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Dr. Nicholas Ashill shares an update with the AUS community

Posted by AUS blog on Sep 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Greetings from Ohio!

Many of you are aware that I was undertaking a three-month run across the United States of America, a very serious ultra-marathon run from Los Angeles to New York.

On August 2, 2017, after running 3,941 kms, my dream to run from Los Angeles and New York to raise awareness of a lung disease known as pulmonary fibrosis came to an abrupt halt. I had three weeks left to run 922 kms to New York. At 8:30 that Wednesday morning, I was deliberately hit by a pickup truck when running on the shoulder of Highway US 40 approximately 20 miles west of Columbus, Ohio.  The vehicle did not stop and the driver is yet to be found. The accident was widely covered in the media, such as on 10TV, the New Zealand Weekend Herald and ABC6.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, Sharjah, Los Angeles, New York, ultra-marathon, America, Student, American, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Pulmonary, United States of America, Ohio, Lung Disease, New Zealand

AUS professor comes closer to the goal in his incredible, record-breaking run

Posted by AUS blog on Aug 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Dr. Nicholas Ashill

Eighty days have now passed since I started my run from Los Angeles to New York to help raise awareness and funds for families suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis as well as to inspire people to dream big. I started off in the early morning of May 14, in front of the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, New York, School of Business, School of Business Administration, American, Business, Marathon, Marketing, California

AUS Professor Dr. Nick Ashill running from Los Angeles to New York

Posted by AUS blog on Jun 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Nick Ashill

On Sunday, May 14, I started off in front of Santa Monica Pier in Los Angles. I have now been running for over a month and on Wednesday, June 14, exactly a month after I started my run, I arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. So far I have run 1,484 km. I have run through California and Arizona, and I am about a third through New Mexico.

Blisters continue to be a problem, but this is to be expected given I need to average 50 km per day. So far I am managing to maintain this figure. My body is tired, and I am taking each day as it comes. The run is not about the 5,400 km distance. It is about 108 runs of 50 km each.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, United Arab Emirates, Los Angeles, New York, running, School of Business Administration, American, Marathon, Route 66, Marketing, United States of America

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 professor to run from Los Angeles to New York

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Katima Saleh

Dr. Nicholas Ashill, Professor of Marketing at American University of Sharjah (AUS), is planning to undertake a three-month run across America starting in May 2017 to inspire people to dream big and help families suffering from pulmonary fibrosis.

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Dr. Ashill, who is the Chalhoub Chair of Luxury Brand Management at the School of Business Administration of American University of Sharjah, will run the historic Route 66 starting in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, May 14, 2017 and finish his run in New York about 110 days later.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University, Los Angeles, New York, ultra-marathon, American, Marathon, Route 66, St. Louis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Lung Diesease, Pulmonary

American University of Sharjah student wins Urban Commissions 2016

Posted by AUS blog on May 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Malvika Garia

An eye for creativity and flair for innovation go a long way, and American University of Sharjah student Hinjal Kumar learned just that when she won Urban Commissions 2016, the annual design competition of Dubai Design District (d3) and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Initiated under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Urban Commissions aims to engage with the creative community, whether students or professionals, in the UAE and promote its diverse industry. For its most recent edition, participants were asked to design a multipurpose public shelter that would serve as a meeting point for d3 while fulfilling functional, social and community roles in Dubai’s most creative area.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, American University, New York, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Architecture, Urban Commissions, Paris, Artist, Young Artists, Awards, Dubai, Copenhagen

So you want to know the AUS community?

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

One of the greatest things that happens at American University of Sharjah is being given the opportunity to make new friends. When you come here are as a freshman, new faculty or a new staff member, you quickly start to meet new people—people you take a class or two with, those living in the same dorm as you, your professors or people you will be working with on a regular basis.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, AUS, Faculty, Students, Alumni, United Arab Emirates, Sharjah, Culture, Education, New York, Diversity, Nationalities, Alumna, student life

From Exchange Student to Advisor for AUS International Exchange

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 9, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Osama Jasim Mafraji 

Right from the very beginning of my academic career, I knew I wanted to study abroad. I saw this as a wonderful opportunity to meet exciting new people, make new international friends, and feel a sense of belonging all over the world.  During my second year as an electrical engineering student at American University of Sharjah (AUS), I started working with the AUS International Exchange Office (IXO) on my application to study abroad through the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) network in Fall 2010. 

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, Best Universities, International Exchange Office, International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Study Abroad, San Diego State University, surf, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, New York, ISEP Ambassador

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