Ashraf El Fiqi, the vice-president for student affairs, narrowly escaped a car accident last Monday when a truck transporting sand crashed into his car. The accident occurred just shy of the U-turn outside Gate 2.
The Rare Books and Special Collections Library has recently completed its relocation from its downtown address to the new campus, offering the AUC community a valuable new resource for original research.
Located on the third floor of the campus library, the rare books & special collections section is considered by many to be one of the university’s hallmarks. Researchers and scholars come to AUCto access the archived material, some of which documents Egypt as well as other aspects of Islamic art and architecture.
Smoked rabbit meat is now on the menu for graduate students participating in the new food chemistry program. AUC launched its first-level graduate program this semester to satisfy the need for food chemists in the Egyptian market.
“Food chemistry is like an art. It can convert tasteless raw materials into edible food,” said Necla Demir, assistant professor at the chemistry department.
Students looking for fresh and healthy meal alternatives have been lining up in droves at the salad bar stands scattered around campus.
“I think it is very healthy and it gives students a wider selection of what to eat,” said Farida Abboud, a political science major.
A group of AUC students started a ‘mix-your-own-salad’ business venture last semester amid growing dissatisfaction with available food outlets. It later inspired one of the on-campus fast food restaurants, Mercato, to adopt this concept and set-up a salad bar of their own at another location.