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American University of Sharjah, The Place for Potential

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 20, 2018 4:45:00 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Are you looking for a world-class education for yourself or for your child? The kind of education that can lead to exciting and rewarding careers? Education that can help students become the best versions of themselves?

If you are ready to unlock your true and full potential, then look no further; American University of Sharjah (AUS) can help you realize your goals. With world-class faculty; outstanding teaching, learning and research facilities; and one of the region’s most diverse and vibrant campuses, AUS is the place for students who are ready to make their mark in the world.

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American University of Sharjah Redressing the Renaissance

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

By Martin Giesen

Rarely do re-enactments add much substance to the original. Redressing the Renaissance, a recent project by students in the College of Architecture, Art and Design, is a laudable exception to the rule.

In April 2018, when a team of graduating architecture students called the Group of Seven chose to organize and choreograph a reunion of Raphael's School of Athens, they wondered what the outcome would be.

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Topics: School of Athens, Renaissance, Redressing the Renaissance, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Stanza della segnatura, Raphael, Alexander the Great, Basillica of St. Peter, Socrates, Apelles, La Fornarina, Ibn Rushd, Bramante, Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Plato

AUS alum gets to the final round of Shell Ideas360 global competition

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 21, 2018 1:18:28 PM

American University of Sharjah (AUS) alumna, Apoorva Goel is among the top five finalists of Shell Ideas360, a global competition in which students develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s food, water and energy resources. Goel made it into the finals with like-minded innovators from the US, France, Australia and Indonesia, out of 1,100 candidates that participated in the competition this year from all across the globe.

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Topics: Shell, Ideas360, ShellIdeas360, National Geographic, Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, MSc. Chemical Engineering, AUS, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American Univesrity of Sharjah, BioDesal

American University of Sharjah celebrates Earth Day 2018 with campaign to 'End Plastic Pollution'

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 22, 2018 3:38:58 PM

By Ryan Highland

Over the past 100 years, plastic has been integrated into our daily lives to the point it’s inescapable.  It can be found in all products we use from morning to night—from the soaps we use to wash our face to the pillows we sleep on.  However, the properties that make plastics so popular are the same that lead to serious consequences for humans and the environment, mainly the inability for plastic to biodegrade.  According to the BBC, 9.1 billion US tons of non-recycled plastic has been produced to date with 79 percent (5.5 billion US tons) accumulating in the landfills and natural environment.  By 2050, 13.2 billion US tons of plastic waste will litter Earth if our current behavior does not change. 

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Topics: Earth Day, End Plastic Pollution, Sustainable World, Sustainability, Environmental Awareness, Environment

Less plastic? That’s fantastic!

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 18, 2018 12:30:14 PM

By Rose Armour

Did you know that if each student, faculty member and staff member used 15 fewer plastic bags a month, 1 million fewer plastic bags would end up in the landfill each year?  In honor of Environmental Day 2018 and Earth Day 2018, AUS Sustainability will be giving away reusable AUS-branded canvas bags to encourage everyone to end plastic pollution. We are challenging students, faculty and staff to refuse plastic bags at the grocery store and other shopping outlets. It is an easy action that everyone can do to reduce the number of plastic bags in the landfills. Let’s do our part.

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Topics: Sustainability, Environmental Day, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Awareness, Earth Day, End Plastic Pollution, Sustainable World

Looking for Job or Career Change? The annual AUS Career Fair is here!

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 13, 2018 9:30:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

Students coming to study at American University of Sharjah (AUS) can benefit from a strong and enduring relationship with the university which does not end with their graduation. AUS is committed to equipping its students with the necessary life and career skills while at university as well as supporting them as AUS alumni in their careers and professional lives after they graduate from university.

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Topics: American, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Business, Business Forum, career fair, Alumni, Alumni Affairs, Advance Sciences, Lufthansa, Crescent Enterprises, UAE Exchange, Emaar, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Microsoft Gulf, Accenture Digital, ICT Fund, Bee'ah, Crescent Petroleum, Petrofac, Cummins, Unilever, Henkel, L'Oreal, ABB, Bosch, BPG, Careem, Chalhoub, Citi Bank, Deloitte & Touche, du, DEWA, Emirates NBD, EY, Ernst & Young, Nestle, Philip Morris, PwC

In the same boat: AUS Peer Advisors can relate

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

By Kateryna Kadabashy

Being a student at American University of Sharjah can be challenging. Sometimes it is a matter of adaptation, while at other times it is about learning how to handle certain issues. Both situations are a perfect chance to visit a Peer Advisor at the Academic Support Center (ASC).

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Topics: American, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Peer Advisor, Academic Support Center

American University of Sharjah students explore the value of design

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 6, 2018 11:10:56 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted Deborah Mrazek, the leading authority on design value and design thinking, who delivered an enlightening lecture on the value of design. The event was held on February 20, 2018 at the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design.

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Topics: American, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Architecture, Art and Design, CAAD, College of Engineering, CEN, College of Arts and Sciences, CAS, School of Business Administration, School of Business, SBA, Design, Design Management, Management, Design Value, Mass Communication, Design Thinking, Deb Mrazek, Curiate.co, Designer, Design Professionals

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 Univesrity of Sharjah, American University, American, Entrepreneurship, 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, American Univesrity of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, Economic, Economics, Department of Economics, Public Health, School of Business Administration, School of Business, Obesity, Climate Change, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, Colorado

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