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.

Mona Amer

March 31st, 2013

Mona Amer, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology (SAPE) has had an article accepted for publication in American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association (along with co-author Anisah Bagasra).

The title of the article is “Psychological Research with Muslim Americans in the Age of Islamophobia: Trends, Challenges, and Recommendations.” It analyzes 559 psychological publications related to Muslim Americans published over the past twenty years.

The article has been provisionally slated for the April issue of the journal (Vol. 68, No. 3).

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.

 

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

My office will process the checks for the following grants as quickly as we can, but please allow some time for processing, 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 a 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)

*Mohamad Al-Issis (ECON). Stanford, CA, USA. April 2012.

*Nizar Becheikh (MGMT). Hsinchu, Taiwan. March 2012.

*Khaled Dahawy (ACCT). Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 2012.

*Hala El-Ramly (ECON). Rome, Italy. June 2012.

*Mohamed Hegazy (ACCT). Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 2012.

*Mohamed Hegazy (ACCT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Dina Rateb (MGMT). Provo, UT, USA. April 2012.

*Dina Rateb (MGMT). Vienna, Austria. May 2012.

*Hamed Shamma (MGMT). Milan, Italy. May-June 2012.

*Khaled Soliman (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. May 2012.

*Samir Youssef (MGMT). Nottingham, United Kingdom. April 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Dalia Ashmawi (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Benjamin Geer (MEST). Beirut, Lebanon. July 2012.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). Las Vegas, USA. April 2012.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). London, United Kingdom. April 2012.

 

GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Ana Gil Garcia (GSE). Vancouver, Canada. April 2012.

*Ted Purinton (GSE). Barcelona, Spain. June 2012.

*Stacie Rissmann-Joyce (GSE). San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2012.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Hala Abd AlHak (SAPE). San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2012.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Cape Town, South Africa. July 2012.

*Mariam Ayad (SAPE). Providence, RI, USA. April 2012.

*Dalia Basiouny (PVA). Dearborn, MI, USA. May-June 2012.

*Amy Carrillo (SAPE). Cape Town, South Africa. July 2012.

*Victoria Clark (RHET). Lodz, Poland. May 2012.

*Matthew Crippen (PHIL). Windsor, ON, Canada. April 2012.

*Matthew Crippen (PHIL). Waterloo, ON, Canada. May 2012.

*Aissa Deebi (PVA). Austin, TX, USA. March 2012.

*Ira Dworkin (ECLT). Beirut, Lebanon. May 2012.

*Rasha Essam (ALI). Lexington, KY, USA. April 2012.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Loughborough, England. March 2012.

*Atta Gebril (ELI). Ankara, Turkey. May-June 2012.

*Camilo Gómez-Rivas (ARIC). Toronto, Canada. April 2012.

*Hani Henry (SAPE). Las Vegas, USA. February 2012.

*Abeer Heider (ALI). Bologna, Italy. March 2012.

*Sean McMahon (POLS). Madrid, Spain. July 2012.

*Yasmine Motawy (RHET). London, United Kingdom. August 2012.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Santa Clara, CA, USA. April 2012.

*Alissa Nostas (ELI). Dubai, UAE. March 2012.

*Bernard O’Kane (ARIC). Philadelphia, USA. March-April 2012.

*Rashmika Pandya (PHIL). Tallinn, Estonia. May-June 2012.

*Gavin Rae (PHIL). London, United Kingdom. February 2012. (retroactive)

*Heba Salem (PHIL). Oxford, United Kingdom. May 2012.

*Shahira Yacout (ALI). Denver, USA. November 2012.

 

LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Meggan Houlihan (Library). Anahaeim, CA, USA. June 2012.

*Hoda Mostafa (CLT). Buffalo, NY, USA. May 2012.

*Carolyn Runyon (Library). Anaheim, CA, USA. June 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Abdel-Mooty (CANG). São Paulo, Brazil. July 2012.

*Sherif Aly (CSCE). Lugano, Switzerland. March 2012.

*Asma Amleh (BIOL). Montreal, Canada. November 2011. (retroactive)

*Mustafa Arafa (MENG). Chicago, USA. August 2012.

*Hassan Azzazy (CHEM). Frankfurt, Germany. March 2012.

*Rachid Belhachemi (MACT). Venice, Italy. April 2012.

*Gregg De Young (MACT). Seoul, South Korea. July 2012.

*Mohamed Elbarkouky (CANG). Edmonton, Canada. June 2012.

*Lamyaa El-Gabry (MENG). Copenhagen, Denmark. June 2012.

*Jeff Langman (CORE). Venice, Italy. June 2012.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Birmingham, UK. April 2012.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Dublin, Ireland. June 2012.

*Karim Seddik (EENG). Paris, France. April 2012.

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

*Nagwa Sherif (CANG). Paris, France. July 2012.


RESEARCH GRANTS

 

BUS (School of Business)

*Mohamad Al-Ississ (ECON). “Eliciting the Price of Religiosity Through a Laboratory Experiment on Islamic Banking.” Cairo. March 2012-March 2013.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). “Hybridizing Ant Colony and Particle Swarm Optimization.” Rolla, MO, USA. August 2012.

*Nageh K. Allam (PHYS). “Design and Assembly of Nanostructured Electrodes for Solar-Driven Fuel Production.” Cambridge, MA, USA & Cairo. April 2012-January 2013.

*Florin Balasa (CSCE). “Power Analysis and Optimization Techniques for the Memory System in Digital Signal Processing.” Leuven, Belgium & Cairo. October 2012-September 2013.

*Salah El-Haggar (MENG). “Natural Fiber Plastic Composites.” Cairo. March 2012-March 2013.

*Amal Esawi (MENG). “Hierarchically-Designed Ultra High Strength Materials.” Cairo. Summer 2012-Summer 2013.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). “Regression Analysis by Example, Fifth Edition.” New York, USA & Cairo. February-August, 2012.

*Ezzeldin Soliman (PHYS). “Novel Micromachined Dielectric Resonator Antennas (DRA) for mm-Wave Applications.” Leuven, Belgium & Cairo. June-July 2012.

 

RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT GRANT

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Maki Habib (MENG). “Mechatronics Engineering: Research Development and Education.” Aveiro, Portugal. March 2012-January 2013.

 

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANT

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Sheila Peuchaud (JRMC). “Multimedia Bootcamp.” Chapel Hill, NC, USA. May 2012.


HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences

*Sophie Farag (ELI). “Building Prospective Group Dynamics” & “Successful Pronunciation Teaching and Learning.” Canterbury, United Kingdom. Summer 2012.

*Christopher Faulk (RHET). “2012 Digital Media and Composition Institute.” Columbus, OH, USA. Summer 2012.

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ashraf Abdelbar (CSCE). “2012 ABET Assessment Workshop and Program.” St. Louis, USA. April 2012.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). “Developing Modeling and Simulation Learing Module Units for the Food Chemistry Course: CHEM 519, ‘Practical Approaches to Food Analysis.’” Cairo. March–May 2012.

 

CO-ORDINATION OF A CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANT

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Salima Ikram (SAPE). “First International Chariot Conference (FICC).” Cairo. November-December 2012.


LLT (School of Libraries and Learning Technologies)

*Aziza El Lozy (CLT). “Challenges and Practices of Pedagogy and Instructional Technology: Professional Development for Palestinian Educators.” Cairo. March 2012.

Mona Amer

October 4th, 2011

Mona Amer, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology (SAPE) is co-editor (along with Sameera Ahmed) of Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. The book is published by Routledge. Click HERE for a description and advertisement of the book.

 

Listed below are all successful grant applications for the April 26 cycle. By popular request, the results of student grant applications are also included at the bottom of this post.

Please note that acceptance does not necessarily mean that the award is for the full amount requested; in some cases, adjustments to the requested budget have been made.

Any questions about the results, or any corrections of typographical or other errors, should be sent to Associate Provost Graham Harman at gharman@aucegypt.edu

 

FACULTY

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Monal Abdel Baki (ECON). Lausanne, Switzerland. July 2011.

*Ibrahim Hegazy (MGMT). Istanbul, Turkey. June 2011.

*Mona Said (ECON). Barcelona, Spain. June 2011.

*Glenn Williams (MGMT). Rome, Italy. June 2011.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). Bristol, UK. June 2011.

*Warigia Bowman (PPAD). Washington, DC, USA. May 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). St. Louis, MO, USA. August 2011.

*Tanya Monforte (LAW). Tallinn, Estonia. May 2011. 

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Hala Yehia Abd El-Wahab (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Holger Albrecht (POLS). Berlin, Germany. October 2011.

*Laila Al-Sawi (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Saeed Alwakil (ALI). Errachidia, Morocco. May 2011.

*Mona Amer (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. August 2011.

*Richard Fincham (PHIL). Wuppertal, Germany. May 2011.

*Camilo Gomez-Rivas (ARIC/HIST). Cambridge, UK. September 2011.

*Azza Hassanein (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Hanan Kamal Hassanein (ALI). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*William Melaney (ECLT). Köln, Germany. May 2011.

*Michael Reimer (HIST). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Helen Rizzo (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Hanan Sabea (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Yasmine Aly Salah El-Din (ALI). Istanbul, Turkey. June 2011.

*John Schaefer (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Sherene Seikaly (HIST). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Nadine Sika (POLS). Exeter, UK. June 2011.

*Joseph Simons-Rudolph (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. August 2011.

 

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Abdel Mooty (CANG). Chianciano Terme, Italy. September 2011.

*Salah Arafa (PHYS). Ishia, Italy. June 2011.

*Necla Demir (CHEM). New Orleans, LA, USA. June 2011.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Tomar, Portugal. July 2011.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG) Miami, FL, USA. June 2011.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Beijing, China. June 2011.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Angie Abdel Zaher (ACCT). “CEO Characteristics Impacting Firm Outcomes and Resolutions.” Cairo, Egypt. May-October 2011.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). “A Comparative Study of the Decision Making Process of American Students Studying in American Universities in the Middle East and the UK.” Cairo, Egypt/Doha, Qatar/Nottingham, UK. June 2011-April 2012.

*Hamed Shamma (MGMT). “Examining the Impact of the January 25th Revolution on Reputation.” Cairo, Egypt/Washington, DC, USA. June 2011-February 2012.

 

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Ira Dworkin (ECLT). “Congo Love Song: African Americans and the Congo.” Durham, NC, USA. January 2012.

*Nathan Fischer (PVA). “Interpretation and Stylistic Features of the Music of South America.” Caracas, Venezuela. August 2011.

*Shady Noshokaty (PVA). “Ahmed Bassiony Exhibit at the Egypt Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.” Venice, Italy. May-June 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Abou Zeid (CANG). “Effect of Moisture and Chemicals on Performance of FRP-Reinforced Concrete Beams.” Jacksonville, FL. July-August 2011.

*Karim Addas (PHYS). “Microrheology of Complex Biopolymer Networks.” Göttingen, Germany. June-July, 2011.

 *Safwan Khedr (CANG). “Investigation of Warm-Mix Asphalt Using Egyptian Constituents.” June 2011-June 2012.

  

TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANT

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Jehan Allam (ALI). “2011 NMELRC Program Building and Maintenance Workshop, Western Consortium Evaluation Workshop.” Austin, TX, USA. July 2011.

*Ebony Coletu (RHT). “The Institute for World Literature.” Beijing, China. June-July, 2011.

*Ghada El Shimi (RHT). “Printing Books for Writing Children’s Literature Course.” Cairo, Egypt. April-May 2011.

*Amy Holmes (SAPE). “China Field Seminar–Sponsored by the East-West Center.” Beijing/Shanghai, China. June-July 2011.

 

 

CO-ORDINATION OF A CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANT

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). “16th International Conference on Economics and Security.” Cairo, Egypt. June 2012.

*Ghada Barsoum (PPAD). “First AUC-Erasmus Research Seminar for Doctoral Candidates in Egypt and the Region.” Cairo, Egypt. June 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Necla Demir (CHEM). “International Workshop on Food Safety and Sanitation.” Cairo, Egypt. October-November 2011.

 

 

STUDENTS

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

 

BUS (School of Business)

*Matthew Martinec (ECON). Prato, Italy. November 2011.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Carol Gray (LAW). Göttingen, Germany. September 2011.

*Reham Hussein (CMRS). Kampala, Uganda. July 2011.

*Yasmine Nasri (PPAD). Geneva, Switzerland. July 2011.

*Thomas Plofchan (MEST). Chicago, IL, USA. May 2011.

*Lara Worcester (IGWS). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Minass Assaad (CANG). Manchester, UK. September 2011.

*Mohamed Atassi (CSCE). Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. December 2011.

*Nazly El Shazly. (CSCE). Las Vegas, NV, USA. July 2011.

*Ibrahim Farag (BIOT). Corfu, Greece. May-June 2011.

*May Hassan (BIOT). New York, NY, USA. July-August 2011.

*Yasmine Mohamed (BIOT). New Orleans, LA, USA. May 2011.

*Ghada Mustafa (BIOT). Roscoff, Bretagne, France. October 2011.

*Mona Said (BIOT). Northampton, MA, USA. July 2011.

*Walaa Wahbi (CHEM). New Orleans, LA, USA.

 

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Steven Murray (LAW). “The Status of Due Process in the Sudan: The Delirium of Reform.” Khartoum, Sudan. August 2011.

*Amoding Oluka (LAW). “Child Rights in Brazil: A Theory or a Reality?” July-August 2011.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*John D. Martin III (ARIC). “Theurgy in the Medieval Islamic World: Conceptions of Cosmology in al-Buni’s Doctrine of the Divine Names.” Istanbul, Turkey. June 2011.           

*Johan Roko (POLS). “Qualitative Interviews for a Graduate Thesis ‘Contentious Politics in the Maghreb: Mobilization in an Authoritarian Setting.” Tunisia/Morocco. June 2011.

*Paul Vieira (SAPE). “Governmentality and Palestine Activism.” Palestine. June-September 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Getachew Bonsa (MENG). “An Empirical Assessment on the Impact of Corporate Culture in the Successful Implementation of Business Process Re-engineering in Public Sectors: The Case of Ethiopia.” Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. March-August 2011.

*Essam El Sisi (CHEM). “Quantitative Real-Time PCR for Total Bacterial Count in Concentrates of Soft Drinks: A New Method Development.” Cairo, Egypt. April-December 2011.

*Dina Nemr (CHEM). “Natural Compounds for Lipid Reduction and Glucose Control.” Ottowa, Canada. July-October 2011.

*Eman Rabie (BIOT). “Nanoparticles as a Delivery System for Targeting Schistosomiasis.” Cairo, Egypt. February-December 2011.

*Mohamed Sallam (NANO). “Nanoparticles Conjugates for Diagnosis and Photo-Thermal Treatment of Parasitic Diseases: Schistosomiasis and Fascioliasis.” Cairo, Egypt/Brussels, Belgium. April 2011-June 2012.


 

Faculty Merit Awards

December 24th, 2010

With this post we are pleased to announce the latest winners of the AUC Merit Awards for Excellence in Academic Service, Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors, and Excellence in Teaching. As usual, the juries had very difficult choices to make this semester, given the overall quality of the nominee pools. All nominations remain active for two years, and are renewable


Award winners are chosen by juries made up of past winners. For a full list of past winners, see the following webpage:

 

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

 

Each Award will be presented at the appropriate February Commencement Ceremony. For Research it will be Graduate Commencement on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. For Service and Teaching it will be Undergraduate Commencement on Friday, February 11, 2011. Winners are expected to attend so that we may honor them.


 

Excellence in Academic Service


Adham Ramadan, Department of Chemistry


Adham is an AUC alumnus, and joined our faculty in 2003. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Chemistry. His helpfulness and good attitude are legendary on campus; no one remembers any case of Adham refusing a request or complaining about anything in even the most stressful of situations. But perhaps the most striking aspect of his service record is its remarkable breadth. Indeed, it is difficult to keep track of the many aspects of campus life in which Adham is involved. As a member of the Institutional Review Board his analysis of cases is thorough and almost instant. Within the Department of Chemistry and the School of Sciences and Engineering, he is widely praised for his meticulous work in assessing and improving university equipment and facilities. In the AUC Senate, he brings energy and enthusiasm to every policy discussion he joins. In the Registrar’s Office he is valued for his tireless committee work in considering special student cases. His warmly welcoming spirit is also evident in his participation in both New Faculty Orientation and the Freshman Year Experience, in both of which his performance has reportedly been outstanding. But all of this is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Adham’s service record, which is impossible to summarize in a paragraph.

 

 

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

 

Ashraf Abdelbar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Ashraf is an AUC alumnus, and joined our faculty in 1996. He has more than 50 refereed publications in international journals and conference proceedings. On a remarkably consistent basis, Ashraf publishes articles with discernible impact on other researchers in his field, as witnessed by his lead authorship role in such journal articles as “Approximating MAPs for belief networks is NP-hard and other theorems” and “Approximating cost-based abduction is NP-hard,” both in Artificial Intelligence, and “Abductive reasoning with recurrent neural networks” in Neural Networks. Studies of swarm intelligence are also part of his recent research agenda. While the titles of Ashraf’s articles may sound forbiddingly specialized to an outsider, they and his other publications have been greatly esteemed by readers in fields other than computer science. We salute his consistent track record of research productivity.

 

 

Hanadi Salem, Department of Mechanical Engineering


Hanadi is an AUC alumna, and joined our faculty in 1999. Her field of specialty is nanotechnology: the manipulation of physical matter at the tiny scale of molecules and even atoms, in which AUC has recently become an emerging power. Hanadi has over 50 international publications in journals and conference proceedings, and has received numerous grants in the field of nanomaterials synthesis and processing for high performance applications, all while supervising more than 40 Master’s and Ph.D. students. Since 2003 her research interests have focused on the synthesis and fabrication of nanomaterials starting from micronpowders refined into nanosized powder particles with nanosize internal structure. Hanadi was the lead author of several widely cited recent articles, including “Microstructure and retention of superplasticity of friction stir welded superplastic 2095 sheet” and “Friction stir weld evolution of dynamically recrystallized AA 2095 weldments,” which both appeared in Scripta Materiala, and “Friction stir welding parameters: a tool for controlling abnormal grain growth during subsequent heat treatment” in Materials Science and Engineering A. Before returning to Egypt she worked as a research associate in the United States at both Georgia Tech and the University of South Carolina.

 

 

Excellence in Teaching. (2 winners.)

 

Mona Amer, Psychology Unit (Department of SAPE)


Mona is an AUC alumna, and joined our faculty in 2007. Her dedication to teaching has long been obvious from the quantity and quality of student research that emerges from her classes, much of it displaying intellectual courage. Her student following is already large, with many saying they chose Psychology as a major or minor after being inspired by one of her courses. Mona devotes large blocks of personal time to course preparation and grading in a manner that goes well beyond the call of duty. The following student speaks for many others whose comments we received: “I never studied under a professor who cared to give such detailed and thorough feedback on papers and reports.” Another called Mona “the most fair, hardworking professor I have ever met, who offers support in all areas of life and is always ready to lend a helping hand… She answers our e-mails at night and is always the first person online in the morning. She’s always ready to give feedback and answer questions [instead of being] sick of us.” In her brief AUC career so far, despite her demanding workloads in the classroom, Mona has clearly inspired the enthusiasm of the student population.

 


Iman Soliman, Arabic Language Institute


Iman is the Executive Director of CASA (Center for Arabic Study Abroad), one of AUC’s most internationally renowned programs. She joined the AUC faculty in 2006. Student reports from her classes indicate that she inspires loyalty and sometimes even amazement. One special talent cited by students is her ability to explain the intricacies of Arabic grammar simply and clearly. “She speaks immaculate fus’ha,” writes one student. Also noteworthy, say many who know her, is Iman’s natural ability to discipline even the most chaotic group of students in gentle fashion. One international student, who begins by admitting that he needed some discipline himself, continues as follows: “Hands down, she is the best teacher I have ever had; I have never had a teacher who made class so productive and captivating as she did. She even went so far as to go to a movie with us and take us to her home and cook amazing food.” Beyond the positive responses of students, she is cited by colleagues as an important force in curriculum development, not only within CASA but also in work for the Supreme Council of Education. To close this summary with a final student comment: “Iman Soliman displays infinite patience with the class when we don’t understand and is willing to repeat things for as often as it takes. She keeps us on track with a constant workload and does not get lazy when we get lazy towards the end of the school year.”

 

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


As some of you may have noticed, 4 of our 5 Award winners were AUC students themselves. This is something of which we can all be proud.


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