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AUC Community Service Leaders Visit Cancer Hospital in Luxor

On Saturday October 26th, 8 leaders of the community service clubs, accompanied by their advisor, went on a one day trip to Shefaa’ Al-Orman Cancer Hospital in Luxor. The trip was organized by Al-Orman Organization. The aim of the trip was to give exposure to the students on the process of charity. The students were able to see how community service takes place outside of campus and how hard work and cooperation can result in an impactful result in serving the less fortunate in Egypt. The hospital has advanced technology in dealing with cancer, as well as a high level of hygiene and sanitation.

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MENA Social Policy Conference

AUC Hosts Fourth MENA Social Policy Conference

In collaboration with the British Council in Egypt, and as part of the American University in Cairo’s (AUC) centennial celebration, the Middle East and North African Social Policy Network (MENASP Network) organized its 4th edition conference in Cairo, Egypt titled “Social Policy in the MENA Region: Policy Learning in the Era of Social Protection” on October 30 and 31 at AUC New Cairo. The opening session of the conference was attended by the Egyptian Minister of Health and Population, Dr Hala Zaid.

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Madina Mahmoud '12, '18 Receives Prestigious Award from Italy for 'A New Future for Water' Research

Congratulations to Madina Mahmoud '12, '18 for receiving the 2019 Eni Young African Talents Award for her research on "a new future for water" — in energy, sustainability and environmental protection solutions. The award offers a PhD scholarship, with which she will complete her studies at an Italian university or research institute. 

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Using the 'Power of Design' to Shape the Future of Architecture and Autism

In 2002, Magda Mostafa, associate professor in the Department of Architecture, was approached by a group of parents to design Egypt’s first educational center for autism. She was eager to get to work, certain it would be easy with all the guidelines and research she’d find on how to design for individuals with autism. But to her surprise, she found “absolutely nothing.” No architect, she said, in Egypt or anywhere around the world had ever looked through and structured evidence-based methodology into this topic. 

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AUC to Host NAQAAE Evaluation Team

AUC is currently seeking the reaffirmation of its national accreditation with the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) — the first University to reaffirm its accreditation using NAQAAE’s 10 newly crafted accreditation standards. A NAQAAE evaluation team will be visiting campus from October 28 to 30. 

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Egyptology

Women in Ancient Egypt Current Research and Historical Trends

International scholars and Egyptologists from Egypt, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Germany and a host of other countries will be at AUC Tahrir Square from October 31 to November 2 for the Women in Ancient Egypt: Current Research and Historical Trends conference, the first-of-its-kind in Egypt and the Middle East. 

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'Timeless' Investments: New Scholarships Widening Our Reach

Samaa Abdelhamid, a freshman majoring in political science, said her life changed when she found out she’d be attending AUC. For her, receiving the Dr. Hamza Alkholi Public School Scholarship not only gave her the opportunity to study at the University, but it meant she’d be one step closer to achieving her dream of working toward more accessible education in Egypt.

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AUC's New Associate Provost for Assessment, Accreditation Zeinab Amin is On Board

During her 13 years of service to AUC, Zeinab Amin has worn multiple hats, from being a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science to her position as associate dean in the School of Sciences and Engineering to being appointed associate provost for assessment and accreditation.

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CBC Interview

Sustainable Community Rooftop Garden in an Informal Cairo neighborhood

AUC graduate students Omar Abdelkader and Menna Mansour, both pursuing a Master of Science in sustainable development, were interviewed on CBC TV channel for their work on establishing a sustainable community rooftop garden in an informal Cairo neighborhood. 

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J-PAL at AUC Partners with UNICEF, Uses Evidence-Based Methods to Reduce Poverty

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at AUC (J-PAL) is partnering with UNICEF Egypt to host the first Global Evidence for Egypt seminar titled “Overcoming Youth Unemployment in Egypt: What We Can Learn from Randomized Evaluations.”

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AUC-RiseUp Summit Partnership in Centennial Year

RiseUp Summit is coming to AUC New Cairo for the first time and is expected to attract 8,000-10,000 people, representing 60 countries. Startups and speakers from all around the world will be on campus from December 5 to 7 to conduct talks and workshops, and to inspire young entrepreneurs.

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AUC's Master in International Management/CEMS Welcomes First Cohort

This fall, AUC welcomed the first cohort of students to its Master in International Management/CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) — the only AUC program ranked by the Financial Times and The Economist. AUC is the only CEMS academic partner in Africa and the Middle East.

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Amir El-Shenawy '13 Wins Two CineGouna Awards in GFF 2019

The Fountain of Bakhchisarai produced by Amir El-Shenawy ’13 has just won two CineGouna Springboard awards at El Gouna Film Festival 2019 (GFF).

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AUC Hosts Junior Cairo International Model United Nations Conference

More than 2,000 students from over 40 schools in Egypt were at AUC last week for the Junior Cairo International Model United Nations conference to take part in diplomatic simulations.   JCIMUN is an annual high school level conference where students from all around the world are exposed to the work of the United Nations.

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AUC Theatre Students Work at Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre

AUC theatre students were involved in over 20 different plays and workshops brought to Cairo from around the world as part of the 26th annual Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theatre. Students majoring and minoring in theatre volunteered their time to help translate, organize workshops and volunteer both behind the scenes and on stage at one of largest theatre festivals in the region. 

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