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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Photo by Lina Trochez on Unsplash

Promoting Well-Being In and Out of the Classroom

When AUC went fully online almost 18 months ago, Hanan Kholoussy, associate professor of history, panicked. After teaching face-to-face classes at AUC for more than a decade, she was unsure if she could quickly master the new technology and, more importantly, maintain a connection with her students. Little did she know, this sudden change would propel her to discover new things about herself, her students and the importance of well-being.

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Aliaa Ismail

AUC Alumna Named Among Apollo's 40 Under 40 for Archaeological Preservation Work

Aliaa Ismail '14 has been named among Apollo's 40 Under 40 for Art & Tech, which annually highlights young professionals for their pioneering work at the crossroads of art and technology.

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Magda Mostafa design

AUC's Magda Mostafa Redefines Design with Inclusivity

Associate Professor of Design in AUC's Architecture Department and globally recognized autism design consultant Magda Mostafa continues to make strides in reshaping and improving the world of inclusive design.

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Dean John Meloy

Meet the New Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences John Meloy

As of July 2021, John Meloy became AUC’s new dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He earned his PhD in history from the University of Chicago and has a track record of academic achievements, including a record of research and publication in Islamic history, with a specialization in the Mamluk era.  

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mai kolkailah

Dismantling Cultural Stereotypes Through Islamic Art and Architecture

“Many of my mentors back in the United States wanted me to work with Bernard O’Kane, professor of Islamic art and architecture in AUC’s Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations because he is one of the most distinguished scholars in this field,” recounted Mai Mohamed Kolkailah ’21 on what made her join AUC. At that time, Kolkailah was a Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston prior to pursuing her graduate studies.

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Alumni Shine at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards

AUC's alumni left their mark at Egypt's Entrepreneur Awards, taking home a number of awards. The event is held to honor the country's brightest entrepreneurs. You can find the full list of awardees here.    Best Egyptian Product: Salah El-Dardir '12 CLEO Pharmaceutical Industries 

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Board of Trustees Approves New Tenures

At its recent meeting, AUC's Board of Trustees approved the tenure of Assistant Professors Rania Samir, management; Nesrin Badawi

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Women in Laboratories

Women in Physics in Muslim-Majority Countries

“Unfortunately, science as a field, to many, is associated with masculinity, and I wanted to challenge this myth,” said Heba EL-Deghaidy, chair of the Department of International and Comparative Education at AUC's School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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