In Brief

Selinunte Award

Dr. Rachid Chamoun, director of LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation and president of the Confederation of the Phoenicians’ Route, has received the Selinunte International Award of Architecture and Landscape along with his colleague Dr. Osama Hamdan, member of the Phoenicians’ Route Scientific Committee, from the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism at the Architects Meet in Selinunte event in Italy.

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.

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.

Fashion Design Graduates Prepare for Play

Senior designers of the Fashion Design program are gearing up for the third annual graduate fashion show, this year themed Play. The highly anticipated show will feature numerous runway looks per designer and will take place at La Magnanerie, on June 20, 2019.

Murex Gold for Tony Farjallah’s Morine

LAU Senior TV & Film Instructor Tony Farjallah has won Best Lebanese Film Award at the Murex D’Or for Morine, the first historical movie set in Lebanon. Set in the year 620 AD, Morine tells the real story of Saint Marina, originally from Qalamoun, near Tripoli, who disguised herself as a man in order to live in a monastery.

OCE and AKSOB Celebrate the Culture of Volunteerism

The Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, in partnership with AKSOB, honored NGOs and celebrated the many volunteering opportunities available and inherently encouraged at LAU. One of these is a mandatory course for all business students, BUS299 – a guided service experience designed by the school in partnership with OCE.

LAU Tunes Into Spring

On the evening of April 10, the LAU community enjoyed the annual Spring Choral Concert at Irwin Hall. Directed by Leila Dabaghi, the LAU Choir enchanted the audience with a combination of classical and modern hits, accompanied by pianist Fadi Kallab.

LAU Tops Social Media

LAU has won the Middle East Social Media Award in the Best in Education category at the Middle East Social Media Festival, which recognizes social media excellence in the Middle East. MESMA rewards, in various categories, individuals and brands from the country where the Festival is held, who have shown innovation in their use of social media for business.

Women at Work: Encountering Day-to-Day Challenges

The LAU MEPI-TL Gender Committee organized a storytelling session led by Associate Professor Mirvat El-Sibai and Accreditation and Continuous Improvement Coordinator Samar Aad Makhoul on the challenges women faced at work. The talk discussed the common, day-to-day, burdens placed on women in the workplace, and ways to surmount them.

Earth Hour at LAU

Following a yearly tradition and joining millions around the world, lights went off on both LAU campuses to mark Earth Hour. This year, students, faculty and staff joined a candle-lit yoga session and invited passersby to take the green pledge, one of many facets of LAU’s drive for a more sustainable environment.

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