By Martin Giesen
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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
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.
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.”
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
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.
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