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A Sustainable Graduation at the AUS Day Care Center

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Sustainability Division in collaboration with Day Care Center

Understanding the importance of building a strong value-based education from a young age, the AUS Day Care Center (DCC) has integrated the theme of recycling in their KG2 program. Children enrolled in KG2 are taught to incorporate the 3 Rs– reduce, reuse and recycle – in their daily life. In order to instill sustainable behavior amongst the students, the importance of preserving our planet and reducing wastage of daily materials such as paper are highlighted at the DCC. Students are also educated to reuse food by using the waste as compost or as food for animals and birds.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Sustainability, Energy Saving, American, Environmental Awareness, Day Care Center

American University of Sharjah holds Environmental Day

Posted by AUS blog on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

To help create a world that is sustainable, American University of Sharjah (AUS) strives to promote sustainability on campus. Students are encouraged to recycle through the university’s recycling campaign, as well as to think about how they can help reduce energy use and conserve water. These initiatives reflect the university’s mission to educate and transform the AUS community by encouraging collaborative relationships among students, staff, faculty and community members to explore and implement the required changes to create a sustainable campus.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Sustainability, Environment, Emirates Environment Group, Sustainable World, American, Recycling, Environmental Awareness, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Day

AUS Professor Becomes Certified Fraud Examiner

Posted by AUS blog on May 11, 2017 12:00:00 PM

By Tayiba Ahmed

In this day and age, where it is easy to post things online while remaining anonymous, we face a lot of issues regarding anonymous messages being sent to people, fake online accounts, and people accused of defamation, liability, or slander. How interesting would it be to learn about how investigators deal with such cases? Fortunately for us, Dr. Tharwat El-Sakran, a professor in the Department of English at American University of Sharjah (AUS), recently became a certified fraud examiner (CFE), licensed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in the USA. Dr. El-Sakran will soon be teaching a course dealing with forensic linguistics.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, America, American, Certified Fraud Examiner

AUS students express appreciation to cleaning and security staff

Posted by AUS blog on May 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

The students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have always demonstrated a strong sense of responsibility and commitment to giving back to the community. Whether it be by raising funds for Sharjah Autism Center, being a part of the Food for the Needy campaign, or  even renovating a house for an underprivileged family, AUS students have worked to care for members of the wider community. As part of their efforts, the AUS Student Council, Office of Student Affairs’ Community Services Division, and the Indian and Pakistani cultural clubs recently organized this year’s Annual Cleanco and Security Appreciation Lunch to show their gratitude to the cleaners and security guards who are part of the AUS community.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Community Service, Appreciation, American

One week to go before starting my run from Los Angeles to New York

Posted by AUS blog on May 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Dr. Nicholas Ashill

With less than a week before I leave for America, I am making final adjustments to training, logistics and chasing potential sponsors. The realization of what lies ahead of me has not yet hit home. Certainly nerves are starting to show and I am eager to get the first day of running behind me. 

If you are not yet aware of this, my next big thing, well, I am doing this very serious ultra-marathon run from Los Angeles to New York in order to inspire people to dream big as well as to help families suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Los Angeles, New York, ultra-marathon, American, Marathon

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

CAAD walks: Observing with all the senses

Posted by AUS blog on May 2, 2017 10:13:40 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Opportunities to grow and enhance your talents and skills at American University of Sharjah (AUS) are plenty. Here, you are encouraged to learn and explore beyond what you learn inside the walls of a classroom. The workshop Walking as Learning to See, which was offered by the College of Architecture and Design (CAAD) for its students enrolled in the CAAD Foundations Program, was one such opportunity for students to work on a project that encouraged them to think innovatively and creatively. 

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, College of Architecture, Art and Design, CAAD, American

Free English classes for Cleanco employees offered at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Education is the premise of progress and creates possibilities that one might not otherwise have. To be able to arm someone with that knowledge and education, and help better their future, is a tremendous deed and can be greatly self-fulfilling. To know that you have contributed to someone’s life in such a significant manner must feel so gratifying. The English classes being offered to Cleanco employees at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is one such effort being made to contribute towards the community.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, America, American

An Enriching Experience and Opportunity for Students to Get Recognized –  Economist Diwan

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 27, 2017 11:46:42 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

How exciting must it be to get your work recognized and published as an undergrad student? To have your name printed in a journal? To experience, even as an undergrad student, being a part of a process that professors go through? Fortunately, American University of Sharjah (AUS) provides opportunities for its students to gain experience beyond the boundaries of a classroom. Economist Diwan, a new student-run academic journal, offers a platform for AUS students to publish their research in economics and related fields. The journal, which published its first issue this semester, operates under the AUS Department of Economics in the School of Business Administration (SBA), and is the result of the mutual effort between students and Dr. Ismail Genc, Head of the Department of Economics.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, America, School of Business, School of Business Administration, American, Business, Economist Diwan, Economic

One month to go for AUS Professor to run from LA to NY

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

By Dr. Nicholas Ashill

I am sure by now some of you are aware that I am planning to undertake a three-month run across the United States of America exactly a month from today. I am doing this very serious ultramarathon run from Los Angeles to New York in order to inspire people to dream big as well as to help families suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, ultra-marathon, running, America, Marathon

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