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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Arab Science Journalism Forum

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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Class of 2020: The Future Awaits

If you were on campus last Wednesday and Thursday, you would’ve seen crowds of new students eager to begin their lives at AUC wandering among a sea of caps and gowns, graduates ready to start their journeys beyond this campus.

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Class of 2024 Looks Forward to AUC Experience

AUC's campus is sparkling with energy and hope as new and returning students kick off the Spring 2020 semester. More than 80 new undergraduates and 140 graduate students started their studies as the University approaches the final phase of its centennial celebration: Experience the Future.  The new undergraduate class — 47.5% females and 52.5% males — is enriching campus diversity, with students coming from the United States, Syria and Yemen. 

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AUC, College of Charleston Partner on Student Exchange

AUC and the College of Charleston in South Carolina, both liberal arts institutions with a long legacy in education, have recently partnered on new academic cooperation and student exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students for a period of five years.  Students from AUC and the College of Charleston will receive a scholarship to spend a semester or year abroad at the other institution, providing students with a unique international experience and strengthening East-West cultural ties.

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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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Naila Hamdy - EJTA

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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Dean Nabil Fahmy

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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