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On 28 May, the Head of Art History at University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Holly Pittman, was invited to AUIS to give a talk on Queen Puabi, one of the most famous queens of Sumer, the oldest civilization of Mesopotamia, and the treasures of the Royal Tombs of Ur. The site was excavated first in the 1920s and has provided one of the greatest collection of artefacts from ancient Sumer. Dr. Pittman has recently been working on a travelling exhibit of the Royal Tombs of Ur in the United States.
Students from Level 3 of the Academic Preparatory Program (APP) presented interesting projects through creatively designed posters at the APP Creative Fair held recently at AUIS. The projects ranged from information on latest communications gadgets to history of football, from literature to classical music, and from sculpture to climate change - based on students’ personal interests. The aim was to improve the students’ English language skills through research and presentation.
The Fourth Annual Commencement Ceremony was held at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) on May 30, 2015. A total of 176 students graduated from AUIS this year, making it the largest class to graduate in the University’s history.

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To AUIS Class of 2015, Set Your Goals High!

by Mahdi MuradCisco Virtual Business Manager for IraqAUIS Class of 2014The AUIS 2015 Commencement brought tears of joy to my eyes. I was following...
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AUIS Prepares Us to Become Global Citizens

Dina Dara hails from Erbil, Iraq. She graduated in 2014 as class valedictorian with a degree in international studies from AUIS. She is currently...
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AUIS Makes the Impossible, Possible!

Mahdi Murad hails from the town of Ranya in the Sulaimaniyah Governorate of Kurdistan. He graduated from AUIS in 2014 with a degree in business...
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My AUIS Journey

Sivar Qazaz hails from Sulaimani, Iraq. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in business administration from AUIS. She currently works for an...
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AUIS Spotlight

Student
Aro Latif is an International Studies major, currently in his fifth semester, and the elected President of the Student Association (SA) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS).
Faculty
Dr. Choman Hardi is an assistant professor of English literature at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). She is a celebrated poet, as well as a writer, translator, and a women’s rights activist.
Writer-in-residence
The novelist Mahmoud Saeed is the first writer-in residence at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) where he teaches calligraphy. “A friend arranged everything and made it a surprise for me,” says  Saeed when asked about his decision to return to Iraq and teach at AUIS. He refers to his friend Jackie Spinner – journalist and former teacher at AUIS - whom he met in Chicago.
Faculty
Esther Mulnix arrived in Sulaimani in 2014 to join AUIS as the new vice president for academic affairs and professor of social sciences. She is currently also the Acting President of the university.  In addition to overseeing the academic programs for the University, Mulnix will also be leading the University’s efforts to acquire accreditation in the United States.