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Architecture Students Spend a Term at Kent State

Reaching out to LAU students amid this economic crisis, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University generously offered six fully-paid scholarships for LAU architecture students covering the spring 2022 semester. Dean Elie Haddad expressed his gratitude to Dean Mark Mistur for this wonderful initiative, a “testimony to the persistence of goodwill, the human desire for building bridges and the great values of American higher education.” Read more. (Archive photo)

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LAU Ranks #1 on Two Impact SDGs

LAU placed #1 in Lebanon, and in the 101-200 bracket worldwide, on two UN Sustainable Development Goals indicators in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022:
SDG 1: No Poverty measures universities’ research on poverty and their financial support of students and members of their community.
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth measures the universities’ contributions to economic growth and employment.

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Faculty’s Research Featured in Forbes

A paper co-authored by AKSOB’s Associate Professor of Marketing Zahy Ramadan has been featured in Forbes Middle East. The study – published by Marketing Intelligence & Planning – defines the key components of a computer-generated influencer’s (CGI) identity and analyzes the ensuing relationship between the CGI and its digital environment. The paper is said to “contribute a seminal work in the field of virtual influencers.”

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Innovating with L’Oréal

For the past decade, LAU has been collaborating with L’Oréal, shaping students’ learning experience in business and research, and offering them unique opportunities to innovate. In the most recent L’Oréal Brandstorm Competition 2022, two student teams from the Adnan Kassar School of Business mentored by Associate Professor Zahy Ramadan were among the finalists. They are Aya Farhat, Gina Kazzi, Karim Fattah, Rose Sroujian, Hiba Ali, and Youssef Attach.

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Internships at Intisar Foundation

LAU students can now gain professional training in an innovative approach to empowering women and peacebuilding through internships at the Intisar Foundation, thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed between LAU and the foundation. The NGO founded by Kuwaiti philanthropist and member of the LAU Board of Trustees HE Sheikha Intisar AlSabah uniquely employs drama therapy to alleviate psychological trauma in Arab women impacted by war and violence.

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Young Leaders Celebrated and Awarded Scholarships

LAU’s flagship simulation programs held their final conferences over the weekend of April 9-10 on Beirut campus. The Model Arab League in its 11th edition, the Model European Union in its sixth, the Model African Union in its third, and the Model Good Governance in its second brought together over 1,000 delegates, and recognized top students with 68 LAU scholarships.

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LAU Inaugurates Hybrid Operating Room

The facility enables surgeons to tackle complex cases, utilizing a full suite of imaging devices, anesthesia, ventilators, electrosurgical equipment and patient monitors, all in one room. A first for Lebanon, the new OR at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital is part of a $1.34 million grant by USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad initiative. It allows LAU to improve patient safety, staff efficiency, surgical outcomes, and cost effectiveness.

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LAU Scientists Recognized by the AD Scientific Index 2022

A new ranking by the AD Scientific Index has listed three LAU scientists among the world’s best and top 35 in Lebanon. Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering Lina Karam, Professor Andre Megarbane from the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Finance Elie Bouri made the list in recognition of the quality of their research output.

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LAU Partners with Securite Assurance

Securite Assurance, one of the first insurance companies in Lebanon, has partnered with LAU to offer students and graduates internship and job opportunities within their company. Check available opportunities on the LAU International Career Portal.

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Dr. Lina Karam Among the World’s Top Scientists

Research.com’s eighth edition of top scientists has ranked LAU’s Dean of the School of Engineering Lina Karam among the world’s leading scientists in Computer Science and No. 1 in Lebanon. In 2020, Dr. Karam had also made the top two percent scientists worldwide list in a Stanford study published in PLOS Biology for her research on AI and image processing.

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