AUIS and the Kurdistan Botanical Foundation sponsored a course in advanced systematic botany, taught by Ihsan Al-Shehbaz, PhD, a senior scientist at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Students participated in a wide range of activities and subjects, including botanical nomenclature, principles of evolution, and geologic time tables.
August 27, 2015: The Ancient Near East and Mesopotamian collection at AUIS Library received a generous donation of selected volumes by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University (NYU) this summer.
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.
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.
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.