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Two AUS students become Google Ambassadors

Posted by AUS blog on Aug 1, 2013 11:48:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

Two students from the American University of Sharjah represented the university in the third annual Google Ambassador summit in Amman, Jordan, from June 29 till July 4.

Given that this is the first time AUS students participate in a Google summit, below is an elaborate Q&A with Dina Al-Lahham, a third year engineering student, and Siham Arif, an advertising junior, both of which were selected by Google to attend the summit and become Google Student Ambassadors (GSAs).

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, UAE, Google. Ambassadors

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

AUS to participate in 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon Project

Posted by AUS blog on Apr 5, 2013 10:00:00 AM

By Mughees Khan

The American University of Sharjah (AUS) will participate in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia for the very first time in July 2013. The AUS team will compete in diesel category and take part in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia. The event will take place at the Sepang Ping International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur from July 4-7, 2013. The aim is to go the longest distance on just 1 liter of diesel.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, MENA Region, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, UAE, Best Universities, best university, Shell, Eco Marathon, Middle East

AUS holds a successful Awareness Day

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 25, 2013 10:00:00 AM

American University of Sharjah (AUS) held its annual Awareness Day held to spread awareness of health, social, safety and environmental issues among students and the public. The event featured participation of prominent government and private organizations.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, MENA Region, Students, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Best Universities, Sharjah

Marcel Khalife Inspires Attendees at an AUS Talk

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 14, 2013 2:54:00 PM

“Only music in this world understands me,” said Marcel Khalife in front of his audience at the Main Auditorium of American University of Sharjah (AUS) on Tuesday, March 12.

“Khalife came to speak about poetry and music,” said Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Writers Union president Mohammed Al Marzoui in an interview.

He was invited to the UAE’s Capital by the union and Albayyara Cultural Society to speak about his friendship with the late Mahmoud Darwish as well as his latest CD, The Fall of the Moon, noted Al Marzoui.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, MENA Region, American University, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Sharjah, Mahmoud Darwish, Marcel Khalife

Revitalizing Arabic language among Arab youth

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 7, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Have you ever felt that the new generation of Arab youth is losing affinity with the Arabic language? Do you feel more comfortable communicating in English than Arabic even though you are a native Arab? These topics have been the subject of much discussion in the country’s media in recent years.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, UAE

When choosing a university, location is important

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 27, 2013 11:00:00 AM

One very important factor to consider when choosing a university is location. Whether you want to study in your home country or travel abroad, deciding on the location of the university is very crucial. Do you want a university that is located in a metropolitan area, a major city, a small town or a rural area? This will have a major impact on the quality of life for the time you will be attending the university.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, MENA, American University, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Sharjah, best university, University Location, Middle East, Gulf Countries, GCC

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