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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.

CLH Director Wins Prestigious Award

Director of the LAU Center for Lebanese Heritage, writer and poet Henry Zoghaib, was awarded the Catullo Prize by the World Poetry Academy in Verona, Italy. “I am delighted to be among the poets honored by this academy,” he said. “This award is the culmination of my literary career and poetic works, and I dedicate it to all Lebanese poets and my beloved homeland, Lebanon.”

 

A Celebration of Education

LAU’s Outreach and Civic Engagement department hosted a Teacher’s Day event in collaboration with MMKN, a non-profit organization the university regularly works with in conjunction with public schools. Volunteers, teachers, school principals and a representative from the Ministry of Education attended the event.

 

LAUers Run for the Environment

The LAU Track and Field team took part in the Naqoura 10K race, which aims to create awareness of environmental problems in the region. Members of LAU’s team have made the top three every year since the race’s inception, and this year student athlete Karim Harik took second place.

Taking Care of Lebanon’s Beaches

The LAU Environmental Club and the School of Engineering’s Dr. Perla Atiyah organized a beach cleanup on the Byblos coast. Along with members from the Lebanese Scout Association and other volunteers, LAUers collected over 3,500 liters of debris that could create serious health hazards for the public and marine life.

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