Posts Tagged ‘AUC’

Links for April 6th through April 7th

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

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Links for March 23rd through April 3rd

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

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Links for March 9th through March 13th

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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Links for March 1st through March 2nd

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

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Links for February 23rd

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

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Links for February 21st from 14:18 to 16:22

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

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Demonstration at AUC to Free Philip Rizk—مظاهر في الجامعة الأمريكية لإطلاق سراح فيليب رزق

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

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This afternoon, AUC students—not generally a very politically-active lot—and a number of faculty came out in support of one of their own.  (more…)

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Links for February 5th through February 7th

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

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New Year’s Resolutions—عزائم للعام الجديد

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

My apologies to those who had been following my blog and were disappointed to find that I wasn’t updating since last spring.  My access to the internet over the summer while I was bopping about North America was somewhat limited and it became difficult to get back in the habit of posting when internet was available again.  In addition to this, I groaned every time I thought about trying to critically engage with the dominant political discourse around the US elections or the “world financial crisis”, a phrase I became tired of just as quickly in Arabic as in English. (more…)

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Desert Development Center—مركز تنمية الصحراء

Monday, January 21st, 2008

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Today took us on a field trip to AUC’s Desert Development Center (DDC) in Liberation Province. Liberation Province is part of the “New Lands” of Egypt, desert areas that have been reclaimed for agriculture (although they haven’t technically been REclaimed because the area has been hyper-arid desert for eons, it is simply being claimed). It comprises a westward expansion of cultivated land from the Delta. (more…)

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The barrages at al-Qanatir—السدود في القناطر

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

Damietta dredge

On Sunday, I went on a field-trip with the small AUC class devoted to the study of the River Nile. The destination was al-Qanatir (القناطر), the place where the Nile splits off into the Damietta and Rosetta (or Rashid) branches, marking the beginning of the Nile Delta. (more…)

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The Pyromania of Cairo—هوس القاهرة الحاري

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Fireworks over the Four Seasons Hotel—ألعاب نارية فوق فندق أربع فصولFireworks over the Four Seasons Hotel—ألعاب نارية فوق فندق أربع فصول

Maybe i’ve just been lucky, but i feel like i’ve seen a lot of pyrotechnics here. (more…)

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Cats in Cairo—قطط في مصر

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Cats at AUC

 

They are friggin’ everywhere!
At first, we thought that they were actually a different breed of cat because their heads seemed to be a different shape and they were more sleek. Then, we talked to a few people who had adopted local cats off the street and it turns out that they turn into the same lay-about tubsters as American cats when they are given a steady diet. In fact, they get even fatter. We’ve thrown around some theories about this. Maybe it’s because they were raised in an environment of scarcity and so tend to eat too much whenever there is food around. Maybe it’s because it’s hard to find anything but Cat Chow. Who knows. (more…)

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Biking in Cairo—ركوب الدراجة في القاهرة

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

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Despite not hanging out much with people, i seem to have made something of a name for myself. And it didn’t even require carrying a doll around. I’m apparently now well-known as the guy who rides his bike to school. (more…)

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Food in Cairo—طعام في القاهرة

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The food here is mostly pretty good. The taamaya (طعمية, what they call falafel here) is excellent. In most places, i’ve found the ful (فول, beans) to be pretty good, but it can be pretty bland in some places. We actually haven’t gone out to eat all that much. (more…)

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