on campus building

Latest News

Latest News
Liquid Gaze

In Photos: AUC's Eye-Catching Senior Art Exhibition 'Liquid Gaze'

Towering in the middle of AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC) is a metal sculpture containing intricate shapes made of iron, accompanied by three paintings on a nearby wall. Visual arts major Nour Tawfik ‘22, describes the installation, “Nostalgia is a Dirty Liar…” — which took her a year’s worth of research and creativity to make for her senior project:

Read More
Khodeir and Badran

Najla Badran Two-Time Winner at Granshan Type Design Competition for Collaboration with Renowned Egyptian Calligrapher

Najla Badran, adjunct professor in AUC’s Department of the Arts, won third prize and received an honorable mention during the 12th Granshan Type Design Competition for her work in digitizing the typefaces of Egyptian calligrapher Moussad Khodeir, known as Khodeir Al-Borsaidy.

Read More
Mariam Ayad

Reading Into the Past: Mariam Ayad's Research on Coptic Letters Sheds Light on Women in Byzantine Egypt

Years of research have led Mariam Ayad ‘94, associate professor in AUC’s Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology, down a trail of letters in Coptic dating back to the 6th-8th centuries AD [Byzantine Era up to the Arab conquest of Egypt], providing her a unique view into the everyday lives of women.

Read More
CIMUN Team in New York

CIMUN Team Wins Big at 2022 National Model United Nations Conference

Emerging stronger than ever after a three-year hiatus, AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) team won Outstanding Delegation awards for the 12th consecutive year at the 2022 National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in New York City this spring. The team won a total of 19 awards at the conference. 

Read More
GlucoClip

AUC Students Victorious at 2022 John Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition

Graduating seniors Maha Shatta, Fatema Lokma, Mostafa Nosseir, Ahmed Elghoul and Seif Ahmed ‘21 from AUC’s Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECNG) won first place worldwide in the 2022 John Hop

Read More
Screenshots of student projects

Student Research Sheds Light on Egypt's Online Communities

Creating more connections between AUC and the local community, Emiko Stock, assistant professor of anthropology, tasked two of her classes last fall — Introduction to Digital Ethnography and Anthropology and Film— to conduct digital ethnographies of Egypt’s online communities and groups of creators in the country.<

Read More
Amr Adly

Amr Adly Awarded for Innovative Book Exploring Egypt’s Fraught Market-Making Efforts

Amr Adly, assistant professor in AUC’s Department of Political Science, uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the interrelationship between politics, society and economic development in Egypt and th

Read More
Habibati Man Takoun

AUC Faculty, Alumni Help Produce Two New Plays on Legendary Singers Abdel Halim and Umm Kalthoum During Riyadh Season

John Hoey, associate professor of practice in the Department of the Arts; Salma Hussein '20, a film major and digital media minor; Laila Ghoneim '20, an English and comparative literature major with a minor in theatre; and Sarah El Shazly '19, a double major in theatre and integrated marketing communication, led and assisted production teams for two major plays released this year.

Read More
Dubai Design Week

AUC Graphic Design Grads Shine at Dubai Design Week's MENA Grad Show

From applications that support dementia patients and promote the upcycling of biodegradable materials to anti-air pollution kits and a board game that educates players on internet privacy, four fresh graduates from AUC showcased their work on the international stage at Dubai Design Week's MENA Grad Show.

Read More
Gossip Men

'Gossip Men' by Professor Christopher Elias Peers Into the Past Through Unique Lens

In his debut book Gossip Men, historian Christopher Elias, assistant professor of history at AUC, examines a crucial period of change in the history of American politics from an uncommon yet fascinating perspective – gossip. 

Read More
Paul Rand Exhibition

In Photos - Paul Rand: The Idealist/Realist Exhibition

An exhibition honoring graphic design legend Paul Rand's work and legacy in the Middle East is happening now through November 25 at the Sharjah Art Gallery in AUC New Cairo.

Read More
JRMC Student Winners

Two Multimedia Journalism Majors Win Distinguished Awards for Audio Features

At the Broadcast Education Association (BEA)’s On-Location Creative Competition, senior Maya Abouelnasr and Bassel Hanna ‘21, both multimedia journalism majors, took home awards for their audio features: Abouelnasr’s "The Musical Magic and Scorched Legacy of Cairo's Khedivial Royal Opera House" won Best of Show, while Hanna's

Read More
Nour El Nemr

Designing for Impact: Alumna Brings Color and Joy to Egypt's Hospitals

​​Thanks to designer Nour Elnemr ‘20, a political science major with a minor in economics, four hospitals in Egypt have undergone major transformations with effects that can be felt by staff, patients and the 24-year-old herself. Elnemr has customized scrubs, post-op gowns, recovery areas and waiting rooms throughout the last four years with the goal of adding brightness and positivity to the patient experience.

Read More
Salima Ikram

AUC's Salima Ikram Involved in Major Mummy Finding That May Alter History

A mummy suspected to belong to an ancient nobleman, discovered in 2019 by a Charles University archaeological mission led by archaeologist Mohamed Megahed, Charles University, Czech Republic, and including Salima Ikram (YAB '86), distinguished University professor of Egyptology, may actually date back 1,000 years earlier than initially believed, a fact that could drastically change the history of mummification. Since the discovery was announced, it has been picked up by news outlets across the globe.

Read More
Paul Schemm

Paul Schemm (YAB '92): 'AUC Has Been Playing the Role of East-West Bridge for Generations, and I Appreciate That'

Paul Schemm (YAB '92) was recently named foreign deputy regional editor at The Washington Post. Schemm studied abroad at AUC for a year in 1991, an experience that further piqued his interest in the Middle East and left him wanting more. He eventually returned to Cairo years later, where he grew his career as a reporter and editor. Now based in London, Paul recalls his time at AUC and in Cairo with fondness.  Where were you born? Where did you grow up?

Read More