Jason Blum: Science Offers Lens for Understanding Spirituality

Across time and cultures, religion has played an important role in providing guidance on ways of living. Though differences across religions exist, new research suggests that certain dimensions of religious or mystical experience may be common across cultures.

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Creative Change

Art is a tool to convey messages, create an impact and spread awareness,” said May Shehab ’98, director of Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Center in Old Cairo. “It is one of the main vehicles of expression in Egypt after the revolution.”

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Who is She?

There are lots of things hindering women’s development in Egypt. We are trying to encourage women to empower themselves, then use this to empower others. Those of us with privilege and resources have to reach out and help in the community,” said Yara El Razaz ’13, who with Heba Hesham ’13, founded Heya (She): The Women’s Initiative student club to raise awareness about women’s issues and promote volunteerism. Hesham was motivated to start the club by witnessing the hardships her mother faced.

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Meet the Freshman Class

Incoming students flooded AUC New Cairo during orientation week, as faculty, staff and returning students turned out to greet them. Out of 2,826 applicants, more than 1,000 students were accepted to AUC’s undergraduate Class of 2017.

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Distinguished Alumni of the Year Recognized

During the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony, four alumni were recognized for their distinctive achievements and exceptional dedication to their careers and communities. They include the following:Yosri Fouda, Alumni of the Year Award   

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Benefit Dinner 2012

Benefit Dinner Raises Scholarship Funds, Honors Business Leaders

As the world sets sights on post-revolution Egypt as an emerging power in the Arab world, economic resurgence becomes a key target for Egyptians across the globe. Building on this premise, AUC hosted its second annual Benefit Dinner under the theme of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the New Egypt. The event, which was held on October 18 at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York, honored Perihan Abou-Zeid ’09, Mustafa Abdel-Wadood ’91 and John F.W. Rogers for their innovative ideas, entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to advancing Egypt. More than $350,000 were raised at the event.

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