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The Intisar Foundation Steps Up for LAU, Again

The Intisar Foundation has made a generous donation to LAU’s Arab Institute for Women (AiW) to address the psychological trauma and violence experienced by Arab women using drama therapy. Founded by Kuwaiti philanthropist and member of the LAU Board of Trustees HE Sheikha Intisar AlSabah, the NGO will collaborate with the AiW on actionable research, advocacy and policy change focusing on women, peace and mental health. 

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LAUIH Partners With Techvitis

The LAU Industrial Hub (LAUIH) and Techvitis, a technology services group, have signed a partnership agreement that aims to offer LAU students professional experience and international exposure while providing state-of-the-art, cost-effective solutions to clients. The initiative underscores LAUIH’s commitment to ensuring valuable, paid learning opportunities for students, and Techvitis’ extensive experience in product advisory, software development, and technology services, to promote innovative projects and excellence in client delivery.

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LAU and the Lebanese Armed Forces Strive for National Welfare

Building on their existing partnerships, a new agreement between LAU and the Lebanese Armed Forces—under the auspices of the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC)—paves the way for consolidating efforts to serve the Lebanese community. This strategic collaboration leverages LAU’s academic knowledge, research, expertise and resources across various fields to initiate impactful and sustainable community development projects and uplift the quality of life for all Lebanese citizens.

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Empowering the Community with Soft Skills

In line with LAU Libraries’ social responsibility goals outlined in its strategic plan, the LAU Libraries’ Reference and Information Literacy unit, in partnership with An Nawras cultural center, organized a roundtable discussion for inter-university students on May 14, 2024. Led by Reference and Information Literacy Librarian Joyce Draiby, the dialogue centered on fostering critical thinking and promoting social responsibility beyond academic boundaries. 

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LAU GASC and UNDP Cement Collaboration

The Global Affairs Service Center at LAU (LAU GASC) has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to foster sustainable development and empower the youth in Lebanon to become agents of change. This recent agreement builds on an existing collaboration between LAU GASC and UNDP’s Youth Leadership Program aimed at promoting innovative thinking and leadership among the youth to meet the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals, by broadening the scope of the projects.

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LAU Recognizes its Labor Force

The Human Resources Department hosted a Labor Day Lunch in honor of LAU’s labor force —more than 300 staff members (technicians, drivers, security personnel, and custodians)—whose service to the university is vital. Joined by the provost, VPs, deans and executives, President Michel E. Mawad honored 62 staff members who have been working at LAU for 10, 20 and 30 years with trophies and certificates.

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LAUers Take Part in GCIMUN as “Pioneers of Peace”

Over 50 LAU students and alumni volunteers stepped onto the world stage at the Global Classrooms International Model United Nations conference, this year themed “Pioneers of Peace,” which took place last month at the UN Headquarters in New York City, where they joined close to 800 delegates from around the world. The LAUers geared up for the opening ceremony just a few blocks away at the LAU New York branch campus.

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Interactive Workshop Illustrates the Power of Neuromarketing

Students taking the neuromarketing course MKT 329 with Drs. Dunia Harajli and Rachelle Mouchantaf had the chance to apply their knowledge in an interactive workshop with Origin, a Lebanon-based advertising agency that specializes in neuromarketing. Attendees put on electroencephalography (EEG) headsets that monitor real-time brain activity when presented with marketing stimuli and learned to analyze its data. They engaged in a Q&A with the industry experts on the ethical considerations of these tools.

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LAU ACE Partners With Me3margi

Under a new agreement, the Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) will collaborate with Me3margi—a capacity builder dedicated to engineers and architects—to bridge the gap between theory and practice and help jobseekers upskill or reskill for the latest market requirements. To that end, ACE and Me3margi, which is a certified Continuing Development Program (CPD) member and CPD provider–UK, will launch an Associate Diploma in Construction Management and a Diploma in Certified Site Expert.

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Evaluating Anti-Corruption Measures

The first in a series of spotlights on policy events, Spotlight on Anti-Corruption Policy, was held by the Center for Policy Analysis in collaboration with Transparency International–Lebanon on August 29 at the Beirut Campus. Distinguished speakers provided valuable insights into the progress made so far, stressing the need for bold actions to redeem Lebanon’s regression on the Corruption Perceptions Index since 2012. Though the road is long, Dr. Leila Dagher, LAU assistant to the president for Public Policy, said “we can at least raise awareness at this time.”

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