AUS Blog

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, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, Higher Education, International Studies, American, State Security, Neoliberalism, Philosophy, 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: American University of Sharjah, American University, Sustainability, Environment, Sustainable World, American

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

MBRSC and American University of Sharjah partner into space

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

By Dr. Richard Schoephoerster

Space….the final frontier. Any true-blue Star Trek fan knows the source of those words, but, whether you are a Trekkie or not, everyone understands the spirit of their meaning. Frontier implies exceeding limits, moving into the unknown, with all of the excitement and thrill that comes with that. That excitement was palpable on the campus of American University of Sharjah (AUS) last week. Some of our alumni were on campus as the nanosatellite that they designed and constructed in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC), was launched into orbit. While there was certainly a roar of applause and a huge collective sigh of relief for each successive stage of the rocket launch, including the deployment of Nayif-1 into its orbit, the real moment of truth arrived when the first signals were received at the AUS ground station, because, for our former students and the MBRSC staff, that was the ultimate measure of achievement for this collaborative enterprise.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Communication, American, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Space, Orbit, Nanosatellite, Satellite

Red Baraat to perform at American University of Sharjah

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 20, 2017 1:01:06 PM

By Falah Gulzar

It won’t be your average Monday afternoon when Red Baraat, the Brooklyn, New York, bhangra band take the stage at American University of Sharjah today, February 20, at 5:30 p.m in the Main Auditorium.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Red Baraat, Concert

Making social media work for fresh graduates

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 19, 2017 10:11:25 AM

By Diana Farah

Fresh university graduates seeking job opportunities should be active on social media in order to “be present in front of the right people,” said LinkedIn’s UAE territory director Sherif El Kheir February 7 at American University of Sharjah.

Speaking to about 50 AUS students at the Rock Your LinkedIn Profile workshop, El Kheir said that having a LinkedIn account is an effective way to connect with people who could possibly become mentors, or future bosses.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, American, Social Media, LinkedIn, Job Search

A Guide to What AUS Model United Nations is About

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 15, 2017 9:15:31 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

This past weekend, nearly 1,000 students gathered at American University of Sharjah (AUS). You might wonder what was interesting enough to cause such a large number of students to spend their weekend on campus. The event that attracted not just AUS students but also students from various different institutions from across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was the tenth conference of the annual American University of Sharjah Model United Nations (AUSMUN). Although the conference is in its tenth year, many AUS students might still not be aware of what Model United Nations is about, the connection it shares with AUS and who participates in it. This article aims to answer questions you might have regarding AUSMUN.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, United Nations, Model UN, UN, American, AUSMUN

First AUS theatre festival bring international talent to campus

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Falah Gulzar

American University of Sharjah held its first ever theatre festival January 31–February 5, 2017, presenting attendees with both entertaining and insightful activities.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Performing Arts, Theatre, American

American University of Sharjah Holds First Theater Festival

Posted by AUS blog on Jan 30, 2017 1:00:41 PM

By Falah Gulzar

American University of Sharjah (AUS) will hold its first ever theater festival from Tuesday, January 31 to Saturday, February 4, 2017, featuring works of and sessions by local and international professionals and participants in the field. The initiative is part of the university’s ongoing efforts to promote art and culture in the region.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Performing Arts, Theatre, American

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

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