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National Coverage of Centennial Celebrations

Community Carnival  

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Trustees Engage in Future Conversation, Centennial Celebrations

The Board of Trustees Cairo meeting on campus last week was packed with a range of activities and events, from AUC’s Centennial Celebration Week and the launch of a strategic look at the future of the campus in the next 100 years to in-depth meetings with faculty and students.  

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Rana el Kaliouby '98, 00: AI Pioneer Works to Humanize Technology, Reflects on Time at AUC

“At AUC, I discovered my passion for human-machine interaction, and the phenomenal classes I took in computer science set me up to be a leader in artificial intelligence,” said Rana el Kaliouby, '98, '00, AUC trustee and CEO and co-founder of Affectiva, the global leader in emotion AI.

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AUC Community, Friends, Families Celebrate Centennial at Community Carnival

From the food to the fashion show, virtual reality, live music, street performances and all the way to “everything,” AUC community members and their friends and families said they enjoyed just about every part of centennial week’s Community Carnival on Saturday.  “It was fun, creative and a great way to spend my Saturday,” said Ryan Butler, an international student from the United States. Butler was among more than 1,000 people who attended the Carnival and took part in the diverse range of activities on campus during the day.

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Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait Discusses Future of Egyptian Economy at AUC

The Egyptian economy reached a growth rate of 5.6% in the last year, making it one of the top growth performers amongst emerging markets in the region, said Egypt's Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait as part of his talk at AUC last week on the positive outcomes of the government’s economic reform program over the past few years.

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Everything You Need to Know About Centennial Celebration Week

Centennial Celebration Week begins this Saturday, February 15 and goes on until Wednesday, February 19. Every day of the week will have a different event, performance, conference or other activities for the AUC community to enjoy, both after and during school and work hours.

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Class of 2020: The Future Awaits

If you were on campus last Wednesday and Thursday, you would’ve seen crowds of new students eager to begin their lives at AUC wandering among a sea of caps and gowns, graduates ready to start their journeys beyond this campus.

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Class of 2024 Looks Forward to AUC Experience

AUC's campus is sparkling with energy and hope as new and returning students kick off the Spring 2020 semester. More than 80 new undergraduates and 140 graduate students started their studies as the University approaches the final phase of its centennial celebration: Experience the Future.  The new undergraduate class — 47.5% females and 52.5% males — is enriching campus diversity, with students coming from the United States, Syria and Yemen. 

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Columbia Business School MBA Students Work with AUC Venture Lab Startups

A group of second-year MBA students from the Columbia Business School spent one week in Cairo as part of a global immersion class conducted in partnership with the AUC Venture Lab. Describing their visit in one word, the students called it “impressive.” 

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Smoking Cessation Clinic Helps Staff Member Quit 35 Years of Smoking Dependence

“AUC’s Smoking Cessation Clinic helped me overcome my tobacco dependence, which started 35 years ago and is as serious as alcohol or drug dependence”, said Ahmed Sayed, general supervisor, infrastructure and energy conservation, Office of Facilities and Operations.

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DePauw University Comes to AUC: A Trip Full of 'Pleasant Surprises'

For some students from DePauw University, coming to Egypt was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and with no idea of what to expect coming here, it was the “pleasant surprises” that made the visit worthwhile.  "I came in with not a lot of expectations," said Meghan Wallace, a senior majoring in global health. "There are a lot of misconceptions around coming here, but I didn’t expect to feel this comfortable and this much at home."

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AUC, USAID Celebrate Inauguration of Aswan University Center for Career Development

With the support of the United States Agency for international Development (USAID), AUC celebrated the opening of the Aswan University Center for Career Development (UCCD) — the 14th out of 21 USAID-funded centers in 14 public universities across Egypt.  During his speech at the inauguration ceremony, Egypt's Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said, "The UCCD centers are of great importance, not only in Egypt but all over the world, as there is a gap between labor market needs and academic education.”

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"I'd Like to Stay for Longer" — George Washington University Students Reflect on their Time at AUC

Working toward its goal of internationalization and fulfilling its mission as a global University not just for Egypt, but for the rest of the world, AUC hosted 20 students from the George Washington (GW) University in Washington, D.C. for the Faculty-Led Program in an effort to expose American students to the University and to Egypt. 

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Wearing Egypt's Untold Stories

“It’s all about having jackets tell stories,” said Hana Zaher ‘19, graphic design graduate and designer of Daima — a graduation project that turned into to a solid brand to be launched soon in the Egyptian market.

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Tobacco-Free Community Survey: 90% Notice Positive Change on Campus

Ninety percent of students, faculty and staff at AUC who participated in the Fall 2019 Tobacco Use Within the AUC Community survey said that they noticed a positive change on campus since the implementation of the Tobacco-Free Community Policy in February 2018, according to Jaime Mendoza, associate professor of practice in the Department of Psychology and director of

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