The following list includes faculty grants only. Graduate student grants are now handled exclusively by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. Please contact Dr. Shaarawi’s office for news about the status of applications for Graduate Student Grants.

In some cases, adjustments have been made to the requested budgets; please do not assume that you have received the full amount requested.

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for this to happen, since there is a very heavy workload for my assistant (Nancy Wadie) once the grant decisions are made. If you have not yet provided a letter of acceptance from the conference for which you have received a grant, please note that no check will be issued until we receive such a letter.

If you see any typographical or other errors, or if you believe yourself to be wrongly missing from this list, please contact me immediately at gharman@aucegypt.edu.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

 

BUS (School of Business)

*Samer Atallah  (ECON). Seattle, USA. June-July 2013.

*Maha ElShinnawy (MGMT). Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA. August 2013.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Rasha Abdulla (JRMC). London, UK. June 2013.

*Allison Hodgkins (PPAD). Washington, D.C., USA. June 2013.

*Sherene Seikaly (MEST). Cambridge, UK. June 2013.

*AKM Ahsan Ullah (CMRS). Bangkok, Thailand. August 2013.

 

GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Jennifer Skaggs (GSE). Atlanta, USA. June 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Saiyad Ahmad (ARIC). London, UK. May 2013.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Miami, USA. June 2013.

*Dalia Basiouny (ARTS). Barcelona, Spain. July 2013.

*Amy Carrillo (SAPE). Miami, USA. June 2013.

*Aissa Deebi (ARTS). Venice, Italy. May-June 2013.

*Iman Hamam (RHET). Oxford, UK. September 2013.

*Sanaa Khabbar (RHET). Istanbul, Turkey. September 2013.

*Mounira Soliman (ECLT). Strasbourg, France. June 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed F. Aly (MENG). Portland, OR, USA. August 2013.

*Mustafa Arafa (MENG). London, UK. July 2013.

*Lamyaa El-Gabry (MENG). San Antonio, TX, USA. June 2013.

*Mohamed El-Morsi (MENG). Portland, OR, USA. August 2013.

*Abdel Hameed El-Shaarawi (MACT). Anchorage, AK, USA. June 2013.

*Nermine El Sissi (MACT). Hartford, CT, USA. July-August 2013.

*Ezzat Fahmy (CANG). Montreal, Canada. May-June, 2013.

*Walid Fouad (BIOL). Boston, USA. June 2013.

*Yasser Gadallah (EENG). Cagliari, Italy. July 2013.

*Galal Galal-Edeen (CSCE). Como, Italy. June 2013.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Anchorage, AK, USA. June 2013.

*Awad Khalil (CSCE). Las Vegas, USA. July 2013.

*Ahmed Moustafa (BIOL). Paris, France. June 2013.

*Ashraf Nassef (MENG). Portland, OR, USA. August 2013.

*Mohammad Sadek (MACT). Balikesir, Turkey. August 2013.

*Ezzeldin Sayed-Ahmed (CANG). Cape Town, South Africa. September 2013.

*Mohamed Serry (MENG). Barcelona, Spain. June 2013.

*Mohamed Shalan (CSCE). San Francisco, USA. June 2013.

*Tamer Shoeib (CHEM). Oviedo, Spain. July 2013.

*Khaled Tarabieh (CANG). Graz, Austria. September 2013.

*Ahmed Waly (CANG). New Delhi, India. September 2013.

*Noha Youssef (MACT). Lagow Lubski, Poland. June 2013.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Mohga Badran (MGMT). “The Effect of Positive Organizational Capital and Organizational Culture on Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Performance.” Cairo. September 2013-April 2014.

 

Core Curriculum

*Fady Morcos (Core). “AUC Cubesat–Phase II.” Cairo. July 2013-March 2014.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Shahjahan Bhuiyan (PPAD). “Can Good Governance Be Achieved in the ‘New’ Egypt? Assessing the Role of Arab Spring and People’s Revolution.” Oslo, Norway. July-August 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Dalia Basiouny (ARTS). “EraseHer!” Cairo; New York, USA; Beloit, WI, USA. May-June 2013.

*Richard Fincham (PHIL). “Self-Subverting Reason and Irrational Faith: The Role of Humean Skepticism in the Development of German Idealism/Qualitative Freedom.” Tübingen, Germany. August 2013.

*Nenad Jovanovic (ARTS). “The Legacy of Brecht in Contemporary Nonfictional Film.” Berlin, Germany. June-July 2010.

*Gretchen McCullough (RHET). “”The Marvellous Pink Villa on the Battle of Bull Run St.” Annamakerrig, Ireland. July 2013.

*William Melaney (ECLT). “The French Novel: Flaubert, Proust, Butor.” Chicago, USA. August 2013.

*Ian Morrison (SAPE). “Religion and National Identity in Québec.” Montreal and Québec City, Canada.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering

*Karim Addas (PHYS). “Force Calibration for Optical Traps Employed for Microrheology of Non-Equilibirum Cytoskeletal Systems in vivo.” Göttingen, Germany. June-July 2013.

*Mohab Anis (EENG). “Design of Memristor-Based Integrated Circuits.” Cairo and Waterloo, ON, Canada. July-December 2013.

*Joumama El-Rifai (PHYS). “Laser Annealed Poly-SiGe for Flexible MEMS Applications.” Cairo. July 2013-July 2014.

*Abdelhamid Galal (PHYS). “A Study of the Dynamics of Josephson Junctions in Bose Einstein Condensates in Optical Lattices.” Florence, Italy. June-July 2013.

*Wael Hassan (CANG). “Experimental Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Shear Critical Deep Beam-Column Joints: Phase 1.” Cairo. May 2013-February 2014.

*Mohamed Nour (CANG). “A Parametric Investigation of Magnetic Treatment of Brackish Water: Implications for Agricultural Development in the Western Desert of Egypt.” Cairo. May-August 2013.

*Adham Ramadan (CHEM). “Hybrid Nanocomposite Membranes for Forward Osmosis.” Cairo. May 2013-May 2014.

*Ahmed Sherif (CANG). “Configuration of Hospital Inpatient Room Window Openings for Provision of External View, Daylighting and Energy Efficiency.”

*Ezzeldin Soliman (PHYS). “Full-Wave Analysis of Plasmonic Transmission Lines: Application to the Design of Wire_Grid and Corporate Nantenna Arrays.” Cairo and Leuven, Belgium. January-December 2013.

 

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT).  “Simulation Games in Operations Management Courses.” Cairo. September 2013-May 2014.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Sherif Aly (CSCE). “ABET Program Evaluator Training.” Baltimore, USA. June 2013.

*Ezzeldin Sayed-Ahmed (CANG). “Steel Sculpture.” Cairo. September-December 2013.

Faculty merit awards

December 16th, 2012

Our three Award juries have just decided the latest winners of the AUC Faculty Merit Awards for Excellence in Academic Service, Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors, and Excellence in Teaching. This semester in particular, the jurors had difficult decisions to make.

Juries include a mix of recent past Award winners and representatives from each of the AUC Schools. Winners will be honored at the February 16, 2013 Commencement ceremonies.

For a full list of past Award winners, please see the following webpage (today’s winners will be added to the list within the next few days):

http://www.aucegypt.edu/fac/awards/Pages/default.aspx

 

Excellence in Academic Service

Jennifer Bremer, Department of Public Policy and Administration

Jennifer joined AUC in 2007. She is an almost ubiquitous figure on campus, so it was not surprising to hear jury members tell stories of her service well beyond department and school duties. Perhaps her best-known service work was in rebuilding the depleted Public Policy and Administration unit into a full-fledged department in the School of GAPP. The department has now expanded to 12 faculty and 150 students and offers three graduate degrees. Jennifer is also actively involved in building links between AUC and the surrounding community, whether through community-based learning classes, collaboration with local groups and government organizations, or the promotion of corporate responsibility. Her service activities extend beyond the walls of AUC as well. She serves as executive director of the US-Egypt Friendship Society (a non-profit organization dedicated to building stronger ties between the U.S. and Egypt), and was appointed to the US-Egypt Business Council in December 2005 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez. Her extensive international experience includes long-term assignments in Egypt and Mexico and more than eighty short-term assignments in the United States and thirty other countries, emphasizing policy reform, trade and investment, corporate responsibility, infrastructure development and private enterprise promotion.

 

Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors

Mohab Anis, Department of Electronics Engineering

Mohab joined AUC in 2008 from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Despite his relative youth, his work has already been cited more than 1,000 times by other researchers. His research interests are integrated circuit design and design automation for VLSI systems in the deep submicrometer regime, and the management of technological innovation. He is the author of two books and more than eighty articles, of which the most frequently cited are “Dynamic and leakage power reduction in MTCMOS circuits using an automated efficient gate clustering technique,” “Design and optimization of multithreshold CMOS (MTCMOS) circuits,” and “Multi-threshold CMOS digital circuits: Managing leakage power.” Mohab is no stranger to awards, having already won the 2009 Early Research Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation, Canada, the 2004 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence (in recognition of excellence in research leading to new understanding and novel developments in microsystems in Canada), and the 2002 International Low-Power Design Prize. Along with his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mohab holds an M.B.A. with concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Masters of Sciences with concentration in Management of Technology.


Excellence in Teaching (2 winners)

George Marquis, Department of Rhetoric and Composition

George returned to AUC in 2006, and is now Acting Chair of the Department of Rhetoric and Composition. His demanding classroom workload and meticulous attention to detail are greatly appreciated by students. Numerous AUC alumni have found George’s classes to be of direct professional benefit in their post-AUC careers, whether in sales, marketing, or politics. By constantly shifting the pace of course activities, he keeps his students alert and attentive. Students in his classes say that they “learn something new in this class every day,” that “this is the most amazing class I’ve ever taken,” and that George is a “sincere, compassionate, understanding person” and is “very devoted.” He is also known for providing assistance beyond the call of duty to other AUC departments and schools. A colleague offers further praise: “George’s application and pedagogical use of instructional technology is often leading edge and is often copied by the other instructors… Due to his student-centered and interactive teaching style, he is also very much in demand as a teacher trainer and has done a great deal of outreach work for ministries in Egypt, Abu Dhabi, and USAID, as well as corporate training programs.”

 

Jehane Ragai, Department of Chemistry

Jehane joined AUC in 1970, and has served the university with distinction on both campuses. Positive student comments are numerous. A study abroad student remarks: “it is very rare that I come across a professor that I find both to be brilliant within her profession as well as a fantastic professor on the material that she has mastered throughout her life.” Another student says that Jehane “can make anyone improve no matter how weak they are at the subject.” Still another compliments her sense of humor, as well as her versatility in teaching students how to make blog posts and sharing her love of archaeology– a well-rounded approach that greatly impressed jury members. In addition to her normal teaching load, Jehane has participated extensively in the Scientific Thinking program, where her lecture on the detection of art forgery using chemical techniques was a great favorite. A colleague perhaps sums it up best: “Dr. Ragai raises the interest of students, succeeds in drawing them into the subject matter at hand, and manages to actively engage them in their learning process, while maintaining the highest levels of scholarship. This has led her to be not only a popular teacher among the student body at AUC, but also a highly appreciated one.”

Please congratulate our newest winners the next time you see them. The next set of Awards will be announced in May 2013, for presentation at the June 2013 Commencement ceremonies. For any questions about the nomination or selection process, please contact me at gharman@aucegypt.edu.

The following list includes faculty grants only. Graduate student grants are now handled exclusively by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Dean of Graduate Studies. Please contact Dr. Shaarawi’s office for news about the status of applications for Graduate Student Grants.

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for this to happen, since there is a very heavy workload for my assistant (Nancy Wadie) once the grant decisions are made. If you have not yet provided a letter of acceptance from the conference for which you have received a grant, no check will be issued until we receive such a letter.

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS


BUS (School of Business)

*Ahmed Abdel-Meguid (ACCT). Washington, DC, USA. August 2012.

*Neveen Ahmed (MGMT). Cambridge, UK. June 2012.

*Samer Atallah (ECON). Calgary, AB, Canada. June 2012.

*Samer Atallah (ECON). Athens, Greece. July 2012.

*Mohammed Bouaddi (ECON). Montreal, QC, Canada. May 2012.

*Mohammed Bouaddi (ECON). Calgary, AB, Canada. June 2012.

*Mohamed Elbannan (ACCT). Rome. Italy. June 2012.

*Mohamed Elbannan (ACCT). Washington, DC, USA. August 2012.

*Dalia ElEdel (ECON). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Dalia ElEdel (ECON). Valencia, Spain. June 2012.

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Ibrahim Hegazy (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Glenn Williams (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hussein Amin (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Mohamed Elmasry (JRMC). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Usha Natarajan (Law). Cambridge, MA, USA. May-June 2012.

*Gianluca Parolin (Law). Rabat, Morocco. June 2012.

*Gianluca Parolin (Law). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Sheila Peuchaud (JRMC). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Tahia Abdel Nasser (ECLT). Beirut, Lebanon. May 2012.

*Holger Albrecht (POLS). New Orleans, USA. August-September 2012.

*Soraya Altorki (SAPE). Cambridge, UK. July 2012.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Orlando, FL, USA. August 2012.

*David Blanks (HIST). Grand Rapids, MI. August 2012.

*Jason Blum (HIST). Chicago, USA. November 2012.

*Ebony Coletu (RHET). Philadelphia, USA. May 2012.

*Ira Dworkin (ECLT). San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 2012.

*Andrea Eberle (SAPE). Rome, Italy. September 2012.

*Amina Elbendary (ARIC). Prague, Czech Republic. August-September

2012.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Paris, France. September 2012.

*Raghda El Essawi (ALI). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Nadia Harb (ALI). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Hani Henry (SAPE). Klagenfurt, Austria. July 2012.

*Hanan Kholoussy (HIST). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Sanaa Makhlouf (ELI). Dubrovnik, Croatia. June 2012.

*Rose Parfitt (POLS). New York, USA. May 2012.

*Michael Reimer (HIST). Denver, USA. November 2012.

*Yasmine Salah El-Din. Ankara, Turkey. May-June 2012.

 

LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Carolyn Runyon (Library). San Diego, USA. August 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Shereef Abdelazeem (EENG). Bari, Italy. September 2012.

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). Philadelphia, USA. July 2012.

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). Washington, DC, USA. November 2012.

*Mohamed Aly (MENG). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Sherif Aly (CSCE). Istanbul, Turkey. June 2012.

*Hassan Azzazy (CHEM). Santa Clara, CA, USA. June 2012.

*Florin Balasa (CSCE). Karlsruhe, Germany. June 2012.

*Necla Demir (CHEM). Las Vegas, NV, USA. June 2012.

*Mohamed El-Morsi (MENG). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Nermine El Sissi (MACT). Madison, WI, USA. August 2012.

*Wafik Lotfalla (MACT). Clearwater, FL, USA. June 2012.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Kobe, Japan. October 2012.

*Magda Mostafa (CANG). Barcelona, Spain. June 2012.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Groningen, The Netherlands. June 2012.

*Mohammed M. Sadek (MACT). Würzburg, Germany. August 2012.

*Sherif Saleh Safar (CANG). Dubrovnik, Croatia. September 2012.

*Mohamed Shalan (CSCE). San Francisco, USA. June 2012.

*Ahmed H. Sherif (CANG). Lima, Peru. November 2012.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

Core (Teaching Fellow)

*Karl Galle (Core). “Art, Science, and the Mathematical Communities Who Brought Them Together in Renaissance Central Europe.” Nuremberg, Germany & Munich, Germany, and London, UK. July-August 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). “Darfur Political Economy: A Quest for Development.” Cairo.  June-October 2012.

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). “Oil and OPEC: Oligopoly or Oligarchy.” Cairo. June 2012-May 2013.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Richard Fincham (PHIL). “Faith and Reason: The Role of Human Skepticism in the Development of German Idealism.” Tübingen, Germany. August 2012.

*Salima Ikram (SAPE). “Plymouth Museum Animal Mummies.” Plymouth, UK. June 2012.

*Gavin Rae (PHIL). “Thinking About Thought: Hegel, Heidegger, and Deleuze.” Madrid, Spain. June-July 2012.

*Mark Westmoreland (SAPE). “Catastrophic Images: Documenting the Wars in Lebanon.” Beirut, Lebanon. May-June 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Karim Addas (PHYS). “Force Calibration for Optical Traps Employed for Microrheology of Non-equilibrium in vitro and in vivo Cytoskeletal Systems.” Göttingen, Germany.  October 2012.

*Asma Amleh (BIOL). “Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Coated Nylon: Novel Biomaterial for Prosthetic Implants.” Cairo.  June 2012-June 2013.

*Mohab Anis (EENG). “Design of Nanometer SRAM Circuits for Yield Maximization.” Cairo and Waterloo, ON, Canada. July-December 2012.

*Mahmoud Farag (MENG). “Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design, 3rd edition.” Cairo and London. June 2012-April 2013.

*Walid Fouad (BIOL). “Molecular Characterization of Transgenic Bahiagrass Expressing Regulatory and Structural Genes Conferring Freezing and Chilling Tolerances.” Gainesville, FL, USA. June 2012-Janaury 2013.

*Magdi Moustafa (MACT). “Availability of Cloud Computing Systems Subject to Hardware and Software Failures.” Storrs, CT, USA. September 2012.

*Jehane Ragai (CHEM). “Anti-tumor and Anti-LeishmanialCharacteristics of Some Nitrogen and/or Sulfur Containing Heterocyclic Compounds.” Cairo. May 2012-May 2013.

*Ahmed H. Sherif (CANG). “Sustainable Hospital Architecture: Configuration of the Window Openings of Intensive Care Units for Comfort and Energy Saving.” Cairo. September 2012-December 2012.

*Suher Zada (BIOL). “The Cytokine and Chemokine Profiles in Egyptian

Hepatitis C Virus Genotype-4 in Relation to Liver Disease Progression.” Cairo. June 2012-May 2013.

 

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

 

BUS (School of Business)

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). “Case Teaching Workshop.” London, ON, Canada. August 2012.


SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ahmed Moustafa (BIOL). “Development of Course: Systems and Comparative Genomics.” Roscoff, France and Reykjavik, Iceland. June 2012.

 

Faculty Merit Awards

May 24th, 2011

The relevant juries have just decided the latest winners of the AUC Merit Awards for Excellence in Academic Service, Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors, and Excellence in Teaching. Once again, there were strong pools in all three categories, and we saw some of the most difficult decisions in the history of the Awards.

Under current procedures, Award winners are chosen by juries made up of past winners. In consultation with Provost Haroun, this system will be modified somewhat next year in order to balance Award juries between recent winners and representatives of all Schools.

For a full list of past Award winners, see the following webpage (the latest winners will be added within the next few days):

        

http://www.aucegypt.edu/fac/awards/Pages/default.aspx

Each Award will be presented at one of the two Commencement Ceremonies to be held on June 16. For Research it will be Graduate Commencement; for Service and Teaching it will be Undergraduate Commencement. Winners are expected to attend so that we may honor them.

 

Excellence in Academic Service

Aziza Ellozy, Center for Learning and Teaching

No one at AUC will be surprised to see Aziza honored for excellence in service. Jurors were especially impressed by the sheer breadth and diversity of her contributions to AUC. While she is perhaps most associated with her tireless leadership of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), Aziza also manages to be both forceful and collegial as a committee member. In recent years she has made important contributions to the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee. In the areas of accreditation and academic integrity, she has long been one of the pillars of our community. Many important search committees have welcomed Aziza as a willing and energetic member. Her contributions to freshman courses have been considerable, particularly with the required Scientific Thinking course. Colleagues also salute her remarkable punctuality and reliability. Indeed, things generally just seem to go better whenever Aziza is involved. In the words of someone who has worked with her often: “I have not asked Aziza, not even once, for a contribution or assistance without receiving her approval even when I knew she was extremely busy… Has anyone ever seen Aziza lose her smile or cheerful behavior and kindness even in the midst of stressed working conditions?” The question answers itself.

 

Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors. (2 winners.) 

Rasha Abdulla, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

This Award is especially well-timed. Rasha has been described by some observers as the world’s leading expert on social media in the Arab world. When she predicted that there would be a revolution in Egypt in 2011, and that Facebook would play a key role, few were willing to believe it. Yet in the wake of January 25, Rasha now finds herself in great demand as a speaker around the globe. She is the author of The Internet in the Arab World: Egypt and Beyond and Policing the Internet in the Arab World. Even before the January 25 Revolution, Rasha had turned the emerging social media into a fascinating academic topic, as you will quickly discover if you are fortunate enough to hear her lecture on the topic. Rasha is a graduate of the American University in Cairo, and is also the first Merit Award winner from the new School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP).

 

Ezzeldin Soliman, Department of Physics

Ezzeldin is a remarkably fruitful researcher in two areas in particular: the design of integrated antenna systems, and computational electromagnetics, with more recent interests in the field of plasmonics. He has earned a worldwide reputation for his invention of several new miniaturized antenna devices. Along with such inventions (for which he has already earned three patents), Ezzeldin has also published more than 70 technical papers. Among the most cited articles for which he served as lead author are “Bow-tie slot antenna fed by CPW,” “Propagation of electromagnetic waves in planar bounded plasma region,” and “Dual-polarized omnidirectional planar slot antenna for WLAN applications.” The jury was impressed by Ezzeldin’s ability to turn first-rate academic work in the sciences into practical impact on everyday life.

 

Excellence in Teaching. (2 winners.)

Mohab Anis, Department of Electronics Engineering

Mohab was first nominated by a grateful student who noted how difficult it is to analyze electronic devices and circuits, and was amazed by how well Mohab was able to clarify such analysis. Students were especially impressed by his exams, which are described as not just evaluations, but as invitations to original thinking. Among other compliments received from students, “he never tried to jam the course content with material just for the sake of saying he covered it.” Instead, he always gave “ample time for explanation and practice.” Another strong point of Mohab’s courses cited by students was his focus on practical problems rather than allowing students to get lost in vague theoretical aspects of the subject. As one student put it: “I am grateful that Dr. Anis decided to come to AUC. I am finally understanding electronics!” 

 

Valerie Carpenter, English Language Institute 

Valerie is noted for being a very popular instructor despite her willingness to accept unpopular teaching assignments. With very high numerical evaluations and nearly uniform positive comments from students, she has established herself as a campus favorite among students who marvel at her accessibility both in person and via email at times that might seem inconvenient. In her course evaluations, we read that “she is perfect in all subjects, even in grammar.” Another student chose to address her directly as follows: “Ms. Valerie you are the best teacher I’ve ever met, and I can’t deny that you helped me so much in learning English in general.” Yet another describes her as “VERY VERY clever, a brilliant… teacher [who] knows how to make her students work hard… She never feels too lazy to do her work even if she is totally exhausted.” She is also cited for her numerous contributions to curriculum development. Given this level of energy and commitment, so appreciated by her AUC students and colleagues, we are pleased to see Valerie as a winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Please congratulate our newest winners the next time you see them.

The next set of Awards will be announced in December, well in advance of the February 2012 Commencement ceremonies. For any questions about the nomination or selection process, please contact me at gharman@aucegypt.edu.

Beginning with the September 2010 application cycle for AUC internal faculty grants, we are posting the names of all faculty grant recipients here on the Faculty Bulletin (and, in the case of all grants other than Conference Grants, the topic of the project). There are two reasons for doing so:

1. To accelerate the notification process.  Please note that recipients still need to wait several days for the official letter from my Office to know the amount received. Acceptance does not entail that the full amount requested was in fact awarded. (For now, we have decided not to list the exact dollar amount of the grants in the Bulletin.)

2. To enhance mutual awareness of AUC faculty research. It is enjoyable to read through the list and learn about the many interesting research projects in which your colleagues are involved.

Some of the Conference Grants are pending a letter of acceptance for the presentations. For this reason, only the conference locations are listed so as not to “jump the gun” with conference titles before some of the presentations are officially accepted.

If you are not on the list below and think there is an error, you may contact the Associate Provost for Research Administration (gharman@aucegypt.edu) for an explanation.

Names of recipients are listed alphabetically by family name.

Please note: this is the last cycle of AUC faculty support grants to be awarded under the old system. Beginning with the November application cycle, new application forms are required and the new rules apply. Please see the following website for details:

http://www.aucegypt.edu/research/grants/Pages/Fac.aspx

(FOLLOW-UP: if your name is spelled incorrectly on this list, or if you see any other error in the information, please contact me immediately at gharman@aucegypt.edu; it is very easy to make changes on the Bulletin and you won't be troubling me at all. We want to get everything right.)

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Nahed Amin Azab (Management). Orlando, Florida. March 2011.

*Hala El Ramly (Economics). Denver, Colorado. January 2011.

*Steven Formaneck (Management). Bahrain. January 2011.

*Dilip Ghosh (Management). New York. October 2010.

*Maha Mourad (Management). Beirut. December 2010.

*Maha Mourad (Management). Zürich. February 2011.

*Eskandar Tooma (Management). Cape Town. November 2010.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Holger Albrecht (Political Science). Pisa, Italy. April 2011.

*Nadya Chishty-Mujahid (ECLT). Oxford, UK. January 2011.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Jaen, Spain. December 2010.

*Camilo Gomez-Rivas (ARIC). Boston. January 2011.

*Abeer Salah Heider (ALI). Seattle. March 2011.

*Hani Henry (SAPE). Charleston, SC. February 2011.

*Amy Holmes (SAPE). San Diego, CA. November 2011.

*Vassiliki Kotini (ECLT). New Brunswick, NJ. April 2011.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Los Angeles. January 2011.

*Ann Shafer (PVA). Atlanta. November 2010.

*Nadine Sika (Political Science). Florence, Italy. April 2011.

*Mohammed Tabishat (SAPE). New Orleans. November 2010.

*Daniel Vilmure (RHET/COMP). Istanbul. November 2010.


GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Mervat Abou Oaf (JRMC). Kuwait. October 2010.

*Hamid Ali (PPA). Berlin. January 2011.

*Alejandro Escorihuela (Law). Madrid. December 2010.

*Sherine Fahmy (JRMC). Kuwait. October 2010.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Kuwait. October 2010.

*Outi Korhonen (Law). Madrid. December 2010.

*Tanya Monforte (Law). Madrid. December 2010.

 

LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Amanda Click (Library). Dubai. October 2010.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Maki Habib (MENG). Beppu, Oita, Japan. January 2011.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Dhaka, Bangladesh. December 2010.

*Ahmed Moustafa (Biology). Hersonissios, Crete, Greece. November 2010.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Baltimore, MD. December 2010.

*Hanadi Salem (MENG). San Diego, CA. February-March, 2011.

*Alexander Schuster (MACT). Helsinki, Finland. October 2010.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Mohamed Hegazy (Accounting). “Fraudulent Financial Reporting: Do Red Flags Really Help?” Cairo. July 2010-December 2010.

*Khaled Samaha (Accounting). “The Extent of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Information Disclosure and its Determinants by the Largest Companies Listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EXG).” Cairo. September 2010-September 2011.

*Ahmed Tolba (Management). “The Effect of Opinion Leadership on Innovation Diffusion and Use.” Cairo. October 2010-July 2011.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPA). “Public Policy Debate: Inflationary and Reserve Requirement in Economy with Informal Sector.” Cairo. January 2011.

*AKM Ahsan Ullah (CMRS). “Tapping the Potential for Corporate Social Responsibilities (CRS) to Address the Needs of Refugees in Egypt.” Cairo. October 2010-April 2011.

*Justin Martin (JRMC). "Half the Tunisian Sky: Two-Part Journalism Project on Women's Rights in Tunisia." Tunis. November 2010.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Salima Ikram (SAPE). “North Kharga Oasis Survey, Field Work.” Kharga Oasis, Egypt. December 2010-January 2011.

*Mate Tokić (History). “For the Homeland, Ready! Diaspora Politics and Transnational Political Violence During the Cold War.” Ottawa, ON, Canada. January 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Sherif Abdel Azeem (EENG). Cairo. “On-line Handwritten Digits Recognition.” September 2010-August 2011.

*Mohab Anis (EENG). “Design for Yield of Sensitive Integrated Circuits in the Nanometer Regime.” Cairo and Waterloo, ON, Canada. January-March, 2011.

*Samer Ezeldin (CANG). “Automation of Project Controls, Procedures, and Protocols for ISO Certification- Phase 1.” Cairo and New Brunswick, NJ. Fall 2010-Fall-2011.  

*Hanadi Salem (MENG). “Fabrication of Ultrahigh Strength/Tough Monolithic and Composite Nanostructured Bulk Products Using Powder Metallurgy/Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS).” Cairo. January 2011-April 2012.

*Kathleen Sheppard (Core). “Margaret Murray and the Tomb of the Two Brothers.” London. January 2011.

*Maher Younan (MENG). “Shakedown Limit Load Determination of Defected Pressure Vessel, and Piping Components Using a Simplified Technique.” Cairo. November 2010-May 2011.

  

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANT

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mustafa Arafa (MENG). Cairo. “Development of Teaching Aids for Mechanical Vibration.” December 2010-December 2011.

 

CO-ORDINATION OF A CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANT

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohab Anis (EENG).  “International Conference on Microelectronics.” Sofitel el-Gezira, Cairo. December 19-22, 2010.