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AUS’ food for thought on the hidden carbon footprint of your food

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 18, 2016 11:30:00 AM

By Ashwatha Mahesh

Did you know that the food you choose to eat determines the level of impact you have on climate change?

The agricultural industry is notably the second largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. As global climate change effects are increasing, there is an urgent need for a change in food habits. You can play a crucial role in making informed and environmentally friendly food choices and encouraging others to do the same.

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Topics: Sustainability, Carbon Footprints, American University, American University of Sharjah, Emissions, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Dioxide Emissions

AUS team explores best places for space observatories

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 12, 2016 10:47:56 AM

By Tayiba Ahmad

During the Islamic Golden Age, which lasted from the mid-8th century to the mid thirteenth century, scholarly learning was greatly prized by the Arabs and Muslims, and Arab scholars majorly contributed to developments in science and mathematics. Amongst these were the developments they made in astronomy. Arab astronomers made innovative discoveries and conducted research that was later adopted by astronomers from other parts of the world. Unfortunately, astronomy in the Arab world has declined, even though it is needed, not only particularly for religious purposes, but also for other philosophical purposes.

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Topics: American, American University, American University of Sharjah, Astronomy, Physics, Space, Arab World, Science

American University of Sharjah becoming a cultural hub

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 8, 2016 11:00:00 AM

By Falah Gulzar

In additional to being an excellent higher education institution, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has proven to be a center for promoting art and culture in the region.

The diverse backgrounds the university’s students and faculty come from, have helped the institution to centralize musical, theatrical and other forms of cultural expressions and performances. 

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Topics: AUS, American University, American University of Sharjah, Culture, Arab Culture, rich culture, Multicultural, cultural clubs, Diversity, Performing Arts, Global, Global Village, Global Day, Club Fair

Academic support for students with disabilities at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

University life can be overwhelming and stressful, and that is why American University of Sharjah (AUS) offers students many resources to make their life easier. One such resources is the Academic Support Center (ASC). ASC is on hand to provide academic support for students who are struggling academically, as well as academic accommodations for students with disabilities. There are 106 students with disabilities who have benefited from services provided by ASC; and more than 10 students with significant physical disabilities have already graduated.

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Topics: AUS, American University, American University of Sharjah, American with Disabilities Act, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology

AUS creates a database for region’s professional women

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Diana Farah

Seeking to provide more resources for businesswomen in the Gulf, faculty members in the School of Business Administration (SBA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have created a first-of-its-kind portal to highlight women holding executive positions in the region.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Women, Women in Leadership, Women Expat, Women Expatriates, Women Executives, ExpatWoman

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