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AUS Professor Examines Radar Technology in Hong Kong

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 27, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Hasan Mir, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, CEN, was awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant in 2012.

How did you use the grant?

The funds were used for a collaborative visit with Dr. Kainam Wong at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU). Dr. Wong is a recognized authority in many areas related to ISR (Information, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) technology. Prior to joining AUS, I was with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where I researched a variety of aspects related to radar technology.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, Sharjah, Engineering, Grant, Radar, Hong Kong, College of Engineering

AUS mourns the passing of a beloved professor

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Mariam Elsayed

Kenny East, 56, Assistant Professor in the Performing Arts Program of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS), died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Malta where he was attending an academic conference.

According to an official email from AUS Acting Provost Dr. R. Malcolm Richards, East was in Malta attending an archaeoacoustics conference when he met his untimely death due to coronary complications.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts, Kenny East, Professor Kenny East

AUS Professor Wins Qatar Foundation Award

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 20, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Nasser Hamdan, Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Physics at the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has won a Regular Poster Presentation Award at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC’13). In addition to a trophy and certificate presented at the Award Ceremony on Monday, November 25, 2013, the award carries a valuable monetary prize. The award, according to Dr. Gautam Sen, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at American University of Sharjah, is ‘quite an honor’ and an ‘important recognition’ of Dr. Hamdan’s research.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, Qatar Foundation, Award

AUS readies for GCC Media Education event

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 17, 2014 1:00:00 PM

By Reem Fakhri

Media specialists, academics, AUS students and alumni will interact through several discussion panels at the GCC Media Education Congress: Education for Employment—Realizing Youth Potential in the Arab Media, which will be held on February 19 at the American University of Sharjah (AUS).

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, GCC, Media Education

AUS professor studies Muslim businesses in China

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Yuting Wang, Assistant Professor in the Department of International Studies, CAS, was awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant in 2012.

Describe your research project

This project seeks to contribute to scholarly studies on the relationship between economic activities and religious life. Specifically, the study examines the roles that transnational business activities play in the religious beliefs and practices among Chinese Muslims. This required conducting field work among Chinese Muslim business communities in cities on China’s east coast, as well as Muslim concentrated cities in the northwest. The study strives to add to the ongoing discussions on the compatibility of Islam with modernity and non-Islamic cultures.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Research, Chinese Businesses, China, Grant, Muslim

AUS Professor climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for orphans

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 11, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Meis Al-Kaisi, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Translation at American University of Sharjah (AUS) successfully climbed to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for orphaned

Dr. Al-Kaisi, her sister and two friends made it to Uhuru Peak, the top of Africa standing at 5895 meters above sea level to raise money for Whisper which brings hope and full-filling life and high quality education to orphaned and children in Uganda cared for by "Whisper, The World Orphanage Fund". neglected children of Mutai Village in Uganda.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Kilimanjaro, Orphans, Uganda

Lecture on the 2006 Nobel Prize Winner Orhan Pamuk at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 9, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

By appropriating western terms and concepts about “orientalism,” Eastern authors such as Orhan Pamuk are challenging traditional lines of academic discourse, a scholar from Istanbul’s Dogus University said during a December 4, 2013 presentation.

“Orientalism has the potential to be disoriented,” Assistant Professor Esra Almas remarked in her talk, which drew an audience of about 40 people at the American University of Sharjah library.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Education, lecture, Orhan Pamuk, Dogus University, Esra Almas, orientalism, literature

AUS Professor Appointed IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 6, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Teresa Crompton

Ghaleb Husseini, Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) for 2014-2015 by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). EMBS is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers, having 9,100 members across 97 countries. Dr. Husseini was one of only eight speakers selected worldwide. Of these, two were appointed from the ‘Middle East and Africa’ region - the other being based in South Africa.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, UAE, Middle East, ABET, IEEE

AUS Professor Explores Emotional Intelligence

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 4, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

Ever wondered what make some people stand-out from the crowd? What distinguishes few individuals to become high achievers, charismatic leaders, visionaries and people of unique characters? Ever wondered how you can be one of these few distinguished people? Dr. Rana Raddawi, Associate Professor of English at AUS, explores one of the key factors that set some people apart from their ordinary peers. Recently, Dr. Raddawi presented a paper on emotional intelligence (EQ) and transformational leadership during her keynote speech at the International Academic Conference in Dubai (IACD).

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Learning, Emotional Intelligence

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