Let Us Know What You Are Most Thankful For

Let Us Know What You Are Most Thankful For

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AUC Team Achieves 1/3 Energy Reduction Target in Two Years Instead of Three

In 2011, AUC set a target to reduce energy use by one-third within three years. Under the guidance of the University energy conservation team, this goal was achieved in only two years, reducing the amount of energy used by 35 million kilowatt hours annually and saving the University an estimated $2 million annually, a one-third reduction in the utilities budget. The amount of energy saved has been so great that in February 2013, the University used less energy than it did in February 2011, when both campuses were closed for half a month following the January 25 Revolution.

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Redesigned Classroom Promotes Interactivity, Self-Directed Learning

In an effort to promote new pedagogical approaches that encourage student collaboration and active learning, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) recently opened an interactive classroom, the first-of-its-kind in Egypt.

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Latest Statistics Show Food Price Hikes as Main Source of Inflation

According to the latest figures from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), as published by Daily News Egypt, Egypt’s core inflation rose from 0.14 percent in August to 1.7 percent in September. Ahram Online noted that the overall annual Consumer Price Index rate was 11.5 percent in October, reaching 143.3 points, “the highest annual inflation to date.” The main source of inflation, according to CAPMAS, is a leap in food prices, whereby the price of vegetables witnessed a 0.7 percent increase, and the cost of poultry and meat rose by 4 percent.

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Back in Time with the Greek Campus; View Pictures

A part of AUC for almost five decades, the Greek Campus will now be home to Egypt’s first technology park in downtown Cairo. AUC has signed a 10-year lease agreement with Tahrir Alley Technology Park (TATP), a Cairo-based company that intends to keep the Greek Campus name, to operate the property, with AUC retaining full ownership. A reception will be held on the Greek Campus on Thursday, November 14 at 3 pm to officially announce the University’s plans. Members of the AUC community are welcome to join.

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Tweet of the Day: Student Captures a Moment on Campus

A picture of the Mobinil Tower, tweeted by Engy Abdelmoneim. The Mobinil Tower serves as a navigational reference point for the entire campus, as well as a bird’s-eye view of sporting events. To submit photos of AUC or life on campus, email news@aucegypt.edu.

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AUC-MIT Enterprise Forum Partnership to Build Entrepreneurship in the Arab World

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) at AUC’s School of Business signed a multilateral agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of the Pan-Arab Region to help foster entrepreneurship in Egypt and the Arab world. MITEF Pan-Arab is one of 28 chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a nonprofit networking organization that has been serving the entrepreneurial community for more than 35 years.

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Student Spotlight: Kareem Radwan Shares Multifaceted AUC Experience

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Advising with New Course Numbering System Starts Today

Starting Winter 2014, AUC will be using a new course numbering system, switching from three-digit to four-digit number codes. The new system will ensure greater clarity in advising and registration, and will accommodate the increasing number of course offerings at the University.

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Last Day to Vote for AUC's New Mascot

Who will be AUC's Mascot? Vote Today

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Halloween Costumes Reinforce Gender Roles, Break Cultural Norms

Costumes are an integral part of the Halloween tradition, yet sociologists argue that these costumes play a role in reinforcing gender stereotypes and, in some cases, breaking cultural norms. “Halloween is the time of the year when a kid can wear a costume, but it has to be ‘gender appropriate,’” said Michael Ryan, assistant professor of sociology. “Little boys wear costumes that reflect success in the economic world, like doctors or businessmen, while the costumes that girls wear emphasize attractiveness.”

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Community Coalitions May Boost Development in Informal Settlements

One of the common misconceptions about informal settlements is that all residents are poor and uneducated. While there are predominantly low-income people residing in these settlements, there are also middle and higher-income inhabitants whose resources could be harnessed to help the community.

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Verlenden, Ghazoul Receive International Translation Award

Ferial Ghazoul, chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature, and John Verlenden, writing instructor at the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, have won the University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award. They received the award in recognition of their collection, Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems of Qassim Haddad. Ghazoul and Verlenden’s manuscript will be published by Syracuse University Press. The translators and poet will also split a prize of $10,000.

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AUC Helps Establish Community-Based Learning Model at Palestinian University

With the success of the community-based learning (CBL) program at AUC, which is in its 10th year now, the University will partner with An-Najah National University in Palestine to help produce a similar program there. AUC will collaborate with An-Najah university to establish 10 CBL courses and facilitate training programs during the two-year process.

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School of Business Ranked by Eduniversal as 46th Worldwide

School of Business Ranked 46th Worldwide

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