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Four AUS students awarded Khalifa Scholarship The American University of Sharjah (AUS) has recently awarded the Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship to four of its outstanding students. The award is part of AUS initiative to encourage students’ academic excellence and leadership skills. Winners of Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship for this year were Ali Shadmanian, School of Business Administration; Nada Ramadan, College of Arts and Sciences; Moataz Abdrabou, College of Engineering; and Anaisabel Olvera Alacio, College of Architecture, Art and Design. Published on: 08/05/2014 Name: The Gulf Today Page: 4


Four AUS students awarded Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship

Four AUS students awarded Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship

AUS students with scholarship certificates

Sharjah, (UAE): American University of Sharjah (AUS) has recently awarded the Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship to four of its outstanding students. The award is part of AUS initiative to encourage students’ academic excellence and leadership skills. Winners of Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship for this year were Ali Shadmanian, School of Business Administration; Nada Ramadan, College of Arts and Sciences; Moataz Abdrabou, College of Engineering; and Anaisabel Olvera Alacio, College of Architecture, Art and Design. The Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship is awarded to AUS students who excel academically, show distinguished societal service and leadership skills, demonstrate talent in their field of study, and participate in university and extracurricular activities. Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, AUS Acting Chancellor, congratulated the students and praised them for their achievements. “This is the high point of every academic year when we take the time to recognize and celebrate the achievements of some of our most distinguished students,” said the Acting Chancellor. “It is a great honor to be awarded the Sheikh Khalifa scholarship and we are extremely proud of our students on their achievement,” he added. Kevin Mitchell, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Instruction, congratulated the winners on being selected and praised them for their hard work and dedication. “This is the highest award given at AUS, and it is probably the one that has most scrutiny. The awardees have been through two levels of review. There is a comprehensive review of each candidate at the school and college level,” explained Mitchell. “These recommendations are then forwarded to a committee at the university level. The committee comprises people from academics as well as from the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Public Affairs,” he added.

The Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship awardees receive funding that covers up to 16 credit hours for four consecutive semesters or until graduation requirements are met. The scholarship funds come from the revenues of an AED 10 million donation by His

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Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to AUS during a visit to Sharjah University City in 2005. Posted 19 hours ago by Edu Beanz

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E-book launched to help freshmen To help freshmen adjust to their first year, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) has developed and launched a e-book earlier this week on 'How to Survive Your First Year at an American University in the Mena Region'. Published on: 08/05/2014 Name: Gulf News Page: 7


AUS launches eBook on campus survival To help freshmen adjust to their first year, American University of Sharjah (AUS) has developed and launched a new eBook on Monday entitled “How to Survive Your First Year at an American university in the Mena region�. Joining an American university may be a challenge for some students if they are unfamiliar with its style, the grading system or the unique campus life that the American educational system offers. Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: The Gulf Today Page: 5


AUS launches second eBook to help new students Joining an American system of higher education may be a challenge for some students if they are unfamiliar with the style of education, the grading system or the unique campus life an American education offers. To help freshmen adjust to their first year, the American University of Sharjah (AUS), among the world's top 440 universities, has developed and launched a new eBook on 'How to Survive Your First Year at an American University in the MENA Region'. Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: The Gulf Time Page: 3


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American University of Sharjah launches e-book to help freshmen Wednesday, May 07, 2014 Sharjah: To help freshmen adjust to their first year, the American University of Sharjah (AUS) has developed and launched a e-book earlier this week on ‘How to Survive Your First Year at an American University in the MENA Region’. The AUS e-book is available in English and Arabic, as well as an audio file, which can be downloaded for free at www.aus.edu/firstyearguide. The objective of the e-book is to close the gap between secondary and tertiary education by preparing high school students and advising their parents and school counsellers on important factors that they may face during their academic journey Topics addressed in the eBook include explanations of the American educational grading system, an overview of the academic integrity and honour code, and the concept of academic probation. It also helps students with life outside the classroom, from encouraging them to participate in extracurricular activities, to stressing the importance of maintaining their health and staying fit, to helping them manage their spending. “This e-book speaks to senior high school students and highlights keys areas they will need to become familiar with in order to successfully complete their first year. It places emphasis not only on their studies but also on personal, social and cultural growth during their first semester,” Ali Shuhaimy, Vice-Chancellor for Enrollment Management at AUS, said. The e-book is the second in a series of ‘How to’ guides produced by AUS as part of its strategic initiative to be a thought leader in the region. Staff Report Gulf News 2014. All rights reserved.


A born leader Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi , who took ministerial position for three times , and is now Minister of Development and International Co-operation,is a true model across the Arab World .Sheikha Lubna took her Master degree from American University of Sharjah In 1983 , Sheikha Luna developed some of the commercial applications for the benefit of the private sector through a computer software known as 'Emirates Datamission' . Later , she supervised the maintenance of IBM systems in her capacity as a software engineer in United Arab Emirates University from 1984 to 1985 . Her Excellency has many position , besides her ministerial responsibilities that include membership in Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) Board of Directors , membership in Emirates Foundation for Youth Development Board as well as others . Published on: 27/04/2014 Name: Shawati Page: 24-29


Telling moments This year’s winning entry for The National’s Short Story Competition, held in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and Kitab, is by the Ras Al Khaimah-based resident and fiction writer Safia Moore. The mum of a 5-year-old daughter, Moore was among the 77 writers (up from 62 last year) who submitted a story on this year’s theme: Turning Point. The contestants had two weeks to come up with original and unpublished content, but Moore says she sent her entry in at the last minute. Published on: 04/05/2014 Name: The National Page: 5


Interface lets pupils shop for further education High school pupils from across the country have been checking out their prospects for further learning. About 20 universities promoted the programmes they have on offer at the first UAE Education Interface yesterday. Institutions taking part in the event also included the University of Sharjah, the American University of Sharjah, Al Ghurair University,the Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and the Canadian University of Dubai. Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: The National Page: 7


CILE conducts seminar on Islam and biomedical ethics The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, recently held a two-day seminar about the future prospects of Islam and biomedical ethics. The seminar's participants included Aasim Ilyas Padela, director of the Initiative on Islam and Medicine and assistant professor of Medicine at MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago; Mohseen Ebrahim, professor emeritus, School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Alireza Bagheri, assistant professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and Member of UNESCO International Bioethics Committee; Mohammed Amin Usmani, Islamic Fiqh Academy in India; Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Religion, Duke University, USA; Maria Karen Kristiansen, Associate Professor of Public Health at Qatar University; Mohammed Ali Albar, Medical Research Center, International Medical Center, Saudi Arabia; Nidhal Guessoum, Professor of Physics at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Published on: 05/05/2014 Name: Gulf Times Page: 10


Pearls of wisdom from candid Abraaj founder Once you are seated on the comfy sofas in the office of Arif Naqvi in the Dubai International Financial Centre, there are plenty of things to talk about. Mr Naqvi is the founder and chief executive of Abraaj Group, the biggest private equity firm in the Middle East with some US$8 billion of assets under management, so that makes him a player and an opinion former in virtually all the big issues of the region. Then we talk in more detail about transparency. Like many companies registered in the DIFC, Abraaj does not publish financial accounts, or at least does not make them available to the public and the media. I suggest that this is at odds with best practice in many parts of the western business world, where financial information is available in some form at least. But to get back to Pearl, I ask how he sees it developing beyond the current range of activities: educational courses, workshops, research and reports, all in the cause of good governance and much of it driven from the American University of Sharjah. Published on: 07/05/2014 Name: The National Page: 4


Ali Hamad Alzaabi honoured WTA awards Millennium & M Copthorne Hotels 1 vlr .Middle East and Africa (MEA) President and CEO Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi has been named the Middle East's Leading Travel Personality during a special presentation at the 2014 World Travel Awards. Alzaabi was honoured for his contribution to the industry and strategic role in propagating tourism growth in the region through his role at the helm of one of the region's fastest-growing hotel groups. Published on: 08/05/2014 Name: The Gulf Time Page: 4


AUS students win Sheikh Khalifa Award for Outstanding students The American University of Sharjah (AUS) announced that 4 of its students won the Sheikh Khalifa Award for Outstanding students Published on: 08/05/2014 Name: Al Bayan Page: 22


Four AUS students awarded Khalifa Scholarship The American University of Sharjah (AUS) has recently awarded the Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship to four of its outstanding students. The award is part of AUS initiative to encourage students’ academic excellence and leadership skills. Winners of Sheikh Khalifa Scholarship for this year were Ali Shadmanian, School of Business Administration; Nada Ramadan, College of Arts and Sciences; Moataz Abdrabou, College of Engineering; and Anaisabel Olvera Alacio, College of Architecture, Art and Design. Published on:8/05/20141ame:$l Ittihad Page:0


AUS launches second eBook to help new students adjust to their first year at an American university Joining an American system of higher education may be a challenge for some students if they are unfamiliar with the style of education, the grading system or the unique campus life an American education offers. To help freshmen adjust to their first year, American University of Sharjah ( AUS ), among the world's top 440 universities, has developed and launched a new eBook on How to Survive Your First Year at an American University in the MENA Region. As part of a thought leadership series of eBooks aimed at engaging the community through various outreach initiatives, the eBook identifies elements that will help students become acclimated to their new surroundings and have a successful first year, thereby setting a solid foundation for the rest of their time at university. Published on: 07/05/2014 Name: Al Ittihad Page: 16


AUS publishes orientation e-book The American University of Sharjah (AUS) published an electronic book titled "How To Survive Your First Year at an American University in the MENA Region". It represents a practical guide for senior high school students and university freshmens Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: Al Khaleej Page: 3


AUS publishes e-book to help new students The American University of Sharjah (AUS) published an electronic book titled "How To Survive Your First Year at an American University in the MENA Region". It represents a practical guide for senior high school students and university freshmens Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: Al Wahda Page: 8


AUS publishes an orientation e-book The American University of Sharjah (AUS) published an electronic book titled "How To Survive Your First Year at an American University in the MENA Region". It represents a practical guide for senior high school students and university freshmens Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: Al Watan UAE Page: 7


Mobile Application Contest 2014 wraps up Khalifa University wrapped up the Mobile Application Contest 2014 (MAC2014), crowning Abu Dhabi University (ADU) as a top winner, followed by the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the second rank. Published on: 05/05/2014 Name: Al Ittihad Page: 11


Mobile Application Contest 2014 wraps up Khalifa University wrapped up the Mobile Application Contest 2014 (MAC2014), crowning Abu Dhabi University (ADU) as a top winner, followed by the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the second rank. Published on:

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Mobile Application Contest 2014 wraps up Khalifa University wrapped up the Mobile Application Contest 2014 (MAC2014), crowning Abu Dhabi University (ADU) as a top winner, followed by the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the second rank. This year’s event saw generous sponsorship from several organisations, including the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Emirates Advanced Investment (EAI), Samsung and IBM. Published on: 05/05/2014 Name: Al Bayan Page: 6


AUD hosts the Math Day The School of Arts and Sciences at the American University in Dubai hosted the 12th UAE Math Day on Saturday, April 19, 2014, with the participation of professors from the American University of Sharjah (AUS) and others Published on: 03/05/2014 Name: Al Bayan Page: 16


9th Universities Tennis Championship The Office of Students Affairs at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) organized the 9th Universities Tennis Championship Published on: 07/05/2014 Name: Al Khaleej Page: 12


Al Ma'arifa School wins the Futsal Championship Al Ma'arifa International Private School was crowned winner of the Futsal Championship organized by Sharjah Sports Council at the American University of Sharjah Published on: 03/05/2014 Name: Al Khaleej Page: 8


Twenty seven universities participate in Al Ain Education Fair Sheikha Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan, head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Centre, inaugurated yesterday morning the first educational fair in Al Ain. Twenty seven universities and educational institutions are participating in the fair including American University of Sharjah and Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The fair held at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club will last till Wednesday.Twenty seven universities and educational institutions are participating in the fair including American University of Sharjah , Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi , Fatima College Of Health Sciences , Al Ain University of Science and Technology , Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR). Abu Dhabi University , and Strata Manufacturing as well as others . The fair held at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club will last till Wednesday. Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: Al Ittihad Page: 14


Twenty six universities participate in Al Ain Education Fair Sheikha Shamma Bint Mohammed Bin Khalid Al Nahyan, head of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan Cultural Centre, inaugurated yesterday morning the first educational fair in Al Ain. Twenty six universities and educational institutions are participating in the fair including American University of Sharjah and Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The fair held at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club will last till Wednesday. Published on:6/05/20141ame:$lroeya Page:


Sharjah Charity takes part International Labour Day celebration The Sharjah Charity Society and in cooperation with American University of Sharjah , has participated in the event orgnaized by Sharjah Police Headquarter to celebrate International Labour Day . Published on: 06/05/2014 Name: Al Ittihad Page: 16


Sharjah Police celebrates World Labour Day Sharjah Police has staged a celebration to mark World Labour Day . The ceremony included number of sports activities , as well as honoring Sharjah Police strategic partners including Ministry of Labour , Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) Red Crescent Authority and American University of Sharjah as well as others . Published on: 05/05/2014 Name: Al Ittihad Page: 13


Sharjah Police celebrates World Labour Day Sharjah Police has staged a celebration to mark World Labour Day . The ceremony included number of sports activities , as well as honoring Sharjah Police strategic partners including Ministry of Labour , Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) Red Crescent Authority and American University of Sharjah as well as others . Published on: 05/05/2014 Name: Al Fajr Page: 4


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