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First Blended FYP Orientation Begins

For the first time, AUC’s First-Year Program (FYP) for incoming students will be blended this fall.

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Village of Bolingbrook's Acting Mayor: 'AUC was My First Experience of Venturing Out On My Own'

Mary Alexander-Basta, acting mayor of the Village of Bolingbrook, Illinois speaks to News@AUC about her time at AUC.

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23-Year-Old Alumna One of the Youngest Managers at Egypt's Ministry of State for Information

Her young age didn't stop her from dreaming big and achieving her goals. Sarah Seif '18, journalism and mass communication graduate, has been appointed as a crisis communications and media monitoring manager at Egypt's Ministry of Information. At age 23, she is one of the youngest managers at the ministry, leading a team of seven people.

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'The World Will Never be the Same:' Faculty Share Insights on U.S. Protests, Black Lives Matter

“What we are seeing right now in the United States and around the world is a reckoning that has been coming for a long time,” said Mark Deets, assistant professor of African history. “It comes after a series of police murders and abusive conduct, but the murder of George Floyd was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.” 

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AUC, Brown University Develop Cloud V for Open-Source Digital Access

The Electronic Design Automation (EDA) research group at AUC and Brown University's Scale Computing Lab have developed a cloud-based, digital hardware design environment called Cloud V to utilize open-source academic materials and freely available EDA tools using standard and familiar web interfaces. 

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AUC Provides Mentorship for Gemini Uplift Initiative

AUC will be providing voluntary mentorship support for entrepreneurs as part of the Gemini Uplift initiative to support entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The initiative, launched by Gemini Enterprises Africa, aims to revive the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt and Africa during these difficult times through money, matchmaking and mentorship. Gemini focuses on supporting entrepreneurship in Africa, and particularly projects focused on social dimensions. 

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AUC Holds Second Media Virtual Discussion on the World Order Post COVID-19

"The question now is: Who will lead the world? After China's domination, Europe dominated the 19th century, and then the U.S. dominated the 20th century, but that will change with Asia dominating the 21st century," said Bahgat Korany, professor of international relations and political economy and director of AUC Forum, at AUC's second Virtual Media Discussion, "The World Order Post COVID-19."

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AUC’s National Accreditation Reaffirmed

AUC has been reaffirmed for its national accreditation with the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE).

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Faculty Reflect on One Week of Online Instruction

AUC's faculty members have been hard at work trying to navigate the challenges that come with shifting to online instruction. News@AUC spoke to some faculty members to learn about their experiences so far and what they've been doing to adapt to the changes. Here's what they had to say: 

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Tips on Being Happy While Working from Home

We are now facing the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone is feeling anxious, disorientated, worried and generally uneasy. Workplaces are being disrupted to an unprecedented degree, and nobody knows how long this will last. Many of us have to work from home, and this in itself can be not only challenging, but also isolating and lonely. Social bonding is important, and many of us will miss out on interacting with colleagues, and for our faculty with our students too. So, what can we all do about it?  

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AUC Vice President for Digital Transformation's Message on Online Instruction

With online classes starting Sunday, AUCTV interviewed Vice President for Digital Transformation Ayman Abdellatif on how his team has been working hard to make sure the process runs smoothly and how students and faculty members should utilize the IT Help Desk when running into challenges. Watch the full interview.

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Celebrating Our Hardworking Staff Moms on Mother's Day Under COVID-19

#PeopleOfAUC With Mother's Day coming up on March 21, working mothers in Egypt and at AUC are facing a lot of challenges in light of the coronavirus situation — they are trying to keep their kids safe at home and entertained, keeping pace with their online learning at home and — on top of that — working in their daily jobs. We spoke to AUC's staff working mothers, and here are their thoughts on this year's Mother's Day:

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AUC Launches PodFestCairo: Egypt's First Podcasting Conference

PodFest Cairo, Egypt’s first podcasting conference, took place on March 7 at AUC's Tahrir Cultural Center (TCC). The event was hosted by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The half-day conference, designed to bring together Egypt’s podcast creators, kicked off with keynote speaker, Hannah Allam, a Washington, D.C.-based national security correspondent for National Public Radio. Her speech on the power of storytelling included many examples of her challenges transitioning from print journalism to audio. 

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The Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism Hosts the Arab Science Journalism Forum

On March 8-9, 2020, the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism, in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, together with the office of the Associate Provost for Research, Innovation, and Creativity, organized the Arab Science Journalism Forum titled Science Journalism: Towards Fostering an Environment for Growth. The opening of the two-day event included remarks by H.E. Minister of Information, Osama Heikal; AUC President Francis Ricciardone, Adham Center Director and Forum Chair Hussein Amin, and Associate Provost Alaa Eldin Adris.

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Graduation of First Class of Online Digital Media Diploma in Arabic

AUC's Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism celebrated the graduation of the first class of the Professional Diploma in Digital Media, offered in Arabic and entirely online. The media ceremony was presented by Dina Esmat Waly, anchor at DMC channel and Egypt's Channel 1.

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