Student Spotlight: Color Palette Chemistry Reveals Genuine, Fake Art

A chemistry student at school and an art lover at heart, Mayan Sabry, who graduated with a bachelor’s in chemistry last spring, has utilized her scientific knowledge to introduce mechanisms by which forged art may be identified. These methods involve a thorough analysis of the artist’s fingerprint –– the color palette.

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Egypt Ranked an Unhappy Nation by World Happiness Report

Egypt is not a happy nation, according to the World Happiness Report, commissioned by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and published by the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Among the 156 nations surveyed in the report, Egypt had the greatest fall in happiness levels in comparison to previous years. On a scale of 1 to 10, Egypt garnered a score of 5.4 between the years 2005 and 2007, but averaged a score of 4.3 between the years 2010 and 2012. This places Egypt 130th among the 156 nations ranked according to their happiness ratings.

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Syria’s Chemical Weapons: Drawing the Humanitarian Line

On August 21, missiles loaded with the chemical agent Sarin were launched at Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Nearly 1,500 people were killed in the attack, and U.S. President Barack Obama threatened limited military strikes on Syrian government installations in response to the use of chemical weapons. During a press conference on September 9, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry commented that a strike could potentially be avoided if Syria was to relinquish its arson chemical weapons.

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Scholarship Recipients Pursue Career Goals, Ambitions at AUC

“I have one concrete goal, which is to be a force for progress wherever I am in the universe, and this goal has translated into a dream of developing Egypt so that it is a top country worldwide across all fields,” said Mazan Ayman, an electronics engineering senior and recipient of the Ayman Korra Endowed Public School Scholarship. “Studying at AUC has helped me a lot through its high-quality education and facilities.

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Egypt's Constitution 2014: Follow faculty media roundtable today at 1 pm; #EgyConst2014

Egypt's Constitution 2014

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Automated System for Customized Business Cards, Project Requests

The University has launched a new Communication Services Form that will enable members of the University community to request projects for design and editing through a more efficient, user-friendly interface.

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New CIB Banking Professorship to Foster Research, Financial Services

Promoting knowledge of banking through teaching, research and service, the University has recently established the Commercial International Bank (CIB) Endowed Professorship in Banking. An agreement was signed this week between AUC and CIB, and it is anticipated that a professor will be chosen for the position by Spring 2014.

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Third Special Olympics at AUC; View Photos

Third Special Olympics at AUC; View Photos

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First Global Chapter of American Association of University Professors

Last spring, a group of faculty members at AUC decided to form an association that would be focused solely on representing faculty interests at the University. This fall, they launched the first chapter outside of the United States of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), an organization that works to advocate academic freedom and shared governance.

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AUC Hosts Special Olympics for Swimming, Tennis Athletes

Nada Montasser has been swimming since she was 6 years old, when, according to her mother Neamat Aldhan, one of her aunts noticed that she could “jump into the water without any fear.” Montasser is now 18 and won one gold medal and two silver medals at the Special Olympics swimming qualifiers, held at AUC last week.

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Mohamed Ghanima Memorial on Campus Today

Mohamed Samir Ghanima Memorial Service to be Held this Wednesday

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Faculty Analyze Media Coverage, Prospects of Free Press in Egypt

Media coverage of Egypt’s unfolding events has sparked controversy nationwide. Politicized, polarized and impartial; these were some of the terms that were used to describe how the media has been depicting Egypt’s tumultuous times. The allegations are not limited to national channels, but extend to encompass Western and international media outlets, both print and broadcast.

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Anderson at Hertie School of Governance: Arab Spring and Service

AUC President Lisa Anderson speaks at the school's opening ceremony on Arab uprisings and public service in the 21st century

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Course Registration Process Improved for Students

Major changes have been implemented in the course registration process to solve the difficulties students face in assembling their course schedules. These include easier access to the Banner program, adding a registration period after commencement and providing extra sections for required courses.

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New Faculty Look Forward to Teaching, Research Opportunities

More than 30 new faculty members joined AUC this semester. Coming from a variety of disciplines, this “impressive class of new faculty members,” as President Lisa Anderson described them, were drawn to AUC for a variety of reasons, from exploring research opportunities to experiencing Egypt’s rich history and culture.

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