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Karim Nasr music student winner of Valarie Farag Music Award for 2023

Winner of Valarie Farag Music Award 2023

The Valerie Farag Music Award is a cash award conferred at every commencement to an outstanding AUC graduate with a major or minor in Music Performance or Music Technology. 

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Al Maghreb Wa Al Mashreq: World-Renowned Moroccan Musician Nouamane Lahlou to Appear at AUC

As finals week comes to an end, AUC’s Department of the Arts, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Cairo, is hosting a lecture-concert  by Moroccan artist Nouamane Lahlou as well as a Moroccan-themed reception at AUC New

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AUC Offers New Behavioral Neuroscience Minor

As an interdisciplinary program co-administered by AUC’s Department of Psychology and Department of Biology, the new behavioral neuroscience minor will allow students to study the relationship between the structure and function of the nervous system with an emphasis on the biological and psy

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In Photos: Mapping Time Exhibition Captures Decade of Experimental Art

More than 87 art projects from AUC’s Visual Arts Program are on display now at the archival exhibition Mapping Time, held at Tahrir Cultural Center. The exhibition showcases drawings, digital prints, videos and installation art produced over the last ten years under the program.

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Culture Through Comedy: New Novel from AUC Professor Gretchen McCullough

A former expatriate environmentalist accused of cyber terrorism, a Greek dance teacher and a dead body on an art thief’s property in central Texas set the scene of Confessions of a Knight Errant, a recently published novel by Gretchen McCullough, senior instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition.

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A Comic Book, A Serious Subject: Alumna Haidy Helmy Reflects on Senior Project

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” is an oft-repeated adage that shines through the work of Haidy Helmy ‘20. The young artist is harnessing the power of illustration to raise awareness and foster a dialogue about mental health issues in an intuitive and engaging format, avoiding the uneasiness that is often associated with such subjects.

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It's Just One Bag, Isn't It? Upcoming AUC "Invisible" Performance at COP27

“All the world’s a stage,”- Shakespeare (As You Like It) What is the world, but a stage? Jillian Campana, professor of theatre and associate dean for undergraduate studies at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, will explore the relationship between art and life during “invisible theatre” performances at COP27. 

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The Earth Turns: Upcoming Play Featuring Families in Climate Crises

Art connects human experience with climate crisis realities through The Earth Turns, a feature play from Adam Marple, assistant professor of directing, to be performed at COP27 and Falaki Theater at AUC Tahrir Square.

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Protests in London's Trafalgar Square this October in support of equality, women and human rights in Iran.

Resisting the Regime: Women's Protests in Iran

Protests have erupted in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country’s morality police last month.

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Mysteries of the Boy King

Why was King Tut buried without a heart? Explore this question and more through National Geographic's podcast interview with Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, celebrating the centennial of the discovery of the young ruler's tomb

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Past, Present and Future: Egypt’s Top-Scoring Students Call AUC Home

One year ago, Sandy Moaaz and her father passed by AUC on the way to a friend’s home. Looking out the window at the vast campus, Sandy turned to her father and asked him, “Dad, do you ever think I’ll get into this place?”

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Our Favorite Pieces from the Gazbia Sirry Exhibition

An exhibition honoring world-famous painter and former AUC instructor Gazbia Sirry will open on October 23 at Center of Arts (Aisha Fahmy Palace) in Zamalek. Included in the display are pieces donated by Sirry to AUC, including three sections of a 1970s 10-meter mural named “Life on the Embankment of the Nile” to AUC and 14 selections from a 2008 donation of 16 paintings to the University.

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A Fresh Point of View on Middle Eastern Diasporas With AUC’s Ramy Aly

Ramy Aly, assistant professor and anthropology unit head, has co-edited the newly released Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas.

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AUC Introduces New Minors, Restructured Majors

From the arts to sciences — and the special places where they meet in between — AUC is offering two restructured majors and four new minors this fall.  Multimedia Communication and Journalism

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From Abroad or Coming Home, AUC Welcomes New Faculty

Coming from abroad or returning to their alma mater, AUC welcomed a new cohort of around 40 faculty members this fall. While some members are experiencing Egypt for the first time, having moved from their homes in Germany, South Korea and more, other members are turning to their alma mater. News@AUC interviewed five members of this diverse cohort on their research, their decision to join AUC, and what they are looking forward to this year.  

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