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Former Arizona State Senator Stephen Farley Reflects on his Year Abroad at AUC

Stephen Farley (YAB '84), a public artist who previously served as Arizona state senator, came to AUC as a study-abroad student from 1983 to 1984. This is how he reflects on his time at AUC: "My life was transformed by AUC and Cairo. In 1983-1984, there was no internet, no easy way to phone home. My parents found out I arrived safely when my letter arrived six weeks later. For a kid from the American suburbs, it was like living on another planet -- on your own. And I loved every minute of it!

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RiseUpAtAUC 2019 Recap

For the first time, AUC was the main partner and host of #RiseUpAtAUC, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa, with more than 20 of AUC’s faculty and alumni as guest speakers.

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AUCTV Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

The student-run channel celebrated its 30 year anniversary in Fall 2019, with a reception and exhibit featuring precious moments and achievements throughout the years.

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RiseUp summit is Coming to AUC

For the first time, AUC will be the main partner and host of RiseUp Summit, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa.

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Connecting with the Next Generation of European Journalists and Educators

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Naila Hamdy recently participated at the 2019 Teachers’ Conference of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA) hosted this year by The Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism and the Institute of Journalism at TU Dortmund University, Germany. 

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Amir El-Shenawy '13 Wins Two CineGouna Awards in GFF 2019

The Fountain of Bakhchisarai produced by Amir El-Shenawy ’13 has just won two CineGouna Springboard awards at El Gouna Film Festival 2019 (GFF).

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Japanese Government Bestows Dean Fahmy with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of the First Degree

The Japanese Government Bestows Nabil Fahmy, Egypt's former Foreign Affairs Minister and Founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of the First Degree.

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A New Era of Digital Education at AUC

According to Forbes, the worldwide e-learning market is projected to be worth $325 Billion in 2025. In its second century, AUC will be more focusing on its potential to innovate via empowering learners through digital education as the first university to have a robust information technology infrastructure and a Center for Learning and Teaching infrastructure.

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Minister Hala Elsaid Visits First Two Cohorts of the Leadership for Government Excellence Program

The Leadership for Government Excellence (LGE) is a tripartite program between the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, AUC, and King’s College London. It is delivered to provide personal awareness, organizational impact and system alignment to enable select government leaders to transform their organizations of public service.

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AUC Welcomes Class of 2023

AUC’s campus is beaming with energy as new and returning students kick off the Fall 2019 semester. Nearly 1,090 new undergraduates and 250 graduate students started their studies as the University initiates the final phase of its centennial celebration: Be The Future.  The new undergraduate class — 58% females and 42% males — is enriching campus diversity, with students coming from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 

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Yousef Jameel Fellowship “Know thy Country” Trip to Damietta

Under the “Know Thy Country” initiative that was launched in Fall 2016 by the Yousef Jameel GAPP Public Leadership Fellowship, a group of fellows along with the fellowship’s administration and some faculty members headed to Damietta on August 5. The group visited Damietta Furniture City, Damietta Governorate headquarters, and Damietta Port Authority. The tour was concluded with a visit to Ras El Bar.

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Eduniversal Ranking 2019

Eduniversal Ranks 13 AUC Master's Programs Among Top in Africa

Thirteen of AUC’s master’s programs have topped the 2019 Eduniversal Rankings, with six being ranked the first in Africa and all among the top 200 worldwide. No. 1 in Africa

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Adham Center Students Achieve Remarkable Wins in International Competitions

Graduate students of the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, the American University in Cairo, have had a remarkable year of achievements with several master’s students won at international festivals and competitions.

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Japanese Government Bestows Dean Nabil Fahmy with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of the First Degree

Nabil Fahmy '74, '77, Egypt's former foreign minister and founding dean and professor of practice in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, has been bestowed with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of the first degree by the Japanese government. This decoration is awarded to those who have advanced their fields, made significant achievements in international relations or the promotion of Japanese culture, or contributed to development in welfare or conservation.

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Acting Abroad: Students Travel to Berlin for 19th Festival International New Drama

Earlier this month, 15 AUC theatre students traveled to Berlin to participate in the 19th Festival International New Drama (FIND) at the Schaubühne Theatre. Other participating universities included New York University, The New School and the Paris Conservatory, as well as universities in Germany and Belgium. 

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