A troupe of Turkish dancers bedazzled the audience at the Opera House as they portrayed the epic fight between good and evil during a two-hour long dance performance October 17.
The Fire of Anatolia performance started with all 90 dancers on stage swaying in a perfectly synchronized dance. They were so fast and energetic one could be forgiven for mistaking them for Energizer bunnies.
Samia Mehrez, a professor of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, describes Cairo as the protagonist of a story seen and told by its residents and authors.
During the second of the Provost Lecture Series “Mapping Cairo: Modern Literary Representations of the City,” Mehrez discussed a map of Cairo she created using literary constructions found in century-old texts.
Two hundred students are racing for the top office in Mock Presidential Elections (MPE), organized by the Student Union at the end of November.
MPE was launched by the Egyptian Development Initiative, a newly established organization at AUC, under the umbrella of the Student Union (SU) in hopes that it would raise political awareness on campus.
The activity, which will closely simulate the upcoming 2011 Egyptian presidential elections, was received with sizable enthusiasm from the student body.
The 200 presidential candidates can nominate themselves for the mock presidency by gathering 30 signatures each.
Candidates will attend training seminars to learn about current and foreign affairs, scheduled on October 20, 27, and 31. Each candidate is then expected to introduce a plan for a campaign.