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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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Memes and the #MeToo Movement: Wrong or Right?

“Disclosing personal experiences online can be described as a form of online activism or even cyber justice, where victims and survivors can use informal digital spaces to raise awareness around sexual violence and rape culture,” said Shahira Fahmy, professor of journalism and mass communication, who analyzed tweets, posts and memes on Twitter related to the #MeToo social movement. 

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Improving the Lives of the Many Through Education at AUC

“Four years ago, I had a dream to study at AUC. After one year, this dream came true, and I started my master's degree at the University,” said Lobna Abdalla, Master of Public Policy graduate student and recipient of the Yousef Jameel Public Leadership Program fellowship. “I felt like AUC stands as a crossroad for learning, challenges, ambition, passion, success and distinction. I was correct.”

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Public Policy Hub Third Annual Conference

For the third year in a row, The Public Policy HUB organized its third annual conference, on the 26th and the 27th of June; to culminate the work of more than 40 young policy researchers over the course of 7 months.  The Public Policy Hub is an initiative housed at the School of GAPP aiming at the development of public policy analysis and communication skills among young scholars in Egypt. It goes by the motto: “Where rigor meets creativity”. It is directed by Laila El Baradei and Shahjahan Bhuiyan from the PPAD department. 

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Professor Shahira S. Fahmy presents two research papers in Paris and Shanghai

Professor Fahmy presented two papers at the international forum on China’s image and global communication in Shanghai, China and the communication power of global citizens and politicians conference in Paris, France. 

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Professor El-Richani’s CMA Seniors Present Capstone Projects

Final Communication and Media Arts (CMA) Capstone presentations were held on May 20 and included four groups of CMA senior students who had worked on their projects under the supervision of Professor Sarah El-Richani. They presented their campaigns before a large audience consisting of friends, family and a panel of judges.

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The Inauguration of the first Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society

On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, PPAD celebrated an exciting milestone: the inauguration of the first Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society non-US-based chapter here in Egypt.

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Bowe to Present Four Papers at AEJMC

Associate Professor Brian J. Bowe will be presenting four papers at the upcoming Association for Education in Journalism Education (AEJMC) conference in August.

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MMJ Seniors Win Regional Journalism Competition

Congratulations to our MMJ Students and Professor Kim Fox. The Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced their Region, 2 winners, in the annual Mark of Excellence (MOE) for student journalism. Several Multimedia Journalism students placed in the radio competitions. The top winners in each category will move to the next level of the competition: competing against other regional winners in 12 regions in their respective categories.

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AUC Schools Rank Top in Africa

Eduniversal and QS World University rankings have ranked different AUC programs as some of the top performing and highest delivering academic courses of study in the continent, and the world. Check out some of the recent rankings by school below. 

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JRMC Faculty Team Win Third Place in FYC Competition

Professor of practice Kim Fox and associate professor of practice Nadine El Sayed won third place in the Futurize Your Course pitch competition, organized as part of the Research and Creativity Convention on March 31. Congratulations to the JRMC team who participated in the FYC competition. This portrays a great degree of hard work, passion and dedication all year long.

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Rasha Allam Serves as a Judge at the Oxford Media Law Program

Congratulations to Professor Rasha Allam who was invited to serve as a judge in the International Annual Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition on April 13. The Price Media Law Moot Court Competition is a joint program between the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. 

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Shahira S. Fahmy to join the Advisory Board of Journal of Global Communication and Online Media

The Immediate Past Editor of Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (JMCQ), Professor Louisa Ha and Founding Editor of a new online journal sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) invited Professor Shahira S. Fahmy on March 25 to join the advisory board of her new journal. 

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PodFest Cairo 2021 Success

The virtual PodFest Cairo this year that was hosted by AUC’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication was a great success. More than 70 people attended Podfest Cairo, Egypt's and Africa’s first podcasting conference on Sunday, March 7, 2021 on Zoom. The event was organized and hosted by the Journalism and Mass Communication department that also provided simultaneous translation.

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AUC Holds First Virtual Open Day with 800 Prospective Students

Around 800 prospective students attended AUC's first virtual Open Day last Saturday, and more than 20 faculty members engaged with the students.  Prospective students from a diverse set of high school backgrounds explored the 40 majors and 55 minors offered at the University. Each school had a Zoom booth and was represented by a faculty member who answered questions about the different courses, tracks and programs found at the school. The Student Service Center also had a booth to answer any additional questions about programs and admissions

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