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LAU Partners with TimeSaver

TimeSaver, a startup micro-logistics company for online shops, and LAU are collaborating to widen the scope of job and internship opportunities provided for LAU students and graduates. 

LAU Partners with Rush & Reez

LAU and Rush & Reez, an e-commerce company dedicated to women’s fashion, have joined efforts to allow students to conduct their practical internship experiences within their company. Such opportunities will allow students to explore various tasks and activities in business, graphic design, and much more.

New HES Scholars Welcomed to LAU

This fall, 84 new scholars joined the Higher Education Scholarship Program (HES), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). To welcome them onboard, LAU’s Student Development and Enrollment Management team walked them through the program requirements, student activities, career services and overall university regulations.

LAU Partners with Geek Express

Geek Express, an Ed-tech platform enabling MENA students with STEM skills, is providing internship and job opportunities for LAU students to join their team and impact the next generation of change makers. 

A Warm Welcome for MEPI-TLers

A week before the reopening of LAU campuses, the Office of International Services held special orientation sessions for new LAU MEPI Tomorrow’s Leaders scholars who hail from across the Arab World. “Amid tremendous challenges, Lebanon remains a world-class destination for TL students, who are coming to gain perspective from a cross-cultural lens,” said OIS Director and LAU MEPI-TL Executive Director Dina Abdul Rahman.

First Prize for Architecture Student

The summer workshop course in Furniture Design with instructor Vanessa Dammous has culminated in a first prize win for second-year architecture student Carina Joseph at Atelier Mobile’s En Plein Air Competition. Joseph’s design, Becoming One, consisted of two elements that create a seat using integrated wooden joinery. Graduates Soumar Al Kamand and Rachelle Saliba also received an honorable mention for their transformable multifunctional frame.

Dr. Hussein Hassan Collaborates with UN on Food Waste Report

The United Nations Environment Programme has released a comprehensive report on food waste in West Asia, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and existing interventions to help mitigate it, which was drafted by LAU Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology Hussein Hassan in collaboration with AUB. Click here to read the full report. 

MEPI TLG: Youth Leadership Through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production

In partnership with the Middle East Partnership Initiative, the American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo, LAU closed the inaugural year for Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Program (TLG) with a virtual conference: Youth Leadership Through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production. The two-day event showcased, acknowledged and celebrated students’ achievements, particularly in producing full-fledged research.

MEPI TLS Scholars “Tailor a Path to Success”

In partnership with the Middle East Partnership Initiative, LAU’s AiW and UN Women, the university closed the inaugural year for Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars Program (TLS) with a conference titled A Tailored Path to Success.
During the online event, scholars reflected on experiential learning, put their advocacy skills to work, and presented outstanding gender research and evidence-based policy papers.

SArD Faculty to Curate Beirut Exhibit

Assistant Professor of Architecture Karma Dabaghi has been invited to curate “To Leave or Not to Leave,” an exhibition by grassroots collective BeirutMakers. It will open on Friday, June 17 at the Institut Français du Liban, and will feature designs that critically address this omnipresent topic in the country.

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