The Egyptian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, to which major organizational contributions were provided by Shady Elnoshokaty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, is reviewed in the June 5 issue of the UAE newspaper The National. Article title: "Egypt Displays an Artful Legacy at the Venice Biennale."

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from the Venice Biennale

June 5th, 2011

This post is made from the Venice Biennale, regarded by many observers as the world's most important art show. We are sitting not far from the Egypt pavilion, where AUCians have been much involved with this year's exhibit– a tribute to artist and musician Ahmed Bassiony, who was killed in Tahrir Square on Friday, January 28.

The director of the show is Shady El Noshokaty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA). The curator is AUC alumna Aida Eltorie.

Also here were/are Aissa Deebi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts (PVA); Bruce Ferguson, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS); Graham Harman, Associate Provost for Research Administration.

The Egyptian pavilion offers a powerful mixture of footage from Bassiony's major performance piece of 2010 and additional footage from Tahrir Square taken by Bassiony himself from January 25-27, just days prior to his death. Everything is projected onto multiple side-by-side screens in a pitch-black room.

His February 2010 performance piece, "Running in Place for 30 Days," was intended as a metaphor for Egypt running in place for 30 years, though the political message of the title seems to have escaped the notice of the authorities.

The Egyptian pavilion has been receiving a great deal of media coverage, and we may post some of it here in the Bulletin once the dust has settled from the opening days of the Biennale.

Photo: Ahmed Bassiony performing "30 Days of Running in Place," February 2010.

 

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.