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American University of Sharjah expands its scholarships and grants

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Aldrine Creado

To support students in their pursuit of a quality education, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has introduced new scholarship schemes:

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Topics: Scholarship, Financial Aid, Grant, Grants, Scholarships

AUS College of Architecture to design shades for security guards

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 28, 2017 11:48:02 AM

By Aya Sadek

As part of the fifth year design-build project, 16 Architecture students from the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) are working on a project that is designed to provide suitable shading for security guards on campus. Supervised by William Sarnecky, Associate Professor of Architecture, the students have designed and are currently constructing a booth outside the CAAD building that will provide shade for security guards stationed at the University Health Center and CAAD building gate.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American, American University, Security Booth, CAAD, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

American University of Sharjah celebrates International Women’s Day

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 26, 2017 10:39:12 AM

By Diana Farah

American University of Sharjah marked International Women's Day with celebrations on March 7-8.

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It was originally started to commemorate the movement for women's rights. Nowadays, the event celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

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Topics: Women, Women Executives, Women Expat, Women Expatriates, Women in Leadership, American, American University, American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), International Women's Day

AUS professor’s new book takes a look at neoliberalism and state security

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

The faculty members at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) have time and again displayed, through their work, their expertise and knowledge in various fields. Rather than simply explaining how our education can be put to use in real life, AUS professors demonstrate and inspire the students through their work and provide us with a better understanding of various subjects. Dr. David Lea, Professor of Philosophy in the Department of International Studies of the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, is one such professor. He recently launched his book Neoliberalism, the Security State and the Quantification of Reality (Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield) at an event at American University of Sharjah. The book is the most recent major book in the humanities/social sciences published by an AUS faculty member.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), American, American University, American University of Sharjah, Neoliberalism, State Security, Philosophy, International Studies, Higher Education, State Governance

Little hands building a sustainable future at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Ashwatha Mahesh

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

—Benjamin Franklin

This quote was reflected during the recent Recycling Art Event that AUS Sustainability conducted for children in the American University of Sharjah community. Not only did the children use their creative talents in creating artwork from waste materials, they learned an important lesson in sustainability.

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Topics: Sustainability, Sustainable World, Environment, American University of Sharjah, American University, American

Red Baraat wows AUS audience

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Falah Gulzar

It was so good, I mean very good. You want to know how good? I will tell you this, even the Chancellor Dr. Björn Kjerfve couldn’t remain seated, he got up and participated. That is how good this got when American University of Sharjah hosted fusion band Red Baraat on Monday, February 20.

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Topics: Global Day, Culture, Multicultural, Diversity, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah

The road to launching Nayif-1, the UAE’s first nanosatellite

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Dr. Mohamed El-Tarhuni

Back in March 2014, American University of Sharjah was approached by what was then known as the Emirates Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) and now known as the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to embark on an exciting project. We were very proud of the fact that among all universities in the country, AUS was chosen as the academic partner for this ambitious project. Our student would build the UAE’s first nanosatellite and launch it into space!

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Topics: AUS, American, American University, American University of Sharjah, Nayif-1, Nanosatellite, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Space, Orbit

Sheraa’s Inaugural Showcase Day held at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

After working hard on their startup ideas for months, 10 entrepreneurial teams recently had the opportunity to showcase their ideas to His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah and President of AUS, who attended the Inaugural Showcase Day held at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The ceremony that took place on February 15, 2017 was held under the patronage of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, Shurooq.

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Topics: AUS, Sheraa, Sharjah, Entrepreneurship

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