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Radiance: Celebrating Nature

In her recent art exhibition, Radiance, at LAU, nationally recognized painter and art teacher Aida Halloum showcased her translation of rural and urban landscapes, blending both nature and imagination together as a means to explore “paradise on earth and in the hereafter,” said SoAS Dean Jenainati. To that extent, Dr. Jenainati was thrilled to witness diverse students engaging with the exhibition, and she aspires to “host Ms. Halloum again in the future.”

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Vana Rezian Earns Membership in International Society

Graphic Design student Vana Rezian completed the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) 2022 Student Assessment Scheme and was awarded an ISTD membership on January 20 via an online award ceremony. According to their website, the scheme is assessed by a jury of practicing designers and educators, who judge the students’ design process holistically and not just the final outcome.

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LAU Launches BE in Chemical Engineering

In response to local and regional market needs, LAU has launched a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering that equips students with theoretical and experiential knowledge in the field. By specializing in energy, environmental engineering, or separation and process control, students will be able to design sustainable, competitive, and environmentally friendly processes from the molecular to the industrial level. The program will kick off in fall 2023 on Byblos campus.

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LAU Libraries Enter New Partnership that Gives Access to School Students

Students from the Monsif International School can now access LAU Libraries through a formal subscription plan signed with the university, which includes training and information sessions on how to use the library facilities. This step underscores the university’s commitment to Quality Education and Sustainable Cities and Communities, two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); SDGs 4 and 11, respectively.

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Nutrition Alumna Wins Prestigious Scholarship

Zeinab Elbatoul Sbaiti (BS ’19 with distinction) has won the prestigious Chevening Scholarship – a highly competitive scholarship with only 2-3 percent acceptance rate – to pursue an MS program in the UK. SoAS Dean Jenainati congratulated Sbaiti on becoming the first Chevening scholar among LAU’s Nutrition & Dietetics alumni. In turn, Sbaiti wrote to the LAU leadership extending her gratitude to her alma mater for the enriching experience that helped her grow personally and professionally.

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President Mawad Visits Iraq and Meets with Prime Minister

In line with the university’s mission to deliver holistic education and healthcare beyond borders, LAU President Michel E. Mawad, accompanied by the VP for Business Development and Global Affairs Elie Badr, took a trip to Baghdad, where he met with Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani to discuss future collaborations in healthcare and higher education. The visit also included meetings with several entrepreneurs, real estate developers and healthcare professionals based in Iraq.

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Internships Lead to Full-Time Jobs

Four engineering students have been offered full-time positions at the multinational company Boston Consulting Group (BCG) after completing summer internships at the company’s Doha office, and one more student will be interning at BCG’s Dubai office this summer. The internships have been facilitated by LAU’s Career Development Services, which continues to offer a myriad of valuable training and job opportunities.

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Vacancies at Murex for LAU Students and Alumni

A leading provider of tech solutions for capital markets, Murex gave two heavily attended recruitment presentations for students and alumni at both LAU campuses this fall semester. At those events, Murex Co-Founder Salim Edde explained that the company is seeking out computer science and engineering students to fill more than 300 vacant positions. 

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Nursing Students Tell their Stories with Drama Therapy

The Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing organized a drama therapy workshop in collaboration with renowned actress Zeina Daccache for nursing students. They used drama therapy as a tool to express their feelings and bolster their social and team skills. The workshop is another example of the university’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 3: Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Wellbeing.

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Aviation in Practice

To help students of the Airline Operations and Industry Practices course put theory to practice, the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management organized a field trip to Middle East Airlines (MEA) headquarters at Rafic Hariri International Airport. The students enjoyed a first-hand experience of the industry, from managerial tasks, route structuring and flight scheduling to marketing strategies. They also attended a real-life presentation of the classes held in the MEA training center and a demonstration of the simulators for both pilots’ and civil aviation technicians’ training.

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