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

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

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: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, American, Women, Women in Leadership, Women Expat, Women Expatriates, Women Executives, 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, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, Higher Education, International Studies, American, State Security, Neoliberalism, Philosophy, State Governance

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

Discover American University of Sharjah

Posted by AUS blog on Jan 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Ever since it was established in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) aims to be a leading educational institution in the region. Even though it is fairly young compared to some of the other universities, not only has AUS been licensed by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but it is also accredited in the United States of America by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Architecture, Art and Design, School of Business, School of Business Administration, AUS Library, American

AUS students honored for their outstanding research projects

Posted by AUS blog on May 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Naila Tariq

Receiving knowledge is one thing, but generating new knowledge that has real-world applications for society is another entirely. That's where research and development come in, and one of the prime sources for such research is universities, from both faculty and students. American University of Sharjah has always been a part of that, forging a path towards becoming a full-on research university.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, Students, American University, Research

AUS team wins Outstanding Delegation Award at National Model UN

Posted by AUS blog on May 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Naila Tariq

While earning an education is extremely important, learning how to apply the knowledge you have gained is even more so. American University of Sharjah recognizes this, and tries to provide students with opportunities to apply what they've learned through both internal and external programs, events, and competitions.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Nations, Model UN, UN

AUS: A full campus with lots of services

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Naila Tariq

When you ask people about universities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), some may be familiar with universities and other higher learning institutions that occupy a floor or two in a business building and run all their classes, activities and administrative work from that space. But there are few universities in the UAE, such as the American University of Sharjah (AUS), which have full-fledged campuses with distinct state-of- the-art structures for academic spaces, administrative offices, dormitories, a modern library, sports complexes and other facilities that enhance the quality of life for students, faculty and staff studying and working in the university.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University

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