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Dr. Affeich Honored by the Arab Translators Association

Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Linguistic Studies at the LAU School of Arts and Sciences Andree Affeich has been honored by the Arab Translators Association for her contributions to the field of translation in a ceremony held last month in Jordan. The recognition is a culmination of her research and discipline-related publications in academic journals.

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VR Distracts Children Undergoing Anesthesia

Anxiety is common in children undergoing surgery and can have a negative psychological impact beyond the perioperative period. To help allay their fears, the Anesthesiology Department at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital launched an immersive tool that uses virtual reality in the pre-operative setting and during the initial stages of anesthesia. This was made possible by a generous donation from CHANCE Association. 

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Architecture and Design Alumnus Exhibits at Salone Del Mobile

Founder of Atelier L’inconnu and LAU alumnus Fadi Yachoui (BArch ’13) exhibited his furniture collection, Cacti, at Milan’s Salone del Mobile last June, where it was selected among the highlights of the exhibit. Yachoui had also won the international MM Award gold prize in the interior design category in 2021 for the project PH-13 Beirut.

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New Links with Lebanon’s Public Administration

LAU has signed a partnership agreement with the Lebanese Customs, following similar agreements with other governmental institutions. The university will offer tuition grants for officers, members, and retirees, as well as their spouses and children, thus providing access to LAU undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs. Customs will provide internships for LAU students, and may sponsor academic conferences.

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Record Number of New Ambassador Merit Scholars Attend Orientation

More than a hundred new students were accepted for the Higher Education Scholarship Program (HES) this year at LAU, thanks to the generous funds provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This week, they attended orientation on campus as they get ready to embark on life-changing academic journeys. (Photo taken on Orientation Day 1)
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Seeking Closure

A closing ceremony for the Write to Remember project, launched on the first anniversary of the Beirut Port blast to help participants heal through self-expression, was held earlier this month at the US Embassy in Beirut, in the presence of Ambassador Dorothy C. Shea. The project, now documented in a dedicated website, was made possible thanks to a $10,000 grant from the US Embassy, which English faculty members Paula Habre and Hala Daouk had secured based on a proposal submitted with their Haigazian University colleagues. 

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Alumna Presents to the House of Versace

Fashion design alumna and winner of the Prix du Jury 2021 Nour Takieddine (BFA ’21), currently pursuing her master’s at Parsons Paris, was among six students selected to present their creation to Donatella Versace. Responding to Versace’s brief on a pop-culture look, Takieddine, the only student from the Middle East, drew on her heritage, imprinting her outfit with images of Lebanese icon Fairuz, Roman pillars, and adorning it with more than 2,600 beads.

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AKSOB Faculty Publishes in Prestigious Journal

A study co-authored by Dr. Omar Itani, assistant professor at the Adnan Kassar School of Business, on corporate environmental ethics has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, one of the 50 journals used in the Financial Times research rank. The paper shows that employee brand advocacy and customer satisfaction are increased when firms activate their corporate environmental ethics through eco-capabilities, as environmental stewards find more meaning in their work.

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Students’ Innovation Tops Google Solution Challenge

Go Green with Friends, a carpooling platform that addresses Lebanon’s environmental and economic crises, won first place in the Google Solution Challenge 2022 MENA, after it was shortlisted and pitched at an online event. The idea, conceived by engineering students Georgio El Khoury, Nour Mikhael and Kevin Aoun with the support of Dr. Wissam Fawaz, contributes to two UN SDGs: Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Responsible Consumption and Production.

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LAU Champs Bring Pride and Hope to Lebanon

Lebanon’s National Basketball Team won the silver title at the FIBA Asia Basketball Cup, following an outstanding performance throughout the tournament, where they were defeated by a two-point difference in the final game. LAU congratulates its own Wael Arakji (BS ’16), who also earned the tournament’s TISSOT MVP title, Elie Chamoun (BE ’18), Ali Mansour (BS ’21), and Karim Zeinoun (BS ’21). (Photo courtesy of FIBA).

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