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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

Five places art lovers in UAE must visit

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

Students of American University of Sharjah are known, among other things, to be well-rounded people who are exposed to a variety of life experiences locally, regionally and internationally. As students studying at this prestigious university, we also benefit from the American liberal arts educational model, which requires students to take general education courses in areas outside their majors in order to introduce them to diverse disciplines.

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Topics: College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Artist, Young Artists, Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design, Dubai Design District, d3, Dubai Opera, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Art Museum

My voyage to study abroad at American University of Sharjah

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

By Kyle Jackson

As-salām 'alaykum from an exchange student a American University of Sharjah (AUS). My name is Kyle Jackson, I spent a semester studying abroad at AUS in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. I am a senior student at Howard University in Washington D.C.

Study Abroad at 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, Washington DC, exchange program, Exchange students, study abroad in UAE, exchange program UAE, CIEE, Council on International Educational Exchange, Howard University

AUS Academic Support Center:  Helping students become successful learners

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM

By Wency Villamora

Sometimes university students encounter academic and personal obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their full potential and educational goals. For these students, the challenges of navigating university life are often overwhelming. The Academic Support Center (ASC) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) is here to help by providing current students a wide range of services.

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Topics: career fair, Scholarship, Academic Support Center, Writing Center, Mathematics, Writing, Math Learning Center, library, AUS Library, Sheraa, Scholarships, Financial Aid

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