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American University of Sharjah Redressing the Renaissance

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

By Martin Giesen

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Topics: College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Redressing the Renaissance, Stanza della segnatura, Raphael, Basillica of St. Peter, Socrates, La Fornarina, Ibn Rushd, Bramante, School of Athens, Renaissance, Alexander the Great, Apelles, Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Plato

AUS alum gets to the final round of Shell Ideas360 global competition

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 21, 2018 1:18:28 PM

American University of Sharjah (AUS) alumna, Apoorva Goel is among the top five finalists of Shell Ideas360, a global competition in which students develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s food, water and energy resources. Goel made it into the finals with like-minded innovators from the US, France, Australia and Indonesia, out of 1,100 candidates that participated in the competition this year from all across the globe.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Shell, Chemical Engineering, National Geographic, BioDesal, Ideas360, ShellIdeas360, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, MSc. Chemical Engineering

American University of Sharjah celebrates Earth Day 2018 with campaign to 'End Plastic Pollution'

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 22, 2018 3:38:58 PM

By Ryan Highland

Over the past 100 years, plastic has been integrated into our daily lives to the point it’s inescapable.  It can be found in all products we use from morning to night—from the soaps we use to wash our face to the pillows we sleep on.  However, the properties that make plastics so popular are the same that lead to serious consequences for humans and the environment, mainly the inability for plastic to biodegrade.  According to the BBC, 9.1 billion US tons of non-recycled plastic has been produced to date with 79 percent (5.5 billion US tons) accumulating in the landfills and natural environment.  By 2050, 13.2 billion US tons of plastic waste will litter Earth if our current behavior does not change. 

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Topics: Sustainability, Environment, Sustainable World, Environmental Awareness, Earth Day, End Plastic Pollution

Less plastic? That’s fantastic!

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 18, 2018 12:30:14 PM

By Rose Armour

Did you know that if each student, faculty member and staff member used 15 fewer plastic bags a month, 1 million fewer plastic bags would end up in the landfill each year?  In honor of Environmental Day 2018 and Earth Day 2018, AUS Sustainability will be giving away reusable AUS-branded canvas bags to encourage everyone to end plastic pollution. We are challenging students, faculty and staff to refuse plastic bags at the grocery store and other shopping outlets. It is an easy action that everyone can do to reduce the number of plastic bags in the landfills. Let’s do our part.

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Topics: Sustainability, Sustainable World, Environmental Awareness, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Day, Earth Day, End Plastic Pollution

Looking for Job or Career Change? The annual AUS Career Fair is here!

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 13, 2018 9:30:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Students coming to study at American University of Sharjah (AUS) can benefit from a strong and enduring relationship with the university which does not end with their graduation. AUS is committed to equipping its students with the necessary life and career skills while at university as well as supporting them as AUS alumni in their careers and professional lives after they graduate from university.

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Topics: Alumni, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, career fair, American, Business, UAE Exchange, Cummins, ABB, Careem, Citi Bank, Deloitte & Touche, EY, Ernst & Young, Nestle, PwC, Business Forum, Emaar, ICT Fund, Bee'ah, Unilever, L'Oreal, Bosch, BPG, Chalhoub, Advance Sciences, Lufthansa, Crescent Enterprises, Microsoft, Accenture Digital, Crescent Petroleum, Petrofac, Henkel, du, DEWA, Emirates NBD, Philip Morris, Alumni Affairs, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft Gulf

In the same boat: AUS Peer Advisors can relate

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

Being a student at American University of Sharjah can be challenging. Sometimes it is a matter of adaptation, while at other times it is about learning how to handle certain issues. Both situations are a perfect chance to visit a Peer Advisor at the Academic Support Center (ASC).

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Topics: American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Academic Support Center, American, Peer Advisor

American University of Sharjah students explore the value of design

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 6, 2018 11:10:56 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted Deborah Mrazek, the leading authority on design value and design thinking, who delivered an enlightening lecture on the value of design. The event was held on February 20, 2018 at the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design.

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Topics: American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Mass Communication, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Business, School of Business Administration, Design, Design Management, CAAD, American, Design Value, Designer, Deb Mrazek, Curiate.co, Design Professionals, CEN, SBA, Management, Design Thinking

American University of Sharjah project shines at entrepreneurship forum

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 26, 2018 12:58:31 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro

A project by three electrical engineering students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) was one among the best projects recognized at the 3rd International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship held from February 15–18, 2018 at the University of Sharjah.

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Topics: American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Entrepreneurship, American, Innovation

Obesity is not only a public health problem but also a potential contributor to climate change, AUS research finds

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

New research from the Department of Economics at American University of Sharjah finds that obesity may be a significant contributor to climate change.

This research, which was published in the journal Public Health, assessed the connection between the obesity rate and greenhouse gas emissions across the United States over a 15-year period.

According to Dr. Jay Squalli, the author of this study and Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics of the School of Business Administration, “This research lies on the premise that obese people are not only heavier to transport but also frequent users of private vehicles. As a result, increased fuel consumption is expected to increase carbon emissions.” He added, “Obese people also consume more food than their leaner counterparts, and that could contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.” He explained that “In order to satisfy larger consumption of food, more pesticides and fertilizers must be used to increase yields, and these larger yields must be then transported to their end users.”

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, School of Business, School of Business Administration, American, Economic, Economics, Department of Economics, Public Health, Obesity, Climate Change, Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee

On the way to UAE; to study abroad at American University of Sharjah

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 13, 2018 10:06:40 AM

By Kyle Jackson

Marhabaan friends. My name is Kyle Jackson and I spent a semester as an international exchange student at American University of Sharjah (AUS) from Howard University in Washington D.C. In my last blog I shared my experience on how I decided to study abroad, the application and approval process and how I chose and ended up at the American University of Sharjah. Today I want to continue where we left off last time and share a little bit on the actual journey to the United Arab Emirates, to Sharjah and to American University of Sharjah.

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Topics: Office of International Exchange, International Exchange Office, International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Study Abroad, International Exchange, exchange program, Exchange students, study abroad in UAE, exchange program UAE, American, United States of America, CIEE, Council on International Educational Exchange, Howard University

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