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AUS lecture highlights Muslim Contributions in Science and Technology

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 30, 2013 7:00:00 PM

By Nour Al-Ali and Einas Salamin

Muslims greatly contributed to the rise of civilizations in a wide array of fields, Islamic scholar Hamza Yusuf told approximately 1,000 people during his lecture at AUS on Sunday, April 14, 2013.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Best Universities, best university, Hamza Yusuf, Islam, Technology, Muslim Civilization, Islamic Cultural Club

Fuel-efficient vehicle manufactured at AUS unveiled

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 28, 2013 12:00:00 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro 

American University of Sharjah (AUS) reached new milestone today, April 28, 2013, after unveiling its fuel efficient prototype car which is deemed to be the future of green mobility. The car was made mainly at the university’s manufacturing labs.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, Shell, Eco Marathon, Fuel Efficiency, Future of green mobility, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Labs

Performing Arts program at AUS presents American play, Our Town

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 25, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Our Town, the American University of Sharjah Performing Arts Program’s production for this semester, is a play by Thornton Wilder that reflects the life of families in the early 20th century in the small American town of Grover’s Corners.

Our Town is the first piece we have done in five years that captures a slice of the US. Everything else we have produced was more general and larger in scale,” said Anthony Tassa, associate professor and Performing Arts Program coordinator.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Best Universities

AUS holds Cyber Security Boot Camp

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 23, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has recently held a Cyber Security Boot Camp to spread security awareness to general computer users. The boot camp addressed cybercrime and included lectures, live demonstrations, real-world examples and interactive practical labs.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Cyber Security, AUS Cyber Security Boot Camp

Want to discover the best university? Check university rankings!

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 21, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro 

When looking for colleges, most students dream to get into best universities in the world such as Harvard University, Yale University, Cambridge University and University of Oxford. But applying to these universities simply isn’t always an option. Living in a completely different culture from your own can be difficult, and there are often family issues.

So you may need to find ways to access the same quality of education elsewhere. The challenge then becomes how to find a good university closer to home.

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Topics: American Univesrity of Sharjah, Best Universities, Top Ranked Universities, QS University Ranking

Is location important when selecting a university?

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 18, 2013 10:00:00 AM

How_to_Choose_a_University_Guide-10-12_(2)By Gureni Lukwaro

One of the very important factors to consider when selecting a university is location. Whether you want to study in your home country or travel abroad, deciding on the location of the university is very crucial. Do you want a university that is located in a metropolitan area, a major city, a small town or a rural area? This will have a major impact on the quality of life for the time you will be attending the university.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, MENA Region, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Best Universities, Top Ranked Universities, best university, Office of International Exchange, International Exchange Office, University Location, International Exchange, Middle East

Choose the best university type for your success

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 15, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro 

When you’re thinking of a potential university to go to, there are several things you’ll need to bear in mind. As the typical undergraduate degree is likely to take up around four to (maybe even five) years of your life, you don’t want to make the wrong decision and go through the hassle of transferring.  In the Gulf Region in particular, universities tend to vary widely in terms of their size and orientation.

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Topics: AUS, MENA, American University, best university, Coeducation

University accreditation can help you select the best university

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Choosing a university is an important decision that (if you’re reading this) you’re likely to make, or have made, sometime in your life.

Checking accreditation is an important part of this process. There are 107 universities and colleges in the UAE, but surprisingly few of them are accredited by a local or international body.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, Top Universities, Best Universities, Accreditation, ABET, AACSB, NAAB

From Exchange Student to Advisor for AUS International Exchange

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 9, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Osama Jasim Mafraji 

Right from the very beginning of my academic career, I knew I wanted to study abroad. I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to meet exciting new people, make new international friends, and feel a sense of belonging all over the world.  During my second year as an electrical engineering student at American University of Sharjah (AUS), I started working with the AUS International Exchange Office (IXO) on my application to study abroad through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) network in Fall 2010. 

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Best Universities, International Exchange Office, International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Study Abroad, San Diego State University, surf, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, New York, ISEP Ambassador

AUS Student wins Young Journalist Award

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 7, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Farah Nada

American University of Sharjah student Jerusha Sequeira won the Young Journalist Award at the Ninth Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

Sequeira, a journalism student, received the honor on December 15 for her performance at the film festival mentoring program.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, DIFF

AUS to participate in 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon Project

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 5, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Mughees Khan

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) will participate in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia for the very first time in July 2013. The AUS team will compete in diesel category and take part in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia. The event will take place at the Sepang Ping International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur from July 4-7, 2013. The aim is to go the longest distance on just 1 liter of diesel.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, MENA Region, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, UAE, Best Universities, best university, Shell, Eco Marathon, Middle East

Haley Kallenberg performs at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 3, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Einas Salamin

Improvisational artist Haley Kallenberg showcased her unique music at the American University of Sharjah in a solo piano concert on March 3.

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With the exception of Hermeto Pascoal’s Boiada, all of the pieces featured in the evening concert were Kallenberg’s original and spontaneous compositions.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah

AUS students attend Chris Tucker’s performance

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 1, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Nawal El Masri 

To take a break from busy study schedules, dozens of American University of Sharjah (AUS) students took time to catch Hollywood actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker’s performances at the Du Forum, Yas Island on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah

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