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Cultural diversity showcased at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 4, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Mais Al-Amouri

The Office of Student Affairs’ Spring 2014 Club Fair on February 17-18, 2014 celebrated the cultural diversity found at AUS and introduced new students to cultural and interest-oriented clubs.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, Best Universities, best university, Club Fair, Diversity, student clubs, cultural clubs, student life, extracurricular activities, rich culture

AUS Hosts GCC Media Education Congress

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 2, 2014 2:00:00 PM

By Leen Issa

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of American University of Sharjah (AUS), the university held the GCC Media Education Congress on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 on its campus.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, best university, Middle East, GCC conference, media, conference

How to Get on the AUS Chancellor List

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 24, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

SHARJAH – Maintaining academic excellence necessary for the Chancellor's List requires substantial effort, said Kevin Mitchell, AUS vice provost for undergraduate affairs and instruction, in an interview.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), American University, Best Universities, Top Ranked Universities, best university, College of Arts and Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Gulf Countries, Scholarship, Accreditation, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Communication, Honors Convocation, Dean's List, Chancellor's List

Education is the Root of All Success, Says Former US Senator at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 30, 2013 6:20:00 PM

By Nour Al-Ali

The youth unemployment rate stands at 25 percent in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, measuring two-and-a-half times higher than the world average, former United States Senator George Mitchell said Tuesday at American University of Sharjah.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Best Universities, best university, Education, Middle East, former United States Senator George Mitchell, George Mitchell, conflict, education in the middle east, statistics

Its time to revitalize netiquette at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 16, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Nour Al Ali

How people behave online could reflect who they may be perceived to be in reality. It is often said that people are more likely to display incivility on social media networks than in real life. There has been a number of studies that support such claims. While many blame this spike of incivility on social networks, I find the cause of rudeness, quite frankly, to be the person instigating negative disputes. Online communications are faceless, abstract and impersonal. This make it easier to attack, insult and belittle the other person that if it were face to face. There are no human emotions involved.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Best Universities, best university, etiquette, netiquette

AUS, the best campus to live-in and study

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

Being a student at AUS is not just about studying, believe it or not. It is about becoming an active member of its community; developing it as well as developing yourself in the process. What I like about being part of this particular community is the distinct element of diversity present at AUS. No one would feel left out because there is a little bit of something for everyone. And even then, if there isn’t something for you, you could easily create your own student club.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Arab Emirates, Best Universities, Sharjah, best university, Education, Higher Education

The First of Many Life Journeys: Your AUS Chapter

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 9, 2013 5:56:00 PM

By Nour Al-Ali

I remember attending my first class at AUS and thinking to myself, this is the first day of the rest of my life. It was all too new to me, trying to get to class on time from building to building, figuring out what SBM, NAB, and PHY stood for, and getting used to calling my instructors “professor” instead of “teacher” or “miss / mister.”

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, Best Universities, Sharjah, best university, Exams, Education, Higher Education

AUS professor edits a book about UAE higher education

Posted by AUS blog on May 21, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Einas Salamin 

A new book edited by Dr. Cindy Gunn, director of the Faculty Development Center and associate professor of English at the American University of Sharjah, documents techniques used by the university’s educators to improve student learning.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, UAE, best university, Education, Higher Education, Teaching, Learning

Syrians at AUS Celebrate Independence Day by Aiding Refugees

Posted by AUS blog on May 14, 2013 7:00:00 PM

By Nour Al-Ali

In a series of events held April 20 at AUS under the title “Syria— In the Name of the Homeland,” the American University of Sharjah’s (AUS) Syrian Cultural Club and Student Council raised AED 10,565 for charity.

Proceeds of the night, which celebrated the April 17 Syrian Independence Day, went to the UAE’s Red Crescent Society to aid Syrian refugees.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Best Universities, Culture, best university, Student Council, Syrian Cultural Club, Syria

AUS Film Featured in Future Female Journalists Forum

Posted by AUS blog on May 12, 2013 7:00:00 PM

By Nour Al-Ali

A film on television game shows by American University of Sharjah (AUS) students was featured in the third annual Marami Magazine Future Female Journalist Forum at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry on April 24.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Best Universities, best university, Mass Communication, Film, Journalism, TV, Marami Magazine, Future Female Journalists Forum

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