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Monday, July 19, 2021
67 New Cases of the “Indian” Strain of COVID Discovered by AAUP and the Ministry of Health

According to the studies of the samples done by AAUP laboratories under collaboration with the Ministry of Health that ensured the discovery of the delta strains of corona in Palestine, the Ministry of Health sent new samples to Arab American University laboratories in Ramallah. AAUP team done the needed tests and discovered that there are new 67 cases infected with the Indian strain “Delta sub-strain B.1.617.2” and “3 samples have the British Alpha strain B.1.1.7”

Due to the biological importance of the new samples, AAUP laboratories will follow up the strains in order to try to discover some of the sub strains that were also discovered globally.

Thursday, July 8, 2021
AAUP Laboratories and under Collaboration with the Ministry of Health Discover New Cases of the COVID Strain in Palestine

According to the results of the tests that ensured the discovery of new strains of corona in Palestine, the Ministry of Health sent new 27 samples to Arab American University laboratories in Ramallah as the Ministry suspected that those samples might be infected with the new strain. AAUP team done the needed tests and discovered that 24 out of 27 of the samples are infected with the new Indian strain “Delta sub-strain B.1.617.2” and “2 samples have the British strain B.1.1.7”, while one sample has the “South-African strain B.1.351”.

AAUP stated that the information related to the genetic factors of the virus is the main indicator to the spread of the virus in Palestine. And so, Arab American University emphasizes on the importance of the researches that observe the developments and genetic mutations of the virus.

In its research studies, AAUP continues to follow up the samples of the infected people who tested positive, and the development related to vaccination as well.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
AAUP Organizes a Scientific Seminar about the Islamic Accounting

Arab American University and under collaboration with Ahlia University – Bahrain has organized a scientific seminar through Zoom entitled “Islamic Accounting between Practice and Theory” and was instructed by Prof. Hussien Sarhan from Zarqa University.

Dr. Raid Saad- the Head of the Accounting Department in AAUP, the Head of the Accounting Department in Ahlia University in Bahrain and other Accounting professors from different Arab Universities attended the seminar.

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Thesis Defense about the US Usage of Strategic Political Communication via "Twitter" in Promoting the "Deal of the Century"

Researcher Mousa Amr Khalil – a student at the Master in Contemporary Public Relations Program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in AAUP defended his thesis under the topic of “the US Usage of Strategic Political Communication via Twitter in Promoting the Deal of the Century”.

The study aimed to reveal the mechanisms that Donald Trump- the former US President used to make Twitter as the main strategic political communication tool to promote the deal of the century and the other agreements with the Arab countries. The researcher explained that Trump used Twitter to spot light on the convincing techniques, especially the ones related to the message specifications and the propaganda technology.  

Thursday, July 1, 2021
Thesis Defense about “Multiline Regression: Main Causes of Traffic Accidents in Jenin as a Case Study”

Researcher Fatima Ibrahim – an Applied Mathematics student in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in Arab American University defended its thesis that was entitled “Multiline Regression: Main Causes of Traffic Accidents in Jenin as a Case Study”

The study aimed to analyze the main causes and factors affecting the traffic accidents in Jenin during the year 2018.

The researcher discussed the simple-line regression and multiline regression in addition to analyzing the traffic accidents data.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Out of its interest to discover new strains of corona in Palestine, the Ministry of Health sent 18 samples to Arab American University laboratories in Ramallah as the Ministry suspected that those samples might be infected with the new strain of the Indian “Double Mutant” of corona. AAUP team done the needed tests and discovered that the samples are infected with the new Indian strain (17 samples have a Delta sub-strain B.1.617.2 and 1 sample has a Kappa sub-strain B.1.617.1).

This means that the Indian strain does exist in Palestine and it is quick to spread and easy to move from one person to another. We kindly ask all citizens to follow the Ministry of Health’s instructions and precaution procedures.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

In a recent study by the Poll Center in Arab American University that included both genders equally of over 18 years old, in the period between Feb. 10th, 2021 – Feb. 16th, 2021 on a random sample of 1122 participants (60% from the West Bank and 40% from Gaza), participants were asked about the political and electoral situations in Palestine.

Participants were asked about their evaluation to some cases that the Palestinian Authority needs to take into consideration before restoring the relations with the Americans, and the topics included:

 

 

Thursday, April 1, 2021
In a Recent Survey Study by the Poll Center in AAUP: 65% of the Palestinian People Think that the Upcoming Legislative and Presidential Elections will be on Time, and 71% will Participate in it

In the recent study prepared by the poll center in Arab American University about the current political and election situation in the country, the results showed that 65% of Palestinians believe that the upcoming legislative and presidential elections will be on its decided time, and 71% of them decided to participate in the elections.

The study included both genders equally of 18 years old and older, and the data was collected between Feb. 10th, 2021 and Feb. 16th, 2021 on a random sample of 1122 of (60% from the West Bank and 40% from Gaza).

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Students of the Master in Data Science in AAUP Develop Models and Projects in Data Sciences that can be a Nucleus for Future Startups

Students of the Master in Data Sciences in Arab American University developed some research projects in different fields as part of their Data Analysis and Implementation course projects.

The first group of students leaded by Abdelrahman Salameh analyzed the public opinion poll data about the upcoming elections done by the Palestinian Center for Survey Studies managed by Dr. Khalil Shikaki.

Students appreciated the collaboration of the center with them as the center provided students with all the needed data about the orientations of the Palestinian community in the coming legislative and presidential elections.

The analysis concluded that the generation who did not participate in the previous elections will have the biggest role in the coming elections.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Under the auspices of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai-U.A.E and the President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, the 14th Innovation Arabia Conference was recently organized in Dubai where a group of students from the Faculty of Graduate Studies in Arab American University participated with more than 9 researches, as 20 other countries participated in the conference.

Dr. Mohammad Mereb- a lecturer in the Faculty of Graduate Studies who supervised on  participated students’ researches said that students from the Master in Cybercrimes and Digital Evidence Analysis and Master in Data Science and Business Analytics participated in the conference to enhance the scientific research between graduate studies students.

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