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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

Science and math teaching in the region should be improved — Part II

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 13, 2013 11:00:00 AM

A few months ago, the US National Research Council produced a detailed plan for science education titled Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It purports to revolutionize the way science is taught in the US “for the 21st century.”

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Science, Maths, Physics, CAS, College of Arts and Sciences

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