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Graphic Design Seniors Create Impactful Projects for Egypt and Beyond

Tackling social, environmental and economic issues, the 20 plus projects for this year’s Graphic Design Senior Show explore the concerns graduating seniors have for the world they are entering. 

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Sudan flag with cracks depicting conflict in the country

Sudan Split: Faculty Weigh in on Conflict, Humanitarian Crisis

Violence has erupted in Sudan as the two major militarized groups, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), have gone head-to-head in civilian-populated areas.

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The CIMUN team stands wearing suits and professional dresses in an auditorium at the conference. Some students are holding signs saying "Montenegro" and "Nigeria"

AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations Sweeps New York Conference with Highest Number of Awards

Debate your hearts out! AUC’s Cairo International Model United Nations (CIMUN) swept the National Model United Nations in New York last month. Representing Nigeria and Montenegro, the 37-person team took home an impressive 14 awards, making AUC the most-awarded university at the conference.

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Shahd El Helbawy stands with Wei Liu, smiling in front of a painting.

Shaping an Artist's Future: Meet the First Recipient of the Liu Shiming Endowed Scholarship

Shahd El Helbawy sees mysteries to be explored through her most recent artistic pursuit: sculpting. Her passion for art has led her to be the first recipient of the Liu Shiming Endowed Scholarship. Established last year at AUC, the scholarship will support El Helbawy’s journey through AUC’s visual arts program.

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Two promotional images are shown. The promotional image of "Way Home" shows an artistic rendition of a head facing left. In the center of the head is a doorway with a figure standing in it. The color scheme is light brown and a pale green. On the right is the promotional image for the film "Okay". It shows a face peering through a broken pane of glass with the word "Okay" in jagged text beneath it.

Two AUC-Directed Films Featured at Visions Film Festival

Lights, camera, action! The Visions Film Festival, which took place at AUC’s Tahrir Cultural Center earlier this month, featured a number of projects by AUCians, including two student-directed films. 

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Actors perform Piece of Mind plays

AUC's Theatre Program Debuts Original Plays Tackling Mental Health

Part of AUC’s Mental Health and Well-being Initiative, Piece of Mind is a bilingual theatrical performance that aims to start conversations about mental well-being, ranging from depression to social media addiction.

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Well-preserved hieroglyphs on the wall of a tomb in Luxor, Egypt

New Faculty Book Spotlights Power of Women in Ancient Egypt

From Women in Ancient Egypt book coverrom Hatshepsut and Nefertiti to everyday women from the artisan village of Deir el-Medina, a new volume edited by Mariam Ayad ‘94, associate professor in AUC’s Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology, offers a comprehensive look into the autonomy of women in ancient Egyptian society.

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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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Lahlou leans against a wall

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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Two displays at the Mapping Time exhibition at Tahrir Cultural Center

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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Cover of Confessions of a Knight Errant

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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Comic Book

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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A fish swims around plastic pollution in the ocean

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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