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Creating a Suitable Framework for Forecasting COVID-19: AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Mona Makram-Ebeid (MA '75) Adviser to UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

Mona Makram-Ebeid (MA '75) serves as adviser to the UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations since early 2020. With extensive experiences in intercultural and interfaith dialogue and promoting tolerance, she supports youth initiatives and promotes peace through her work. You can read more about Ebeid and her appointment here.

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AUC Provides Mentorship for Gemini Uplift Initiative

AUC will be providing voluntary mentorship support for entrepreneurs as part of the Gemini Uplift initiative to support entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The initiative, launched by Gemini Enterprises Africa, aims to revive the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt and Africa during these difficult times through money, matchmaking and mentorship. Gemini focuses on supporting entrepreneurship in Africa, and particularly projects focused on social dimensions. 

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Coping in Egypt During the COVID-19 Crisis: AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Campus Conversation Recap: Managing Sustainability

Last week's campus conversation, moderated by Samer Atallah '97, associate professor in AUC's Department of Economics., discussed managing the sustainability of AUC in terms of finance, jobs and continuation of the educational mission while protecting the community from COVID-19. Taking part in the conversation were President Francis Ricciardone, Provost Ehab Abdel-Rahman, Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources Sarah Refaat and Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Amir Habib. Board of Trustees Virtual Meeting

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Report-for-Change: A People-Centric Urban Management Tool - Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research at AUC

AUC’s Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative awarded funding to 10 different research projects that are aimed at creating an impact both during and after the global COVID-19 pandemic — contributing to the scholarship and innovation in the fight against it. In this series, we are highlighting each of the 10 projects to learn about what they are and what impact they will have on society.

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Gourmet Implements Graphic Design Student Project on Sustainable Packaging

As part of their Packaging studio course last fall, graphic design students Amena ElDefrawy, Amanda Ioannou, Hania Gazar, Reem Hasebou, Salma Aly and Noor Sallam worked on envisioning new packaging solutions for the Gourmet brand while considering the environmental aspect and sustainability. The Gourmet team liked the student work, had the most creative group intern with the company last winter and is implementing some of the student designs across its branches.

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Board Holds Virtual Meeting, Issues Statement of Appreciation

Last week, and for the first time in the University’s history, the Board of Trustees held its May meeting via videoconference. Convening more than 30 trustees and advisory trustees spanning five countries and several states, the virtual meeting focused on a discussion of the University’s COVID-19 response and implications for the future, an update on the campus master planning process, review of tenure cases and projections for the FY21 budget, which will be approved in June.

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AUC Holds Second Media Virtual Discussion on the World Order Post COVID-19

"The question now is: Who will lead the world? After China's domination, Europe dominated the 19th century, and then the U.S. dominated the 20th century, but that will change with Asia dominating the 21st century," said Bahgat Korany, professor of international relations and political economy and director of AUC Forum, at AUC's second Virtual Media Discussion, "The World Order Post COVID-19."

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AUC, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Sign Public School Scholarships Agreement

AUC and Egypt’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the University to annually allocate 30 full-tuition scholarships to the government for Egyptian public school students who wish to pursue their undergraduate studies at AUC, in accordance with the University’s admission requirements. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research will nominate the students for the scholarships.

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Faculty Share Tips, Practices, Stories

  From encouraging quieter students to participate through Google Docs to inviting theatre artists as guests and cracking jokes with students through class WhatsApp groups, these faculty members are finding creative ways to keep students engaged.    

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Tahrir Dialogue Webinars

Here you can watch the last three Tahrir Dialogue webinars. 

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'An Obligation to the Community' — AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative

“We have a role and an obligation to the community,” said Alaa-Eldin Adris, associate provost for research, innovation and creativity, when asked about the purpose of AUC's Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Research and Innovation Initiative, which called for research proposals from across the University that address current and forthcoming issues brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Preserving 'One of the Most Important' Settlement Sites in Egypt

Peter Lacovara, visiting research scholar at AUC, along with Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, and her graduate students, are working to preserve an important historical and archaeological site in Egypt, Deir El-Ballas, that has been damaged by illicit diggers and is in danger of continued looting.

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Campus Conversation: The President's Operational Excellence Initiative

Last Thursday’s Virtual Campus Conversation introduced the Presidential Operational Excellence Initiative, which establishes seven committees spanning different areas.  President Francis Ricciardone started the session detailing the purpose of the committees, stating that they are meant to better help address the different needs of AUC community members and to give students, faculty and staff ways to directly express their concerns and needs. 

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