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AUS transitions to Active Learning Classrooms

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Naila Tariq

In a constantly changing world, with evolving technology and different mindsets, it can be difficult to hold the attention of today's students. However, AUS has managed to just that with Active Learning Spaces, a new and exciting way to teach.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, Faculty, American University, Technology, Learning

New American University of Sharjah calendar highlights Arabic culture

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Malvika Garia

Culture is a colorful way to express one’s heritage and identity. At American University of Sharjah, we believe that celebrating culture is not only an important way to educate our students about the deep history of the region, but also a means to keep it alive among the future generations.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Arab Emirates, Arabic, Arab Culture, Design, Creative, Calendar, 2016

AUS students attend the Global Leader Experiences program

Posted by AUS blog on May 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Aaron Machado

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”

These inspirational words by McDonald’s co-founder Ray Kroc are a catalyst for leaders and change-makers to bring about transformations in today’s world. It is with this in mind that 13 students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) took part in the Global Leader Experiences (GLE) program held at Dubai Port (DP) World April 5-8, 2015 to learn how to develop leadership qualities within themselves.

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

AUS student excels in motorsports

Posted by AUS blog on May 20, 2015 11:30:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

American University of Sharjah (AUS) is proud of, among other things, the diverse backgrounds of its student body. The university has students from more than 90 different countries around the world. But this diversity is not only confined to its students’ nationalities; it extends to other areas of life, especially in the variety of skills and talents the students bring into play both inside and outside the classroom.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

AUS to hold One Young World MENA Caucus

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

If you are young or young at heart and love this world we live in, you probably would love One Young World (OYW). The preeminent global forum for young leaders aged 18-30 years old, One Young World aims to bring together the best and the brightest young leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to make lasting connections and develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues. Now, AUS students who were fortunate enough to participate in the program are working to bring a taste of it to campus.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, MENA Region, GCC

High Schoolers celebrate Mathematics at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Hana Ayish

Have you wondered how Facebook can recognize faces in pictures you post on the platform? Do you know how your email account filters incoming email so that some goes into your inbox and some goes to your junk folder? Or have you seen videos of the Google self-driving car and wondered how on earth a car could navigate busy streets safely without a driver?

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

AUS professor edits an intercultural communication book focusing on the Arab world

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Nada Ramadan

There is a need for more books that portray Arabs in a less stereotypical and biased way, an associate professor in the Department of English in the American University of Sharjah (AUS) said in a recent interview.

“Especially after 9/11 and recently with the Arab Spring, Arabs are often portrayed as being aggressive, fanatic and violent, particularly by the Western media,” Dr. Rana Raddawi noted.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), MENA, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Arts and Sciences, Middle East, Books Publishing, Emotional Intelligence

AUS Artists Win Top Prizes at Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award

Posted by AUS blog on Jan 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

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One of the many challenges for young artists is finding the right platform to showcase their imaginative creations. But for young artists in the region, the Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award has provided the much-needed avenue to help launch new talent. Since its creation in 2006, the award has become the most important award for regional artists.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Arab Emirates, Award, College of Architecture, Art and Design

AUS professor runs the toughest race on earth for charity

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 20, 2014 10:07:00 AM

By Jerusha Sequeira and Noor Al Ali

Dr. Nicholas Ashill, Professor of Marketing at American University of Sharjah, will run the 28th annual Marathon des Sables (MdS) in the Sahara desert next month to help reduce malnutrition in rural Kenya.  

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Arab Emirates

AUS alumna turns to crowdfunding to finance her Olympic dreams

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 18, 2014 1:51:00 PM

By Gureni Lukwaro

For weightlifter and AUS alumna Amna Al Haddad, representing the UAE at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil would be a dream come true. To make that happen, she has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise financial support for her training and travel.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, Alumni, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Arts and Sciences, Communication, Alumna, Amna

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