professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship Ayman Ismail moderating a session on entrepreneurship in Egypt

AUC Supports Entrepreneurship in Egypt to Become African Hub

In an attempt to actively promote entrepreneurship in Egypt, members of AUCs Board of Trustees, faculty members and alumni took part in the seminar, Entrepreneurship in Egypt: From Local Individual Successes to Becoming an African Hub.

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Urban Design students exploring the campus on bikes

Future Architects Take Bike Tour Around Campus

Momen El Husseiny, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, decided to take experiential learning to a new level. He took his Urban Design and Landscape Architecture students on a bike ride around the outdoor spaces surrounding campus to discuss the infrastructure of bikeways in the city and how to think of sustainable mobility, instead of just displaying the information on projectors inside the classroom.

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The students during their visit to Saqqara

Tomb Raiders: Students Learn Firsthand About Antiquities Theft

Focusing on antiquities theft in Egypt and around the world, students in the Core Curriculum class, Loot: The Research for Buried Treasures in Egypt and Beyond, gained hands-on experience in Egyptology through visits to historic sites.     Offered for the third semester, the course encourages students to preserve their own cultural heritage by learning more about it through readings, presentations, activities, field trips and conflict resolution. But why looting?

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