Elham Metwally

November 17th, 2013

Dr. Elham Metwally, Adjunct Professor in the Public Policy and Administration Department, presented a co-authored paper with the title: “Leadership Effectiveness Motivation and Culture in Africa: Lessons from Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda”, in the Symposium “Leadership Effectiveness and Motivation in Africa and the African Diaspora (LEAD): Leadership and Motivation” at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, August 9-13, 2013.

Elham Metwally

November 17th, 2013

Dr. Elham Metwally, Adjunct Professor in the Public Policy and Administration Department has two new publications:

Metwally, Elham, “An Assessment of Users’ Acceptance of Internet Banking: An Empirical Case of Egypt,” American Academic & Scholarly Research Journal (AASRJ) ISSN2162-321X (print) ISSN2162-3228 (online available at http://aasrc.org/aasrj/index.php/aasrj), July 2013, Volume 5, Number 5.

Metwally, Elham, “Analysis of Technology Management in Subsidiary Banks: Premiums and Penalties (Abstract),” American Academic & Scholarly Research Journal (AASRJ) ISSN2162-321X (print) ISSN2162-3228 (online available at http://aasrc.org/aasrj/index.php/aasrj), July 2013, Volume 5, Number 5.

 

Hamid E. Ali

November 13th, 2013

Dr. Hamid E. Ali, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration, was chosen on the editorial board of Defence and Peace Economics published by Taylor & Francis. For 23 years The D&PE  embraces all aspects of the economics of defence, disarmament, conversion and peace.

In addition Dr. Ali has three publications for 2013:

1) Ali, Hamid and Abdelatif, Omnia (2013) “Military Spending and Natural Resource:Evidence from Rentier States in Middle East and North Africa” Defence and Peace Economics, DOI:10.1080/10242694.2013.848574

 2) Ali, Hamid E. (2013) “Income Inequality and Distributive Politics: Evidence from Pork and Social Spending” Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review, Vol.41, 89-108
3) Ali, E. Hamid and Ubah Adan (2013) “The Conflict Types on Child and Infant Mortality Rates: Evidence from Panel Data” Political and Military Sociology: An Annual Review, Vol. 41, 137-162

Stancil Campbell

November 13th, 2013

Stancil Campbell (Professor in the Department of the Arts) just completed another Habitat for Humanity project in the mountains near San Marcos, Guatemala. This particular project was Habitat’s first venture into earthquake reconstruction in Central America. A devastating earthquake struck this region of Guatemala in November 2012 and this past October, three teams of volunteers were sent to rebuild many of the damaged homes. The new homes are steel reinforced and engineered to withstand earthquake tremors without damage. Following well over a decade of volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity, Stancil has recently completed formal leadership training with the organization and plans to lead international Global Village teams to Guatemala in June 2014 and to India in January 2015. Anyone interested in joining one of these teams should make contact by email: stancil@aucegypt.edu

Zeinab Amin

November 13th, 2013

Dr. Zeinab Amin, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science, has attained the ASA designation and is now enrolled as an Associate of the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The SOA is the leading provider of globally recognized credentials establishing actuaries as business leaders who measure and manage risk to support financial security for individuals, organizations, and the public.

Fayza Haikal

November 13th, 2013

Fayza Haikal, Professor of Egyptology (SAPE) gave a lecture on October 29th at the French University in Egypt on  ”Transmission of Culture from Ancient to modern Egypt”.

Fayza Haikal

November 13th, 2013

Fayza Haikal, Professor of Egyptology at SAPE, has recently returned from Paris where she was invited by the Egyptology department at Paris IV-La Sorbonne to give a seminar on the current situation in Egypt,  elaborating on its impact on culture in general and on Egyptological activities and international cooperation. The lecture was delivered on October 15th and was very well received.

Salima Ikram

November 13th, 2013

Dr. Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology, has a new publication: Salima Ikram and André J. Veldmeijer (eds.) 2013. Chasing Chariots. Proceedings of the First International Chariot Conference (Cairo 2012). Amsterdam: Sidestone.

Cynthia May Sheikholelsami

November 13th, 2013

Cynthia May Sheikholelsami, Egyptologist retired from the ELI, was invited to lecture at the Manchester (UK) Museum on June 29, 2013.  Her lecture on “Talking Trees in Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry” was presented as part of the “Collecting Trees” program and exhibition.  The lecture discussed an ancient Egyptian papyrus, dating to around 1100 BC, which contains a series of love songs related to fig trees and fruits. It explored the themes and imagery of these Egyptian love songs, and how they were related to the worship of the Egyptian goddess Hathor, a deity associated with fertility – but also with the sycamore fig tree.  As a result of the lecture, the museum was inspired to plant an Egyptian sycamore fig tree as part of its living trees collection.