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Students Share the Joy of Reading

Students from the LAU Higher Education Scholarship program, funded by USAID, volunteered at Dar Al Aytam Al Islamiya’s Reading Club, where they read stories to orphans, and taught them basic computer skills.

The activity was part of a larger series of volunteer work and outreach visits. The students supported children’s learning, while enriching their own experience in serving others.

Overcoming Trauma Through Art

Students from the LAU Higher Education Scholarship program, funded by USAID, joined international volunteers in designing and conducting workshops that targeted refugee children between the ages of five and 17.

At the Faour Camp in the Beqaa, more than 120 Syrian and Lebanese children were engaged in topics that varied from human rights and health to the arts, music and drama.

Alumna Exhibits at Art Basel

An interactive art installation by alumna Noor Taan (BS ’17) has been displayed at the latest Art Basel exhibit in Miami Beach, Florida. For the work, the LAU graphic design graduate used 1,000 loofahs to reimagine the womb and the concept of rebirth. Taan is currently pursuing her MA in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York City.

 

Alumna Reem Outa Tops Infiniti Engineering Academy

Mechanical Engineering alumna Reem Outa (BE’19) snatched second place at the Infiniti Engineering Academy, which took place in Abu Dhabi. Outa had qualified for the top ten finalists among hundreds of applications from across the region, having passed a rigorous process which involved an online exam, a competition and an interview.

Students Spread Warmth

LAU students joined a nationwide drive launched by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department in collaboration with DAFA campaign to collect winter clothes and toys. They sorted donations, repackaged and distributed the food, clothing and other items and matched them to families in need.

Forbes Honor for LAU Alumna

Alumna Nour Chamoun (BS ’13) has made the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 List. Chamoun, who studied graphic design at LAU, is co-founder and chief-of-product of Scopio, an image marketplace designed to make stock photography more diverse, authentic and affordable. “LAU is where I was first given the space to realize my potential,” said Chamoun, “and for that I am thankful.”

AIA Award for LAU Architect

Alumna Sabine Dina (BArch ‘19) has received a Merit Award in the Student Graduation Project Category for her Final Year project – A Future Living Factory, Bourj Hammoud – at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East conference in Beirut. Juror and OMA partner Iyad Alsaka commended her innovative project as “a refreshing approach to a Second Life of an existing condition.”

Students’ Luminaires Shine at Beirut Design Fair

The work of seven interior design students and alumni was featured at Beirut Design Fair (BDF). They had originally developed the table lamps, dubbed “luminaires,” as part of a lighting design course at LAU, and were encouraged to fine-tune them for show at BDF. Read more about their work here

The Phoenician Alphabet Revisited

As part of a larger event on the “Intercultural Hispanic-Lebanese Encounter,” the LAU-Louis Cardahi Foundation (LCF) will host an exhibit on the Phoenician Alphabet. Architect and Sculptor Nayla Romanos Iliya has donated 20 pieces to LCF. Collectively, the sculptures shed a new cultural light on the Phoenician alphabet and they will remain on display at LCF.

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.

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