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Mona Amer Awarded by Arab American National Museum

Mona Amer, associate professor of psychology, received the 2016 Evelyn Shakir Non-Fiction Award at
the 10th Annual Arab American Book Awards for her book, Handbook of Arab American Psychology.  The book is co-edited by Germine Awad from the University of Texas at Austin and features around 50 authors and co-authors who comprehensively review
the Arab American experience through a psychological
lens, looking at factors such as: immigration and acculturation; lifespan development; behavioral health, psychological and health interventions; and research. The book awards ceremony is an annual event of the Arab American National Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate and the
first and only museum dedicated to Arab American history and culture.
For the list of 2016 Arab American Book Award Winners, click here.
Congratulations Professor Mona!


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    "L’Amour De Loin" MET Opera Live Screening in HD
    December 10, 2016
    Malak Gabr Arts Theatre, AUC Center for the Arts, AUC New Cairo.

    A performance of L’Amour De Loin will be transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City at The American University in Cairo.

    The transmission opens The Met: Live in HD season, and will also be seen in more than 2,000 movie theaters in 70 countries around the world.

    New Prospects of Arabic Sociolinguistics Conference Program
    December 14, 2016
    10 am - 5 pm
    Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room P071, AUC New Cairo

    This conference aims to bring together scholars who are interested in the relation between Arabic and society. The conference aims to incorporate methods and theories of other linguistic disciplines to the study of sociolinguistics, including methods and theories of discourse analysis, pragmatics, linguistic anthropology, dialectology, corpus linguistics, computational linguistics and language teaching. This broader approach to the relation between language and society will contribute to widening the horizons of research in the field of Arabic socolinguistics in terms of both, data examined and theories adopted.
    Department of Applied Linguistics tel 20.2.2615.1916,

    New Prospects of Arabic Sociolinguistics Conference Program
    December 15, 2016
    11 am - 2 pm
    Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Square.

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    Graham Harman Among 50 Most Influential Living Philosophers

    AUC’s own Graham Harman, distinguished university professor of philosophy, has been named one of the 50 most influential living philosophers by and magazine, a leading resource for campus and online education. Other members on this very impressive list include Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Daniel Dennett, Peter Singer, Cornell West, Thomas Nagel and Jurgen Habermas.

    In the words of the list’s editors, “Philosophy, one of the oldest areas of intellectual endeavor, is as significant today as ever. This list collects together the 50 most influential philosophers working, thinking, writing, and teaching in the world today.”

    To see the list of most influential living philosophers, click here.

    Congratulations Professor Harman.​

    AUC Professor Ferial Ghazoul receives Sheikh Hamad Award
    Jun 29 , 2016

    ​At AUC’s June 2016 commencement, Ferial Ghazoul, professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, was presented with the Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award.

    Ghazoul is the founding editor of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, an annual interdisciplinary publication that is published in Arabic, English and French at AUC. She is currently on the advisory board of several journals and foundations, including Thaqafat, Fusul, Kitab-fi- jarida and The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture. Ghazoul has published extensively on the medieval comparative literature and postcolonial studies, and received numerous international awards and honors for her literary and translation work.

    She was recognized for her distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research. “Ferial Ghazoul has made an impact on shaping the comparative literature field by her continuity of research productivity since the 1980s and the volume of works published annually, including journal articles, book chapters and translations,” said Vice Provost Abdel-Rahman.

    Congratulations professor Ghazoul.