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AUS senior instructor volunteers to help refugees in Greece

Posted by AUS blog on May 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Speaking to students and faculty in an American University of Sharjah lecture hall on Tuesday, April 25, Jenifah Abu-Hassan, Senior Instructor at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) Achievement Academy, said she used her experience in teaching and cooking to help refugees in Northern Greece.

Speaking at a forum sponsored by the AUS Faculty Development Center, Abu-Hassan said she had always felt fortunate, and wanted to give back to society. She said she looked for places to volunteer, and decided to go to Greece following a suggestion by her daughter.

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Topics: AUS, American University, American University of Sharjah, American, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Greece, Refugees

Helping to Transform Ideas Into Realities: An AUS Student Experience

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

While at American University of Sharjah (AUS), students constantly come across various opportunities beyond the classroom. Whether they choose to seize these opportunities and make them count towards their future, or whether they choose to let them go, is up to the students. Sheraa is one of these unique opportunities that can pave a way for students’ futures, and it is literally within reach of AUS students. Located in the library building, Sheraa, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, has recently expanded its space and operations on the campus of American University of Sharjah. The initiative is designed to transform and develop people's ideas into businesses and help Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) become a leading hub of international entrepreneurship.

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Topics: AUS, American, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Massachussets Institute of Technology, MIT, MIT Labs, Al Za'atari Refugee Camp, United Nations, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, MIT Media Labs, MENA, MENA Region, Sheraa, Syria, Engineering, Industrial Engineering

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