In Brief

Students Sign Up to Clubs in Record Numbers

With every new academic year, students add a spark to campus life by reactivating and growing their memberships to clubs. Last week, 49 clubs on the Beirut campus logged a record of 2,920 members, who signed up online. On the Byblos campus, activities and engaging entertainment encouraged another record of 3,192 students to sign up to more than 60 clubs.


High-School Teachers and Counselors Gain Valuable Skills at LAU

LAU hosted more than 100 teachers and counselors from 52 schools for professional-development workshops. They were trained in career coaching in the era of Artificial Intelligence and learned about career prospects for health, engineering, art and design professions. They also toured the labs, studios and facilities on the Byblos campus, where the event was held on September 9. 


New Tomorrow’s Leaders Students Embark on Leadership Journeys at LAU

Scholars from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank/Gaza, and Yemen have just kicked off an exciting new chapter at LAU, as part of the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)-Tomorrow’s Leaders Program. LAU welcomed the new cohort of 20 undergraduate, nine graduate, and 43 gender scholars on both campuses for orientation sessions this month.


LAU Gives its International Students a Warm Welcome

Gearing up for the start of the fall semester, the International Services and Programs Office welcomed new international students from the US, France, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy and Portugal, who will be joining LAU as exchange and study-abroad students. Taking part in the SINARC Arabic Language and Culture Program, they will benefit from cultural activities, trips and culinary experiences, in addition to their regular courses.


Dr. Jimmy Romanos Receives Shoman Foundation Award for Research

Associate Professor of Physics Jimmy Romanos has been granted the prestigious Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers for 2023. This recognition – LAU’s third – highlights Dr. Romanos’ research on the thermodynamic modeling of gases at the atomic scale and its applications in the development of new energy storage technologies. This enhances our understanding of the stability of methane hydrates and their implications on climate change.


Alumnus Tarek Ibrahim Wins an A’ Design Award

Award-winning architect and alumnus Tarek Ibrahim (B.Arch ’12) has recently won an A’ Design Bronze Award for Binding Void ZH Architecture, a villa project that his firm, Paseo Architecture, had completed last year in Deirkouche, Mount Lebanon. All the competition’s award-winning designs are presented to the public at the annual international exhibition in Italy. Ibrahim had also amassed a number of accolades from other international design competitions.


New Beginnings for 79 USAID Higher Education Scholars

Since 2010, the USAID Higher Education Scholarship Program has benefitted 871 academically excelling students, by covering their undergraduate education and enriching their university experience with civic engagement and professional development opportunities. Last week, a new cohort of 58 Lebanese scholars and 21 non-Lebanese scholars was welcomed on campus for orientation.


Dr. Samer Saab Spotlighted in IEEE Magazine

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Samer Saab has been featured in IEEE Control Systems Magazine, a highly prestigious journal published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a global organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity. The Q&A with Dr. Saab – who is also a professor at the School of Engineering – in the latest issue of the magazine highlighted his contributions to his field and dedication to nurturing young researchers.


Our Nurses, Our Future

Marking International Nurses Day on May 12, the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing honored its dedicated nurses. Themed Our Nurses, Our Future, the event spotlighted the critical role that nurses play in healthcare. The school continues to engage and prepare students to be empathetic, competent and ethical nurses, who advocate for their profession in Lebanon and beyond. 


Sami Garabedian Elected to the AUSF Executive Board

LAU Senior Director of Athletics and Senior Instructor of Physical Education Sami Garabedian has been elected as Assessor on the new Executive Board of the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF). Garabedian was voted in at the elections held on the margins of a meeting of the General Assembly of the Continental Federation in Dubai for his successful promotion of Lebanon’s university sports as President of the Lebanese Federation of University Sports.


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