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American University of Sharjah becoming a cultural hub

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

By Falah Gulzar

In additional to being an excellent higher education institution, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has proven to be a center for promoting art and culture in the region.

The diverse backgrounds the university’s students and faculty come from, have helped the institution to centralize musical, theatrical and other forms of cultural expressions and performances. 

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Culture, Global Day, Global Village, Club Fair, Diversity, Multicultural, Global, cultural clubs, rich culture, Performing Arts, Arab Culture

Academic support for students with disabilities at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

University life can be overwhelming and stressful, and that is why American University of Sharjah (AUS) offers students many resources to make their life easier. One such resources is the Academic Support Center (ASC). ASC is on hand to provide academic support for students who are struggling academically, as well as academic accommodations for students with disabilities. There are 106 students with disabilities who have benefited from services provided by ASC; and more than 10 students with significant physical disabilities have already graduated.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, American with Disabilities Act

AUS creates a database for region’s professional women

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Diana Farah

Seeking to provide more resources for businesswomen in the Gulf, faculty members in the School of Business Administration (SBA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have created a first-of-its-kind portal to highlight women holding executive positions in the region.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Women, Women in Leadership, Women Expat, Women Expatriates, Women Executives, ExpatWoman

AUS professors to advise the Emirates Mars Mission

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Last year, the UAE Government unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, in celebration of the UAE’s 50th national day. It plans to launch the space probe in 2020, so that it arrives to Mars in 2021, just in time for the anniversary. The space probe will be the first Arab probe, and has been named Al Amal or “Hope.” Three American University of Sharjah faculty members, namely Dr. Tariq Majeed, Associate Professor of Physics, Randa As’ad, Assistant Professor of Physics and Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, all from the Department of Physics of the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, are part of the science team involved in the project.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, College of Engineering, American, UAE Mars Mission, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Emirates Mars Mission, MBRSC, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Why I recommend performing arts courses to all AUS students

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Do you have a liking for singing or music? Do you enjoy acting or dancing? Does performing in front of others gives you a thrill? Or rather, does it make you feel self-conscious? No matter what your knowledge of the performing arts is, or what your expertise in performing is, you should consider trying the Performing Arts Program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The idea might seem futile to some, or maybe too intimidating to others, but there are several reasons why every student should consider taking a course involving the performing arts.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts, Music, Theatre, American

American University of Sharjah leads the way in innovation

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been at the forefront of innovation, with many of the university’s faculty and students developing innovative solutions to human problems and challenges. The efforts of the university to invest and allocate the required resources to innovation are in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of AUS, who envisioned the university as a hub for research, development and innovation on the local, regional and international levels.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, College of Engineering, Computer Engineering, American, Chemical Engineering, Lung Diesease, Innovation, Programming, UAE Innovation Week, Lasser

AUS to participate in the UAE Innovation Week

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

As the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Sharjah celebrate innovation during this UAE Innovation Week, American University of Sharjah will use the opportunity to showcase several innovative projects. A selection of recent projects conducted by AUS faculty and students will be exhibited at the Sharjah Expo Center where the UAE Innovation Week will be officially celebrated in the emirate of Sharjah November 20-26, 2016.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, America, American, Innovation, UAE Innovation Week

5 Myths about university life

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

The transition from being a high-school student to becoming a university student is not only extremely exciting, but also slightly daunting. A lot of expectations, and sometimes misconceptions are held by students joining the new university environment. While some students might be worried about whether they have made the right choice regarding their major, others might worry about fitting in with their peers. There are plenty of myths regarding university life, but that’s all they are; myths. So here we debunk a few of the commonly believed myths about universities, and hopefully you will have agree with me if you experience university life at American University of Sharjah (AUS).

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Students, American University, student clubs, student life, Clubs, Athletics, Sports, American

AUS professor to run from Los Angeles to New York

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Katima Saleh

Dr. Nicholas Ashill, Professor of Marketing at American University of Sharjah (AUS), is planning to undertake a three-month run across America starting in May 2017 to inspire people to dream big and help families suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.

Dr. Ashill, who is the Chalhoub Chair of Luxury Brand Management at the School of Business Administration of American University of Sharjah, will run the historic Route 66 starting in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, May 14, 2017 and finish his run in New York about 110 days later.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Los Angeles, New York, ultra-marathon, American, Marathon, Route 66, St. Louis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Diesease, Pulmonary

A Brief history of Design/Build Education and The Impact of “Learning by Doing” on Architectural Education

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 
By William Sarnecky
 
The last twenty years have seen the emergence of design/build as an integral part of architecture school curricula in the United States and around the world. In the typical architectural design program, students design a hypothetical project in a studio course. These projects usually lack real-world constraints like budgets, clients and regulations. Design/build projects, on the other hand, present real-world problems to the students, asking them to both design and construct a solution. This approach to design education is one manifestation of the teaching philosophy of “learning by doing” famously championed in the foundational writings of American philosopher John Dewey. The Montessori teaching method used at select primary schools around the world provides another example of this educational approach. Integrating design and construction of full-scale projects into the curricula of architecture schools has leveraged Dewey’s notion of the best teaching method—students engaging with and actively manipulating the environment in the process of learning rather than passively observing the world in order to understand the principles that organize it.
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Topics: AUS, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design, CAAD, Design Build

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