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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

AUS professor writes a book about science and Islam

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 23, 2016 5:34:31 PM

By Tayiba Ahmad

Since the formation of the university, the faculty members at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have time and again expressed the talents they possess through the work they do, both at AUS and outside of it. Dr. Nidhal Guessoum, Professor in the Department of Physics at the AUS College of Arts and Sciences, is one such professor. Recently, Dr. Guessoum wrote a book, tentatively named The Young Muslim’s Guide to Modern Science, which tries to harmonize the teachings of Islam with the study of modern science. The book, which is aimed at youth, such as high school students and freshmen, has been completed and Dr. Guessoum is hopeful of publishing it soon.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Ramadan, Workshop, Science, Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Islam, Grants, Grant, Muslim, Astronomy, Eid, Hajj

Tips on how to best use the AUS Mass Communication Studio

Posted by AUS blog on Oct 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Tayiba Ahmed

Are you an aspiring TV news anchor? Are you interested in film-making? Are you interested in experiencing what goes on behind the camera in a state-of-the-art studio? Well if you are, you have the opportunity to experience the thrill of recording. How? The Department of Mass Communication (MCM) of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has a great audio-visual studio, which is available to all MCM students who are eager to learn and create video projects.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Students, American University, Mass Communication, Film, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences, Journalism, TV, TV Studio, American, MCM Studio, MCM

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

Lasers and Your Health: Innovation at AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 17, 2014 10:00:00 AM

A new laser-based technique has been developed by Dr. Ali Sami Alnaser, Associate Professor in Physics at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). The research will allow scientists to manipulate human cells on a much smaller and more accurate scale.

This innovation could provide insight into how we might cure diseases like cancer.

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Topics: CAS, College of Arts and Sciences

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

AUS mourns the passing of a beloved professor

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

By Mariam Elsayed

Kenny East, 56, Assistant Professor in the Performing Arts Program of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS), died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Malta where he was attending an academic conference.

According to an official email from AUS Acting Provost Dr. R. Malcolm Richards, East was in Malta attending an archaeoacoustics conference when he met his untimely death due to coronary complications.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences, Performing Arts, Kenny East, Professor Kenny East

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

American University of Sharjah students prepare for elections

Posted by AUS blog on May 13, 2013 10:00:00 AM

If you are a freshman student passing around the campus you might be confused by all the different posters posted around campus and people offering you free food and goodies.

Here’s what’s happening: It’s the Student Council election week. Basically, a number of candidates group themselves in teams and through these teams they are competing for the various positions on the Student Council Executive Board, committees, subcommittees as well as to represent the five university academic entities namely College of Architecture, Arts and Design; School of Business and Management; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Engineering and Achievement Academy Bridge Program. And the best part is, you get to VOTE.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, Students, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Arts and Sciences, Student Council, Elections

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