Galal Amin Receives Medal of Sciences and Arts of the First Class

Professor Emeritus Galal Amin, a member of AUC’s Department of Economics for 44 years, has been awarded the prestigious Medal of Sciences and Arts of the First Class for his lifelong achievement and prolific body of work in the social sciences.

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Keeping it Green

AUC is taking big steps to foster sustainability and integrate it into everyday campus practices

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Alumnae Among the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013

Two AUC alumnae were named in Foreign Policy's list of 100 leading global thinkers.Heba Morayef '02 andHaifaa Al-Mansour '97 were listed among “people who, over the past year, have made a measurable difference in politics, business, technology, the arts, the sciences and more.” Morayef is the Egypt director of Human Rights Watch and was selected “for holding fast to the promise of Egypt's revolution.” She was recognized for her commitment to protecting civil liberties and advocating for economic and social justice through her work with organizations such as the Egyptian Initiative for Perso

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Harnessing the Power of the Sun

With the looming energy crisis in Egypt and the depletion of petroleum and natural-gas reserves, searching for sources of alternate fuel becomes all the more important. Inside AUC’s nanotechnology labs, researchers are working to find ways to create “smart energy” to produce renewable fuels and electricity from sunlight on a sustainable basis. Using nanotechnology techniques, or the science of the very small, scientists are making big advances in combating chronic problems like reducing greenhouse gases and lessening the burden on natural resources for generations to come.

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Sustainable Development Graduate Program Provides New Perspectives

AUC recently launched a graduate program in sustainable development, which welcomed 24 new students. President Lisa Anderson, Provost Amr Shaarawi and deans and faculty members from all participating schools celebrated the launch in an event where students emphasized the importance of the program, which is the first-of-its-kind in the region and one of few in the world.

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Writer Khaled Khalifa Receives Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa was awarded the 2013 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for his novel No Knives in the Kitchens of this City. The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is given to the best contemporary novel published in Arabic, but not yet in English, and is selected every fall by the Mahfouz Award Committee. “No Knives in the Kitchens of this City is an ode to Syria that powerfully chronicles Aleppo’s story for half a century,” said Tahia Abdel Nasser, assistant professor of English and comparative literature and a member of the award committee.

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the New Draft Constitution

With a referendum on the new Egyptian constitution expected to be held in January 2014, following are some of the highlights of the 2013 draft, with input from faculty experts at AUC. 1) Islam remains the religion of the Egyptian state and the principles of sharia are still the “main source of legislation,” but Article 219 in the 2012 constitution, which defined the specific principles of sharia, has been dropped from the new draft.

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The Cairo Review Fall 2013 Spotlights Diplomatic Leaks, Urban Vision

Daniel Ellsberg, whose leak of the top-secret Pentagon Papers in 1971 to reveal the undisclosed history of the Vietnam War led to his trial on espionage charges (which were later dismissed for government misconduct), talks about the U.S. government’s “abuse of power” in the Fall 2013 issue of The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. Ellsberg describes as heroes Chelsea Manning, a U.S.

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Minister of Tourism Hisham Zazou to Speak Tomorrow on Tourism Crisis

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zazou will speak tomorrow on “The Crisis of Tourism in Egypt" as part of the Tahrir Dialogue series organized by the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. The lecture will be held in Arabic, with simultaneous translation provided, at 5 pm in Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square.

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Presidential Intern Highlights Her Experiences Working at AUC

Presidential Intern

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New Phase of Faculty Housing Complete, Embeds Green Concepts

As part of an ongoing commitment to increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste and making AUC a sustainable community, the University recently completed a new phase of faculty housing units in New Cairo, with one of the two newly constructed buildings embedding green concepts in its design and structure. Faculty members will begin moving into the new housing units this month, and those who choose to move into any of the two buildings before December 31, 2013 will receive a 10 percent discount off the monthly rent for six months.

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Cairo Review Fall 2013: David Sims on Informal Housing

The Cairo Review: The Arab Housing Paradox

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Nelson Mandela's Legacy of Peace, Justice Lives On

The late Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist, has left a legacy of peace and justice, having spent 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activities and dedicating his life to guaranteeing civil rights for black South Africans who had long faced oppression at the hands of a white minority. His lifelong struggle and commitment to peaceful activism serve as an example for Egypt and the Arab world, particularly during this time of transformation.

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AUC Venture Lab Supports Innovative Startups to Enter Market

With approximately 23 million landmines buried in its deserts, Egypt is listed among the nations with the highest number of landmines worldwide. This poses a serious threat to the economic development of areas in the North Coast, Gulf of Suez and Sinai peninsula, in addition to endangering the lives of many. Over the past 25 years, more than 3,000 people have died and approximately 5,000 were injured from landmines in Egypt, according to government statistics.

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Architecture

Mathematica Software Revolutionizes Science, Engineering Education

AUC has recently become the first Mathematica campus in the world, with the School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE) gaining license to use the world-renowned software and its companion products for all SSE students, faculty and staff for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. With its vast computational tools, interactive simulations, automated solutions and embedded image-recognition algorithms, the software promises to revolutionize the teaching and learning of science and engineering.

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