In Brief

LAU MEPI-TL Alumna Releases Her First Poetry Book

The LAU MEPI –Tomorrow’s Leaders Program celebrated the launch of Life Between Parentheses, a collection of inspirational poems by LAU MEPI-TL alumna Larissa Kassis, in the presence of Shawn Tenbrink, MEPI Program Manager at the US Embassy, Beirut, and Dina Abdul Rahman, director of International Services at LAU.

Al Makassed Volunteering Activity

On July 2, the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department organized an interactive volunteering activity with Al Makassed Hospital cancer patients. Under the supervision of an Al Makassed representative, the scholars organized and ran various activities for the children, such as face painting, coloring, puzzles, and matching games. 

Direct Line to Alfa

During a tour of Alfa’s Headquarters – the first mobile network owned by the Republic of Lebanon – students were informed about its mission to increase market share by anticipating market needs and providing the best telecommunication service. Scholars also met with management and staff to explore potential job and internship vacancies. The visit was organized by the Outreach and Civil Engagement Department.

Effective Public Speaking

Prominent Egyptian journalist and entrepreneur Imad eldin Adeeb gave a lecture on effective public speaking, advising future journalists to maintain a high level of professionalism, especially in countering fake news. The event was organized by Assistant Professor of Oral Communication Nabelah Haraty as part of her course at the Department of Communication Arts.

CLH Best Short Film Winners

The Center for Lebanese Heritage launched an inter-university competition for Best Short Film on Lebanese Heritage, as an incentive for students to delve into their country’s history. First prize went to Elena El Sabbagh, from Balamand; second to Zahra’ Rashidi and Doa’a Amro from the Lebanese University; and third to Zahraa Hammoud and Marwa Akhdar, also from the Lebanese University.

OCE Takes Students to UNICEF

During an informative visit to UNICEF, arranged by LAU’s Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, students learned about the organization’s activities and its education policy to improve the quality of education in the public sector and the socio-economic status of marginalized and vulnerable children. The scholars were also offered volunteering opportunities at the worldwide organization.

Collaboration with Czech Embassy

Dr. Jabbra and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic Michaela Froňková have signed an agreement, whereby a generous grant from the Czech Republic will contribute to financing a mobile clinic for the disadvantaged rural communities. Tests and treatment of noncommunicable diseases will be conducted by first-rate physicians from LAU’s School of Medicine and LAU’s Medical Center.

Career Exploration Continues

LAU’s campuses buzzed with career exploration events and activities this spring, with the most recent being “Explore your major at LAU” hosted by the Natural Sciences Department. LAU faculty and staff informed high-school students about each major, and gave them a tour of campus, as well as labs and classrooms.

LCF Launches New Training Center

The LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation (LCF) has established a Heritage Conservation and Protection Training Center aimed at helping local and international conservationists in their practice. The training will adhere to UNESCO heritage-related conventions, protocols and guidelines – a unique opportunity for the proper protection of natural and cultural heritage in Lebanon.

LAUers in the Top 10 Percentile

Sixty-five groups of students in the strategic management course at AKSOB made the top 10 percent worldwide out of 1,919 teams competing in the CAPSIM business simulation. Besides managing a simulated company from the R&D phase to production, marketing, HR and finance, the students were evaluated individually in the COMP-XM exam.

SAS Annual Awards Ceremony

The School of Arts and Sciences held its Annual Awards Ceremony on both campuses for Best Capstone/Senior Project, Best Discipline-Related Community/Volunteer Service, Highest GPA, Undergraduate Research and Recognition Award.

Enhanced Prospects for Civil Engineering Graduates

The UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) now recognizes the LAU civil engineering degree as “Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer.” Graduates will no longer need to apply for an academic assessment to get an ICE professional qualification and will partially satisfy the educational requirements for a Chartered Engineer in the UK. 

CMA Scholarship

Ten LAU finance and accounting students at AKSOB received the Certified Management Accountant scholarship offered by the Institute of Management Accounts. The CMA is a globally recognized certification program for management accounting and finance professionals. The two-part CMA exam covers critical business areas, including financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support.

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