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Academic support for students with disabilities at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

University life can be overwhelming and stressful, and that is why American University of Sharjah (AUS) offers students many resources to make their life easier. One such resources is the Academic Support Center (ASC). ASC is on hand to provide academic support for students who are struggling academically, as well as academic accommodations for students with disabilities. There are 106 students with disabilities who have benefited from services provided by ASC; and more than 10 students with significant physical disabilities have already graduated.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, American with Disabilities Act

AUS professors to advise the Emirates Mars Mission

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Last year, the UAE Government unveiled its plan to send an unmanned probe to Mars to study the atmosphere of the Red Planet, in celebration of the UAE’s 50th national day. It plans to launch the space probe in 2020, so that it arrives to Mars in 2021, just in time for the anniversary. The space probe will be the first Arab probe, and has been named Al Amal or “Hope.” Three American University of Sharjah faculty members, namely Dr. Tariq Majeed, Associate Professor of Physics, Randa As’ad, Assistant Professor of Physics and Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, all from the Department of Physics of the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, are part of the science team involved in the project.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, College of Engineering, American, UAE Mars Mission, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Emirates Mars Mission, MBRSC, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science in Computer Engineering

Why I recommend performing arts courses to all AUS students

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

By Tayiba Ahmed

Do you have a liking for singing or music? Do you enjoy acting or dancing? Does performing in front of others gives you a thrill? Or rather, does it make you feel self-conscious? No matter what your knowledge of the performing arts is, or what your expertise in performing is, you should consider trying the Performing Arts Program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The idea might seem futile to some, or maybe too intimidating to others, but there are several reasons why every student should consider taking a course involving the performing arts.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts, Music, Theatre, American

American University of Sharjah leads the way in innovation

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been at the forefront of innovation, with many of the university’s faculty and students developing innovative solutions to human problems and challenges. The efforts of the university to invest and allocate the required resources to innovation are in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of AUS, who envisioned the university as a hub for research, development and innovation on the local, regional and international levels.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, College of Engineering, Computer Engineering, American, Chemical Engineering, Lung Diesease, Innovation, Programming, UAE Innovation Week, Lasser

5 Myths about university life

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

The transition from being a high-school student to becoming a university student is not only extremely exciting, but also slightly daunting. A lot of expectations, and sometimes misconceptions are held by students joining the new university environment. While some students might be worried about whether they have made the right choice regarding their major, others might worry about fitting in with their peers. There are plenty of myths regarding university life, but that’s all they are; myths. So here we debunk a few of the commonly believed myths about universities, and hopefully you will have agree with me if you experience university life at American University of Sharjah (AUS).

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Students, American University, student clubs, student life, Clubs, Athletics, Sports, American

A Brief history of Design/Build Education and The Impact of “Learning by Doing” on Architectural Education

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

 
By William Sarnecky
 
The last twenty years have seen the emergence of design/build as an integral part of architecture school curricula in the United States and around the world. In the typical architectural design program, students design a hypothetical project in a studio course. These projects usually lack real-world constraints like budgets, clients and regulations. Design/build projects, on the other hand, present real-world problems to the students, asking them to both design and construct a solution. This approach to design education is one manifestation of the teaching philosophy of “learning by doing” famously championed in the foundational writings of American philosopher John Dewey. The Montessori teaching method used at select primary schools around the world provides another example of this educational approach. Integrating design and construction of full-scale projects into the curricula of architecture schools has leveraged Dewey’s notion of the best teaching method—students engaging with and actively manipulating the environment in the process of learning rather than passively observing the world in order to understand the principles that organize it.
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Topics: AUS, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design, CAAD, Design Build

Why should you choose American University of Sharjah

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

The thought of choosing the wrong university for continuing your studies in can be extremely daunting. But that is also why you should do extensive research and ask the people you trust, or people who have been a part of the institution, for their opinion before you decide which one better meets your needs. And if you are considering pursuing your higher education in this region, then American University of Sharjah (AUS) in one of the top universities to consider, because it does more than just meet your needs.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Students, American University, QS University Ranking, Office of International Exchange, International Exchange Office, International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Study Abroad, International Exchange, Scholarship, Accreditation, exchange program, Exchange students, study abroad in UAE, student clubs, student life, Clubs, Athletics, Sports, American

AUS health center to raise more awareness of health issues

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Farah Hamdan

The University Health Center at American University of Sharjah (AUS) is working to raise awareness about medical issues that may occur on campus, said Dr. Lubna Yousif, Director of University Health Services at AUS.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Blood donation campaign, blood drive, Blood bank, health center, American, Health, University Health Center

10 most common stories on ‘Faces of AUS’

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Faces of AUS is American University of Sharjah (AUS) community platform that began in March 2015, as an initiative to encourage the AUS community to get to know each other better. The idea behind the site is that when people talk about themselves, they give the other community members an insight to who they are, and a chance for the rest of the AUS community to know them better. The stories could then be conversation starters or ice-breakers to help members of the AUS community to engage more with each other, know each other better and be there for each other when needed. Many students, faculty members and staff have been a part of the platform, and here we look at the top 10 most talked about topics or themes on ‘Faces of AUS’.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, America, Faces of AUS, Community

AUS to become a more desirable place to study Arabic

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 2, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Vanisha Rajesh

Dr. David Wilmsen, the new head of the American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) Department of Arabic and Translation Studies, wants to make the university a more desirable destination for foreign students wanting to study Arabic in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, literature, Language, Arabic for non-Arabic speakers, learn Arabic, Arabic, American, Arabic Langauge, Translation, Interpreting

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