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.

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.

Dear Colleagues:

What follows is a list of all Faculty Support Grants approved from the September application cycle. (Graduate Student Grants are now handled by Dr. Amr Shaarawi, Dean of Graduate Studies; inquiries can be made with his office.) All unsuccessful applicants have already been informed by email. If you think you have been wrongly omitted from the list, or if there is a typographical or other error in your listing, please let me know at gharman@aucegypt.edu. Such mistakes are easy to fix. Please note that under the new travel policy, my office will initially only be processing checks for the non-travel portion of your grant. As for the travel portion, you can either (a) book your tickets through the AUC Travel Office, or (b) book them yourself. The procedures for the two cases are as follows:

(a) The Travel Office will receive a list from me of everyone approved for travel for this cycle, including the destination and approximate dates. Since not everyone will choose to use the Travel Office, they will not automatically book your tickets for you; you must contact them to make this request, but please wait until at least Sunday, October 23 before doing so. Once the Travel Office tells us that you are booking through them, we will then pay the cost. Naturally, this amount will count against your annual maximum (which is $3,500 for Conference Grants and $6,500 for Research Grants).

(b) If you choose to book the tickets yourself, you must be reimbursed after travel is complete, after presenting your boarding passes for the whole of the trip. Please note that the amount of reimbursement will be determined by the Travel Office. If for some reason you need a more complicated itinerary than direct travel to the research/conference site, you are allowed to book such an itinerary, but of course you will only be reimbursed for what the fair price would have been for a direct route. Naturally, this amount will count against your annual maximum.

Important Note: faculty are not allowed more than the maximum amount in each grant category for any reason. If for example the airfare and per diem for a distant conference add up to more than $3,500, you may be left with some out-of-pocket expenses. Faculty are encouraged to consider this point when deciding on which conferences to attend during any given academic year.

Another Important Note (October 19): We do not process Conference Grants for which the letter of acceptance is still pending until the letter of acceptance is forwarded to my office.

Dr. Graham Harman, Associate Provost for Research Administration

 

CONFERENCE GRANTS

BUS (School of Business)

*Neveen Ahmed (MGMT). Washington, DC, USA. November 2011.

*Mohamad Al-Ississ (ECON). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Hala El-Ramly (ECON). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Steven Formaneck (MGMT). Bangkok, Thailand. December 2011.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). Venice, Italy. January 2012.

*Maha Mourad (MGMT). Nicosia, Cyprus. March 2012.

*Samir Youssef (MGMT). Rotterdam, The Netherlands. June 2012.

 

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Hamid Ali (PPAD). Chicago, USA. January 2012.

*Timothy Dolan (PPAD). Penang, Malaysia. December 2011.

*Mohamad Elmasry (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kim Fox (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). Beirut, Lebanon. October 2011.

*Kevin Keenan (JRMC). Juba, South Sudan. November 2011.

*Usha Natarajan (LAW). Eugene, Oregon, USA. October 2011.

*AKM Ahsan Ullah (CMRS). Phuket, Thailand. May 2012.

 

GSE (Graduate School of Education)

*Ana Gil Garcia (GSE). Madrid, Spain. November 2011.

*Ted Purinton (GSE). Rhodes, Greece. January 2012.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Zeinab Abul-Magd (HIST). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Holger Albrecht (POLS). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Stancil Campbell (PVA). Long Beach, CA, USA. March 2012.

*Agnes Czajka (SAPE). Berlin, Germany. October 2011.

*Sophie Farag (ELI). Glasgow, Scotland. March 2012.

*Lori Fredricks (ELI). Antigua, Guatemala. November 2011.

*Camilo Gómez-Rivas (ARIC). Washington, DC, USA. November-December 2011.

*Joseph Hill (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Amy Holmes (SAPE). Boston, USA. November 2011.

*Nagwa Kassabgy (ELI). Chicago, USA. November 2011.

*Sara Magrin (PHIL). Ithaca NY. October 2011.

*Sanaa Makhlouf (ELI). Ankara, Turkey. October 2011.

*Javed Maswood (POLS). Taiwan. November 2011.

*Sean McMahon (POLS). Dunedin, New Zealand. November-December, 2011.

*William Melaney (ECLT). Pittsburgh, USA. October 2011.

*Amy Motlagh (ECLT). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Bernard O’Kane (ARIC). Sydney, Australia. October 2011.

*Rashmika Pandya (PHIL). Reykjavik, Iceland. November 2011.

*Rose Parfitt (POLS). Helsinki, Finland. October 2011.

*Sylvain Perdigon (SAPE). Washington, DC, USA. December 2011.

*Susanne Rizzo (ELI). Philadelphia, USA. March 2012.

*Yasmine Salah El-Din (ELI). Chicago, USA. November 201

*Ann Shafer (PVA). San Francisco, USA. November 2011.

*Mohammed Tabishat (SAPE). Montreal, Canada. November 2011.

*Mark Westmoreland (SAPE). New Orleans, USA. November 2011.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Nageh K. Allam (PHYS). Boston, USA. November-December 2011.

*Christian Bauriedel (CANG). Nairobi, Kenya & Madrid, Spain. November 2011.

*Ali Darwish (EENG). Montreal, Canada. June 2012.

*Sherine Elbaradei (CANG). Sharjah, UAE. November 2011.

*Tarek Elkewidy (PENG). Bangkok, Thailand. November 2011.

*Maki Habib (MENG). Oita, Japan. January 2012.

*Ali Hadi (MACT). Lahore, Pakistan. December 2011.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Tokyo, Japan. December 2011.

*Khaled Nassar (CANG). Weimar, Germany. November 2011.

*Ahmed Rafea (CSCE). Alexandria. October 2011.

*Hanadi Salem (MENG). Orlando, Florida, USA. March 2012.

*Mohamed Hassan Sayed (PENG). Washington, DC, USA. October 2011.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Naila Hamdy (JRMC). “Prediction of Media Credibility in Egypt’s Post-Revolution Transitional Phase.” Cairo. October-December 2011.

 

HUSS (School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

*Mariam Ayad (SAPE). “Epigraphic Fieldwork in the Tomb of Harwa (TT37).” Luxor. December 2011-January 2012.

 

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Ahmed Abou-Auf (EENG). “Fault Modeling ad Worst-Case Test Vectors for Delay Failure Induced in CMOS ASIC Devices by Total Ionizing Radiation.” Cairo. October 2011-September 2012.

*Wael Ahmed (CHEM). “Graphene-Polymer Nanocomposites as Surface Coatings for Biomolecular Absorption.” Cairo. October 2011-October 2012.

*Edwin Cruz-Rivera (BIOL). “The Role of Structural Versus Chemical Defenses in Turbinaria.” El Gouna, Egypt. November 2011-June 2012.

*Maki Habib (MENG). “Design and Development of GSM Based Remote Control and Monitoring System.” Cairo. October 2011-October 2012.

*Tarek Madkour (CHEM). Cairo. “Development of the Molecular Parameters for the Design of New Nano-Structured Highly Permeable and Highly Selective Polyimide Membranes for the Green Separation of Natural Gas.” Cairo. September 2011-June 2012.

*Tamer Shoeib (CHEM). Cairo. “Theoretical Modeling and Structural Analysis of Gluathione Complexes with the Anti-Cancer Drugs Cisplatin and Oxaliplatin.” Cairo. November 2011-October 2012.

*Mohamed Swillam (PHYS). “Design and Fabrication of Nanoscale Plasmonic Networks.” Toronto, Canada. November 2011-October 2012.


TEACHING ENHANCEMENT GRANT

SSE (School of Sciences and Engineering)

*Mohamed Aly (MENG). “Development of Drawing and Dimensioning Library for Mechanical Components According to Different International Drawing Standards.” Cairo. December 2011-December 2012.

*Lamyaa El-Gabry (MENG). “Sustainable Solar Systems in Mechanical Engineering.” Egypt, Spain. December 2011-December 2012.

*Basil Kamel (CANG). “Design Methodology: Studies in Design Studio Experiential Learning.” Cairo. October 2011-August 2012.

 

CO-ORDINATION OF A CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP GRANT

GAPP (School of Global Affairs and Public Policy)

*Thomas Skouteris (LAW). “International Law and the Periphery,” in co-operation with the University of Sydney, Australia. February 2012.

Ali Hadi

June 7th, 2011

Ali S. Hadi, Distinguished University Professor and Founding Director of the Actuarial Science Program, recently published the following article: 

Moustafa, R. E., Hadi, A. S., and Symanzik, J. (2011), “Multi-Class Data Exploration Using Space Transformed Visualization Plots,” Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 20, 298–315. 

http://pubs.amstat.org/doi/abs/10.1198/jcgs.2011.08025?journalCode=jcgs.

 

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.


 

Ali Hadi

April 30th, 2011

Ali S. Hadi, Distinguished University Professor and Founding Director of the Actuarial Science Program, recently published the following:

•   Hadi, A. S. (2011), “Expert Systems,” in International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, (Miodrag Lovric, Ed.), New York: Springer, Part 5, 480–482.

 

•   Hadi, A. S. (2011), Ridge and Surrogate Ridge Regressions,” inInternational Encyclopedia of Statistical Science, (Miodrag Lovric, Ed.), New York: Springer, Part 18, 1232–1234.

 

Ali Hadi

March 14th, 2011

Ali Hadi, Distinguished University in the Department of Mathematics & Actuarial Science, delivered a keynote address entitled “Multi-Class Data Exploration Using Space Transformed Visualization Plots” at the International Conference on “Challenges in Statistics and Operations Research.” The conference was held from March 8-10, 2011 at Kuwait University, which gave full financial support to Ali's lecture. The conference keynote speakers are featured on THIS WEBSITE.

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.

 

AUC PROVOST INAUGURATES LECTURE SERIES

Provost Lisa Anderson has established a new series of lectures at the University to provide AUC faculty with the opportunity to showcase their research and scholarship to faculty and students at AUC, as well as the Egyptian community at large. The provost noted that AUC’s faculty includes prominent scholars from around the world and that much of the research taking place by the faculty is being recognized globally.

“Our faculty,” Anderson said, “are doing world-class research in a variety of fields and this is an opportunity to showcase those research activities to the wider community here in Cairo. We hope that this begins a series of dialogues with the bigger society which we are part of. We would like it to be reciprocal, so that people would not only get the chance to see our faculty, but they would also be able to follow up with their research.”

Each semester the provost will host four lectures – three in English and one in Arabic. For Spring Semester 2010, the faculty who have been selected to deliver the lectures are Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, founding dean of AUC’s School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; Professor Galal Amin, professor of economics and renowned author; Professor Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology and a leading scholar in Egyptian funerary archaeology; and Professor Ali Hadi, vice provost and professor of mathematics and actuarial science, a highly recognized statistician.

Ambassador Fahmy’s lecture – “The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East: Are They Intractable Problems” – will be held on March 1. In this lecture he will discuss how the Arab – Israeli conflict and the pursuit of nuclear weapons in the Middle East are becoming more entrenched even while their respective resolutions become clearer and self-evident. He will also explain why it has been difficult to find resolutions on these issues and what can be done to address them.

Professor Amin’s lecture – “Reflections on the Idea of Progress” – will be held on March 21. This second lecture will be delivered in Arabic, and simultaneous translation into English will be provided. Professor Amin will discuss how, in spite of numerous recurring criticisms of Western Civilization, its model of history as “progress” has proven to be highly tenacious, and continues to dominate our view of political and social change.

Professor Ikram’s lecture, on April 6, will be entitled “Life Away from the Nile: Exploring Kharga Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert.” This third lecture of the series will be held on April. Her lecture will provide an overview of the discoveries made by AUC’s new archaeological project: the North Kharga Oasis Survey. As Professor Ikram put it in her October interview in the Bulletin, the survey has found “the remains of ancient caravan routes, forts, temples, early churches, farmhouses, pigeon towers, elaborate underground aqueducts, small settlements, tombs, pharaonic inscriptions, prehistoric settlements, and a plethora of rock art during the course of our work. Almost none of these things had never been noted before.”

Vice Provost Hadi will hold the final lecture of the semester, on May 5: “Visualizing Data Beyond Three-Dimensions: An Introduction to the Visualization of Massive, High-Dimensional Data.” The lecture will introduce efficient and effective graphs for the visualization of massive and high-dimensional data, which are normally hard to visualize given that human visual ability is generally limited to three-dimensional spaces, as are most of our existing visualization tools.

All four lectures will be held at 4:00 PM in Moataz Al Alfi Hall at AUC’s new campus. Simultaneous translation will be provided for all lectures.

early October, 2009

December 23rd, 2009

Faculty Bulletin

Editor: Graham Harman,
Associate Vice Provost for Research

Editorial Assistant: Samah Abdel-Geleel,
Graduate Studies and Faculty Research Coordinator

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Beginning with this issue, the Faculty Bulletin will take on an expanded role in promoting the work of AUC faculty. In order to make each issue of the Bulletin more of an “event,” we are shifting from a weekly to a bi-weekly format.

Now as always, the Bulletin is the perfect place to announce research activities. AUC faculty members are warmly encouraged to send updates of their research activities to Samah Abdel Geleel at samah@aucegypt.edu. (Note that submissions may be subject to editing and/or reformatting.)

In addition to publications, the Bulletin will list other news of faculty accomplishments: membership on international committees, editorship of journals, and other professional activities. We will also announce academic conferences and creative endeavors hosted by AUC.

Last but not least, we will be adding what is likely to be a popular feature of the new Bulletin: a profile in each issue of one of our faculty members, including an interview. If you would like to nominate someone to be the subject of one of these features, please send email to Graham Harman at gharman@aucegypt.edu.

The goal of this new version of the Bulletin is to increase faculty awareness of the activities of our peers, and thereby to help energize research, teaching, and service activities on campus. There is much to be proud of in the work of AUC faculty, and the new Bulletin seeks to make our faculty more internally and externally visible than before.

We will start with our new feature: the Faculty Profile. Faculty news and a list of publications can be found further down.

FACULTY PROFILE

As the subject of our first profile we spoke with Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, who has been with AUC in various capacities since 1995. Salima is a native of Lahore, Pakistan. A visit to Egypt in early childhood hooked her for life on the mysteries of the Egyptian past. She was educated primarily at Bryn Mawr College and Cambridge University, with a year in between as a Study Abroad student here at AUC. Salima is a powerhouse of productivity, with ten authored or edited scholarly books and six books for children, along with dozens of articles and conference presentations. She has also appeared in a staggering number of television specials and documentary films (since Egyptology is a beloved field around the world, after all). Among other honors, she was the 2007 winner of the AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award. Salima is also known around campus for a friendly personality and an excellent sense of humor. For all of these reasons, she seemed like an ideal candidate to launch our new Faculty Profiles series with the following interview. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Q: Egyptology is a dream profession for many young people, but only a few pursue it as a career. What made you stick with it?

A: So many people I meet say that they wanted to be Egyptologists when they were little, but then they grew out of it (or reality hit). I guess I never quite grew up.

Q: It is said that you became fascinated by Egypt on a visit to this country at the age of nine. Can you tell us what sites and monuments fascinated you the most at such an early age?

A: We were only in Egypt for a very short time. One of the things we did was to go inside Khufu’s Pyramid. The Pyramids are magnificent from the outside, especially being set within the desert, far from the city. But it was the internal space that was compelling. The long, steep corridor that seemed to go on forever and the massiveness of the building made a strong impression on me (as did the smell). Then, when we went to the Egyptian Museum there was all the glamour of Tutankhamun, but what really got to me was the painted pair statue of Rahotep and Nofret. They looked so real that I felt these were the people I needed to know about and this was the culture that I wanted to study.

Q: So, you really did know for sure from age nine that this is what you wanted to do with your life?

A: Before age nine I had wanted to be an historian: ancient Egypt and the Minoan world were the most interesting to me. Visiting Egypt tipped the balance.

Q: So we should feel lucky that your family didn’t take you to Crete instead! Shifting topics, your record suggests that you are also qualified to be the curator of a museum or a full-time archaeologist. Why do you prefer a teaching position in a university as the best way to pursue your work?

A: As a professor one has a more varied life and it is also in many ways more stimulating. A classroom of good students challenges and stretches my own ideas of ancient Egypt, and the interaction helps all of us to learn better. Also, now that I have been teaching for awhile, there is the pleasure and pride in having students who have gone through, done their Ph.D.’s, and are now in their turn working as Egyptologists. It is a bit like passing on the torch. It is also nice to be in touch with students who do not continue in the field and to feel linked to them, their other jobs, and their lives. Teaching also provides more flexibility than other jobs: I still curate parts of collections, and dig. Moreover, I can involve my students in museology and excavation. This enriches their lives and mine, and is beneficial to the museums. Plus, I like having summer holidays in which to do research and write.

Q: You are the author or co-author of ten scholarly books and six books for children. Large parts of the educated public have a fondness for Egyptology, but might not know where to start reading your work. Which of your books would be the most accessible for the lay reader who wants to know what you’re doing?

A: I would suggest my children’s books, until the end of this year. Then, inshallah, people can read my latest work, published by Cambridge University Press, Ancient Egypt: An Introduction.

Q: What is the biggest unresolved controversy in Egyptology at the moment?

A: There are several unresolved controversies ranging from the precise ramp method used to build the Pyramids, the religious beliefs of Djedefre, the line of succession following the death of Akhenaten, and the burial place of most of the queens and some of the kings of the New Kingdom.

Q: Everyone is fascinated by hieroglyphics, but also somewhat intimidated by them. How hard is it to learn to read hieroglyphics? Does it take many years to master them?

A: Yes. Initially they are relatively straightforward, particularly if one restricts oneself to the basic formulae. After that, it gets harder.

Q: You have taken a special interest in animal mummies. This topic has an obvious appeal, but perhaps you could say more about what drew you to it.

A: I was interested in animals, as well as mummies. As a child one of my favorite displays in the Cairo Museum was the room of flora and fauna. It combined natural history with Egyptology. As an adult I found that the room had been shut down and the mummies needed attention, so I started the animal mummy project. This has developed into a larger interest than I had first imagined it would be. It sheds light on the ancient environment, the Egyptians’ view of the natural world, religious ideas, information about eating habits, trade, technology, and disease.

Q: You have also taken a special interest in the food of the ancient Egyptians. The average reader of this interview might wonder: how can we really know what they ate so long ago? Is this determined primarily through illustrations in tombs, through written texts, or in some other way?

A: Ancient food can be problematic, since it gets eaten. Two- and three-dimensional representations, texts, and the remains of actual food (mummified, dried, from middens [ancient rubbish dumps] or from coprolites [old fecal matter]) help flesh out the picture. But now isotopic analysis of human bone and tissue can also fill in the gaps.

Q: If for some reason you decided to retire from your career right now, which of your accomplishments in Egyptology so far would make you the most proud? Or if this is too embarrassing to answer, tell us which of your discoveries your professional colleagues would call the most interesting.

A: That depends on whom you ask. I am thrilled by the work we are doing in the Kharga Oasis, discovering parts of truly “lost” history, and also by the reinstallation of the animal mummy room.

Q: Tell us a bit about your work in the Kharga Oasis.

A: The northern part of the Kharga Oasis had never been properly explored. On a visit there, Corinna Rossi and I found that it contained some extraodinary Roman forts. We decided to give the north of the oasis its due, and thus the North Kharga Oasis Survey was born. We are currently working on a major publication of our results. We have found the remains of ancient caravan routes, forts, temples, early churches, farmhouses, pigeon towers, elaborate underground aqueducts, small settlements, tombs, pharaonic inscriptions, prehistoric settlements, and a plethora of rock art during the course of our work. Almost none of these things had never been noted before.

Q: After graduating from Bryn Mawr, you spent a year at AUC in 1985-86 in the Year Abroad Program. At the time, did you ever think you might return here as a faculty member?

A: Not at all, although I knew I would always have ties to AUC as long as my professors Fayza Haikal and Kent Weeks were associated with the University.

Q: Anyone looking at your c.v. would be amazed by the number of different activities in which you are involved. Can you give us any tips for how to do so much?

A: Not having much of a life outside of work. Luckily, my work is lots of fun (except for the administrative aspects), so it is not such a terrible thing.

Q: If you weren’t doing Egyptology, what else would you like to do instead? (But perhaps this is an impossible question for someone who was set on Egyptology as a nine-year-old!)

A: A few years ago I would not have been able to answer the question. Now, I would like to learn to mix herbal remedies, cook a greater variety of things, and write fiction. And do Egyptology.

FACULTY NEWS

Rasha A. Abdulla, Assistant Professor and Graduate Director of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication spent March and April in the United States where she was Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication.

Maki K. Habib, Professor of Mechanical Engineering has been named Guest Chief Editor for special issues of two international journals. For the International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, the special issue is entitled “Human Adaptive Mechatronics: Robotics, Sensing, and Intelligence.” For The International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, the special issue is entitled “Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance.” Both issues will be published during 2010.

Ali S. Hadi, Vice Provost and Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science has been elected as Editor-in-Chief of the International Statistical Review (ISR). For details see: http://www1.aucegypt.edu/newsatauc/News/MainStory/AliHadi.html

Graham Harman, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Associate Professor of Philosophy was an invited guest at a book series launch party on September 25 at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris. The “MétaphysiqueS” series at Presses Universitaires de France will begin in early November with works by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and the late Étienne Souriau, and will publish Harman’s book L’objet quadruple in 2010.

FACULTY RESEARCH BY SCHOOL
(as reported by the faculty members)

In this issue of the Bulletin, we have:

2 books
1 book contract
2 edited volumes
7 book chapters
15 journal articles
6 publications in conference proceedings
2 creative works
3 other publications
8 invited lectures
5 conference presentations

School of Business (SoB)

Marina Apaydin, Assistant Professor of Management

•Journal article, M. Apaydin and M. Crossan, “A Multi-dimensional Framework of Organizational Innovation,” Journal of Management Studies (forthcoming 2010).

•Journal article, M. Apaydin, M. Demirbag, and E. Tatoglu, “Survival of Japanese Subsidiaries in the Middle East & North Africa,” Journal of World Business 46 (2), 2011.

Karl Rich, Assistant Professor of Economics

•Journal article, “What can Africa contribute to global meat demand: Opportunities and constraints,” Outlook on Agriculture, September issue (Vol. 38, No. 3).

Tarek H. Selim, Associate Professor of Economics

•Journal article, “Real Strategic Pricing: A Game in Market Economics,” Journal of Business and Economics Research, Volume 7, 2009.

•Journal article, “A Review of Energy Analysis in Indian Household Consumption,” The Energy Journal, Volume 30, Number 3, July 2009.

•Journal article, “A Review of Moral Capitalism,” Review of Social Economy, Volume 66, Number 1, March 2009.

•Journal article, “On the Economic Feasibility of Nuclear Power Generation in Egypt,” Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, Working Paper Series, No. 143, 2009.

•Journal article, with J. Salevurakis, “Social Consensus and Economic Behavior,” Development Journal, Society for International Development (forthcoming March 2010).

•Conference proceedings, “The Case of Egyptian Food Processing Industry: Formalization versus Informalization within the Nation’s Food Security Policy,” Alfred P. Sloan Industry Studies Annual Conference, Chicago: Illinois, May 2009.

•Conference proceedings, “Market Competitiveness and Economic Policy: Methodology and Prospects for Business Development”, Dubai Economic Council, 2009, Dubai, UAE (Seminar).

•Edited volume, Egypt, Energy and the Environment: Critical Sustainability Perspectives. (Adonis and Abbey, 2009).

Hamed M. Shamma, Assistant Professor of Marketing (Heikal Dept. of Management)

•Book chapter, “A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective for Measuring Corporate Brand Equity: Linking Corporate Brand Equity with Corporate Performance.” In Contemporary Thoughts on Corporate Branding and Corporate Identity Management, T.C. Melewar and Elif Karaosmanoglu (eds.). Pages 23-46. (Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.)

•Conference proceedings, “A Comprehensive Approach to Brand Equity: Integrating Product and Corporate Brand Equity into Total Brand Equity Measurement,” Hammad M. Shamma and Salah S. Hassan. Proceedings, Society for Marketing Advances, November 2009 Annual Conference.

•Conference proceedings, “Examining the Antecedents and Consequences of Corporate Reputation: A Stakeholder Approach,” Hammad M. Shamma and Salah S. Hassan. Proceedings, Association for Global Business, Twenty First International Conference, November 2009 (forthcoming).

Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS)

Catarina Belo, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

•Journal article, “Some Considerations on Averroes’ Views regarding Women and their Role in Society,” Journal of Islamic Studies (Oxford, 2009, 20, 1-20).

Amanda Fields, Writing Instructor, Department of Rhetoric and Composition

•Blog discussion of her previously published essay in Brevity 30, http://brevity.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/chipping-toward-the-center-the-art-of-brevity/

Emily Golson, Chair of the Department of Rhetoric and Composition

•Edited volume, Negotiating a Meta-Pedagogy: Learning from Other Disciplines. E. Golson and T. Glover (eds.). (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.)

•Book chapter, “The Geometry of Composition: Linear and Nonlinear Thinking in Print and Hypertext Essays.” In Negotiating a Meta-Pedagogy: Learning from Other Disciplines. (Details in the preceding entry.)

Graham Harman, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Associate Professor of Philosophy

•Book chapter, “Interview with Graham Harman.” In Paul Ennis (ed.), Post-Continental Voices: Selected Interviews. (Winchester, UK: Zero Books, forthcoming 2010.)

•Book chapter, “Response to Shaviro,” following Steven Shaviro’s article “The Actual Volcano: Whitehead, Harman, and the Problem of Relations.” In L. Bryant, N. Srnicek, G. Harman (eds.), The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. (Melbourne: re.press, forthcoming 2010.)

•Book contract, Meillassoux: Philosophy in the Making. (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, forthcoming 2010.)

Gretchen McCullough, Writing Instructor, Department of Rhetoric and Composition

•Creative work, presented short story “The True Story of Fresh Springs.” Fiction workshop at the Summer Literary Seminars in Vilnius, Lithuania July 19-August 4. Also presented the essay “Bad Boys at Bower’s Park” to a non-fiction workshop.

•Creative work, short story “The Wedding Guest.” Storyglossia, Issue 35.http://www.storyglossia.com/35/gm_wedding.html. Interview, http:www.storyglossia.com/blog/2009/09

William D. Melaney, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

•Conference paper, “Ricoeur’s Transcendental Concern: A Hermeneutics of Discourse,” at the Fifty-Ninth International Conference on Phenomenology. University of Antwerp, Belgium (July 8-10, 2009).

•Journal article, “Sartre’s Postcartesian Ontology: On Negation and Existence,” Analecta Husserliana CIV, pages 37-54 (forthcoming 2009).

Bernard O’Kane, Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture (Dept. of ARIC)

•Book, The Appearance of Persian on Islamic Art. (New York: Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation, 2009.)

•Book chapter, “Ayyubid Architecture in Cairo.” In Ayyubid Jerusalem: The Holy City in Context 1187-1250, Robert Hillenbrand and Sylvia Auld (eds.) (London, 2009), pp. 423-34.

Lisa Sabbahy, Assistant Professor of Egyptology (Dept. of SAPE)

•Book, Anthropoid Clay Coffins, Catalogue General of Egyptian Antiquities in the Cairo Museum. (Cairo: SCA Press, 2009.)

Ernest Wolf-Gazo, Professor of Philosophy

•Book chapter, “Raum und Natur im Design von Hassan Fathy” (in German). In Inszenierung und Ereignis, R. Bohn and H. Wilharm (eds.), pages 349-370. (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2009.)

•Conference proceedings, “Sacred and Secular Space in the Art of Caspar David Friedrich and Edward Hopper: On Existence and Solitude in German Romanticism and American Modernity.” In Congress Book II (Selected Papers of the XVIIth International Congress of Aesthetics), Jale Erzen (ed.), pages 313-322. (Ankara: Turkish Sanart Association for Aesthetics and the Faculty of Architecture.)

•Invited lecture, “Max Weber and Asian Civilization.” Opening address to the 6th Asian Philosophy Association in Jakarta, Indonesia. November 10th, 2009.

Libraries and Learning Technologies (LLT)

Amanda Click, Instruction and Reference Librarian

•Conference Paper, ““Help Us Help Them: Instruction Training for LIS Students and New Librarians.” LOEX Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico (30 April – 2 May 2009).

•Workshop, Association of College and Research Libraries’ Immersion program, an intensive information literacy workshop in St. Petersburg, Florida (26 – 30 July 2009).

School of Public Affairs (SPA)

Rasha A. Abdulla, Assistant Prof. and Graduate Director, Journalism and Mass Comm.

•Conference paper, “Measuring Public Opinion in Egypt: The Case of the Information and Decision Support Center’s Public Opinion Poll Center.” Advances in Audience and Consumer Measurement Conference, Miami, Florida.

•Invited lecture, “Blogging and Social Change in the Arab world.” Health Communication and Communication Technology and Society Group, Prof. Sandra Ball-Rokeach. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. March 2009.

•Invited lecture, “Blogging as an Institution in the Arab World.” For Prof. Thomas Goodnight’s doctoral seminar on “Macro Theories of Communication: The Economy of Attention.” University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. March 2009.

•Invited lecture, “Online News Media and the Recent Mideast Conflict.” For Prof. Philip Seib’s class. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. March 2009.

•Invited lecture, “Media Systems in the Arab World: How Free Is the Information Flow.” Invitation from Dean Lynn Turner. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. April 2009.

•Invited lecture, “Communication, Conflict, and Middle East Cultures.” For Prof. James Scotton’s class. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. April 2009.

•Invited lecture, “Non-Verbal Communication in the Arab World.” For Prof. Lynda McCroskey’s class on Non-Verbal Communication.” California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. April 2009.

•Invited lecture, “How the Western Media Cultivates the Arab Image. For Prof. Lynda McCroskey’s class on “Communication Theory.” California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. April 2009.

Christine Eleanor Anderson, Associate Professor of Law

•Journal article, Christine Anderson and Foluke Akinmoladun, “Climate Change, Water and Society in the MENA Region: A Legal and Policy Perspective,” Penn State Environmental Law Review (2010).

Laila El Baradei, Associate Dean of SPA and Visiting Professor of Public Administration

•Conference presentation, with Kathryn Newcomer and Heather Allen. “Improving Our Programs Through Assessing The Performance of Master of Public Administration Alumni.” The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) Annual Conference on Governance for Sustainable Development: Implications for Public Administration Education and Practice, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-8 August, 2009.

•Journal article, with Doha Abdel Hamid. “Reforming the Pay System for Government Employees in Egypt,” The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, ECES Working Paper Series, Working Paper No.151, June 2009.

Justin D. Martin, Assistant Professor, Journalism and Mass Communications

•Book chapter, “Leaving Iraqi refugees in the lurch.” In Introducing Issues with opposing viewpoints: human rights. (Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, forthcoming 2010.)

Science and Engineering (SSE)

Ali S. Hadi, Vice Provost and Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

•Journal article, A.S. Hadi, A.H.M. Imon, and M. Werner, “Detection of Outliers,” The Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics, 1, 57–70 (2009).

•Journal article, E. Castillo, A.S. Hadi and R. Minguez “Diagnostics for Nonlinear Regression,” Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, 79, 1109–1128 (2009).

•Journal article, E. Castillo, C. Castillo, A.S. Hadi, and J.M. Sarabia, “Combined Regression Models,” Computational Statistics, 24, 37–66 (2009).

Mark Werner, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

•Conference presentation, A. Kondylis, A.S. Hadi, and M. Werner, “The BACON Approach for Rank-Deficient Data,” 57th Session of the International Statistical Institute, Durban, South Africa, August 2009.

ABSTRACTS OF PUBLICATIONS

Marina Apaydin, Assistant Professor of Management

•Journal article, M. Apaydin and M. Crossan, “A Multi-dimensional Framework of Organizational Innovation,” Journal of Management Studies (forthcoming 2010).

Abstract: This paper consolidates the state of academic research on innovation. Based on a systematic review of literature published over the past 27 years, this paper synthesizes various research perspectives into a comprehensive multi-dimensional framework of organizational innovation– linking leadership, innovation as a process, and innovation as an outcome. We also suggest measures of determinants of organizational innovation and present implications for both research and managerial practice.

•Journal article, M. Apaydin, M. Demirbag, and E. Tatoglu, “Survival of Japanese Subsidiaries in the Middle East & North Africa,” Journal of World Business 46 (2), 2011.

Abstract: This paper considers factors affecting survival of foreign subsidiaries in the context of Japanese foreign equity ventures in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Three new institutional variables, economic distance, economic freedom distance and subsidiary density, are examined as determinants of survival while controlling for other determinants previously established in the extant literature. The findings support our hypotheses. We found that economic distance and economic freedom distance exhibit significant positive and negative relationships respectively with the survival of Japanese FDI in the MENA region, and moderate positive relationship between subsidiary density and subsidiary survival.]

Tarek H. Selim, Associate Professor of Economics

•Edited volume, Egypt, Energy and the Environment: Critical Sustainability Perspectives (Adonis and Abbey, 2009).

Abstract: Pure environmentalism and pure resource exploitation can be integrated together to form an encompassing sustainability solution. This is the main message of this book based on an innovative “structure-concentration-incentives” methodology applied to Egypt. This methodology provides a basis for achieving environmental sustainability based on endogenous source-driven forces of change in contrast to the traditional effects-dominant oriented approach. Though the book’s methodology could be used as a framework of analysis in environmental sustainability research for any developing country, Egypt provides a rich case study because of its historical, socio-economic, and political constructs. Sustainable development is generally seen as a tradeoff between resource efficiency and social equity such that total resource essentials in society can become sustainable in the long run in a manner that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Environmental sustainability cannot be implemented without the direct inclusion of structure (form), concentration (effect), and incentives (drivers) as critical policy choices because: (1) they constitute a necessary condition in any country’s path towards sustainable development, (2) they must be implemented simultaneously as a target and constraint, and (3) they require social and political sacrifice complemented by endogenous-based systems in contrast to authoritarian solutions. Egypt, Energy and the Environment presents research on Egypt’s energy and environmental resources from multidisciplinary perspectives. It offers sustainability solutions to many of the country’s problems relating to energy, pollution, water, gender, wildlife, politics, economics, management, ecology, and information technology. The book’s method of analysis can be applied to other developing countries as well]