The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) hosted the Closing Ceremony of the First Cairo International Gathering for University Theatre held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah ElSisi last Sunday in the BUE Auditorium. The Ceremony started with the national anthem followed by the BUE President's speech. The Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Farid Khamis, welcomed the great icon Yehia ElFakharani and President of Arts Academy, Dr. Ashraf Zaki, Deans and other public figures. Awards were presented to the winners in the field of acting, directing, script writing, scenography and costumes by the Gathering Director, Amr Qabeel and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof Shadia Fahim. The best performance award was presented by the great icon Yehia ElFakharani to the Mexican acting group. It is worth mentioning that 12 different Arab and foreign countries participated in the Gathering which lasted from 1st till 7th of October and included university theatre performances, artistic workshops, round table discussions and seminars.


(The great icon, Yehia El-Fakharany, with the winners.)

(Prof. Ahmed Hamad and Prof. Shadia Fahim awarding Amr Qabeel.) 
 
Degree Year One students in the Department of English Language and Literature attended a lecture by Akhil Sharma, novelist and professor of creative writing on Tuesday 20/02/18 at Cairo University. He discussed his early life as a writer, the challenges of being categoried as an ethnic writer and talked as an author about his last novel "Family Life" which won in 2015 the Folio Prize for Fiction.
 

                               
Peer Review Week 2017 Faculty of Arts and Humanities, The British University in Egypt (BUE) Seminar “Transparency in Peer Review and High Impact Research” Cultural Room – BUE Library 02:00pm – 04:00pm https://peerreviewweek.wordpress.com


Organiser: The Faculty of Arts and Humanities (BUE) - Research

Event: Seminar

Event title: Transparency in Peer Review and High Impact Research

International Organiser: Peer Review Week Word Press 2017

Description: A two hour seminar for academic staff around the importance of high quality research, its impact on ranking for universities, the rigorous process of peer review and transparency in the process of research publishing.

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

Time: 02:00pm to 04:00pm

Venue: Cultural Room, BUE Library

Speakers:

· Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din, Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the BUE
· Prof. Shadia Sobhy Fahim, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities – BUE
· Prof. Eman El Mahallawi, Director of the Center for Renewable Energy at The British University in Egypt (BUE)

Summary of the Event:

The seminar discussion will be facilitated by Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies at the BUE with an overview of the research activity at the BUE and its impact on ranking.

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Shadia Sobhy Fahim will also raise awareness around peer review as a crucial part of scholarly communication which ensures that published research is trustworthy and accurate; Prof. Fahim will also highlight the importance of transparency in the peer review process across disciplines or the lack of it and how peer review can advance the work of early career researchers when they take part as blind reviewers.

Prof. Sherine Fouad Mazloum will share her experience as a Peer Reviewer and as a faculty member of a state owned university, Ain Shams University.

The seminar will conclude with Q&A and the dissemination of a pamphlet about the best practices for research and peer review in addition to a list of suggested journals which academic staff can volunteer their time and effort to being part of the process.
 
All researchers will encounter peer review in their careers; either as authors or as a reviewer.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the British University in Egypt (BUE) in recognition of the key role peer review plays in the research publishing process, participated in the global event Peer Review Week 2017 which took place from 11-17 September 2017 in different parts around the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities held a two-hour seminar on Thursday 14th September 2017 in the Cultural Room at the BUE-Library. The seminar revolved around the importance of peer review, its direct link to high-quality research, transparency in the peer review process, the rigorous procedure of ensuring the authenticity of works published, how to become a peer reviewer and tips for effective peer review. The seminar raised awareness among academics around the value of peer review on an international level and the many benefits which can reflect on both the academic staff and the university.

The seminar was lead and facilitated by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Shadia Fahim, and guest speakers who participated were Prof. Yehia Bahei El Din Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies and Prof. Iman El Mahallawi adjunct professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the BUE.

The seminar concluded with an open discussion, a Q&A session and the dissemination of a pamphlet about best practice for peer review, a list of suggested resources for academic staff and frequently asked questions about peer review.






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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, hosted its first “Creative Minds Contest” at the British University in Egypt to encourage talented students across Egyptian schools to express their creativity. Final High School Year students from national and international schools were invited to participate in the areas of short story writing, essay writing, poetry writing, film and book reviews.
The winners were from different schools: 1-Nay Assem from Modern English School Cairo for her “The Weight of Home”- Short story 2-Rana Esam Ahmed from Future School – El-Rehab Branch for her “Arab Women Are Bedouins!!”- Essay 3-Tag Ashraf Adly from Sahara International School for her “Room by Emma Donoghue”- Book Review 4-Shehab El-Din Mohsen Hamed from Millennium Language School for his “Bobby” - Poetry
The winning contestants were invited to attend the Arts and Humanities Day held at the BUE auditorium, a talent show of our Faculty’s students’ creative abilities of acting and singing. The winners received awards and certificates of achievement from the President of the BUE, Prof. Ahmed Hamad and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Shadia Fahim. The winners celebrated this event with family members and Faculty staff.
Creative Minds Contest will be an annual competition hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature to fulfill its role in providing talented Egyptian minds with invaluable opportunities.